Converting text to mp3

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Jan 28 20:56:47 UTC 2022


the bad think is, that Audiobook-converter was only in Vinux. It could 
really much settings. It could convert book to mp3, I could option if I 
wanted, on how much files and how length I wanted, how quick can it 
speak, etc. I have this installed in my old Vinux, but I dont know, how 
can I move this old app to my Raspberry and use it there.

Do you know, why must I convert text to mp3 or waves? Because Orca has 
for someone advantage, for me disadvantage. I have scanned books, which 
are wrapped. Some words are ended by enter key, not space. But in Orca 
there's option, when enter is in the text, Orca makes space like on the 
end of the sentence. This is really annoying during reading book, when 
the book is written in this. Windows screenreaders or Mac haven't 
problems, so I can't want from library owner to edit the books due to 
Orca bugs. People likes this bug, because if they write shopping list, 
something like:

I have to buy

they are comfortable with that, Orca with continuous reading makes 
spaces. But I don't want Orca do that, when I am reading wrapped book. 
So the only think what I can is convert text to mp3, because there 
aren't problems with reading, when text is in the sound format. Only 
disadvantage is, it can't be read by my favourite voice Max, only 
unnamed Espeak, so, never mind.

Best regards


Dne 28. 01. 22 v 20:03 Linux for blind general discussion napsal(a):
> the say command in the voxin package has a wave option.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
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> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 19:39:09 +0100
> Subject: Re: Converting text to mp3
>> Hello,
>> is there a way to use Voxin for that, too?
>> Greetings,
>> Wolfram
>> Am 26.01.22 um 18:21 schrieb Linux for blind general discussion:
>>> # convert text file to wave
>>> espeak -f file.txt -w file.wav
>>> #then convert wave file to mp3
>>> lame -m s file.wav -o file.mp3
>>> On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 05:49:18PM +0100, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> is some way to convert text file to mp3 files and option length of them? In
>>>> Vinux I had Audiobook-converter. But it's not in repositories of Ubuntu.
>>>> Thanks a lot and take care.
>>>> Best regards
>>>> Vojta.
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