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[HOW TO] Install Google TTS (Text To Speech) Software Noob (Simple) Version

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Prompt [HOW TO] Install Google TTS (Text To Speech) Software Noob (Simple) Version

In this Noob series we will look at How to: Install Google Voice Search with Speech Recognition Software Noob (Simple) Edition.

If you have already followed our [HOW TO] Install ICS Google Applications and Google Voice Noob (Simple) Version
then you already have Google Voice Search with Speech Recognition Software. It was included with the google_apps package. You may ignore this tutorial.

Prerequisites:

1. How To: 7" Kindle Fire HD Root - Noob (Simple) Version http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2069117

Speech Recognition Step 1: Downloaded the correct package here: VoiceSearch

Speech Recognition Step 2: Extract VoiceSearch.zip to VoiceSearch on your Desktop

Speech Recognition Step 3: Copy libvoicesearch.so, UniversalSearch.apk and VoiceSearch.apk from the folder VoiceSearch to the Download folder on your Kindle Internal Drive

Speech Recognition Step 4: Using Root Explorer or ES File Explorer, copy /sdcard/download/libvoicesearch.so to /system/lib/libvoicesearch.so change the libvoicesearch.so permissions to Owner: Read Write Group: Read Others: Read

Speech Recognition Step 5: Using Root Explorer or ES File Explorer, copy /sdcard/UniversalSearch.apk to /system/app change the UniversalSearch.apk permissions to Owner: Read Write Group: Read Others: Read

Speech Recognition Step 6: Using Root Explorer, copy /sdcard/VoiceSearch.apk to /system/app change the VoiceSearch.apk permissions to Owner: Read Write Group: Read Others: Read

Speech Recognition Step 7: Reboot the Kindle

Speech Recognition Step 8: Now go into Apps, you will see a new Icon named Search. Launch Search, then click on the little Microphone, speak clearly (I used the word Test).

Speech Recognition Step 9: The application will next ask you which browser do you want to use to display the results (I use Opera).

Speech Recognition Step 10: Next Open up Google Play Store, Search for "AVC (Alice)", here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ice_lite&hl=en

Speech Recognition Step 11: Choose to Install AVC (Alice), Google Play Store will then Download and Install AVC (Alice). This is a full blown Speech Recognition Software, it will even have a conversation with you!

Speech Recognition Step 12: After you test the features we highly recommend that you upgrade to AVC (Alice) Pro, here is a link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oid.tools.aivc

Speech Recognition Step 13: Finally, using Google Play Search for Alarm Clock Plus, here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mClockPlusDock

Speech Recognition Step 14: Choose to install Alarm Clock Plus, Google Play Store will then Download and Install Alarm Clock Plus

Then just like that, your new journey begins!

AVC (Alice) Pro Notes:

Alice is your personal assistant. Alice can help you do things quickly and easily.
With Alice, Android users get a helpful assistant at hand, which understands more than just commands.

You can have a conversation with Alice, give her instructions or ask for general terms of information.

Currently Alice can assist you with following functions:
Call, SMS, Email, Translation, Navigation, Alarm, Timer, App Launcher, Calculator, Facebook, Websearch, Weather, Search images.. and many many more.

You can also define your own commands with Alice and you have the opportunity to control devices which are accessible via a web interface.

Additional to the lite version: Calendar, Play Music / Videos and Receiver Control for Enigma2, Dialog-Mode, Listen in Background.

Alice knows a lot and is constantly learning new things, some examples:

- Do I need Sunglasses?
- How far is it from New York to San Fransisco?
- Director of Inception
- Zap to CNN
- Set up a meeting on monday at 12 o'clock coffee with Megan
- How does my day look on friday?
- Play Whitney Houston - Step by step
- Show me my pictures
- How's the weather?
- Call John Smith
- Send a message to John i'm coming later
- Wake me up in half an hour
- What is 5 + 7 * 3
- How many contacts do I have?
- How many songs do I have?
- Set Timer for 20 seconds
- What's the definition of aspirin
- Translate into german hello how are you
- Start WhatsApp
- What is 5 meters in miles
- Do you know Barack Obama
- Navigate me to the next McDonald's
- Make the light on
- Show me New York on the map
- How many contacts do i have?
- Post on Facebook what's up?
- Search for pizzeria in New York
- Who is Angela Merkel?
- Mute / Silent
- Navigate to New York
- What is the capital of Germany
- How many people live in Berlin?
- How old is Rihanna?
- When is her birthday?
- Show me a picture of Michael Jackson
- etc...

