Text to speech and create wav file

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Fri Jun 26 12:17:23 EDT 2015


Here's an example, which uses the speak comman from eSpeak:

on mouseUp
     put fld 1 into myText
     put "/usr/local/bin/speak -ven+f3" && quote & myText & quote && "-w ~/desktop/text.wav" into myScript
     get shell(myScript)
end mouseUp

You may want to remove quotes from the source text. I had to use the full path to the cli, but if you install it properly, this shouldn't be necessary.

You can also use Mac OS X's say command:

say -o ~/desktop/text2.wave --file-format=m4af 'hello world'

The possible formats are m4af, caff, AIFF and WAVE. For me, all these formats work, except for WAVE.

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On 26 jun 2015, at 04:41, Mark Schonewille wrote:

> You can do this with a simple shell function. I'll look it up in a few hours if no one else posts it.
> 
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> 
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> Op 26 jun. 2015 om 01:43 heeft Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com> het volgende geschreven:
> 
>> Tom,
>> 
>> I do want this on a Mac. This looks like a viable option using AppleScript.
>> 
>> Thank you,
>> Bill Vlahos
>> 
>>> On Jun 25, 2015, at 9:48 AM, tbodine <bodine at bodinetraininggames.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Bill.
>>> 
>>> I don't know if that's doable within Livecode. If not, perhaps you can use
>>> an external source. A site such as http://www.fromtexttospeech.com/ may have
>>> an API where you can send the text and get back a url to download your wav
>>> file.
>>> 
>>> On the Mac side, looks like many people have used Applescript to save audio
>>> files from texttospeech.
>>> (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2290534?tstart=0)
>>> 
>>> In the near future, perhaps LC builder will provide the OS connectons so we
>>> can do this sort of thing within  LC.
>>> 
>>> -- Tom Bodine
>>> 
>>> 
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