Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
Turn Docs into Audio Files – Give Voice to Your Mac
If you feel lonely and want your computer to be your best friend, there is an app for you that will turn your Mac into a speaking machine. And this app isn’t too expensive either.
Voice of Mac
Voice is not a new technology on Mac. Your system already has‘text to speech’ ability. Here is how you can make it work:
Go to System Preferences. Select Speech and click on Text to Speech. Now select your preferences and you’re ready. Now select some text from your doc and right click on the mouse. Then select Start Speaking from Speech options. And if you are using the right app, the highlighted text is read by Mac. Now the only thing remaining in this cool feature is recording of this voice. And it will be more fun if Mac plays them back in your iPhone or iPod.
This is a simple app that not just reads text, but also saves the audio for future playback. It has an option to get the audio recorded – in little files by making use of the AAC format, and in big files by making use of the AIFF format.
It can even batch record the docs. It can be used to read text in .rtf, .txt, .doc, web archive, HTML, XML, and other text formats.You can pick the right voice from the given options and Text2Tape will record the audio. These files will be saved on your hard disk and you can play them later.
It’s really nice, but it comes with a price tag, so you need to buy it to try it. The good part is that the price is low. If you want to try this one out, you just have to spend some dollars to try new apps.
This trend has started new. Apps are available at a price now, so if you want to try new apps, you just have to shell some money. What do you feel about the text to speech feature? Are you willing to try it? Let us know how you liked it.
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