Help talk:Audio pronunciations
- 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
- 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)
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)
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)
I cannot hear them!
from sarri.greek 2017.10.26. υπ' όψιν/attn: TWIMC, @Saltmarsh. Here are a naïve's first impressions:
- All wikipedia, wiktionary oggs: i click on that player, and i hear nothing. I download them and play them with my VLC or WindowsMediaPlayer: it cuts off the last syllable in all short mp3s, oggs, etc. Apparently there is something wrong with me not the oggs. But still, I go to external pages and i hear fine. (e.g. cambridgedictionaries)
- i need a confirmation that the voice is of a native reader, (accent is described, ok. But is he native?)
- i need medium speed of utterance (Normal speech may be too fast for a learner/nonspeaker. Slow speed is unnatural)
- i would like female and male voice.
- i would also like audio recordings for the examples!
- i am happy to make recordings, but the procedure is too complicated. (Here is my voice [theta@webtopos]) I hear some last syllables cut off here too