As a side note, GizmoGuy411 wrote:
For those interested in playing the TTS files on their PC, I've tried several audio players to attempt to slow down the playback without changing the pitch. Audacity had the capability, however the playback of the TTS files (in AAC file format) was distorted, even in normal play. I eventually gave up and just used Windows Media Player, which at least allowed me to slow down the playback. Since I use the Nuance Samantha voice in Waze, she was still understandable at slow speeds. Although she sounds like she should have gave up smoking many years ago.
[Update: If I append a dot MP2 or dot MP4 to the TTS file name, the WM player adjusts the pitch automatically as the speed is slowed down. Now she just sounds like she is off the cigs and on some bad drugs.]
[2012-08-20 Update: To hear the most current TTS results from your Waze client device, it may be necessary to clear your current TTS cache. Enter "cc@tts" without quotes in the Navigation search to clear the cache. Waze should reply with a "TTS cache has been cleared!" popup box. Then wait for "Searching ..." to end.]
If you would like to hear the TTS files on your Android device, I would recommend using the "ES File Explorer" app.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... oid.pop&hl
Navigate to /sdcard/waze/tts/database/lucal_nuance_8_mp3_Samantha_Female or /sdcard/waze/tts/database/local_nuance_8_mp3_Tom_Male to see the files. The file path may be slightly different with different os verions.
The file explorer actually has an audio player that will play the files fine.
So far I have not found a way to see the files directly on an Apple iOS device.
jenncard wrote:Does anyone have any thoughts about "one half", "three quarters", or (my personal favorite for the sheer ridiculous factor) "fifty one-hundredths"?
Looking at the spreadsheet, a few questions... particularly for those of us who might want to play along and help the effort.
* If the "Date added to WME" is null, can you confirm that none of them have been added yet?
* Have all the "1" values been added and we are just waiting for the laborious process of you testing them?
Propose adding an "Editor" column, in case others want to join in, and maybe something to indicate "non-standard but editor requested"?
PS I've set up my little test for a few possible variations to get Colorado, my fractional desires, as well as some different "special" cases...
CBenson wrote:Whats does "n/a" in the confirmed results column mean?
CBenson wrote:Not that the info is too useful, but when there is no TTS available, does that mean the TTS engine tries to sound out the entry as a word or does it try to spell out the entry as letters?
jenncard wrote:GizmoGuy411 wrote:So you can see with all the nulls that I have a lot to test yet.
As far adding an "Editor" column, i'm not sure of your intended purpose
Given how much you have yet to test, perhaps other editors would be willing/able to set up test rigs as well, to share the effort? Such as mine own? So I could conceivably test some of the outstanding options on your spreadsheet and could indicate which were being tested by me...
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