[blindza] Re: Dumb question relating to recorded audio tutorials/walkthroughs TTS speed

Deon,

 

Take me through how to select realspeak with NVDA. It is not shown under my 
list of synthesizers.

 

Thanks,

 

Carel Ewald

+27 83 463 4023

 

From: Boshoff, Deon (GP Health) [mailto:Deon.Boshoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 16 February 2012 07:52 AM
To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [blindza] Re: Dumb question relating to recorded audio 
tutorials/walkthroughs TTS speed

 

Well, NVDA is really the very best portable screen reader in the World, as it 
needs no video intercept drivers, like Jaws and all the others; it's really 
plug and play!  And, there is an Eloquence synth for NVDA; the one used with 
Jaws will not work with NVDA; NVDA has it's own.  Pity the server is down at 
this stage, but when it comes on again, you should check out the channel; NVDA 
TIPS AND TRICKS, at

www.inclusiveplanet.com

 Also, NVDA works equally well on 32-bit systems as with 64-bit ones, while 
with Jaws, one needs the correct version for your system.  I also prefer the 
portable version, but if one installs NVDA with the Afrikaans synth, you will 
find a program under Program files / NVDA, called Af TTS, or something, which 
you can use to convert written text into wma or mp3, using any synth that you 
have installed on your computer, by simply pasting your text into a box and 
hitting convert....  Of course FS and all the others would wish you not to use 
Eloq; each thinks, or wants the world to believe it belongs only to them, so 
you can't buy Eloq, unless you buy their products, and, at what cost?☺      
And, remember Jaws 8?  Well, it had an extra CD in the box, with RealSpeak Solo 
on, and that works real well with NVDA...I think I posted an mp3 sample in the 
above mentioned channel.  We may all be so used to Jaws that we don't feel like 
trying out any other, but lately, Windows has moved off from accessibility, and 
it seems that open source programs like NVDA can really help us now.  This USB 
sound card thing you were referring to, plus a memory stick with NVDA portable 
on it, can surely be of much help to you when you suddenly are confronted with 
a speechless computer in, maybe a Cybre Cafe, or when you have to work on a 
sighted person's computer! 

 

Deon [G. Boshoff, BA[Stell]UDC[Potch] 
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-----Original Message-----
From: blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On 
Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
Sent: 16 February 2012 07:23 AM
To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [blindza] Re: Dumb question relating to recorded audio 
tutorials/walkthroughs TTS speed

Partly, since I primarily use NVDA to either test certain things, or use it to 
specifically read afrikaans etc., with the eSpeak voices, but otherwise, I am 
running a relatively recent version of NVDA, so don't think that one would, 
off-hand work with jaws 13's eloquence synthesizer, but, main thing now is that 
while newish NVDA, I stick to only portable implementations thereof, so, 
simple, quick and easy since it's really only my secondary screen reader - but, 
yes, have all the respect in the world for it...<smile>

 

Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Boshoff, Deon (GP Health) <mailto:Deon.Boshoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:47 AM

Subject: [blindza] Re: Dumb question relating to recorded audio 
tutorials/walkthroughs TTS speed

 

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So, here's another dum question for you; why don't you use Eloquence with NVDA? 
And yes, 40 with NVDA is fine, while 40 percent with Jaws is also fine with 
most people.  I have done this before, and at even higher speeds, everybody 
liked it.  

 

Deon [G. Boshoff, BA[Stell]UDC[Potch] 
WESKOPPIES HOSPITAL 
Tel:              0123199735 
Mobile:           0829699571 
Fax:              0123277076 
Bleeper: 0123199820, code 0002 
E-mail: 
Deon.boshoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Deon.boshoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
WEB; 
www.inclusiveplanet.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindza-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On 
Behalf Of Dewald van Deventer
Sent: 15 February 2012 04:45 PM
To: blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [blindza] Re: Dumb question relating to recorded audio 
tutorials/walkthroughs TTS speed

Hi Jacob. I think between Voice rate of about 68 "25 percent" and about 73 "30 
percent". would be the best. 

 

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Jacob Kruger <mailto:jacobk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: NAPSA Blind <mailto:blind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  ; BlindZA 
<mailto:blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:51 PM

Subject: [blindza] Dumb question relating to recorded audio 
tutorials/walkthroughs TTS speed

 

Just wondering, if I record some or other audio tutorial/walkthrough, including 
my screen reader's output, what would a good/suitable/average TTS voice speed 
be - for example, I myself keep jaws set to it's speed of roundabout 105, and 
NVDA to like 40, since it's my sort of secondary screen reader, and I'm not as 
used to hearing the eSpeak synthesizer.

 

On the other hand, I myself get told I talk too fast when it comes to 
explaining technical information, etc. to various people, but anyway...

 

What it comes down to is just wondering, for something like/similar to a 
tutorial/demonstrative podcast, etc., what type of speed do you guys reckon it 
would be best to stick to, and I suppose, the speed actually comes down to 
something like words per minute/second - and just tested it and seems like NVDA 
is running roundabout 8 words per second at the moment, but anyway...

 

Thoughts?

 

This is all partly related to why I have been looking into sorting out 
recording PC output, and then mixing it with spoken audio as well, but will 
leave it at that for now...<smile>

 

Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

 


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