Is it possible to download more voices for Windows Narrator?

bob dunford February 25, 2012
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Is it possible to download more voices for Windows Narrator?

  1. Arun Singh
    February 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    go to this page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e86ec97-40a7-453f-b0ee-6583171b4530&displaylang=en

    Download the file called: SpeechSDK51.exe. Extract it then install it.
    Now, go to the registry (Start Menu > Run > regedt32) and navigate
    through the folders (keys) like you would windows explorer. Go to the
    following folder:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSpeechVoicesTokensMSSam

    Over in the right pane where it has the folder contents, double-click
    "VoiceData" to open it. Go to the value data bar, find where it says
    "sam.spd" and change it to
    "mary.spd" (or mike.spd). Go to the
    "VoiceDef" item right under it and change "sam.sdf" to "mary.sdf". And
    you're done. If you want to change it back, just go back in the registry
    and change it back to sam.spd & sam.sdf.Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Get_new_Microsoft_narrator_voices#ixzz1nUlKxoGF
     

  2. Karkala Nayak
    February 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hello Bob,

    To download voices check these site for a big list
    http://www.cepstral.com/downloads/ 

    check out these sites for more info
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-Narrator-voice 
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Get_new_Microsoft_narrator_voices 

    I hope it helped
    :)