Sunday, April 24, 2011

How to generate a text to speech mp3 file

Google translate includes a tool for reading its translated text aloud. This works by generating a temporary mp3 file which is then played back in the browser. As a result it can also be used to generate a speech to text  mp3 file of any English text.

Enter some English text below, select an accent and it will generate the mp3 file in a new tab or window. The file will be called "translate_tts.mp3". If you are using the Chrome browser it will launch in its built in mp3 player. Right click anywhere on the playback page and select "save as" to save the file.

This  currently only works for phrases of up to 100 characters.