Just a suggestion...
Why not use a text to speach engine to do this unless we
choose not to use the text to speach (TTS) mode.
There are several reasons:
- It would require a
TTS system be licensed installed on every VIBS unit.
- No TTS system we
choose will ever handle all our language requirements (read, Mandarin).
- Names (esp.
surnames) cannot in general be translated.
- Tracking which text
is TTS and which is recorded adds complexity for both the user and the
- TTS systems are big
and nonportable, and therefore unlikely to run in an embedded environment.
(this one is the clincher).
Having said all
that, there is no reason why a GEMS user couldn't use a TTS system on the
host to generate the audio files. We'll see what we can do to
accommodate an "import" button on the record audio dialog to allow importing
audio generated with TTS or other external sources. You can always just
hook up an audio loopback as well.