I’ve released two new PERL modules:
Speech::Swift – a PERL interface to the Cepstral text-to-speech engine, Swift.
Speech::Swift::Simple – a simplified interface to Speech::Swift
The libswift shared library is required to support this code, which is included with every voice downloaded from Cepstral.
The reason for two releases, is that the Speech::Swift module exports all (well, almost all) the underlying functions of the libswift.so library, while Speech::Swift::Simple has a simplified interface to generate speech in a just a few function calls.
#!/usr/bin/perl use Speech::Swift::Simple; # # create a new Speech::Swift::Simple with one channel audio, and 16bit encoding. # my $s = new Speech::Swift::Simple( channels => 1, encoding => Speech::Swift::AUDIO_ENCODING_PCM16 ); # # set the voice to use by name # $s->set_voice("Allison"); # # synthesize the text, and return it as a Speech::Swift::Simple::Wav object # my $wav = $s->generate("My name is allison"); # # write the wav object to a file. # $wav->write("test.wav");
Or use the Speech::Swift library directly, for a more low-level interface.
The audio output is always as a WAV file; you can use one of the many audio modules available from CPAN, like Audio::GSM or Audio::MPEG, to re-encode the audio as needed.
Both PERL modules are available for download from CPAN now.
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Problem installing on OSX
pro-5:Speech-Swift-1.0 mike$ perl Makefile.PL
Warning (mostly harmless): No library found for -lswift
Warning (mostly harmless): No library found for -lceplang_en
Warning (mostly harmless): No library found for -lceplex_us
Writing Makefile for Speech::Swift
Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json
pro-5:Speech-Swift-1.0 mike$ make
Skip blib/lib/Speech/Swift.pm (unchanged)
cc -c -I. -I/opt/swift/include -arch i386 -arch x86_64 -g -pipe -fno-common -DPERL_DARWIN -fno-strict-aliasing -fstack-protector -Os -DVERSION=\”1.0\” -DXS_VERSION=\”1.0\” “-I/System/Library/Perl/5.18/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE” Swift.c
Swift.xs:51:10: fatal error: ‘swift.h’ file not found
1 error generated.
make: *** [Swift.o] Error 1
You need to install the Cepstral voice libraries (libswift).
You can download/buy them off the Cepstral website – http://www.cepstral.com/