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Xtra Power for Director & Authorware

DirectTTS Xtra
 Provide your applications with the ability to talk…

Authorware 4.x Compatible Authorware 5.x CompatibleAuthorware 6.x CompatibleAuthorware 7.x CompatibleDirector 5.x Compatible Director 6.x CompatibleDirector 7.x Compatible Director 8.x CompatibleDirector MX CompatibleDirector MX 2004 Compatible Director Shockwave Compatible and Safe     MacOS 8.x and 9.x CompatibleWindows Compatible   

DirectTTS is a cross-platform, easy to use Scripting Xtra for Macromedia Director, Authorware and Shockwave that provides applications with the ability to talk by transforming text to speech.

DirectTTS Xtra includes support for high-quality lip-synching, allowing the creation of guides, coaches, entertainers, and other types of assistants or specialists.

On Windows, the Xtra can use any Microsoft SAPI compliant TTS (Text-To-Speech) engine that is installed on the system, at any language, to produce speech, such as the Microsoft English TTS engine that is pre installed with Windows 2000, and which can be freely distributed along with applications developed with DirectTTS Xtra.

On MacOS, the Xtra can use any Speech Manager compatible TTS engine that is installed on the system, at any language, to produce speech, such as Apple PlainTalk TTS engines that are distributed along with the MacOS.

DirectTTS Xtra is available for Director 5 and above, Authorware 4 and above, and is compatible with Windows 9X and newer (including 2000, ME, NT, XP) as well as MacOS 8 and 9.

DirectTTS Xtra is Shockwave safe, so it can also be used with Shockwave 7 or later and when safety features in Director are turned on.

An auto downloadable Shockwave safe package of DirectTTS Xtra is also available. It is a compressed, small sized (about 20K) version of the Xtra, that can be downloaded automatically from a web site to the user's local machine whenever needed, and once installed provides Shockwave applications on the web with the ability to talk.

A 14 days trial version 1.0 of DirectTTS Xtra can be downloaded from this page.

If you want to develop with DirectTTS Xtra, license the release version!
Click here to license the DirectTTS Xtra

The trial version includes documentation and a sample Director movie
that lets you transform any text into speech using one of the installed voices. It also allows you to control the speech properties, such as speed, pitch and volume.

On Windows 95, 98 and NT 4, the Xtra requires that Microsoft SAPI 4 will be installed (it comes pre-installed on Windows 2000 and ME).

Click here to download Microsoft SAPI 4 (824K)

In addition, at least one SAPI compliant Text-To-Speech engine has to be installed on your system. 

Click here to download the Microsoft English TTS engines (5MB)

The installation file includes 3 voices - Mike, Mary and Sam, as well as several addition variations of each voice.

Each voice is also available in a stand alone installation file:

Mary (2.32MB)

Mike (2.22MB)

Sam (1.96MB)

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