Plugins / Gilvan Gomes / Bing Text to Speech

Bing Text to Speech

Use the Microsoft Bing Text to Speech cloud service. Allows to add break, change speaking rate, volume and pitch.

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This plugin is version 0, was last modified on 9/16/2017, and is 194,566 Bytes. The author is Gilvan Gomes.

Requirements

This plugin requires EZ-Builder for Microsoft Windows PC.

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Plugin Details

This service requires an internet connection. That means your EZ-B will need to be put into Wi-Fi Client Mode. Consult the appropiate learn tutorial for changing the EZ-B to Wi-Fi Client Mode or add a second USB WiFi adapter from here: http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/Course/5

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Play through: Allows to choose between your EZ-B and the computer (might be useful for testing or creating voice output without wasting your EZ-B battery).

API Key - Your key for using the Microsoft Bing Speech service. There are instructions in this document below for signing up and obtaining a key.

Voice - The voice that will be used for recognition.

Show Advanced Voice Options - Enables options for break, speaking rate, volume and pitch. You should select the word you want to change the voice output and then click on the option desired. The break option is going to be placed before the word selected or the current cursor position. See video for instructions.

Notes for the advanced voice options: you can combine multiple options, but it doesn't work well all the time. Also, DO NOT change the text generated, including the quotation marks, as that text is going to be processed by Microsoft the way it was generated.



For C# developers:
This is a very initial version and the code is open source, so if you want to help on making new and more awesome stuff for this plugin (like enhancing the way it generates text with the advanced options), send me a request at gilgomes.r@gmail.com

Create Subscription
The subscription that you will need from Microsoft is called Bing Speech API

1) Visit the Microsoft Cognitive Services here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/try/cognitive-services/my-apis/

2) Choose the Bing Speech API

3) Copy the API key into your clipboard. Now return to EZ-Builder and PASTE the contents of the clipboard into the API Key textbox.

4) Save the configuration menu and begin using the Text to Speech API

Disclaimer
This service is provided by Microsoft, and not owned by EZ-Robot or the plugin author. Microsoft may change their terms of use and operational behavior without warning.

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