[App_rpt-users] text to speech /google_tts

mike at midnighteng.com mike at midnighteng.com
Sat Sep 5 17:43:58 EDT 2015

Check the lame output options, especially for header type/format.


> Trying to get weather stuff running on a new RPi and it isn't flying. I
> have chased it to the Google side. The snippets of words get sent to
> google translator, and mp3 files come back, and the script sticks all
> the files together in order. But the routine fails in lame conversion. I
> have taken other mp3's and lame converts them fine. When I try to run
> either the assembled mp3 or one of the individual mp3 files I get header
> error on them. Also noted that the individual files, maybe 50-80 of them
> are only about 400 bytes long and after cat puts them together the file
> is maybe 50k, which sounds wrong. I didn't do anything to this stuff,
> just using what was in Doug's Raspberry Pi distro, which otherwise works
> great.
> Anybody have any suggestions on this conversion? I see older versions of
> w0anm's scripts do not sent the text to Google for conversion but
> instead use one of two applications to convert them. Guessing the choice
> to move it off the pi was based on processor horsepower.
> GeorgeC
> W2DB
> 2360
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