Help talk:Audio pronunciations

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Tips[edit]

  • I found that my recordings had a chopping sound at the start and finish, no matter how I cropped the selection. To solve this I "normalized" the selection, only removing the DC offset, not normalizing the maximum offset. This removed the chopping noise. - TheDaveRoss

examples...[edit]

en_us_... doesn't match en_uk_... in the examples. --Connel MacKenzie T C 07:22, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Audacity obsolete?[edit]

Why is Audacity considered obsolete? ~MDD4696 05:03, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

No idea. The Shtooka Recorder only operates in Windows, so Audacity is still necessary for those of us who don't run Windows. --EncycloPetey 19:35, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Text-to-speech[edit]

What about using a text-to-speech engine to generate pronunciations in bulk? I would assume commercial tools licenses would be incompatible with Wiktionary. Has anyone looked into this? John1deer 15:06, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, we've looked into it. There are no engines capable of doing this correctly. The pronunciation of a word varies from region to region, sometimes a little but sometimes quite a lot. An engine would merely tell users how a particular algorithm interprets the pronuncation, not how a person would say it. --EncycloPetey 16:19, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Foreign recordings[edit]

Language-country-word, right? For Tagalog-Philippines-word, would the resulting file be something like tl-ph-merienda.ogg? --Icqgirl 09:05, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

KDE help[edit]

Perhaps we can take something useful out of this help page. Also, they're looking for some help with recordings (which I think could be used on Wiktionary as well). Nemo 22:28, 16 June 2011 (UTC)