FCD stopped downloading Text to Speech

FCD stopped downloading Text to Speech

Postby KenC » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:51 pm

For years I've been downloading French speech for my French/English flashcards. But just over the past week or so the Text to Speech download has stopped working. It seems to download just fine, but the little start icon no longer shows up on the flashcard. Did something change?

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Re: FCD stopped downloading Text to Speech

Postby Ernie » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:30 am

Hi Ken,

I'm not sure. I tried a test now and successfully download some Polly French sounds.
Are you trying to download Amazon Polly sounds?

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Re: FCD stopped downloading Text to Speech

Postby KenC » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:05 pm

Looks like I was using iSpeech.org (according to the help file in FCD). The help file describes two ways to get TTS; iSpeech and the built-in Android TTS. Just tried setting up the Android TTS, and that worked, so I guess that solves my problem. Still not sure why iSpeech stopped working, but it probably doesn't matter. Thanks for your help!!

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Re: FCD stopped downloading Text to Speech

Postby Ernie » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:42 am

Oh, you must be using an old version of the app. I dropped iSpeech support a while back. Yes, Android TTS should hopefully be a workaround. If possible, you can download the latest an use the new Amazon Polly sounds (that replaced iSpeech)
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