Voxygen TTS

About

Voxygen Expressive Speech

Set up in 2011 and headquartered in Brittany on the northwest coast of France, Voxygen quickly ranked among the market leaders in the field of Speech Synthesis

Contact :

Route du Radôme
Pôle Phoenix  - Bâtiment B1 
22560 Pleumeur-Bodou
France 
Tel +33 2 96 14 12 81
             
contact@voxygen.fr 

Website: http://www.voxygen.fr/en/

Definition

Voxygen offers more than 60 voices in 10 languages, with another 20 voices road-mapped in 10 new languages. Worldwide, Voxygen is the only speech editor able to produce distinctive and multi-expressive voices capable of reflecting true human personalities.

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English (UK )
  • French (France )
  • Italian
  • Spanish ( Spain )

Installation

Voxygen TTS products are called baratinoo, and current version 7.4 (04/2015) For linux, there are tgz packages. There are voices package ans ES_Server. Baratinoo do not support natively x64, so you need to install first 32 bist compatbility packages:

  • For Debian or Ubuntu, install the ia32-libs package.
  • From Ubuntu 14, install the zlib1g:i386 package.
  • For Red Hat or Centos, install the glibc.i686 package.

This is mandatory for x64 archs. The init script need python installed to run, python is not mandatory, but recommended…

Download the TTS binaries packages after contacting the Voxygen sales. Here is what they looks like

Agnes.4.2_7.4_16i.lin.tgz
Amanda.2.0_7.4_16i.lin.tgz
Arnaud_neutre.1.0_7.4_16i.lin.tgz
Bibi.3.0_7.4_16i.lin.tgz
Bronwen.1.3_7.4_16i.lin.tgz
Bronwen.1.3_7.4_16i.lin.tgz.md5sum
Damien.2.2_7.4_16i.lin.tgz
Damien.2.2_7.4_16i.lin.tgz.md5sum
ES_server_7.4_1_linx86.tgz
...

You can check files md5 (checksum) with the file md5sum, if you have any doubt. Install is just extracing ES_Server package into /opt directory

tar -C /opt -zxf ES_server_7.4_1_linx86.tgz
cd /opt/baratinoo7.4_1

Then you install each voice package. Just extract the voice archive in the <baratinoo>/config directory without changing the directories structure.

tar -C /opt/baratinoo7.4_1/config Agnes.4.2_7.4_16i.lin.tgz

If you have a lot of voices :

for v in *.lin.tgz ;do  tar -C /opt/baratinoo7.4_1/config -zxf $v ;done

Now you must generate CHECK.tgz for license :

cd /opt/baratinoo7.4_1/bin/linx86/
./check 
Checking installation / 2015-04-17 15:31:11.089670
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Reading informations...
Checking TCP ports...
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Checking files... (it might take few minutes)

Checking running syntservers...
   No syntserver FEATURE found

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please send the file 'CHECK.tgz' to Voxygen Support (support@voxygen.fr)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

CHECK.tgz is in the current directory, you must sent it to support@voxygen.fr to get license file.

Configuration

First of all, get the http connector installer from :

http://downloads.i6net.com/misc/tts/baratinoo

The TTS package install the HTTP scripts in:

/var/www/tts/baratinoo

In a default Debian installation, you can test the TTS installation at:

http://yourip/tts/baratinoo/

We recommend you to install our ffmpeg binary, to get all debug sounds from this web interface.

http://downloads.i6net.com/misc/ffmpeg/

This web page will generate your TTS raw alaw or ulaw files.

Release Notes

Install the script on your Apache/PHP server. Configure the VoiceXML Browser (Text-to-Speech Option) and restart the VoiceXML interpreter to get the new configuration.

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