We just deployed a new look for the secure portion of the site. Hopefully you find it cleaner and easier to use.
We have also made the recording of Voice tags optional. Just check the box for Respond to voice tags? if you want SpokenText to respond to voice tags you have placed into your text content. Note that if your voice tags are not well formed or you have text within your content which looks like a voice tag your recording will fail to be recorded.
If you notice any issues with this release please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There was an issue with our domain name renewal on Aug 28 2012 which made it impossible to access the site for around 6 hours or so. The site and our servers were still running fine but with the domain name not working know one could access it.
This is the first period of down time of any kind we have had in years. We take up time very seriously and will try to make sure that this type of issue never happens again.
Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused. If you are still having issues reaching our site please try to clear your browser cache and restart your browser if it has been open for a while.
We are proud to announce that our free Google Chrome extension is now available in the Google Chrome Extension Galary.
Check it out at SpokenText for Chrome
The extension makes it easy to record any text you find on a web page or full web pages, with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Watch the YouTube video to learn more about how to setup the extension and use it to record text.
And if you like the extension please rate it and post a comment on our Chrome Extension page.
Want to create a dialog between two different voices talking. Maybe to hear your screen play or novel read to you?
Here is how you can do it:
Wrap the text you want in a different voice as follows.
<voice gender=”male, female, neutral” >...</voice>
Where do you want to eat tonight?
<voice gender=”female”> Let’s go for pizza </voice>
Listen to it
For this test I set my default voice in the list provided on the New Recordings tab to
This way you only have to put the tags around one of the talkers and not both.
Note: Recording of Voice tags optional. Just check the box for Respond to voice tags? if you want SpokenText to respond to voice tags you have placed into your text content. Note that if your voice tags are not well formed or you have text within your content which looks like a voice tag your recording will fail to be recorded.
I have not heard it yet on The LiVE 88.5 Start Up. I keep missing it. Life is very busy in the mornings when you have three little kids to get ready
But form what I have heard it came out well.
We have made the Audio Book and Multiple MP3 formats optional for all paid accounts.
This way only the people who need them can ask to have them created by checking either the “Create Audio Book file” or “Create multiple mp3 file” options at the bottom of the New Recordings page.
This should speed up conversion times for everyone.
Just cleaned up the Options at the bottom of the New Recordings page. They are now check boxes. The old way was getting to long.
Hopefully everyone will like the new approach.
I did an interview today with Katfish and Dave from the
Live 88.5 Start up. It was a lot of fun and should air in the next few weeks.
We now support the .docx format which is the default format for MS Word 2007 and 2010.
We support the conversion of .docx files as uploads, attachments to emails and via a URL to an online document.
Finally had some time and have added a bunch of new screencasts of how to use SpokenText.net and have also setup a SpokenText YouTube Channel where you can see them all in one place.
Please check them out and let me know what you think. Also if you would like me to create a screencast on a specific topic let me know.