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Text-To-Speech program Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program that can use any voices installed on your system (most PCs have at least one Microsoft voice pre-installed). The program can read text from a variety of document types, including Office formats, PDF, text files, web pages and many others. The program can also read any text copies to the clipboard or you can type the text to be read directly into the editor window. In addition to reading the text aloud, Balabolka can also export the text recording to WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The synchronized text can be saved in external LRC files as part of the MP3 tags, which can be displayed (like lyrics) on your portable music player. Balabolka offers extensive customization options, you can adjust voice parameters and articulation, create custom pronunciation rules and a variety of other settings. Additional features include spell checking, batch conversions, file splitting, ID3 tag editing and more. Copyright

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Publisher Ilya Morozov Price Free
Version  history Last updated Jul 15, 2024
File Size 22.6 Mb Requirements None

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Balabolka help save my eyes 5 stars by nab6215books193 May 22, 2021
I spent half an hour struggling to get the Windows reader to use the UK English reader. I suppose it required a restart, but sheesh! Plus Balabolka has much more flexibility. I was able to make the voice a bit less robot-like. My mailbox has been filling up because it is becoming increasingly harder for me to read onscreen. Now I can listen to the news as it comes in. Thank you so much. show Review details
Amazing features for free 5 stars by ihoussami313 Dec 20, 2015 (Read all my 2 reviews)
No other program comes close to what this is giving away for free. Don't be without it. Works very well. show Review details
Reads well 4 stars by gimpguy Jul 25, 2011 (Read all my 1159 reviews)
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. show Review details
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