I am working on migrating from 1.8.3 to openHAB 2 and I was surprised that there is no Google TTS or even a legacy option, I guess I should just use the 1.8.3 binding?
Why don’t you try VoiceRSS.
I have it’s not bad, but Google TTS is one of, if not the best TTS engine out there.
The reason is this thread.
Is Google TTS (still/again) working reliably for you? When I checked it last, I noticed that it regularly did present a captcha, so that it simply wasn’t possible to use it from openHAB anymore.
Yep, updated the list early last year after people were having issues with it. I have not had any issues since I made the change adding client=tw-ob
Would be magic to use Google TTS. Much better swedish pronounciation.
Any way get Google TTS working in openHAB 2.0 like it is in 1.8.3? I tried copying the 1.8.3 googletts to the addons dir, but that did not seam to work. I tried VoiceRSS, but GoogleTTS just sounds so much better.
Since Google TTS works, can we get it back in 2.0?
Sure, we just need someone to implement it
Probably taking the VoiceRSS service as a starting point and using the GoogleTTS code from OH1 should be pretty straight forward.
Are you sure that Google TTS is working well, I mean without only few accepted requests per day ?
In this case, what is the working URL to be used ?
When I abandoned Google TTS, it was because it asked for capcha and/or only works four or five times per day.
1.x addo-on is using this URL: http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=%s&q=%s&client=t
Using this URL in my WEB browser leads to a message that the file cannot be played due to a unhandled MIME type.
If I use http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=%s&q=%s the result is a page signaling an excessive traffic from my network and asking me to tell that I am not a robot.
Works for me.
Even after 20 requests ?