eSpeak ~ Open Source Speech Synthesizer


eSpeak is a compact open source Linux and Windows speech synthesizer for English and other languages. eSpeak uses a “formant synthesis” method. This allows many languages to be provided in a small size. The speech is clear, and can be used at high speeds, but is not as natural or smooth as larger synthesizers which are based on human speech recordings.

eSpeak is available as:

  • A command line program (Linux and Windows) to speak text from a file or from stdin.
  • A shared library version for use by other programs. (On Windows this is a DLL).
  • A SAPI5 version for Windows, so it can be used with screen-readers and other programs that support the Windows SAPI5 interface.
  • eSpeak has been ported to other platforms, including Android, Mac OSX and Solaris.

 

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Jukes ~ Cross-platform Music Organizer & Player


Jukes was created for the serious music lover. This program was created for people who rip full CD’s or possibly their entire CD collection to their hard drive. Jukes allows you to have all of your CD’s at your fingertips and play them like a real jukebox. Perfect for DJ’s, whether in your house or for parties or whatever, spin all of your favorite tunes anytime you want. No more loading the files in to play them and removing them to add more to the list, now all of your CD’s are at your disposal! Jukes is cross-platform and operates on Windows, Solaris, Linux, and MacOSX.

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