This program has more features than you can shake a stick at. Unfortunately, that may be a bit too much for those who have problems reading (whatever the reason) to begin with.
What it needs is a simple interface for those who can't figure out how to use it. Most who use these programs have a disability of some sort and throwing them into a swirl of options may not be the best route.
That said, maybe a simple select and read interface for some.
I found it extremely in depth and once you learn the functions, it's second to none for the price, which is free. Likely you won't find anything that compares to this for free.
The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 was as mentioned, with others in mind.
I use text to speech programs to record station promos for my internet radio broadcasts as either a .wav or .mp3 file. I have used others in the past and on older XP based machines, both are pay programs and worked well. I recently started using a dual core Windows 7 64 bit based unit and the old text to speech programs just would not work properly on it at all. others would completely screw up my sound settings and the speech produced would play at such advanced speeds it was impossible to discern. I discovered Balabolka and read the reviews and downloaded the file from Snap files, installed the program and tested it by typing text and then saving the file as either a .wav or .mp3 file.
Balabolka works perfectly and the features such as translation and spell checking are great. This program has features incorporated that the top text to speech haven't even thought of yet and it's a freeware program. The two Russian programmers that developed this program have got a top notch winner in Balabolka, if only I could shake their hand and thank them personally for creating such a great program. If you have a windows 7 64 bit based machine and use text to speech you've got to have this one on your machine.
This is one fantastic text to speech converter. The quality is great and the ease of use and variety of options suits virtually any need.On top of this, it's FREE ! Thank you and keep up the great work !
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