Text2Speech for Matlab using unofficial google service

Function to make Matlab speak via unofficial Google text2speach.
Updated 4 Nov 2011

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This is a command line demo on how to use the ActiveX VideoLAN.VLCPlugin.2 in combination with the unofficial google text to speech (TTS) engine to generate speech from text.
You need to install the VLC-Media-Player and have a internetconnection to call the google service.

The input parameters are:
- the string you want to convert: str
- then string of language code for the str: lang {'en','de','es', 'fr'}
- and the time in seconds until programm resumes: t_play
if the time is to short, you'll maybe not hear everything

Function call:
text2speech --> says 'Hello World' in english
text2speech('Guten Morgen!','de') --> says good morning in german
text2speech('Je t'aime.','fr') --> says I love you in french

Bugs and suggestions:
Please send to Sven Koerner: koerner(underline)sven(add)gmx.de

You need to download and install first:
The VLC Media Player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Cite As

Sven Koerner (2024). Text2Speech for Matlab using unofficial google service (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/33614-text2speech-for-matlab-using-unofficial-google-service), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
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