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AwesomeTTS - Add speech to your flashcards

0.21MB. Updated 2021-04-06. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.
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AwesomeTTS makes it easy for language-learners and other students to add speech to their personal Anki card decks. MP3s can be stored with your collection, or speech can be generated on-the-fly. The add-on is free and open-source software, released under the GPL. For source code and more, visit AwesomeTTS on GitHub Become a paid Patreon fan to get access to Google Cloud TTS, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Polly, IBM Watson, Naver Clova, Forvo and FPT.AI keys. You also get access to Anki Language Tools, which adds automated translation to Anki in 133 languages Note: the Patreon subscription is not mandatory, you can either use free voices, or use your own keys from Google or Azure Bug Reporting Reward Program Anyone who reports bugs in AwesomeTTS will receive a reward, as a way to thank you for your contribution to the community. Please email awesometts@airpost.net. Text to speech services Awesome TTS provides access to different services for speech generation. Some of these services, like Google Cloud TTS, Microsoft Azure,Amazon AWS Polly, IBM Watson, Naver Clova or Forvo are true API services and should be expected to be stable, but require a paid API key. They provide the best quality Text to Speech voices, with Neural Network natural-sounding voices (marked WaveNet or Neural). Other services are not completely official, and either reverse-engineer various APIs or scrape sound files from webpage. These should be expected to break every now and then. Related add-on: Anki Language Tools: Automated Translation for Anki in 133 languages Current Status of Services and Voices How to Choose a Service Google Cloud TTS notes and API Keys (includes information on potentially free API keys) Microsoft Azure TTS notes and API Keys Forvo Pronunciation Development AwesomeTTS went through a period of being unmaintained in 2019/2020. This addon entry is an attempt to unify codebases. The Github repository is: https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon . Please submit pull requests for new features, we will try to review and approve them quickly. Release History (github)


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on 1618923861
Awesome add-on; the german voices are amazing.
on 1618841442
AwesomeTTS is Super! And they reply so fast when you have some question.
on 1618839611
Funciona increíblemente! Súper recomendable!
on 1618838061
The best add-on I ever see!
on 1618747852
That add-on is amazing. I'm very pleased to use it. All that I was looking for.
on 1618673854
Now I use Microsoft's Azure, in mainland China will be able to use without VPN.
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi, unfortunately this happens with some VPNs, are you able to try another VPN ?
on 1618359541
Fantastic add on providing the highest quality text to speech voices available. Definitely recommend trying it.
on 1618352576
I love awesomeTTS- The best anki plug ever...!!!
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on 1618314217
This has been the single most useful add on during my use of Anki to study Chinese (as well as other languages). The creator is a helpful guy - if you like the add on, I recommend joining his Patreon and supporting its further development.
on 1618307483
Excellent add-on which has made a great difference to Russian-language learning.
on 1618271290
Hi. I love this awesome tts.
It's such Nice.
Thanks a lot
Comment from author before post was edited
It's a recurring monthly payment.
on 1618147563
still looking for irish audio but find "just" Microsoft and Forvo.Even Google don't offer audio. Anyway , seems AwesomeTTS works smooth.
on 1617903395
the best addon that exists in this category, thank you very much.
on 1617899149
It is fantastic app in order to learn languages. Until now I put google voices. They are a bit robotic, nevertheless I am choosing other voices more natural like Azure. The better you sound the more you learn.
on 1617821307
AwesomeTTS is Awesome! This is the hero of my Anki's Addons. I'm immensely grateful.
on 1617588470
Makes it easy to generate audio for Anki cards.
on 1617509062
You are a freaking god, thanks bro.
it works amazingly good, its very useful.
on 1617455573
It's awesome that I expected.
on 1617389978
Great addon
on 1617375182
it's nice, thaks you
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi, just to confirm, you emailed me at awesometts@airpost.net ? can you email again please?
on 1617364834
This add-on is a real lifesaver! I had a few hundred Japanese sentences to convert into Anki audio cards and thought, should be pretty straightforward, right? And yet all I could find out there for a while was just a bunch of convoluted and time-consuming methods that inevitably involved some degree of coding. On top of that, most if not all the voices available sounded offputting, tinny, and robotic. So when I came across AwesomeTTS I was blown away. The interface is super intuitive and batch processing a ton of audio sentences is a matter of a couple of clicks. Definitely no coding needed there. Luc is very responsive and promptly got back to me every time I had a question. As a Japanese learner, I want to add a special shout-out to the Azure Neural male/female voices, both outstanding and by far the closest I could find to natural human speech. Great work!
on 1617343765
It's awesome! Revolutionized my study. Thanks for the great work :)
on 1617307275
Great add on. When creating some sentences without audio, this simply pulls the audio from the source selected.
on 1617297611
I've been using this add-on to learn English for several years and found it extremely useful especially in improving my pronunciation and listening skills. Highly recommended
on 1617277687
Trial run is very nice. Hopefully it can be open for free or one time deal pay is much more acceptable then monthly pay.
on 1617264672
It's a great addon which can save you tonns of time and can significantly improve your learning experience with anki. I use it for Chinese and it's really really helpful. It's really nice of them that put a free trial for the add-on.
on 1617256993
Really useful add-on, i recommend everybody try this one
on 1617209147
This add-on definitely merits having "awesome" in its name. Game-changer for the creation of Anki flashcards, especially for language-learning - and very active development, i.e. it's getting better and richer in features quite literally week by week...
9.6/10 ...... :)
on 1617188633
Addon is brilliant! Super cool, it works great. I've translated about 5000 cards (most with just one Dutch word, some with phrases) without a problem to two languages (Brazilian Portuguese and English) , and downloaded audio snippets with pronunciation from IBM Watson (Liam voice), all automatically and all of this done in simple two steps: language mapping the note fields to languages and then select all, add translations to all and add sounds to all (make sure you create a separate Sound field otherwise you will delete the response field).

