Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Choose your favorite IVONA voice

English-American Salli
18
47%
English-American Kimberly
0
No votes
English-American Kendra
2
5%
English-American Jennifer
0
No votes
English-British Amy
9
24%
English-British Emma
1
3%
Male Voice (Post your choice)
6
16%
Other (Post you choice)
2
5%
 
Total votes : 38

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Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:01 pm

Leor wrote:As an embedded voice on a device, we need to license these voices. However, with regular Android access, you can go in and modify this (possibly but not recommended...!). Getting the voice to be tunable remotely without VNC can be more of a challenge, which is what slows down deployment.


See? That's it right there. If you allow the user to take responsibility to what voice they want to use, doesn't it mean you do not have to license the voice? I would like to think if its a download off the store it would be useable.
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Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:03 pm

Well said Dominique
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Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:56 am

Would be nice to have a male voice. Australian Russel would be my choice.

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:39 pm

As a big fan of JARVIS, I want the British Brian voice!

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

LeorUser avatar
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Post Posted » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:19 am

@Dominique - that's right. We're looking at ways to make this easier to implement and would allow for flexibility. Right now, the VNC path *may* work. To embed we did need to license (we had heated debates over this too!).

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:01 pm

Im a fan of JARVIS too, so making Ubi into JARVIS, I would want English, British, Brian as well.

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:15 pm

Ok so this post has been out here for a while. Nothing new on the UBI side, so what gives? Are we going to see new voices to select? Or was this a big What If ? from you guys?
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Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:35 pm

I too want the Brian voice but it wasnt an option.

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

LeorUser avatar
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Post Posted » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:57 am

Custom voice is something we want to put in - it's less immediate than some of the other integrations we're working on now (including some portal changes).

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:50 am

Leor wrote:Custom voice is something we want to put in - it's less immediate than some of the other integrations we're working on now (including some portal changes).

Any update on release time frame?

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:27 pm

Sooooooo, would it be bad of me to have found a way to change UBI's voice unofficially. I used a VNC viewer to access the base android system. I changed the voice under settings; accessibility; speech-to-text. I changed it to google text to speech engine (making sure under the Ubi portal the voice is set to UBI). I also happened to download some of the extra voices. I prefer English UK Male lol ;-) Sounds like Jarvis. :D :) ;)

Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

AFSabresFan
 
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Post Posted » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:11 pm

cag014 wrote:
Leor wrote:Custom voice is something we want to put in - it's less immediate than some of the other integrations we're working on now (including some portal changes).

Any update on release time frame?
I would love to see an update as well. I'm not keen on using VNC as I know it can brick the device if I'm not careful.


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Re: Which IVONA Voice do you like most?

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Post Posted » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:01 pm

@jelc - yes, this is a work around. We're a little more lenient on VNC because of the fix for ASR issues. However, it is a risky process.