if iTunes can make the new iPod shuffle talk in several languages...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nebur, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. nebur Guest

    Apparently iTunes 8.1 comes with text-to-speech engines for 14 languages, but they are only good for use with the iPod shuffle.

    Does anyone know how to access these voices to read documents, etc? I assume these voices work in the same way as the english voices that comes with mac os x. In such case, I can't imagine Apple has put a lot of effort into making it impossible to use them for other purposes than voiceover for the shuffle (unless they're going to use multilingual text-to-speech as a new feature for snow leopard)
  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    If I remember correctly, Apple has that stuff built into the OS. So this subset for iTunes is just a fraction of what you possibly need. I'd recommend look at Apple Developer docs to see if you can grab those files or at least use them.


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