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BTS.humor: Text-To-Speech Podcasting

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posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 11:15 AM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting
Yarcofin expresses his love for/fascination with TTS

length: 02:13
file: btshpod_1458.mp3
size: 2080k
feed: btsh
status: live (at time of crazy roboticness.)








ULTRA HAL Text-to-Speech Reader is available for free download here:

www.download.com...

[edit on 20-2-2006 by Yarcofin]





posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 02:11 PM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 1)
Isn't Technology Amazing?

length: 01:05
file: btshpod_1459.mp3
size: 510k
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posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 08:31 PM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 2)
NrKy's laptop responds, using an old program that's been around since the win95 days.

length: 08:15
file: btshpod_1460.mp3
size: 2902k
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posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 09:13 PM
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That was so funny!

I like the choir boy!



posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 11:01 AM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 3)
Better than actually doing homework :O

length: 02:09
file: btshpod_1461.mp3
size: 2018k
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status: live (at time of posting)




posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 12:17 PM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 4)
"Spoken word" of two of the best songs ever, Banana Phone and The Gangster Song.

length: 05:12
file: btshpod_1463.mp3
size: 4878k
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status: live (at time of posting)




posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 07:16 PM
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Yarcofin, dude, could you *please* use a lower bitrate for your podcasts. Five megabytes for a five minute podcast is appalling, sorry to say.

I won't post in here how to change the bitrate, as you can just easily google it and come up with thousands of posts/webpages about how to do it.

But in future, dude, please check the size of your podcasts, as not all of us have good internet connections.
We should all adopt Majic's philosophy of (paraphrasing) "I try to make my podcasts with the target audience of someone living in the poorest conditions possible, out in the bush, with only a 22baud modem to connect to the internet". Likewise, I try to keep my podcasts in 32kbps format all the time, unless it's a really short one, then I go up to 48 sometimes.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 07:30 PM
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Normally my podcasts are pretty low quality and a nice filesize. I dont know what went wrong with this one. I know what you mean about the bandwidth thing though. I personally wouldn't have downloaded it if somebody else put it up
. Anything over 1.5 MB I have to seriously consider. My lowest podcast was about 6:30 long and about 2 MB.

Well the truth is, I tried damn hard just to even find a program that will save files as MP3s. Sound recorder says it will, but it ends up as a WAV anyway. Tried another converter and it still wouldnt work. My free version of Goldwave won't convert it. And for some strange reason I still havent downloaded Audacity and most likely never will. Right now I use a free trial version of something called Smart Wav Converter. It only converts 60% of the original file, so I have to calculate it and add an extra 40% of silence on to the end of all my podcasts. It's quite a pain.

So if it makes you feel better, the original WAV was about 8 minutes long and approximately 100 MB. Took a few minutes to save, actually
.

I'll try to squeeze it down to 3 minutes per 1 MB in the future, but the quality might get even more drastically worse than it already is
.

[edit on 22-2-2006 by Yarcofin]



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 10:02 AM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 5)
NrKy responds with a little TTS karaoke, finishing with some lyrics from a song he's working on at the moment.

length: 02:44
file: btshpod_1471.mp3
size: 644k
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status: live (at time of posting)




posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 11:59 AM
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1.That choir boy is truely creepy when it comes to actually singing.

2.What the hell is "kinninegan"?

3. You are hereby required to add the "KILL THEM. KILL THEM ALL" robotic message to the end of all your pocasts from now on, right after Infinite Global Conciousness.



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by Yarcofin
1.That choir boy is truely creepy when it comes to actually singing.


No kidding! That was great!

I confess, there's a lot of stuff I couldn't understand on both of your podcasts.
I guess I don't have an ear for TTS.



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 02:27 PM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 6)
I am Woman. Hear me Roar!

length: 01:03
file: btshpod_1473.mp3
size: 499k
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status: live (at time of posting)




posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by Yarcofin
1.That choir boy is truely creepy when it comes to actually singing.

2.What the hell is "kinninegan"?

3. You are hereby required to add the "KILL THEM. KILL THEM ALL" robotic message to the end of all your pocasts from now on, right after Infinite Global Conciousness.


#-talker version 1.2 by Jaundice, uses a random tone fluctuation for each word when it uses the choirboy voice... it's a real bugger to get them right when you try to organise it for a song.

Kininigin is a word that the reptiles supposedly cannot say. Kind of an anti-illuminati joke on the internet.


lol! If I add "kill them, kill them all!" in a whispering robotic voice at the end of all my podcasts, people are going to think I'm encouraging violence.



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 08:41 PM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 7)
NrKy's laptop replies with a dating tape. He can make you feel like a natural woman, baby!

length: 01:20
file: btshpod_1476.mp3
size: 315k
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status: live (at time of posting)




posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 08:39 PM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 8)
Pickle sings you a song.

length: 01:30
file: btstpod_1583.mp3
size: 707k
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status: live (at time of posting)




posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 11:50 PM
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PODcast: Text-To-Speech Podcasting (reply 9)
The basics of slang...oh, just basically having a lil insomniac fun

length: 02:07
file: btshpod_1585.mp3
size: 1995k
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status: live (at time of posting)








 
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