Misc., Speech

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You can configure SyncBack to speak (or to play a .WAV sound file) when certain events occur. To play a .WAV file use the filename of a .WAV file. If the file exists then it will attempt to play it. Note that it must be a .WAV file and not any other type of file, e.g. MP3. To play other sound file formats you must convert them to .WAV files using 3rd party programs. You can use variables. For example, if you used %DATE% then it would say the current date. For more control over how the speech works, you can use XML.


Bing Speech


By default, the speech feature built into Windows is used. However, this is limited and can have problems with languages other than English. To overcome this, you can use Bing Speech. For this to work, you must be connected to the Internet, because the speech audio is created online using cloud services. Using Bing Speech, you also have a large range of languages and voices to choose from. You can also enter the speech text in the language you wish to use, e.g. French. Note that you cannot play WAV files using Bing Speech.



From December 2019, Microsoft require a TLS 1.2 connection to their Bing Speech servers. In Windows, you must do this via Internet Explorer:


Open Internet Explorer

From the menu bar, click Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab

Scroll down to Security category, manually check the option box for Use TLS 1.1 and Use TLS 1.2



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