Balabolka Download is a free text-to-speech software that boasts quality & flexibility worthy of a paid application.
Balabolka Text-to-speech applications usually generate speech that syncs at about the same level of quality. Sometimes it’s good & sometimes quite far from the goal. However, in other applications, Balabolka Download has excellent speech settings and a great selection of settings.
All computer voices installed on your system are available for Balabolka. Screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the contents of the clipboard, view text from documents, adjust the font and background color, monitor reading from the system tray or using global hotkeys. Balabolka supports text file formats: AZW, AZW3, CHM, DjVu, DOC, DOCX, EML, EPUB, FB2, FB3, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDB, PRC, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TCR, WPD, XLS, XLSX.
This allows you to change voice parameters, including speed and pitch. The user can apply a special replacement list to improve the quality of voice articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The pronunciation correction rules use regular expression syntax.
Fixed text extraction for DjVu files.
Resources for Slovene updated (thanks to Jožef Gregorc).