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Oliver Cookson
2004-03-02, 03:11
Hi,

I thought it would be quite straight forward to do it within windows but
we would need to merge the WAV output to the slim stream which I don't
think would be easy? Though I could well be mistaken.

This would be a HUGE ACCESSIBILITY plus point for slim. Just imagine the
whole market this could open up for the partially blind & blind as well
as being a cool gizmo for the more fortunate in this world.

Cheers



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Myers [mailto:rtm (AT) gol (DOT) com]
Sent: 01 March 2004 17:54
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Integrate Text2Speech with SlimServer?

On Windows, using SAPI which I know superficially, it's about three
lines of code to create a WAV file of any bit of text. XP comes with
all this stuff installed. Totally non-cross-platform but could be cute
enough to make it worthwhile. I'd write a plug-in but that's a little
beyond my level. Actually, if the goal is to announce the currently
song using TTS, it's not clear to me that the currente plug-in
architecture supports that kind of thing. Does it?

--
Bob Myers

Quoting dean blackketter:

> Hi Oliver,
>
> It certainly is possible, although it would probably entail some
> significant development effort.
>
> -dean
>
> On Mar 1, 2004, at 4:15 AM, Oliver Cookson wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Do you think it would be possible to integrate a text2speech (like
>> the windows version) with Slim Server? It would be great for reading
>> ID3 tags and pronouncing song titles etc... I think it would be a
>> cool gadget, and a VERY useful feature for the blind.
>>
>> Anybody feel this would be a worthy addition?

dean
2004-03-02, 09:36
If we can get the WAV output, then we can stream it to the player with
only a little effort.

-dean

On Mar 2, 2004, at 2:11 AM, Oliver Cookson wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I thought it would be quite straight forward to do it within windows
> but
> we would need to merge the WAV output to the slim stream which I don't
> think would be easy? Though I could well be mistaken.
>
> This would be a HUGE ACCESSIBILITY plus point for slim. Just imagine
> the
> whole market this could open up for the partially blind & blind as well
> as being a cool gizmo for the more fortunate in this world.
>
> Cheers
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Myers [mailto:rtm (AT) gol (DOT) com]
> Sent: 01 March 2004 17:54
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Integrate Text2Speech with SlimServer?
>
> On Windows, using SAPI which I know superficially, it's about three
> lines of code to create a WAV file of any bit of text. XP comes with
> all this stuff installed. Totally non-cross-platform but could be cute
> enough to make it worthwhile. I'd write a plug-in but that's a little
> beyond my level. Actually, if the goal is to announce the currently
> song using TTS, it's not clear to me that the currente plug-in
> architecture supports that kind of thing. Does it?
>
> --
> Bob Myers
>
> Quoting dean blackketter:
>
>> Hi Oliver,
>>
>> It certainly is possible, although it would probably entail some
>> significant development effort.
>>
>> -dean
>>
>> On Mar 1, 2004, at 4:15 AM, Oliver Cookson wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Do you think it would be possible to integrate a text2speech (like
>>> the windows version) with Slim Server? It would be great for reading
>>> ID3 tags and pronouncing song titles etc... I think it would be a
>>> cool gadget, and a VERY useful feature for the blind.
>>>
>>> Anybody feel this would be a worthy addition?
>
>