Dolphin Publisher






Create the Text for your Talking Book

  • Import text from MS Word (.doc and .docx) and TXT documents
  • Import text from HTML and XHTML files
  • Import NIMAS, unprotected EPUB and DTBook XML
  • Drag and Drop text from any other application including Web pages
  • Import images and graphics
  • Import existing DAISY books for editing
  • Automatic mark up of words, sentences or paragraphs for navigation.
  • Automatic mark up of all document headings from HTML tags

Record your Audio or Import Pre-RecordedA laptop with Publisher on the screen, a microphone and a hand holding piece of paper with text on.

  • Record audio directly into Dolphin Publisher using a microphone and a line-in to the PC sound card
  • Import mp3 or .wav (pcm) files into Dolphin Publisher
  • Apply automatic phrase detection to create navigable "audio events"
  • Convert MP3 files into .wav during the import process to allow full editing
  • Record audio from 8000Hz mono to 48000Hz stereo formats
  • Resample audio during the import process
  • Audio processing functions allow audio to be altered if needed (Resample, fade in, fade out, normalise, amplify, filter and insert silence)

Or Add Natural Sounding Synthetic Speech

  • Automatically generate synthetic speech audio from the on-screen text (compatible with SAPI 4 or SAPI 5 speech synthesisers)
  • Audio is automatically synchronised with the on-screen text
  • Generate audio for entire productions or just individual sections
  • Fill in the gaps where no pre-recorded audio is available using a synthetic voice
  • Adjust speed and volume of the generated synthetic speech

Customise the Look

Using Publisher's built in HTML editor, or your own:

  • Alter font styles and sizes
  • Apply style sheet to final production
  • Mark body text as skippable elements (page numbers, footnotes, producer notes and side bars) that can be played or ignored by supporting playback devices.
  • Add “pop-up” images that are displayed in synchronisation with the corresponding audio.

Produce DAISY or EPUB 3 Formats

  • epub logoProduce your talking book as DAISY 2.02, DAISY 3 or EPUB 3 with media overlays
  • Produce all 6 types of DAISY digital talking book; including text only, audio only, or full text and audio
  • Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) function allows protection from unauthorised copying, viewing or editing of the text and images in your production
  • Validation function checks for possible errors prior to outputting
  • Cleanup function removes redundant audio files and merges remaining files into logical segments
  • Logically rename audio files to allow playback in standard MP3 players by adding ID3 tags to MP3 files used in your DAISY books.
  • Convert full text and audio DAISY books into NCC/TOC only DAISY books