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Turn RSS into speech and synch to your iPod

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HALEY GALLAGHER
06-01-2010
04:32 AM ET (US)
I have been looking around www.dorsch.com and actually am impressed by the great content material here. I work the nightshift at my job and it really gets boring. I have been coming here for the previous couple nights and reading. I simply needed to let you know that I've been enjoying what I've seen and I look ahead to reading more.
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Mark FrauenfelderPerson was signed in when posted
02-21-2003
06:51 PM ET (US)
I tried this script Ace, but it truncates the text files to just a few seconds. Is there a way to use this for long files?
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acefPerson was signed in when posted
02-21-2003
01:42 PM ET (US)
Save $10. Use the following Applescript that does exactly the same thing (less choosing the voice). I forget the original source - I apologize to whomever first came up with this.

say (text returned of (display dialog
  "Enter what you would like synthesized into a file." default answer
  "Welcome to Mac OS X.")) saving to (choose file name with prompt
  "Choose where you would like to to save the file." default name "say.aiff")

By the way, if you want a sample of what a somewhat large amount of text sounds like when read through Apple's speech, check out http://www.drivingmenuts.net

It's a work in progress.
Edited 02-21-2003 01:44 PM
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Wiley WigginsPerson was signed in when posted
02-21-2003
11:11 AM ET (US)
Have you *tried* it yet though? Listening to a whole book with any one of the apple voices is like vigorously rubbing your head on a cheese grater. Apple's speech synthesis, at one time the best on any consumer machine, has gotten dusty and is way behind most of the commercially used speech synthesis. Listening to anything more than a few sentences of text will drive you into a killing frenzy.
Edited 02-21-2003 11:11 AM

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