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gst-plugins-espeak

eSpeak library as a sound source for GStreamer.
Plugin uses given text to produce audio output.

Interface

gst-plugins-espeak is a valid gstreamer plugin thus it is a GObject

Properties

GObject properties:

  • text text to pronounce
  • pitch pitch adjustment, -100 to 100, default is 0
  • rate speed in words per minute, -100 to 100, default is 0
  • voice use voice file of this name from espeak-data/voices
  • gap Word gap. Pause between words, units of 10mS at the default speed, default is 0
  • trac track events
  • voices read-only list of supported voices/languages
  • caps read-only caps describing the format of the data

Events

Gstreamer uses separate threads and user should use gst.Bus messages(are processed in main gtk thread) instead of native GObject events. To use messages you need to setup tract property. These are supported gst.Bus messages (see):

  • espeak-word before speeching a word, message properties:
    • offset offset in chars from beginning of text
    • len size of word in chars
  • espeak-mark mark in text, message properties:
    • offset offset in chars from beginning of text
    • mark name of mark

Usage

gst-plugins-espeak generates raw audio/x-raw-int data.

Pipeline format

Plugin adds new URI scheme

gst-launch espeak://Hi ! autoaudiosink

Full pipline example:

gst-launch espeak text="Hello world" pitch=-50 rate=-50 voice=default ! autoaudiosink

Python examples

To use gst-plugins-espeak in Python:

  • setup regular gstreamer envireonment
  • plugin's name is espeak
  • all writable properties(including text) make sense only at start playing; to apply new values you need to stop pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_NULL) pipe and start it again with new properties pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_PLAYING).
Simple example
 import gtk
 import gst
def gstmessage_cb(bus, message, pipe): if message.type in (gst.MESSAGE_EOS, gst.MESSAGE_ERROR): pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_NULL)
pipeline = 'espeak text="Hello, World!" ! autoaudiosink' pipe = gst.parse_launch(pipeline)
bus = pipe.get_bus() bus.add_signal_watch() bus.connect('message', gstmessage_cb, pipe)
pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_PLAYING)
gtk.main()
Choir example
 import gtk
 import gst
 import random
 from gettext import gettext as _
def gstmessage_cb(bus, message, pipe): if message.type in (gst.MESSAGE_EOS, gst.MESSAGE_ERROR): pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_NULL)
def make_pipe(): pipeline = 'espeak name=src ! autoaudiosink' pipe = gst.parse_launch(pipeline)
src = pipe.get_by_name('src') src.props.text = _('Hello, World!') src.props.pitch = random.randint(-100, 100) src.props.rate = random.randint(-100, 100)
voices = src.props.voices voice = random.choice(voices) src.props.voice = voice[0]
bus = pipe.get_bus() bus.add_signal_watch() bus.connect('message', gstmessage_cb, pipe)
pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_PLAYING)
for i in range(10): make_pipe()
gtk.main()
Track words example
 import gtk
 import gst
text = file(__file__, 'r').read()
def gstmessage_cb(bus, message, pipe): if message.type in (gst.MESSAGE_EOS, gst.MESSAGE_ERROR): pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_NULL) elif message.type == gst.MESSAGE_ELEMENT and \ message.structure.get_name() == 'espeak-word': offset = message.structure['offset'] len = message.structure['len'] print text[offset:offset+len]
pipe = gst.Pipeline('pipeline')
src = gst.element_factory_make('espeak', 'src') src.props.text = text src.props.track = 1 pipe.add(src)
sink = gst.element_factory_make('autoaudiosink', 'sink') pipe.add(sink) src.link(sink)
bus = pipe.get_bus() jbus.add_signal_watch() bus.connect('message', gstmessage_cb, pipe)
pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_PLAYING)
gtk.main()
Track marks example
 import gtk
 import gst
text = '<mark name="mark to Hello"/>Hello, <mark name="mark for World"/>World!'
def gstmessage_cb(bus, message, pipe): if message.type in (gst.MESSAGE_EOS, gst.MESSAGE_ERROR): pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_NULL) elif message.type == gst.MESSAGE_ELEMENT and \ message.structure.get_name() == 'espeak-mark': offset = message.structure['offset'] mark = message.structure['mark'] print '%d:%s' % (offset, mark)
pipe = gst.Pipeline('pipeline')
src = gst.element_factory_make('espeak', 'src') src.props.text = text src.props.track = 2 src.props.gap = 100 pipe.add(src)
sink = gst.element_factory_make('autoaudiosink', 'sink') pipe.add(sink) src.link(sink)
bus = pipe.get_bus() bus.add_signal_watch() bus.connect('message', gstmessage_cb, pipe)
pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_PLAYING)
gtk.main()
Simple TTS example
import gtk
import gst
import pango

window = gtk.Window()
window.connect('destroy',
        lambda sender: gtk.main_quit())

workspace = gtk.VBox()
window.add(workspace)

# text widget

scrolled = gtk.ScrolledWindow()
workspace.pack_start(scrolled)

text = gtk.TextView()
scrolled.add(text)

buffer = text.props.buffer
buffer.props.text = file(__file__).read()

tag = buffer.create_tag()
tag.props.weight = pango.WEIGHT_BOLD

# play controls

toolbar = gtk.HBox()
workspace.pack_end(toolbar, False)

play = gtk.Button('Play/Resume')
play.connect('clicked',
        lambda sender: pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_PLAYING))
toolbar.add(play)

pause = gtk.Button('Pause')
pause.connect('clicked',
        lambda sender: pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_PAUSED))
toolbar.add(pause)

stop = gtk.Button('Stop')
stop.connect('clicked',
        lambda sender: pipe.set_state(gst.STATE_NULL))
toolbar.add(stop)

# gst code

pipe = gst.parse_launch('espeak name=src ! autoaudiosink')

src = pipe.get_by_name('src')
src.props.text = buffer.props.text
src.props.track = 1 # track for words

def tts_cb(bus, message):
    if message.structure.get_name() != 'espeak-word':
        return

    offset = message.structure['offset']
    len = message.structure['len']

    buffer.remove_tag(tag, buffer.get_start_iter(), buffer.get_end_iter())
    start = buffer.get_iter_at_offset(offset)
    end = buffer.get_iter_at_offset(offset + len)
    buffer.apply_tag(tag, start, end)

bus = pipe.get_bus()
bus.add_signal_watch()
bus.connect('message::element', tts_cb)

# gtk start

window.show_all()
gtk.main()

Known issues

  • espeak-word with espeak < 1.40.09 doesn't track words with numbers(at least full-numered words) in proper way
  • if you are tracking espeak-word with espeak < 1.40.10 you should use gst-plugins-espeak-0.3x(or 0.3 branch in git repository)

Install

gstreamer-plugins-espeak is a part of SugarPlatform-0.84, so just install meta package(depends on your distro) with SP.

XO

  • attach [1] repo(or just download proper .rpm)
  • install gstreamer-plugins-espeak package

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