Many options! Design, voice, App2SD and more. Button Animation with Alpha!

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Requirements: Google voice search (available in android market for free) or Vlingo recognition

Currently supported languages are German and English.

If you have problems with setting the alarm, you can download Alarm Clock Plus in the Market for free.

The Online-TTS is powered by iSpeech®

How do I use text-to-speech (“read to me”) feature on Kindle?

Kindle can read text to you. In books and periodicals where text-to-speech is enabled (publishers may opt-out of the feature) you can start, stop and pause either by going to the text settings screen by pressing “Aa” button or by using the hotkeys: Shift-Sym to start/stop and once it’s running – spacebar to pause/resume. In the text settings screen you can also configure speech speed and switch between male and female voice. To start reading from specific location, select the location with 5-way controller and start text-to-speech.
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That depends if the application calls to the VoiceSearch.apk module. Yes, it should work if the application was designed around the GV Module. Since we left everything intact, there is nothing to stop another application from calling and using the VoiceSearch.apk module. This is where people like you come in: Install it, then test applications that were design to work with Google Voice and reply back with the results.

If the application was not designed around the VoiceSearch.apk, there is little chance it will work. So, if you have a friend with an Android, ask them what applications use Google Voice. For example, I know Google Voice works with the VoiceSearch.apk module when you search in Google Voice.

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I believe there's confusion around what is being talked about here... This thread will help install voice enabled google search. Google Voice is a completely different product. See: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...vXgi9ik3LwPd2g
 
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I believe there's confusion around what is being talked about here... This thread will help install voice enabled google search. Google Voice is a completely different product. See: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...vXgi9ik3LwPd2g
You are correct, there can be a bit of confusion. In our How to: Install

ICS Google Applications with Google Voice Search Noob (Easy) Version


we actually use the Talk.apk which Google Voice. The problem is that we

have not found a way (yet), to pip this over to applications like Voice Chatting. Although we are

working on it and should have this functional by February 2013. Either way, this step will be

a Prerequisite in getting the entire package to work properly. Start here, give us feedback.
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To All,

We just ported over, AVC Alice, which is used like an assistant.

We will be adding the install notes in the next 30 minutes.
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Great Tutorial. I've got it installed and it works great. It crashes on my KFTT when I ask it to make a note for me. It tries to attach a file and fails to find an app I think.
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Great Tutorial. I've got it installed and it works great. It crashes on my KFTT when I ask it to make a note for me. It tries to attach a file and fails to find an app I think.
bbanghyung,

Wow, I am sorry. I know I responded to this Thread 8 plus hours ago but my response never made it

into the XDA Thread. Hmmmm. Anyway, you nailed it on the head! The problem when you tell AVC Alice

to "Open Note", she should respond with her intended action. Now what she wants depends on the Launcher used.

In my case, I use Go Launcher EX and HD, she detects this and knows to call up "Go Note Widget", so this

needs to be installed and setup. Just take your time, go into Settings, you will see there is a lot to AVC.

So far how do you like AVC? Fun stuff and really helpful once it has been setup.
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Anyone find a way to access the voice in/out settings? I have a couple of Ivona TTS voices I'd like to try on Alice.

TTS EXTENDED looked promising, but it either forced closed or froze. There might be a trick to it. Anyone?
 
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Alice is great. I still can't get notes to work, it just says an error has occurred. I'll take a look at it again later though. Also alarm clock plus crashes every time I attempt to access it's settings. I have moved it to my system folder and restarted and still same problem occurs.


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