Text to Speech MP3 with Natural Voices

Text to Speech MP3 with Natural Voices

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.71
  • Total Downloads:
    43,350
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 07, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (Reading time-restricted); $64.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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Unremarkable, overpriced, but still basically capable--that's Text to Speech MP3. This run of the mill application reads text out loud and batch-converts text files to MP3 or WAV files. With the unattractive yet straightforward interface, you simply select text in any document and press Ctrl C to have it read it aloud. However, the program lacks controls for skipping to the next sentence or paragraph. The trial version reads only the first 400 characters of a given text, so we couldn't adequately gauge its conversion speed. Text to Speech MP3 with Natural Voices does exactly what it's supposed to, but it lacks extra features to separate it from the pack. In that light, the $64.95 price for the registered version seems hugely excessive.
 
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1 stars

"poor"

December 31, 2007  |  By whit2121

 |  Version: Text to Speech MP3 with Natural Voices 1.71

Cons

needs alot of improvement

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2 stars

"Needs a lot of improvement, didn't work for my needs."

April 27, 2006  |  By Larvarin

 |  Version: Text to Speech MP3 with Natural Voices 1.71

Pros

This program will read text that you paste in its text field, or which you simply put on the clipboard. It's easily accessible in the system tray, and you can add its icon to Internet Explorer and Word for quick use. You can choose from several voices, and also change the volume, rate (speed), and pitch. It can convert small text files into .wav and .mp3 files.

Cons

The biggest annoyance is that the trial version will only translate short pieces of text at a time. If you highlight two Word pages, it will only read the first two paragraphs or so. If you order it to convert that 2-page-long document into a sound file, the sound file will also just have the beginning and no more. This makes this program rather useless for me, cause I'm looking for something that will read me large amounts of text while I'm doing something else in my room, and if I have to get up and feed it every paragraph separately when it's done reading the previous one, it's no use.

The icon in Microsoft Word doesn't work. It says the macro can't be found or is disabled by macro security settings, even if I put the macro security settings to the lowest.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher TextToSpeechMP3.com
Publisher web site http://www.texttospeechmp3.com/
Release Date October 07, 2004
Date Added October 07, 2004
Version 1.71
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Voice Recognition Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 18.63MB
File Name TextToSpeechMP3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,350
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Reading time-restricted
Price $64.95
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