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How to Convert a Text File into a Spoken Audio File via Command Line

Jun 28, 2011 - 16 Comments

Using Mac OS X Text to Speech tools, we can convert any .RTF or .TXT file into a spoken audio file which can then be transferred to your iPod or iPhone for later listening. Update: There is an easier way to do a text to audio file conversion using the OS X Services menu, the … Read More

Mac OS X Lion Adds Amazing New Text-to-Speech Voices – Listen to Samples

May 15, 2011 - 27 Comments
Mac OS X Lion Nuance Speech Voices

Mac OS X Lion is set to include a wide variety of new high quality text-to-speech voices in a multitude of languages, thanks to a long suspected partnership between Apple and Nuance, a speech technology company. The new voices are of surprisingly good quality and speak in major world languages including English, Mandarin, German, Japanese, … Read More

Make a Mac Sing Songs

Nov 9, 2010 - 10 Comments

I know you’ve always thought to yourself, wouldn’t it be great if my Mac could see me songs? Or wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could make someone elses Mac sing songs? Well, you’re going to be thrilled to discover that, yes, your Mac can actually sing, thanks to the text-to-speech engine and the intonation … Read More

How to Make a Mac Talk: Text to Speech

Mar 28, 2010 - 22 Comments

You can make your Mac talk to you in various different ways and even speaking with different voices, all by using the powerful built-in Text-to-Speech abilities of Mac OS X. With this, you can either speak a few words, phrases, or even an entire document. We’ll cover the two quickest and easiest ways by using … Read More

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