is there an easy way to change the supernova to a different tts besides orphius

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gary.melconian-betatester
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is there an easy way to change the supernova to a different tts besides orphius

Post by gary.melconian-betatester » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:37 am

if i have both microsoft n that is installed with the windows 10 pro narrator and vocalizer expressive and eloquence from kurzweil installed. these are sappi 4 tts engines.how can i change to them in supernova.what are the steps involved.i cant figure a way to accomplish this.i would like some feedback on this one.

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Re: is there an easy way to change the supernova to a different tts besides orphius

Post by Gareth.Collins-Dolphin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:53 pm

To configure a SAPI 4 speech synthesizer with SuperNova follow the instructions in "Knowledge Base Article - Q45" on our web site:
https://yourdolphin.com/support/knowledge-base/article?id=45

Note that the instructions in "Knowledge Base Article - Q45" are for configuring a SAPI 5 speech synthesizer, so at step 4 where it says "select SAM to SAPI5", select "SAM to SAPI4" instead.

To test whether your SAPI 4 TTS engines are currently working properly on your Windows 10 system you can test them first using Claro's SAPI4Test tool located in Claro's speech support toolkit zip file:
https://www.clarosoftware.com/help/help_files/ClaroSupportToolkit.zip

If they work with Claro's SAPI4Test.exe test tool they will also work with SAM's SAM to SAPI4 driver, and thus work SuperNova.

Our web site also contains a tutorial video of how to change between configured voices (that you may find useful):
https://yourdolphin.com/en-gb/support/videos/playlist?id=12&vid=115

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