[vlc-devel] Need help developing text-to-speech-module in VLC - offering £5.000
sandra.derbring at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 12:15:41 CEST 2011
2011/4/7 Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> Are you limiting to .srt or any text format? Because I believe VLC
> supports many more text formats.
We're not limiting to just *.srt. It doesn't matter to us what kind of plain
format the text is in as long as it's easily downloadable and doesn't have
to be processed more than necessary.
> > user state this). In terms of free vs licensing, will this be a problem?
> > top of my head, I can think of espeak (not very good) and Festival,
> > supporting Swedish phonetics, but I am sure there are more.
> If you speak about this Festival:
> the license, is a X11 type license and is compatible with the LGPL and
> GPLv2+ of VLC.
That's good to know. How would it work if the user already had a licensed
engine on their system?
> > is that the engine wouldn't come with the module, but work with the one
> > already in place on the user's system (if applicable).
> What OS are targetted by the project?
Hopefully all OS that VLC itself targets. Is there a need to limit this - I
mean, it there a lot of extra work doing it for each OS? In that case, I'd
say Windows would be our main OS, MacOS as second and Ubuntu as third.
All the best,
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