Delicious Libray convert to audiobook?

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  1. ebutka macrumors regular

    ebutka

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    Anyone use it? I started to scan in a lot of my books and is there any to convert the file into an audiobook? Or is there anyway I can take a book I have and convert that to an audiobook. Thanks.
     
  2. sharky05 macrumors regular

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    (Generally, the best way of creating an audiobook is reading it out yourself! This method below gets the computer to read it out for you in its default voice)

    I can't say i'm familiar with Delicious Library, but if you have something in a plain text file, you can get mac OS to read it using the 'say' command:

    1. Open up terminal
    2. type "say -f " (note space at end)
    3. Drag the plain text file you want to speak from finder onto the terminal window
    4. add " -o mybook.aiff"

    This reads the plaintext file and saves it as mybook.aiff

    If that's too complex, you may find your book has already been released on one of these free sites:
    http://librivox.org/
    http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/home
    http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
     

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