Numa das minhas surfadas pela web, encontrei este interessante “howto”, como converter ficheiros de texto em mp3, usando para tal o Festival, ou seja, vamos fazer com que o nosso GNU/Linux leia para nós.
Infelizmente o Festival ainda só entende o Inglês (UK/USA) e o “Espanhol”.
Apesar do documento mencionar o formato mp3, eu optaria pelo excelente Ogg Vorbis.
Mais uma vez usando uma distribuição Debian GNU/Linux ou Debian based, parecendo que não facilita as coisas 😉
The Festival Speech Synthesis System
Festival offers a general framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech through a number APIs: from shell level, though a Scheme command interpreter, as a C++ library, from Java, and an Emacs interface. Festival is multi-lingual (currently English (British and American), and Spanish) though English is the most advanced. Other groups release new languages for the system. And full tools and documentation for build new voices are available through Carnegie Mellon’s FestVox project (http://festvox.org)
Convert text files to MP3 under Linux
Even though I am not a fan of audio books and the only thing I use my iPod for is listening music still while exploring Festival(which is basically a General multi-lingual speech synthesis system) I found out that it’s very easy to convert normal text files into mp3 using festival . Now this could be especially useful for people who either listen to audio books or people who have difficulty in reading.