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Balabolka 2.15.0.760 – Text To Speech

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Balabolka 2.15.0.760 – Text To Speech

Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka.

The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from CHM, DjVu, DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT, PDF and RTF files. Also it can customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka 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 you play an audio file with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text is displayed synchronously. At the same way, as lyrics for songs. The on-screen text you can save as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file.

Supported Languages: English, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.780 (2020-11-28):

  • Aded the option “Ignore URLs” (the window “Settings”, the tab “Skip Text”).
  • Fixed the subtitle creating.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese and Spanish (Simplified) languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev, Anan and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.759 (2020-11-22):

  • Added the main menu item “Subtitle Preview”.
  • The using of IBM Watson Text-To-Speech was updated.
  • If an archive file was opened in Balabolka, the application will suggest to use the name of the document inside the archive as a name of a new text file (not the name of the archive, as it was in the previous versions of Balabolka).
  • Resources for Chinese (Simplified) language were updated (thanks to Anan).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.758 (2020-11-15):

  • Fixed the using of Google Cloud Text-To-Speech.

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.757 (2020-11-09):

  • Fixed the text scrolling in the Spritz-Reader.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Czech and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Adaptech s.r.o. and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.756 (2020-10-10):

  • Fixed small bugs.
  • The compability with screen readers was improved.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Hungarian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev, Zoltan Magyar and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.755 (2020-10-05):

  • Added the syntax settings for tags PRON and PHONEME (the window “Settings”, the tab “Rules”).
  • Small improvements.
  • Updated the using of Yandex SpeechKit.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, German and Hungarian languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev, Regine Müller and Zoltan Magyar).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.754 (2020-09-26):

  • Added the option “Save current sentence to text file during reading aloud” (the window “Settings”, the tab “Broadcasting”). It allows to display closed captions in streaming/broadcasting software.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Chinese (Simplified) language were updated (thanks to Anan).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.753 (2020-09-17):

  • Fixed the minimized application launching.
  • Removed the options “Snap to the screen edge” and “Use Aero Snap in Windows 10”.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • The Ogg Vorbis and Opus encoders were updated.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.752 (2020-09-13):

  • Added the “Insert Phonemes (IPA)” button and support of the PHONEME tag to the “Insert XML Tag” window. (The IVONA voices support the PHONEME tag and do not support the PRON tag.)
  • Added the support of IPA phonetic transcription for BXD dictionaries.
  • Fixed the syllable dividing for German language in the Spritz-Reader.
  • Removed the using of API-key for Yandex.Translate. (Yandex.Translate API was shut down on August 15, 2020.)
  • The LAME encoder was updated.
  • Resources for Czech and German languages were updated (thanks to Adaptech s.r.o. and Regine Müller).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.751 (2020-08-15):

  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Italian and Turkish languages were updated (thanks to Massimo Castiglia and Çağrı Doğan).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.750 (2020-08-01):

  • Small improvements.
  • Fixed the error in the “Find/Replace” dialog window (thanks to Tomáš Hromádka).
  • Fixed the Clipboard Watch.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev, Anan and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.749 (2020-07-18):

  • Named bookmarks are copied and pasted together with selected text in Balabolka.
  • Added the option “Copy selected text before to read clipboard aloud” (for the small floating window).
  • Added the option “Replace by quotes” for the text formatting.

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.748 (2020-07-06):

  • Fixed the using of Yandex SpeechKit.
  • Resources for Hungarian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Zoltan Magyar and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.747 (2020-07-04):

  • Improved the finding of names in text.
  • Fixed the handling of situations when an audio output device was changed.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Chinese (Simplified) languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev and Anan).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.746 (2020-06-30):

  • Added the support of LRC format for subtitle converting.
  • Added the main menu item “Download Subtitles”.
  • Added the option “Hide words from dictionaries (partial match)” to the window “Find Names in Text”.
  • Resources for German language were updated (thanks to Regine Müller).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.745 (2020-05-30):

  • Added the support of WebVTT format for subtitle converting.
  • Fixed the using of the Baidu Translate service.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Updated the command-line argument processing.
  • The summary extraction for FB2/FB3 files is turned off by default.
  • The main menu item “Reopen” reloads a document which is already opened in the application.
  • Resources for Slovenian language were updated (thanks to Jožef Gregorc).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.744 (2020-05-23):

