Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech application that generates a synthetic voice to read texts on your PC. Download Balabolka for free to listen to your documents

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Balabolka, a word in Russian that can be translated as chatterbox, is an application that belongs to the so-called "text to speech" category that reads any written text, whether sentences captured on the clipboard or saved in a document. To do so it makes use of a TTS (Text-To-Speech) engine that is capable of generating a synthetic voice to read any text.

Main features of Balabolka

  • Generation of a natural and intelligible voice to read the texts.
  • Use of the Microsoft Text-To-Speech engine, Speech API (SAPI).
  • Possibility to use the voices installed on your operating system, download the free Lernout & Hauspie TruVoice TTS/RealSpeak TTS voices from the official website or buy other commercial voices.
  • Modify several of the voice's parameters (tone and speed).
  • Possibility to change the words' pronunciation rules.
  • Compatibility with the DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML formats.
  • Saving of read texts as WAV, MP3, OGG or WMA.
  • Customizable interface by means of skins.
  • Support for TTS SAPI 4 and SAPI 5 engines.

If you need a practical application to read texts out loud, download Balabolka for free.

Requirements and additional information:
  • This download requires a ZIP compatible compressor.
  • Works with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • It's necessary to have the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) engine installed.
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