Text To Wav

Text To Wav

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.07
  • Total Downloads:
    40,641
  • Date Added:
    April 03, 2012
  • File Size:
    568.98KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    81
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Text-to-speech software is helpful for presenting text to anyone who is visually impaired. It's also helpful for anyone who needs extra editing help and doesn't have an extra set of eyes. As its name suggests, Text to Wav offers a way to convert written text into sound files, but thanks to a vague interface and lack of help, we're reluctant to recommend it.

The program's user interface is pretty bland, with most of the controls crammed into the left corner of the toolbar. There are a few self-explanatory buttons for adjusting your text size and font. We also found slide controls for adjusting the voice rate, pitch, and volume. A drop-down menu makes it appear as though you have multiple options for the voice type, but the only one we found was "Microsoft Anna" in English. To the right were various menu options that were vague to us, such as Convert at Two Voices, Speak the Input Sentence, and Automatic Change Voices. These options might be recognizable for people who have worked with this kind of software before, but it wasn't clear to us. A Help menu offers a link to online help, but it's written in Japanese, so we were out of luck. Sure, we were able to input text into the appropriate field and play it back using the Speak command, but beyond that, we were at a loss.

Overall, if you're accustomed to these types of programs, it might be worth giving Text to Wav a shot. But if you're new to text-to-speech software, we recommend you look for something with more guidance.

Text to Wav comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"could not read many document"

December 13, 2011  |  By tomcluson

 |  Version: Text To Wav 2.99

Pros

it can speak as it said.

Cons

but can not speak word pdf and other document.

Summary

I choose documentspeaker.
http://download.cnet.com/DocumentSpeaker/3000-18483_4-75622434.html?tag=mncol;5

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4 stars

"Does what the name says and more."

April 20, 2010  |  By foolygoofy

 |  Version: Text To Wav 2.11

Pros

Does what it says it does.

Cons

The speech could be improved, sound to computirized

Summary

I love that you can take the text that you write and hear it, then if you like it you can make it a wav or mp3 file. Best of all is free.

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4 stars

"Handy gadget"

March 05, 2009  |  By R_Broath

 |  Version: Text To Wav 2.11

Pros

Fairly easy to use and no installation required

Cons

A lot of the button labels are in Japanese and will require some experimentation on my part.

Summary

This is a handy little gadget. I used it to make my answering machine message rather than use my own voice. It could also be used to make your own ringtones or alarm calls.

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2 stars

"not vista compatible"

August 16, 2008  |  By wurlit

 |  Version: Text To Wav 1.36

Cons

seen it run on older machines not using vista though

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5 stars

"Fun, free, usefull"

August 07, 2008  |  By gravyfury

 |  Version: Text To Wav 1.36

Pros

Simple interface. Lots of fun. Great to make mps'3 or wav files to burn and listen to in your car so you won't fall asleep reading long articles.

Cons

You can only change voices to preset voices no tweaking in between.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.07
Version 3.07 adds Language folder.
General
Publisher DNASoft
Publisher web site http://dnasoft.sakura.ne.jp/
Release Date April 03, 2012
Date Added April 03, 2012
Version 3.07
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Voice Recognition Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements SAPI 4.0
Download Information
File Size 568.98KB
File Name TextToWav.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 40,641
Downloads Last Week 81
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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