[Hpr] HPR Branding

cobra2 cobra2 at linuxbasement.com
Sat Sep 1 19:12:09 PDT 2018

I always liked festival over espeak. The voices just sound more real to me. I find that shows where the host does all the mixing of the intro/outro music sound the best as far as levels go. I don't really care my ears have been blown out of the water a few times and a few more isn't going to make me deaf. 

What are your thoughts ken?


On September 1, 2018 11:27:52 PM UTC, lostnbronx <lostnbronx at gmail.com> wrote:
>I know it's been brought up in the past, but if we're revisiting the
>whole thing, is there a better voice available for espeak these days?
>I like the idea of having the host announced, along with a simple
>description of the ep, but every time I recommend an episode to
>someone outside the HPR community, I have to warn them to ignore the
>horrible robot voice at the beginning. It really sounds quite bad
>compared to others that are out there, though I don't know what Free
>Software options are currently available. If this one is still
>state-of-the-art for scriptable FOSS voices, then there's nothing to
>complain about, since nothing can be done. But if some better voices
>do exist now, maybe we could look at swapping out the one we currently

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