YeoSoft Text to MP3 Speaker 5.1.2 - Free to try & only $19.95 to have!

YeoSoft Text to MP3 Speaker, a handy TTS reader and converter with natural voices (both free and commerical) in 10 languages helps you easily do:

  • enjoying a natural voice reader of your reports, novels, ebooks, emails, or web pages
  • saving natural voice reading to mp3, window media audio, wave or vorbis ogg format
  • proof-reading of your own writings, with the help of Text to MP3's rich text editing feature
  • making audio books for children or visually-impaired people
  • learning English or other foreign languges (10 languages available)
  • creating audio messages for your web page or report or presentation
  • assisting data entry much with a natural voice telling you what to input
  • and many more usage you can imagine...

Main Features

  • Both SAPI 4 and 5 Engines supported; automatic engine detection
  • Email (.eml files) reading supported
  • Word (.doc files) and PDF reading supported (through Web plugins, need Word and Acrobat reader installed)
  • Web Brower and web text speaking feature is supported (need IE)
  • Convert Text to Speech/MP3/Wave/OGG/WMA: full text or just selected parts, quickly and easily
  • Support 10 languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Italian
  • Support Multiple File Selection
  • Support adding tag info to converted audio file (you may add such info as Title, Author, Year, etc. )
  • Speak any text aloud directly (3 basic voices with installation, you may add more voices later)
  • Support adding xml voice tags to customize readings (such as pronunciation, emphasis, etc. see Hep for details)
  • Start to speak at any place where mouse cursor is (only effective in Text tab)
  • Rich Text Editor: full editing featurs supported, including New'n'Save, Find'n'Replace, Text formating, alignment, Color settings, etc
  • Can change the voice volume, pitch and speed when speaking

System Requirements

  • Before you run our text to mp3 application, you must download and install SAPI 4 or SAPI 5 engine (not required for Win XP), which includes some free voices in English.
  • To use other languages, please download the setup file of your favorite language and install it.
  • To enable text to wma conversion, you need download and install Window Media Format Runtime.

Reviews

This nifty utility uses the Microsoft speech engine to transform text into MP3, WAV, or OGG audio files. The majority of users will have no problem figuring out the clear and direct interface, most of which comprises a large box for entering text. You can easily change the reading speed, the volume, and the bit rate, and you can choose from one female and two male voices. We like that the program can read 10 languages, making it helpful to a wide range of people. You also can add a human element to the reading by adding pauses for lengths you determine, though we're not sure how often people might go to the trouble. You'll also find a basic text editor comparable to the one offered by Microsoft Word and an integrated Web browser. Though very simple, this program will be useful to children learning to read and to the visually impaired.

In the end, the one I purchased was a little thing called Yeosoft Text to MP3 Speaker. This supports MP3, MP4, WMA, OGG, wav and a few other formats. It has fewer bells and whistles than some of the others, but it does write straight to the format you choose. It's layout is simple, and you have good control of the sampling and bit rate. And it loads documents very fast. It happily runs in the background doing its conversion. It's also a reasonably good text editor, although I've yet to explore this. English is clearly not the author's first language, but it's easy enough to use and the interface is simple but functional. It's also only $19, which is cheaper than many of its competitors. So I'm very happy with the Yeosoft Text Speaker, and highly recommend it.

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