Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Which one should I buy?

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #16
Feher
Addict
Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Feher ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 202
Karma: 1495496
Join Date: Jan 2013
Device: Onyx Boox M92, Nook Simple Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zetmolm View Post
PocketBook has good TTS. You may want to look at the PocketBook Touch 2 which was announced today and will be availalbe in a few weeks' time.
That's awesome news. Thanks
I hope pocketbook launches the color reader soon
Feher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #17
rkomar
Wizard
rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,641
Karma: 4122230
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Device: PRS-505, PB 902, PRS-T1, PB 623
Looking at the "About device..." information on my PocketBook reader, it says that the SVOX TTS system is used. There are 26 available languages for it (all downloadable for free), but you can only store 4 at a time on the reader. If you want to add a new one, you have to remove one of the old ones.
rkomar is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 04-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #18
verona
Junior Member
verona began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 9
Karma: 10
Join Date: Apr 2013
Device: none
I also looked closer at the combination of using e-ink reader for text + iPhone for audio. There is enough TTS iOS apps that support clouds like Google drive or Dropbox, but the problem is to sync reading position between audio- and text version. I found only one app that seems to be the sollution: Blio (which uses really good Acapela TTS). Since they also have an Android app, I wonder if there are e-ink Andoid readers that can run it?! If a reader has WiFi and is powered by Android, does it automatically means that an Android app can be installed?
verona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 02:09 AM   #19
rkomar
Wizard
rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,641
Karma: 4122230
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Device: PRS-505, PB 902, PRS-T1, PB 623
Quote:
Originally Posted by verona View Post
I also looked closer at the combination of using e-ink reader for text + iPhone for audio. There is enough TTS iOS apps that support clouds like Google drive or Dropbox, but the problem is to sync reading position between audio- and text version. I found only one app that seems to be the sollution: Blio (which uses really good Acapela TTS). Since they also have an Android app, I wonder if there are e-ink Andoid readers that can run it?! If a reader has WiFi and is powered by Android, does it automatically means that an Android app can be installed?
No, it isn't automatic. The recent Sony ereaders run Android, but the most recent of them can't be rooted. So, you can't install arbitrary apps on them. You'll have to do research on any candidates you come up with.
rkomar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #20
verona
Junior Member
verona began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 9
Karma: 10
Join Date: Apr 2013
Device: none
Few days ago Amazon has updated their Kindle app for iPhone with VoiceOver support! So now iPhone can read aloud Kindle books and the reading position is automatically synced to the cloud. Looks like Kindle is the winner
verona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #21
rkomar
Wizard
rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rkomar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,641
Karma: 4122230
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Device: PRS-505, PB 902, PRS-T1, PB 623
I'm glad you found something that works for you. I'm actually impressed that someone provided this feature, since it seems complicated and perhaps not needed by many people.

I vaguely remember a few years ago that Kindle e-readers had TTS, but introduced support for a flag inside ebooks that allowed publishers to disable TTS for it (so as not to compete with their lucrative audio books). I remember a lot of griping at the time, but I don't know how things ended up because I've never owned a Kindle e-reader. Do they still have this feature enforced in Kindle ereaders and apps, and do publishers still turn TTS off on ebooks?
rkomar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #22
Shadowplay
Groupie
Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Shadowplay ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Shadowplay's Avatar
 
Posts: 185
Karma: 1096228
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado
Device: Kindle 3, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung ATIV Smart PC Tablet
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkomar View Post
I vaguely remember a few years ago that Kindle e-readers had TTS, but introduced support for a flag inside ebooks that allowed publishers to disable TTS for it (so as not to compete with their lucrative audio books). I remember a lot of griping at the time, but I don't know how things ended up because I've never owned a Kindle e-reader. Do they still have this feature enforced in Kindle ereaders and apps, and do publishers still turn TTS off on ebooks?
Yep, I run into it all the time. I listen to a lot of books on my daily commute. I have a Kindle Keyboard (3rd gen Kindle) and love that I can use TTS to listen to the book in my car and then pick up *reading* right where the TTS left off and vice versa. If you look at any kindle-edition of a book on Amazon's website there's a set of specs for the book and one of them is Text-To-Speech Enabled: Yes/No. I buy a lot of books through Amazon and if TTS is disabled I convert the book and strip that block off. I'm buying the book, let me do what I want with it.

My Kindle's screen has been doign some strange things lately and is well outside the warranty period so I've started thinking about what I'll get as a replacement, but it's hard to find something new that's e-Ink with TTS support.

Last edited by Shadowplay; 05-15-2013 at 06:13 PM.
Shadowplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with TTS on OnyxBoox M92 "invalid TTS data" Marion Juin Onyx Boox 1 03-27-2013 05:56 PM
Calbre Audiobook to Phone as 'device'? buster123 Calibre 0 12-06-2012 03:05 PM
New Device Integration with calibre shivas Devices 27 08-04-2012 11:29 AM
K5 GUI Launcher greyed out when TTS is on and does not come back when TTS is off jmseight Kindle Developer's Corner 4 07-28-2012 02:48 AM
7''+ e-ink device... aesteves Which one should I buy? 8 01-13-2011 10:37 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.