Converting text to speech is a useful tool for the visually challenged or users who would rather listen than read while on the move. There are many such applications but Balabolka is the best free text-to-speech software that offers several interesting features.
Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available toBalabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from CHM, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT, PDF and RTF files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.
The program uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice’s parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice’s articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of regular expressions.
It is also possible to install other voice packages to enhance the performance of the text-to-speech program or add other languages.
Comapatible with Windows applications including Windows 7, Balabolka is supportive of various file formats including HTML, pdf, docx, fb2, zip, and rar.This provides more flexibility for users to convert text and save them for listening while on the go. Large audio files can be split into multiple smaller units via Balabolka as audio files can take up a lot of space and take time to download.
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