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I've heard a lot that there are great frameworks for Text-To-Speach created. I would like to have the following:

  • I would like my computed read ebooks by my own voice
  • I don't want to create my own NN or something like that

Ideally I would like to have free Windows framework, prepare X hours of sound files with my voice reading known texts, load all this to framework and wait until it is ready for reading.

Not sure if it is available today - but if you could suggest something it would be great.

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  • What operating systems? Price range? Do you need it to work with an existing TTS package or would a new one be OK? What format ebooks? Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 18:04
  • It is for my own to play around. So Windows as OS and free software if possible. I am not sure about ebooks format. I think I can use any. Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 4:20

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Mary TTS is an Open Source, Free, Text to Speech Java based package that runs on multiple platforms and includes a facility to generate your own voice packages.

  • You can potentially simply read and record a few hours worth of your favored type of material but then to follow the proces, here, you would have to split the recordings up into .wav files of a sentence or just a few words it does not work too well on long blocks and provide a matching transcription for each file and there is a reasonable chance that you would be lacking at least some phonomes.
  • You can use a set of predefined training scripts, adapted from those provided by HTS as detailed here - this has the advantages of the transcriptions already being available, the fragments being the correct lengths & the phonome coverage being good but are not necessarily fun to read.

Looking at the process involved the majority of the tools required for voice creation are Linux or OS-X based and there is not much mention of Windows but once the voice is created you can transfer it to a Windows installation.

I have to admit that I do not know off of the top of my head the process for using it with an ebook.

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