Textual content-To-Speech App For eLearning: four Issues To Think about
Insider tips for using a text-to-speech app in eLearning courses
Even if you’re on board with text-to-speech, the internet is a great place. It can feel overwhelming to decide which text-to-speech platform to use. Below, we’ll address a few questions to simplify your process of choosing the right text-to-speech partner. Grab a notepad and think about the following questions.
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4 crucial factors to consider
1. How much script editing do you have to do?
After you’ve done the hard work of writing your scripts, you don’t want to spend another week or two adding extra notes or code.
Some text-to-speech platforms require the use of technical markup languages such as SSML, which is like the HTML of text-to-speech. But when was the last time you designed a great story in SSML? Most creatives (understandably) want to be able to use more natural language grammar, e.g. E.g. ellipses or commas to indicate pauses, or quotation marks to indicate highlighting. Know the same grammar that you use in your daily life.
Also, consider whether the text-to-speech system naturally understands initials and acronyms. Initialisms are abbreviations in which the letters are pronounced separately, such as CEO or MBA. Acronyms are abbreviations formed from the first letters of other words and pronounced as a word, such as NASA or IMAX. When choosing a text-to-speech platform, you want to make sure you choose a system that will allow you to type phonetically what the word should sound like and remember that for future productions.
2. Is the platform designed for companies?
You can find many amateur created, low quality, and unsafe text-to-speech tools online that are often marketed at low cost. However, as a corporate company, you want to make sure that the text-to-speech platform is designed for corporate content. By doing this, you ensure that you have the security arrangements, technology, contracts, and customer support that you expect from a business tool. Speaking of …
3. Do you own your content?
When deciding which text-to-speech platform to use, be sure to read the fine print. Some platforms or agencies retain the rights to the content they create. You want to make sure that a service does not claim ownership of your intellectual property. The content you render should be entirely yours – your files, your scripts, and the voiceover itself.
4. Can you do basic editing?
With any voiceover production, you probably want to change little things here and there. You want your text-to-speech platform to be able to take this into account right away. You don’t want to have to turn knobs and knobs to make the voice sound natural; you want the system to be intelligent enough to emulate human speech.
Many text-to-speech platforms put pressure on you to refine everything. You have a lot of talent, but if you’re not a sound engineer, overly intense key layout won’t help. You want to be able to choose a voice, hear what it sounds like, make a quick recording, and then another and another – all with the push of a button. Hit record, hit edit, hit play and voila.
Text-to-speech platforms come in all shapes, sizes, budgets, functions, and functions. The important thing is to choose a platform that allows you to select (or create) an avatar that fits your training content, upload your script with minimal changes, human-produce, edit intuitively if necessary, and the rights to your content to own .
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