Best way to convert text to audio?

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  1. Atlas

    Atlas Regular Member

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    I want to take PLR content and turn it into audio for podcasts, whats the best and most realistic sounding program for this?
     
  2. centerpoint

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    Most of the programs don't do a very good job. However, I think there is something from AT&T called Natural Voices. I think you can test it at nextup.com
     
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    Yep, Natural Voices is the best for that if you are going automated.

    Search on google for ' free voice over work ' and you'll find a ton of services that do projects for you to help you get going and backend product payout.

    Hope that helps.

     
  4. stevesdata

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    Most apps sound crap. Macs can sound ok but still robot like. Its built in the system preferences in OS X 10.4.x+

    Dont hate me for knowing Mac stuff lol

    S
     
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    There is also an application called ViaVoice, I think it is by IBM or you can try Dragoon Naturally Speaking.
    Another suggestion, is to try what SitePal offers here:
    http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal
     
  6. jammie

    jammie Power Member

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    just read them out yourself? but i guess if you're doing 80,000 then thats quite a task!

    I've never used and text to speech stuff, but i think natural voices is the best from what i've seen!
     
  7. stunna

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    I can attest to the effectiveness of Natural Voices.

    The other applications I have used for this just don't really cut it compared to Natural Voices. The free test at nextup.com is great for verifying this.
     
  8. antd

    antd Registered Member

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    natural voices is good indeed.
     
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