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AirplaySpeak This plug-in is a Speak Proxy which allows Homeseer to route annoucements to AirPlay capable devices such as an AirPort Express

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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:05 PM
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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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Old November 5th, 2014, 06:15 PM
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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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Old November 5th, 2014, 08:30 PM
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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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Old November 6th, 2014, 03:47 AM
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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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Old November 6th, 2014, 11:33 AM
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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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Old November 6th, 2014, 11:44 AM
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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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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:05 PM
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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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Old November 6th, 2014, 07:52 PM
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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.

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Old November 6th, 2014, 08:58 PM
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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.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Spud asking to use another audio source (aside from the kinect) with the plugin
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Old November 7th, 2014, 08:01 AM
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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!!!!!!
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Old November 7th, 2014, 09:28 AM
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Yeah, Bridget is my main voice these days. Great accent and no digitized syllables if ya know what I mean.

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Old November 7th, 2014, 09:48 AM
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Discard my post about Kinect wrong thread. Thanks for the feedback everyone time to check out some voices!
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Old November 16th, 2014, 04:17 AM
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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.

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Old December 8th, 2015, 08:37 PM
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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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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?

You just install the software on your system and then select it in the speaker client as the default. If you use something clever like BLSpeech you can select different voices at will.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 08:31 AM
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Personally here I would recommend that you utilize the default speech product that comes with Homeseer 3.

The default speech utilizes the default Microsoft SAPI voice fonts if you are utilizing the Microsoft Operating system.

You do not need to utilize a 3rd party speech proxy to change text to speech voices.

You can do that within Homeseer 3.

Homeseer speech fonts available for purchase today are located here.

Voices & Voice Control

Many years ago Homeseer sold AT&T and Neospeech voice fonts.

Above in this thread or forum section are locations which you can purchase more voice fonts.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 11:00 AM
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the voice is so like a robot.. i can't describe in english sorry

is there a way to improve this ?
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Old December 9th, 2015, 01:40 PM
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Yes.

Purchasing a voice font. A voice font is similiar to the purchase of software in a way.



It resides at your home on your Homeseer 3 box.

Look here one company's variety available.

Try the demos at Neospeech.
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Resurrecting old thread.
Where are you all getting your voices now? THe links to homeseer don't go anywhere, and it doesn't look like Neospeech sells stand alone voices now.
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