Sprechende Blogs auch auf deutsch … 

March 8th, 2007

Das Plugin funktioniert natürlich auch für einen deutschen Blogeintrag. Zur Synthese wird hier die männliche deutsche Stimme “Matthias” von Cepstral eingesetzt.

Zum Test bitte auf den “Speak entry”-Link unter diesem Beitrag klicken!

Damit ist das Plugin auch für Blogger im deutschsprachigen Raum interessant.

talkinGBlogs as iTunes podcast … 

March 8th, 2007

If you want to subscribe to the synthesized blog entries of this blog with iTunes, feel free to click on “Feeds” and then on “Podcast: iTunes” in the menu bar. If iTunes is installed on your system, it will be openend and a podcast subscription will be started.

Have fun with your new and exciting podcast!

New WordPress version 2.1 

March 3rd, 2007

I upgraded to WordPress 2.1.2 (codename: Ella) today. And surprisingly, the talkingblogs-plugin works perfectly with the new version as well. No modifications had to be made.

WordPress 2.1 seems to be ready for audio-distribution of the blog entries as well!


Internal TTS workshop at Bielefeld University 

October 30th, 2006

On Friday, 3 November there will be an internal workshop on text-to-speech synthesis at Bielefeld University. The workshop will take place from 2pm till 6pm in room D3-121. I am going to present my developments on talking weblog publishing systems there. There will be other interesting presentations by staff members and students.

Feel free to come and see interesting and breathtaking developments in the area of text-to-speech synthesis.

Talkingblogs on the speech synthesis workshop in Poznan 

September 9th, 2006

There will be a workshop on speech synthesis in Poznan/Poland next week. I wrote a paper named Talking blogs – an attempt to give weblogs a voice – adding TTS functionality to WordPress on my talkingblogs project and I am going to present the WordPress plugin there. My short presentation as well as my paper will be downloadable after the workshop.

New Cepstral voices … 

June 30th, 2006

Today, Cepstral released version 4.1.0 of all of their voices.

Go an check them out!

talkinGBlogs 1.1 

June 15th, 2006

Version 1.1 of the talkinGBlogs plugin has been released today!


  • plugin has to be put into wp-content/plugins/talkingblogs in WordPress and can be enabled in the Admin-Plugins-Menu
  • config.php has been added to set some configuration variables (further versions will include an HTML-input form for changing the variables)

talkinGBlogs 1.0 

May 21st, 2006

Welcome to talkinGBlogs!

Today I released the first version of my text-to-speech plugin for WordPress 2.X.X.

At the moment it is more a quick and dirty hack than a plugin, but I will try to do some more coding to develop a plugin that can be used from the Admin-Plugins-Menu.

The plugin uses the text-to-speech engine SWIFT, which has been developed by Cepstral, LLC.

You can download the plugin by clicking the download-link above, and a demo version of SWIFT, which is needed for the synthesis of the blog entries, from the Cepstral website.

A documentation on how to install the plugin can be found by clicking on “Installation”.

Enjoy the new way of making your blog special!