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Snow Leopard, 5.2.0b3 and the say command

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:30 pm
by figgles
I have been using this command to save text files to aiff files:

say -v "Cepstral Diane" -f 100315_BOTW.txt -o 100315_BOTW.aiff

However, these days, it simply outputs audio, despite the option parameter for -o. --output-file= didn't work either.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:10 am
by AdamW
We have reproduced the issue on our test machines, and it would appear our support for the say command has suffered under Snow Leopard.

Until we fix this defect, you may use the swift command line in place of say to generate the audio. The equivalent command line would be:

swift -n Diane -f 100315_BOTW.txt -p audio/output-format=aiff -o 100315_BOTW.aiff

typing swift on the command line will give you a list of the supported command line parameters.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:16 am
by figgles
I feared as much. I know about swift, but say is a better program. I anxiously await this binary goodness — thanks!