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  • Windows 7 Voices

    I am migrating Homeseer to a netbook running Windows 7 and was horrified to see that Anna is the only available voice. Is there a way to get other voices added?

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    http://www.ivona.com/us/for-individu...s-for-windows/

    They cost $35-45 but theres a trial to see if you like them

    I use the British Brian voice and use "Jarvis" to activate my commands

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    • #3
      I use Neospeech and Cepstral. Neospeech are my favorites - very life-like voices. Cepstral are pretty good too and can be purchased here on the HS store:
      http://store.homeseer.com/store/Home...e-P684C49.aspx

      Here's the link to Neospeech: http://www.neospeech.com/

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      • #4
        Free voices
        Have a look here.
        Many languages and voices available including male/female German voices
        http://www2.freedomscientific.com/do...-downloads.asp

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        • #5
          Excellent thanks for the feedback guys! Spud have you been able to look into integrating system audio into the plugin? My office where the server resides is right next to my bedroom, I could get a $25 bluetooth speaker or even physically wire something up rather than putting another kinect / remote in the room.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Krameduoh View Post
            I use Neospeech and Cepstral. Neospeech are my favorites - very life-like voices. Cepstral are pretty good too and can be purchased here on the HS store:
            http://store.homeseer.com/store/Home...e-P684C49.aspx

            Here's the link to Neospeech: http://www.neospeech.com/

            I couldn't find an easy way to get info on neospeech's website. Do you have to request a quote and talk to the sales team in order to download the voices from their site?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kideon View Post
              Excellent thanks for the feedback guys! Spud have you been able to look into integrating system audio into the plugin? My office where the server resides is right next to my bedroom, I could get a $25 bluetooth speaker or even physically wire something up rather than putting another kinect / remote in the room.
              not sure I understand. What do you mean by "integrating system audio into the plugin" ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ckellyusa View Post
                I couldn't find an easy way to get info on neospeech's website. Do you have to request a quote and talk to the sales team in order to download the voices from their site?
                Yeah unfortunately. It's not that bad though and they're pretty receptive as well. In fact, they may offer you a deal if you buy more than 1 voice.

                Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

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                • #9
                  I used to use Cepstral voices for about 8 years. I have a ton of them. I recently, a few years ago, switched to the Ivona voices because I find them to be much more realistic and they seem to get updated. The Cepstral voices have been the same for AT LEAST 8 years and probably longer. I got hooked because the Ivona Android voices are free. Before I moved to HomeSeer and was using Vera I had to use an Android device for all of my TTS. Vera has no native ability to produce sounds of any type whatsoever. What a hack that all was! But when I made the move I got the same voices so the family noticed no difference..... except things worked better, faster, less failures and with much more variety.

                  Little OT, I know, but in a nutshell I recommend the Ivona voices.
                  Originally posted by rprade
                  There is no rhyme or reason to the anarchy a defective Z-Wave device can cause

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                  • #10
                    Spud asking to use another audio source (aside from the kinect) with the plugin

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Krameduoh View Post
                      I use Neospeech and Cepstral. Neospeech are my favorites - very life-like voices. Cepstral are pretty good too and can be purchased here on the HS store:
                      http://store.homeseer.com/store/Home...e-P684C49.aspx

                      Here's the link to Neospeech: http://www.neospeech.com/

                      Damien sounds like the dude from SAW!!!! creepy...

                      Julie is still by far my favorite from Neospeech... check itout...

                      http://www.neospeech.com/audios/NeoSpeech_Julie.wav

                      wow ashley and bridget sound good too!!!!!!
                      HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

                      HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

                      Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

                      Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, Bridget is my main voice these days. Great accent and no digitized syllables if ya know what I mean.

                        Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

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                        • #13
                          Discard my post about Kinect wrong thread. Thanks for the feedback everyone time to check out some voices!

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                          • #14
                            Whats the cost for the neospeech and which service did you get from them.

                            That is a very smooth voice and doesn't sound like the typical PC voice.

                            Charlie
                            HSPro: 3.0.0.194
                            PL: Insteon PLM 3.0.5.20,Insteon Thermostat 3.0.1.1 , UltraM1G, RainRelay8, UltraECM3, UltraPioneerAVR3, BLBackup, weatherXML, Jon00 Network & PC Monitor
                            HW : Win 7 64bit, Intel i7-2600, 16 GB DDR3 Ram, 60 Plus Insteon Dual Band Devices, Rain8 Pro2, Elk M1 Gold, Brueltech GreenEye.

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                            • #15
                              how do i install this voice software?

                              do i just run it and follow instructions or i have to put the file in a specific folder?

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