[App_rpt-users] text to speech /google_tts

David KE6UPI dshaw at ke6upi.com
Sun Sep 6 10:20:34 EDT 2015


Question: Are you using a local weather machine or are you downloading the
text from an online weather service?

David

On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 7:12 PM, Doug Crompton <doug at crompton.com> wrote:

> The current configuration of Google text to speech is NO longer functional
> on the hamvoip.org RPi2 or BBB versions. Google has changed their terms
> of service and they are no longer allowing unlimited access to the site.
> There is a work around but access will still be limited. We will not
> support Google TTS for weather scripts in the future. We are woking on an
> alternative tts. All this was discussed at length on the arm-allstar list
> which you should be part of f you are using BBB or RPi2 from hamvoip.org.
> Questions should be asked there.
>
>
>
> *73 DougWA3DSPhttp://www.crompton.com/hamradio
> <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
>
>
> > Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 19:40:21 -0500
> > From: george at dyb.com
> > To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
> > Subject: [App_rpt-users] text to speech /google_tts
>
> >
> > 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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