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    Best voice package for homeseer?

    ages ago i used ivona voices, but in recent times comparing them to modern voices like google and Alexa they sound very 80's and robotic. what is the best voice package out there that sounds natural, it's bad when Alexa sounds way better than HomeSeer.
    detail of setup in profile. Link to videos of my projects there as well. Over 300 scripts running every min and counting

    #2
    Do you still IVONA?

    You probably didn't set them up properly. You pick the voice in every client (locally)

    Or if you are using the Tasker Plugin you can set up Acapella on Android.


    Eman.
    TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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      #3
      Here over the years have collected a variety a SAPI speech fonts and still use them today. No internet required. It's interesting that Alexa sounds a lot like Neospeech Kate.

      Here run speech on a Windows 7e Virtual Box running on the Ubuntu 18.04 Homeseer server. Currently running 6 instances of speaker.exe each with a different speech font.
      - Pete

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        #4
        Originally posted by Pete View Post
        Here over the years have collected a variety a SAPI speech fonts and still use them today. No internet required. It's interesting that Alexa sounds a lot like Neospeech Kate.

        Here run speech on a
        IVONA was taken over by Amazon. In the old days you would pay for the voices and that was it. They seem to have turned into Amazon Polly :

        https://www.amazon.jobs/en/landing_p...lopment-center

        You can't access the Android version anymore!

        Now you can do this : https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-ivona




        Eman.
        TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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          #5
          I have old IVONA voices that I play though Sonos and Node Red Alexa that gives access to the same, but presumably updated, voices.
          I find the first setup sounding better but that's very personal, of course.

          Alexa Dots have the advantage of their versatility and price. The problem is that I cannot get them to stay connected reliably.

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            #6
            Here have one Alexa Dot connected to my Russound zoned amp in the basement. WAP is on the main floor. Never disconnects.

            Mixing Alexa sound with Homeseer SAPI sound.
            - Pete

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            Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb- Mono 6.12.X - HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets
            Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.12.X
            HS4 Pro - V4.1.11.0 - Ubuntu 20.01/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb - Mono
            6.10.0.104
            HS4 Lite -

            X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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              #7
              I believe you can still buy Ivona (and other voices) at nextup.
              My home is smarter than your honor roll student.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mr_Resistor View Post
                I believe you can still buy Ivona (and other voices) at nextup.
                OK,
                I think they might be for real.................:https://nextup.com/forum/index.php



                Eman.
                TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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                  #9
                  I really like AT&T Anjali.. English with Indian accent.
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