|The computer reads out loud: Linguatec – Voice Reader Home
Listening is the “in” thing. According to sales statistics, many people now prefer audio books to regular books. It then stands to reason that computers should be allowed to do the reading.
The program, “Voice Reader Home,” reads the texts with a pleasant female voice. The synthetic voice output is outstanding, and the natural-sounding voice can hardly be distinguished from that of a human speaker. This is hardly surprising considering that trained speakers provided the basis for the Voice Reader voices.
The texts can be in any format. The program can read PDF files as well as Word documents, Internet sites and e-mails.
Using the program’s export function, you can also save your documents as audio files in WAV or MP3 format on the hard disk. By copying these audio files to a CD or MP3 player, you can listen to your texts when you are on the go, for example, when you are jogging.
Conclusion: “Voice Reader Home” is a good software for letting your PC read texts to you or for listening to them as MP3 files when you are on the go.