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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Textedit > Speech > MP3 Reply with quote

I am a long time fan of Textedit. I still use it probably more times than any other word processor. That said, it has a speech function Edit / Speech / Start / Stop which is useful. However what I want to be able to do, is save the text being read as an audio file. Preferably something universal like MP3.

I am not sure if it can be coverted on the fly so to speak, or I have to use some other tool.

Any ideas ?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe something like this:
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/

I don't know of a free program like the one I linked above.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe SoundFlower.
http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/

Or Audacity?
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Maybe SoundFlower.
http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/

Or Audacity?
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


Thanks Tony.

I've tried Sunflower in the past. Unfortunately, it literally turns your machine into a microphone. The net result being, it not only picks up the text file being read out, but other extraneous sounds like harddrive sounds, or noises in the house etc...

Audacity is a bit overwhelming at the moment.

It's go so many bells & whistles that I haven't the foggiest where to start.

If only there were some sort of plugin or Textedit plus...Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Maybe something like this:
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/

I don't know of a free program like the one I linked above.

Yes, this would work. I'm not sure if this is still true, but a couple of years ago, the evaluation copy of Audio Hijack was restricted to recording no more than 10 minutes of audio. So Aqua, if your Textedit files can be read in less than 10 minutes, that might work for you.

P.S. I know you're a fan of Textedit, but have you given a text editor called 'Bean' a try? It's smaller and friendlier than Textedit, and it's free.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info JB.

Re Bean.

Yep, a friend of mine told me about it.

At the time I was looking for another editor that offers Kerning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning

I'll look into it..

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear ya about Audacity being overwhelming.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: text edit speach to .mp3 Reply with quote

http://etc.usf.edu/techease/4all/learning/how-do-i-use-the-speech-service-in-mac-os-x-to-record-text-into-an-audio-file/

try this
im using mac os 10.6.8
hope it works for you.

it will convert the speach to whatever format your importing things into
itunes i beleive if u need it in mp3 just look up how to convert to mp3 in itunes or ask and i will post later.
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