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, AZW3, 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).
Balabolka 188.8.131.528 changelog:
- Added the new feature: use the double-click on the document's tab to scroll to the top of the text. Double-clicking the tab again will bring back to where you were before.
- Small improvements.
- Fixed the converting subtitles to audio files for IVONA voices (when the speech rate is not equal to 0). Unfortunately I still got no answer about fixing this problem from the IVONA support.
- Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev, Anan and Fernando Gregoire).
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