  • Updated the text extracting for EPUB files.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.743 (2020-05-16):

  • Universal tags can be used for reading of foreign words (the window “Add Tags to Text for Reading of Foreign Words”).
  • Universal tags can be used for reading of direct speech (the window “Add Tags to Text for Reading of Direct Speech”).
  • Fixed the using of SAPI 5.1 on Windows 7.
  • Resources for Czech, Hungarian and Slovak languages were updated (thanks to Adaptech s.r.o. and Zoltan Magyar).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.742 (2020-05-10):

  • Fixed the applying of rules from BXD-dictionaries.
  • The using of IBM Watson Text-To-Speech was updated.
  • LibreOffice Writer is used for text extracting from old Microsoft Word 6.0/95 documents (if LibreOffice is installed).
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese and Serbian (Latin) languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev, Anan, Miguel Simões and Gradimir Kragić).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.741 (2020-05-02):

  • Small improvements.
  • Resources for Serbian (Latin), Slovenian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Gradimir Kragić, Jožef Gregorc and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.740 (2020-04-16):

  • Fixed the text extracting for FB2 files.
  • Resources for Bulgarian language were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.739 (2020-04-12):

  • Added the using of SpeechPro Text-To-Speech (for testing purposes only).
  • Resources for Hungarian, Italian and Serbian (Latin) languages were updated (thanks to Zoltan Magyar, Massimo Castiglia and Gradimir Kragić).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.738 (2020-04-05):

  • Added OPUS audio format support.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.737 (2020-03-29):

  • Added the option “Find Roman numerals” to the window “Replace Numbers with Words”.

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.736 (2020-03-21):

  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Slovenian language were updated (thanks to Jožef Gregorc).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.735 (2020-03-13):

  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for German language were updated (thanks to Regine Müller).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.734 (2020-03-09):

  • Added the using of Google Cloud Text-To-Speech (for testing purposes only).
  • Added the main menu item “Repeat Forever”.
  • Added new languages for the Google Translate service.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev and Fernando Gregoire).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.733 (2020-03-01):

  • Added the option “Text encoding in ID3v2 tags for MP3 files”.
  • Added new languages for the Microsoft Translator service.
  • Fixed the using of the Baidu Translate service.
  • Fixed the text extracting for EPUB files.
  • Fixed the applying of regular expressions to German documents.
  • Resources for Hungarian language were updated (thanks to Zoltan Magyar).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.732 (2020-02-23):

  • Fixed the using of BXT/BXZ files.
  • Fixed the text selecting in the editor.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • The LAME encoder was updated.
  • Resources for Chinese (Simplified) and French languages were updated (thanks to Anan and Michel Such).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.731 (2020-02-08):

  • Small improvements.

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.730 (2020-02-03):

  • Fixed the Clipboard Watch.
  • Fixed the global hotkey “Import Text from Clipboard”.
  • Fixed the using of Yandex SpeechKit.
  • Resources for Bulgarian language were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.729 (2020-01-25):

  • Added the options “Remove text in except SAPI tags” and “Skip text in except SAPI tags” (the window “Settings”).
  • Added the global hotkey “Minimize/Restore Program”.
  • Added the new options for the global hotkey “Import Text from Clipboard”.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for German language were updated (thanks to Regine Müller).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.728 (2020-01-08):

  • Added the document type detecting for files with unknown extensions.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Bulgarian language were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev).

Changes in Balabolka 2.15.0.727 (2020-01-03):

  • The reading of text can be started from the beginning of a sentence (the window “Settings”, the tab “General”).
  • Updated the loading of text files on the application startup.
  • Resources for Hungarian language were updated (thanks to Zoltan Magyar).

Homepage – http://balabolka.site/balabolka.htm

Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.

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3 Comments on Balabolka 2.15.0.760 – Text To Speech

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    Saad

    It works.. when i select the text and click on 'Read Aloud' it reads.

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    ragapoo

    I find Text Aloud to be better

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    undertaker666

    this is awesome.