Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. So here’s a quick overview of Captivate 8’s text-to-speech features as well as some details on how to obtain the voices, install them, and a couple related options and further resource information. Once you click the Generate Audio button at the bottom, the narration will be created and added to the slide’s timeline.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here. I would welcome pointers to additional examples! Example #1 - Introduction to Venice - Qwiki uses Text-to-Speech in really interesting ways.

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Words pronounced incorrectly in text-to-speech

Adobe Captivate

I am creating a module on professional resume tips; and the speech output pronounces “resume” the correct way in this context (res-u-may) and the traditional way (re-soom). In other words, it uses both pronunciations in text-to-speech. The post Words pronounced incorrectly in text-to-speech appeared first on eLearning.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” " However, “no” became “yes” thanks to a recent Storyline 360 update.   If you select the Insert tab on the Ribbon and click the Audiotool (located in the Media group), you’ll find Text-to-Speech.

Save Time Using Text to Speech in Captivate 9

eLearning Brothers

As Instructional Designers and eLearning developers, we like to set the mood for our courses through the use of various types of elements. We use graphics instead of text to spark our learners’ interest, we incorporate interactivity to keep them engaged, and we add video and audio to bring life to our courses. One facet of design that is often overlooked or willfully ignored is that of adding the spoken word to our eLearning design.

Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Create and Reuse!

Adobe Captivate

There are different ways of adding audio to an eLearning project in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and one of the ways is to convert Text to Audio with the powerful functionality of Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate. As I was thinking about it, a thread in LinkedIn drew my attention, that talked about creating Text-to-Speech audio and [.].

Let Amazon S3 Do Your Text-to-Speech for Free

Rapid eLearning

Previously we looked at how to create free text-to-speech narration using a free application. The audio quality is decent enough for those who need the text-to-speech audio. Today we’ll look at a free (or inexpensive) way to create your text-to-speech narration that’s just as easy and hardly costs anything, if at all. Click here to view the text-to-speech examples.

The Complete Guide On Text-To-Speech Software: Are You Hearing Voices?

eLearning Industry

You might be surprised to hear that I use TTS in almost all my projects, even though the final deliverable will include professional narration. It might seem like you waste time creating TTS narration when you intend to use your own voice or a professional narrator. Educational Technology Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Text To Speech

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” " However, “no” became “yes” thanks to a recent Storyline 360 update.   If you select the Insert tab on the Ribbon and click the Audiotool (located in the Media group), you’ll find Text-to-Speech.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

As you know, Text-to-Speech is something that's very interesting to me and Joel knows a lot about it as CEO of Tuval Software Industries maker of Speech-Over Professional. This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. Joel was nice enough to jump in and share his knowledge of applying text-to-speech technology to eLearning.

Question of the Week: CP4 Text to Speech Agents Menu

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe Captivate 4: Can I Get My Agent Choices Back When I first started using the Text to Speech feature in Captivate, I was presented with a drop-down menu where I could select from either agent. I know I can change the agent via the Audio menu after the audio has been created. Select Speech selection and then click OK. The next time you use the Text to Speech Agent, you'll see a drop-down menu with two agents

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. I’m not sure how many people have personal use cases for text-to-speech, but if you do, there are plenty of options. Today we’ll look at a really good solution if you need a free text-to-speech application.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). Several of the voice vendors offer on-demand TTS voice web services which accept text and produce sound files.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices. Text interpretation.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. We particularly focused on: Why use Text to Speech (TTS)?

Locating the Text-to-Speech voices

Adobe Captivate

We receive many enquiries on how to download the Text-to-Speech voices from our site. I have to say the experience can be a little bit of a treasure hunt. For now, RJ , our senior evangelist, has created a quick how-to movie to help users with locating and installing this content: [link]. captivate , text-to-speech.

Installing Text To Speech voices in Captivate 5 for Mac

Adobe Captivate

We’ve had several queries on our Forums on installing the new and text-to-speech voices. If you do not find the voices listed in the Speech Agent drop-down menu, check if the following folders exist on your system: NeoSpeech: VT folder in /Applications/Adobe Captivate 5.

Announcing new Text-to-speech voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

honestly, did you not create more courses with audio narration last year? The NeoSpeech text-to-speech (TTS) feature really touched a chord. These folks have figured out how to use the dictionary to customize the NeoSpeech voices, and to use VTML tags to add more character to the voices. Now with Captivate 5, text-to-speech goes multi-lingual! captivate 5 , text to speech , loquendo.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over?

