Text Speaker

Text Speaker 2.0

Multilingual text-to-speech software with option to save in MP3 format
4.3  (8 votes)
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Text Speaker is a program that can read aloud or can convert your documents into MP3 format files, so you can hear them instead of reading them, making it ideal for creating your own audio books. Text Speaker can import and speak or convert files in these formats: MS Word (DOC or DOCX, even if you do not have Word installed on your computer), Rich Text Format (RTF), HTML (or HTM), and plaint text (TXT). When you use it with an HTML document, TextSpeaker skips the tags and commands reading! Moreover, you can leave it hidden in the tray.

To convert any of the above mentioned format documents into MP3 files, open all the documents you would like to convert by using File -> Open. In the File List at the bottom of the Text Speaker window, click the check box beside File Name to select all documents. Now, click Speak -> Convert Selected Files to Audio. Choose the output audio format and settings, and click OK to start the conversion process.

Our test with the demo version gave us a 1 minute 41 seconds long and 1.55 MB (1,634,304 bytes) size file.

System requirements:
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
500 MHz Processor or bigger
256 MB RAM or more
Minimum 100 MB of Free Hard Disk Space

You can buy the following languages:

English (US Accent)
English (UK Accent)
English (Indian Accent)
Dutch
French (France)
French (Canada)
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Sergio A. Durán
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Review summary

Pros

  • Good performance during the audio file creation

Cons

  • Free voices are really robotic
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