The Microsoft text-to-speech voices are speech synthesizers provided for use with applications that use the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) or the Microsoft Speech Server Platform. There are client, server, and mobile versions of Microsoft text-to-speech voices. Client voices are shipped with Windows operating systems; server voices are available for download for use with server applications such as Speech Server, Lync etc. for both Windows client and server platforms, and mobile voices are often shipped with more recent versions.
Microsoft Mike and Microsoft Mary are optional male and female voices respectively, available for download from the Microsoft website. Michael and Michelle are also optional male and female voices licensed by Microsoft from Lernout & Hauspie, and are available through Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Reader.
There are both SAPI 4 and SAPI 5 versions of these text-to-speech voices. SAPI 4 voices are only available on Windows 2000 and later Windows NT-based operating systems, but are also available as a download on Windows 9x operating systems as well. While SAPI 5 versions of Microsoft Mike and Microsoft Mary are downloadable only as a Merge Module, the installable versions may be installed on end users' systems by speech applications such as Microsoft Reader. SAPI 4 redistributable versions were downloadable for Windows 9x, although they are no longer from the Microsoft website.
The SAPI 4 versions of Microsoft Sam, Microsoft Mike and Microsoft Mary can be used on Windows XP, Vista and later with a third-party program (like Speakonia and TTSReader) installed on the machine that supports these operating systems; however, the speech patterns differed from the SAPI 5 versions of these voices. In addition, LH Michael and LH Michelle can work on Windows 7 and later if Speakonia and the SAPI 4 version of the voices in British English is downloaded.
Every mobile voice package has the combination of male/female, while most of the desktop voice packages have only female voices. All mobile voices have been made universal and any user who downloads the language pack of that choice will have one extra male and female voice per that package.
A hidden text-to-speech voice in Windows 10 called Microsoft Eva Mobile is present within the system. Users can download a pre-packaged registry file from the windowsreport.com website. Microsoft Eva is believed to be the early voice for Cortana until Microsoft replaced her with the voice of Jen Taylor in most areas.
NaturalReader is a downloadable text-to-speech desktop software for personal use. This easy-to-use software with natural-sounding voices can read to you any text such as Microsoft Word files, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails. Available with a one-time payment for a perpetual license.
NaturalReader is a downloadable text-to-speech desktop software for personal use. This easy-to-use software with natural-sounding voices can read to you any text such as Microsoft Word files, webpages, PDF files, ePub ebooks. It offers a free version, and 3 paid versions which can export the texts into MP3 audios. Personally speaking, if you just need to use the basic function of text to speech, there is no need for payment of the paid version. And a piece of better news is that it even offers an online text to speech reader.
One of the sources for downloading free Microsoft and LTS TTS voices is Zero2000. You can also purchase very high quality TTS voices for Windows from companies like Ivona, Cepstral or CereProc. But if you want to try out these high quality voices in Windows 10, then you can also download the 30-day trial versions too. You can download these various packs from where you will find voice packs from Ivona and Nuance (no longer work in Windows 10).
For using the newly installed voices in Windows 10 requires you to either use a Windows app that you can download from the official Microsoft apps store or a desktop application like TTSReader that you can download from -tools/Other-Office-Tools/TTSReader.shtml.
CereVoice text-to-speech is available for Windows, bringing CereProc's high-quality voices to computers running Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11. Test them out using the live demo at the top of the page, and find them for download in our store.
CereVoice text-to-speech is available for Apple MacOS, bringing CereProc's high-quality voices to computers running Apple's MacOS: 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey and 13 Ventura. Test them out using the live demo at the top of the page, and find them for download in our store.
CereVoice text-to-speech is available for Windows, bringing CereProc's high-quality voices to computers running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11. Test them out using the live demo at the top of the page, and find them for download in the Windows section of our store.
2nd Speech Center supports all the Microsoft SAPI4, SAPI5 (Speech Application Programming Interface) compatible text-to-speech voices! Ace Buddy supports all the SAPI4 voices. We have collected most of high-quality free or commercial voices from the Internet for you. They are available for FREE download or buy below.
After the download is complete, run the .exe/.msi file to install the new voice engine. After installing, close 2nd Speech Center and restart the program. The new voices will appear in the Voices drop-list.
Text to speech software enables you to have text read out loud on a computer. Panopreter is an intuitive and easy to use text to speech software for Windows users. It reads any text aloud with natural voices, supports reading the text you selected in any other software windows and copied to the Windows clipboard. Moreover, it converts the text to mp3, wav, ogg and flac audio files, thus you can listen to the audio files with a portable media player device later at your convenience. The software runs locally on your computer, the text will not be sent over the Internet.
