Highlighted

text to speech in Captivate not working.

New Here ,
Apr 28, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So I am trying text to speech for the first time and I have tried using vtml code to make the speech sound a tad lees crap.

However text to speech is just reading out anything I try and do so it actually reads out "comma comma" when I enter ',,', and if I put in a <vtml..... code it reads out "vtml_break level" etc etc.

I have to say that I am more than a little concerned how bad this functionality is for a non free software package.

Maybe Im doing something wrong so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Views

227

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

text to speech in Captivate not working.

New Here ,
Apr 28, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So I am trying text to speech for the first time and I have tried using vtml code to make the speech sound a tad lees crap.

However text to speech is just reading out anything I try and do so it actually reads out "comma comma" when I enter ',,', and if I put in a <vtml..... code it reads out "vtml_break level" etc etc.

I have to say that I am more than a little concerned how bad this functionality is for a non free software package.

Maybe Im doing something wrong so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Views

228

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Apr 28, 2019 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 28, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

What voice are you using, and can you copy and paste an example of how you are using the VTML code?

Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Apr 28, 2019 0
New Here ,
Apr 30, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Ive been using Daniel and I have been using the vtml as follows:

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 18.38.54.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Apr 30, 2019 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 30, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I don't have Daniel. Did he come with Captivate or was that voice installed on your system, to begin with? VTML is a propriety mark up language for Neospeech voices and won't work with other text to speech voices. For example, I also have Microsoft Zira which came with Windows 10. VTML won't work with that voice. Only the voices from Neospeech.

Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Apr 30, 2019 0
New Here ,
May 01, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Cheers Paul, I dpnt suppose you know which names belong to that Neospeech voice group?

Cheers

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 01, 2019 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yup. They are...

  • Bridget (English)
  • Chloe (French)
  • James (English)
  • Julie (English)
  • Kate (English)
  • Paul (English)
  • Yumi (Korean)
Paul Wilson, CTDP | https://captivateteacher.com

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 01, 2019 0
New Here ,
May 02, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Cheers Paul, much appreciated.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 02, 2019 0
New Here ,
Jan 28, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I was looking for an answer to the same problem. I use "Paul" from Neospeech, and it still reads out the VTML code for certain situations.  The vtml_pause always seems to work well.  However, I wanted to use the vtml_partofsp for the word, "separate". while the code used the correct form when specified, "Paul" read the code as well. Here's the code:

There are four <vtml_pause time="100"/> new versions of the advance letter for Condition 3 cases. You need to keep these <vtml_partofsp="modifier"> separate </vtml_partofsp> from your Condition 1 or 2 materials.

 

Do only some of the vtml tas work for certain voices?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jan 28, 2020 0