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Computer speaks to you

  1. #11


    When my wife logs in she hears "Welcome back baby, I missed your fingers massaging my keyboard"

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  2. #12


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    You can change the voice - search for "text to speech settings". I made it the english lady, just to class things up a bit. If you make the voice speed slow she sounds drunk (so much for class). :-)
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  3. #13


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    pcRat & mikeytg,

    Thanks gents....great stuff...

    Text to speech engine not working

    I was not even aware of this feature...my text to speech engine is working properly...I just copied/pasted the above link for 'Control Panel' settings, and now have 'Hazel----->female from UK'...IMHO much easier on the soul...as you make mention, when 'slowing down speech' it definitely sounds like she was sitting in a pub engaging in many libations...LOL
    Last edited by gahbmwm5; 04 Jan 2014 at 08:48. Reason: Added a link
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  4. #14


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit

    Make it useful


    I added the date and time to make it useful.

    Code:
    Dim speaks, speech, mydate, mytime
    mydate = FormatDateTime(Date,1)
    mytime = FormatDateTime(Time,4)
    speaks="Good day you hoser. Today is " + mydate +". " + "It is " + mytime
    Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
    speech.Speak speaks
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    I added the date and time to make it useful.

    Code:
    Dim speaks, speech, mydate, mytime
    mydate = FormatDateTime(Date,1)
    mytime = FormatDateTime(Time,4)
    speaks="Good day you hoser. Today is " + mydate +". " + "It is " + mytime
    Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
    speech.Speak speaks
    Another good variation.
    I wish I could write code.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    I added the date and time to make it useful.

    Code:
    Dim speaks, speech, mydate, mytime
    mydate = FormatDateTime(Date,1)
    mytime = FormatDateTime(Time,4)
    speaks="Good day you hoser. Today is " + mydate +". " + "It is " + mytime
    Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
    speech.Speak speaks
    Another good variation.
    I wish I could write code.
    Thanks. I too wish I could write code, but will give this a go...thanks!
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  7. #17


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gahbmwm5 View Post

    Thanks. I too wish I could write code, but will give this a go...thanks!
    I hacked this together using the original script and google what you want like "vbscript convert date to string". That and lots of tries got it working.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    Why dont you just get voxcommando? This would be extremely easy to do and you would be able to further this by being able to speak back to the computer.

    Voxcommando.com

    Mail me if you like this idea and im more than happy to help with setup
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  9. #19


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by lammyoflyd View Post
    Why don't you just get voxcommando? This would be extremely easy to do and you would be able to further this by being able to speak back to the computer.

    Voxcommando.com

    Mail me if you like this idea and I'm more than happy to help with setup
    Sounds like a good program.

    It's good of you to offer help with setup.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lammyoflyd View Post
    Why don't you just get voxcommando? This would be extremely easy to do and you would be able to further this by being able to speak back to the computer.

    Voxcommando.com

    Mail me if you like this idea and I'm more than happy to help with setup
    Sounds like a good program.

    It's good of you to offer help with setup.
    Is extremely simple software to use, and you can make it as simple or complex as you like.

    For example, I have one command which simply says hello. (Easy)

    However I also have another command which will interact with my home automation system and turn lights on/off, activates alarms and controls my AV system.
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