Description===============The add-on might not work on Anki 2.1.50+.The latest compatible version is Anki 2.1.49.The list of Google & Azure voices will be outdated.It's unknown when it will be updated.===============This is an unofficial upload of the AwesomeTTS add-on with Google Cloud Text-to-Speech support added.For more information about the AwesomeTTS add-on please see - main AwesomeTTS repository has a new maintainer now and a new AnkiWeb page with some changes and a few new services added, including Microsoft Azure - -10-20 About half a year ago Microsoft Azure added a number of high quality voices, e.g. en-GB-LibbyNeural. They might sound significantly better than Google Cloud Text-to-Speech. The free tier is 0.5 million characters per month. -us/services/cognitive-services/text-to-speech/ -us/pricing/details/cognitive-services/speech-services/2021-04-09 This add-on now supports Microsoft Azure too (on Anki 2.1.41+). The API key is required. For more information please see -anki-addon/wiki/Microsoft-Azure-Text-to-SpeechA BUILT-IN TEXT TO SPEECHFor Anki 2.1.20+ and AnkiMobile there's also a built-in Text to Speech support - -to-speech-support.htmlAnki 2.1.29+ additionally includes cloze-only: template filter - > Add cloze-only: template filter, which can be combined with TTS to speak only the elided part.For on-the-fly TTS on AnkiDroid see Text to Speech at _workaroundsHOW TO USE1. Create an API key for Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API. It may look something like this:1.1. Create a new project.1.2. Add a valid payment method.1.3. Create an API key.1.4. Activate Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API.For more information please see - -keys#creating_an_api_key2. Paste it in the AwesomeTTS add-on.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONIf you're doing your reviews on AnkiDroid or Anki 2.1, maybe consider replacing mp3 with ogg in the add-on's source code.> The quality of the encoding is considerably higher than MP3 while using approximately the same bitrate.Please see the feedback from 09.03.2020 for how to do it.According to Pricing and Quotas & Limits, a monthly free tier for WaveNet voices is limited to 1 million characters (23 hours). It looks like it can be temporarily increased via Google Cloud Platform Free Tier.DEMO API KEYThe following API key could be still valid and can be used with the add-on as long as it doesn't exceed 20-300 requests per minute and 0.5-1 million characters monthly free tier (shared among all users).(Azure) 04150fba6fe14e51b5d2352786734a57 (15.04.2021 - 06.10.2021, no longer working)(Google) AIzaSyBm7NinfOuybtq-WWkcFMoiHHxMz60qxj0 (21.02.2019 - 03.03.2021, no longer working)At your own risk, it's also possible to use the Google API explorer key for a limited number of requests. For more information, please see -anki-addon/pull/30CHANGES2019-02-20 Add Google Cloud Text-to-Speech2019-07-09 Update the list of supported voices2019-11-07 Add Mandarin Chinese to the list of supported voices2019-11-07 Support 3-letter language code2020-01-03 Fix \"SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED\" on macOS2020-01-25 Fix on-the-fly TTS2020-01-26 Add basic support for Anki 2.1.20 - -02-03 Fix for Anki 2.1.20beta72020-02-04 Ignore AnkiDroid TTS tag - _workarounds (Text to Speech)2020-02-23 Automatically populate the input field of the note editor dialog2020-02-24 Switch from text to ssml2020-04-11 Add audio device profile2020-04-11 Fix Oxford Dictionary (thanks to @AntoineQ1)2020-04-12 Fix service failed: '...' attribute is required2020-04-14 Preserve 'config.db' between the updates2020-05-13 Tell which note failed to be processed (thanks to @evandrocoan)2020-05-19 Disables the Anki progress bar before using our progress bar on Anki 2.1.26 (thanks to @evandrocoan)2020-05-25 Add missing parameters to fail= callback (thanks to @evandrocoan)2020-05-31 Add support for Google API explorer key (thanks to @hieplpvip)2020-06-08 Update Google Translate voices2020-06-08 Update Google Text-to-Speech voices2020-06-08 Fix \"Error on my first review each time I flip the card\" (thanks to @evandrocoan)2020-07-05 Add \"speed\" option to Google Translate (thanks to @evandrocoan)2020-07-12 Apply custom substitution rules before converting html to text2020-09-17 Fix for Anki 2.1.28+2020-10-18 Fix Wiktionary (No response for web request)2020-10-20 Fix Wiktionary (Use ogg to find transcoded mp3 file)2021-03-17 Fix for Anki 2.1.41+2021-04-09 Add Microsoft Azure Text to Speech2021-04-11 Update Google Cloud Text-to-Speech voices2021-06-17 Remove Oddcast TTSSSMLFor example, SSML can be used with cards that contain cloze deletions to add some silence or some sound instead of cloze deletion on the front side of the card by using \"Tools - AwesomeTTS - Text - Handling ... Text - Advanced\" and replacing ... with or or with _____ to say \"blank\".- - -to-speech/docs/ssml#break- -to-speech/docs/ssml#audio- -library/cartoon- -library/#terms-and-conditionsISSUESPlease submit any relevant issues here, by email or via GitHub - -anki-addon/issuesNOTESI was paid to make the initial version in 2019. All credit goes to Hieu who hired me and the AwesomeTTS team for all their work on the add-on and Krassowski for updating the add-on for Anki 2.1.This is pretty much a temporary upload for an easy install of AwesomeTTS add-on with Google Cloud TTS support.2020-10-20 The above statement is no longer true. The add-on has a few existing issues that I'd like to fix someday, but it's a lower priority at the moment, I'd need to figure out how to do it and it might take some time.DONATE & SUPPORTNickolay Nonard Download As add-ons are programs downloaded from the internet, they are potentially malicious. You should only download add-ons you trust. 153554b96e