Text-to-Speech - User Dictionary Editor

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 4 Text-to-Speech feature gives a Dictionary Editor tool to add or change the pronunciation for a word. This post explains how to fix this. Follow the steps below to correct this problem in your installation -. Open the Windows Explorer and browser to the directory where Adobe Captivate is installed. If the Text-to-Speech engine is installed, then there will be a 'VT' directory in this directory.

Text to Speech: Is it the Right Option for Your Course?

E-learning Uncovered

I recently used a text to speech program to create the audio for a course. What is text to speech? Text to speech, or speech synthesis, is the artificial production of human speech. Text to speech is something that has been used for years in e-learning courses – and is now even a standard feature in Adobe Captivate. You need to update your content frequently?

Generating speech using Power Point Notes

Adobe Captivate

Dear Forum, Do any of you have tips to solve the following problem. With Captivate 2019, creating a project with a power point presentation. Using Power Point Notes to generate speech. Doing this by adding to Neospeech dictionary. It is like Captivate is ignoring if you update e.g. the James voice to pronounce words correctly. The post Generating speech using Power Point Notes appeared first on eLearning.

NeoSpeech language support in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate supports text-to-speech via NeoSpeech. Text-to-speech, simply put, is a process that converts any text into a spoken output. in your speech output. This is a must-use feature if you want to create engaging and interactive learning content. For more information on text-to-speech in Captivate, see this blog. The following speech agents are available: Bridget.

Is Articulate Storyline 360 a cost-effective tool for eLearning content development?

Swift eLearning Services

Using this tool we can create interactive, engaging, gamified and customized eLearning courses compatible with mobile devices supporting touch screen gesture. To develop an effective eLearning course, the ingredients required are Content, Avatar, Images, Audio and Video.… Articulate Storyline 360 is a powerful eLearning tool.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional.

Adobe has posted a demo of Text to Speech in Captivate 4

Steve Howard

One of the great new features is a text to speech engine that lets you generate speech from your closed caption text. Adobe Captivate 4 Text to Speech demo. Adobe has published a demo showing how to use this new feature on the Adobe Captivate Blog. I tested out this feature on my cell phone (a Samsung BlackJack II ) by creating a small Captivate 4 demo and publishing it to my phone using the new Flash Lite Distributable Player.

New eLearning Tool Estimates Learning Video Narrations

eLearning Industry

Phoenix company Ninja Tropic created Voiceover Tool, a free video narration tool that not only estimates narration length, but generates text-to-speech audio.

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Experiencing eLearning

Free text-to-speech application that creates mp3s of content from multiple formats. Originally designed to help students with learning disabilities access text more easily. tags: audio , text-to-speech , podcast Read The Words. Audio can be shared on a blog as a podcast but not sold commercially.

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

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Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21 st century. It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations. Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as well as contribute actively to gain an immersive experience.

Captivate Training Now Available: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio

Adobe Captivate

One of the very important way to create engaging content in Adobe Captivate 5 is to enhance it by adding audio. To introduce these workflows, we had a two-part series training session discussing different options available to add, record and edit audio, add Text-to-Speech, etc. The recordings of these sessions is available at Adobe OnDemand [.]. Whats new

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Captivate allows you to type--or copy and paste--the script into Slide Notes, similar to the slide notes you might be familiar with in PowerPoint.   First , just as in PowerPoint, you can create handouts that print the Slide Notes along with an image of each slide, like this:   Second , if you are going to record the voiceover yourself, you can display the notes in the recording dialog box, like a miniature teleprompter, for your ease in recording the audio.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

His current company is LearnBrite which has virtual characters, adaptive learning and all other types of really interesting learning elements including some great work with avatars and text-to-speech. Whilst studying computer science and software engineering at university, my specialisations were those which would best equip me to create 3D environments. BringToLife Screen for creating your own avatar.

How mysimpleshow’s Explainer Engine Works

mysimpleshow

Not only do you require balance to maintain your body in a straight line, you eat a balanced diet to stay healthy and you aim to find a work-life balance to be happy. Let’s take a look at both sides of mysimpleshow and create a balanced knowledge of the tool.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder.

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You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

Rapid eLearning

The other day I had to re-install the webcam software for my Dell laptop. Usually I don’t install all of the other junk that seems to get bundled with software these days. If you have a Dell computer, here’s a link to download the file. You’ll just have to do some digging. Following are a few tips and tutorials to help you get started. Create an Animated Avatar. I think the output is pretty decent for something that only took a few minutes to build.