Text To Speech can be used to say any text. While it's not for professional radio stations, there are many situations when it can be useful, eg parties, fun radio stations, etc It can also say current time and day.
+N (or -N) is talk speed, can be from -9 to +9. Zero must have a sign too (either + or -).
text - a text you want program to speak. Can contain XML tags as described here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms717077(v=vs.85).aspx and hour/minute/day macro:
%h - hour
%m - minute
%s - second
%D - day
%M - month
%dw - week day
TTS=+1;<EMPH>it's %dw %Dth of %M the time is %h hours and %m minutes thank you for listening our cool radio</EMPH>
I wonder if anyone else reading this Forum is still confused about how to use this, as I was?
The post didn't really say how it was to be used/implemented. After trying a few ways to get text to speech to work, the light bulb finally lite up...
It's easy once you figure it out...
TTS is a command that can be used in the scheduler..
So I add an event and put this in the [Playlist/track filename or command] box ..
TTS=+1;<EMPH>the time is %h %m</EMPH>
and the time is announced!
The voice needs some fine tuning but can work for my purposes..
There is a limit to how long the line can be in the [Playlist/track filename or command] box.. my count is around 85 characters total.
Is it possible to have TTS call a text file or could the be added?
With some tuning the digital voice sounds fairly good.. best of all she works for free!
However... at some point, for time announcements, could we have the provision to use voice files for saying the time.. and maybe the temperature, like ZaraRadio? I have a collection of audio files from various sources that could be used.. all freely available.
MY FM Radio - 106.9