Author Topic: Speak back - Give Musicbee a voice!  (Read 30138 times)


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Hello, e-motiv,

Maybe you can help here.

For years, I was a huge fan of Mediamonkey (MM), but now I'm very impressed by the possibilities offered by Musicbee.

As a matter of fact I only miss one feature from my past favorite player (MM), that offered a sort of "Tune Announcer" (this exists as an app for mobile devices) but it was a specific plugin written for this mediaplayer (MM).

It offers the possibility to hear announced the title and artist (depending on the tags of on the filename) in the first seconds of the song. Not anyone wants this feature, but now and then, I would like to use it when I can't see the screen of my computer (working with remote headphones or in other room) and I still want to keep track of the details of the song I listen to...

Maybe your plug-in or a spin-off of of it offers  a possibility to make this possible?

On the other hand, I'm not a developer, so forgive me if I ask for something impossible...

Thanks, and keep up the good work!



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I've always meant to include this myself, but I don't have enough information if a simple text-to-speech engine exists (or if it exist in standard Windows) that can be included in my plugin. I'm also a bit frustrated generally, related to development, the last few years..besides having too many projects. So maybe once if someone can point me to this engine ánd I find my drive back to develop. Sorry, mate.. Internet and development is not what it used to be (for me)...
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@e-motive, try to google for "SAPI" (Speech API) and "Microsoft Speech Engine".

Baron ZuZu

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Trying to download the plug-in and get: sent an invalid response.

Boo hoo.


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I just tried downloading (here in the US) and other  than clicking through some adverts, I had not issue downloading.
Try this direct link which bypasses the ads. And even though there are prompts to log in or sign up, you can skip them.

For the record, the developer of this plugin hasn't been on the forum in more than a year.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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