Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program that uses the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) voices installed on the system to read text aloud or save it to an audio file.
Balabolka Portable works best with the PortableApps.com Platform
Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from AZW, CHM, DjVu, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODT, PRC, PDF and RTF files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. The program uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice's parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of regular expressions. Balabolka can save the synchronized text in external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When an audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text is displayed synchronously (at the same way, as lyrics for songs). Note that Balabolka can only use the voice engines installed on the local PC. English is installed by default on all versions of Windows, but other languages require local installation.
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- Publisher: Ilya Morozov & PortableApps.com (Gord Caswell)
- Date Released / Date Updated: 2012-10-25 / 2015-01-20
- System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- License: Freeware
- Source Code: PortableApps.com Launcher
- MD5 Hash: 620d654b579c57458a3f1cbb35859549
Balabolka is packaged for portable use with permission from the publisher.