It is super cool that for everything you have a choice of different backends, for both the TTS voices (lots of options, AI or real voice) and for the translations.
on 1617183835
amazing add on!
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on 1617128157
Really pleased with this addon, particularly the high quality azure voices.
on 1617100924
I didn't realize how much time I could save using this addon. Azure was a bit of a pain to figure out, but that's because I used my own API code. In retrospect it wouldve been way easier and 100% worth it to use one provided by ATTS. Once that was set up I was up and rolling easily. On a good day I'd be able to average about 1 card per 10-12 seconds, but this has almost halved that time. Huge thanks to the author.

Edit to say the author is fantastic. Quick to respond and obviously cares a ton about his work. I pay for the patreon and feel like there's a ton of benefit to it. Author will reach out to subs and see what direction they want the project to go in, or if they have any unique issues that he can help solve. It would be worth it alone for the API key, but like I said above, I have my own API and yet I still support this author and find benefit in doing so. Highly recommend if you have a few dollars extra once a month!
Comment from author before post was edited
Is this happening on the front or on the back of the card ? does reading this documentation help ? https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/wiki/On-the-fly-TTS ?
if not, please open an issue on https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/issues and i'll help you out.
on 1617053737
It worked!! Thanks
on 1617031315
I used to use google translate for translations and pinyin transliteration and another site for the mp3 voice files. Needless to say, this add-on saves me a ton of time while writing Anki cards.
on 1617024153
Really easy to setup and use. Very high quality results for japanese audio using the neural voices from Azure, I think this is the best option whenever you don't have access to native audio.
on 1617023221
For only $5, this service is indispensable for learning a language. One of the hardest things is to get the accent of your target language correct. Being able to use top-tier audio voices has helped so much with my Spanish. I do not consider $5 to be a problem. For awhile this add-on did not work with the updated Anki. But now the author is improving this add-on, adding more voices and making it easier to get more choices for your target language. His work is worth more than $5. I highly recommend this service.
on 1616960740
Appreciate the update to this add on after a long period, great work!

You do have to pay for the subscription/ patreon - but I can't not recommend it as I too, must attest to the greatness of the Keita voice. For Japanese learners, you're going to be very refreshed and suprised. I've been through many Anime SRS decks which have far superior audio to have robotic siri voices. Keita voice might as well be my real Japanese male friend reading my Anki cards to me. Clearer than any technology voice should be, to say the least. If you're learning another language there are many, many options as well so I'd be shocked if you couldn't atleast find one really good voice.

Again, thanks for bringing this back and your shared API keys for supporters.

Update 3/28/21
Author is consistently there to help, is a swift communicator and the add on has only improved since this first post with an increased variety of high quality voices, options and other lifestyle enhancements. There's a massive library of languages being touched upon now. Whether you're into language learning in general or wish to focus on one, this add on will truly have a "native in your ear."
Comment from author before post was edited
Thank you for your kind feedback. Just one clarification: the add-on does contain some free voices which don't require payment, but indeed the highest quality voices do require a paid account with the various cloud providers, and the easiest way to access those is by becoming a member on Patreon.
on 1616933494
Fantastic service, very helpful author, I'm using the plus version and the voices are fantastic, plus there are constant updates and many options to suit various needs. A+++
on 1616921994
Great. You can get a Google Cloud account that provides an API key for free at Google. Should be enough for language learners.
Comment from author
Absolutely, thank you for pointing this out, we have instructions here: https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/wiki/Google-Cloud-Text-to-Speech
on 1616769470
It's good for work.
on 1616760458
I don't consider this simply good, I consider it mandatory.
If you use ANKI for learning languages then adding speech is the best improvement possible.
Adding audios without this app is like to fill a swimming pool with a glass.
Take this and save your time and use it to study the language
on 1616723883
Fantastic! I'm studying Japanese and French, and some of the premium voices, like Azure, sound eerily realistic. I definitely think that this add-on has improved my Anki experience!
on 1616674713
Great add-on and even better support! If you are a language learner, it's a must-have tool.
on 1616674334
I am currently studying for a big post-graduate entrance exam, and this addon has been incredibly helpful to me already! I got in contact with the creator Luc who is very friendly and caring. Worth every single penny, it certainly doesn't disappoint. Very simple to use and can be applied to multiple cards instantaneously!
on 1616669978
Constantly improved, one of the best anki addon there is right now
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on 1616660838
Very useful add-on.
on 1616633692
Invaluable tool; helps me practice pronunciation without spending hundreds or thousands on a tutor. In addition, the audio is clear and crisp. Generating audio takes seconds. Download and support on Patreon...can’t praise enough.
on 1616604725
A staple add-on in my language learning workflow. I'm currently learning Swedish, and since there isn't so much original audio content out there (compared to more popular languages), this add-on has been really really useful in creating natural-sounding audio flashcards. I'm a Patreon and the developer is very receptive to feedback as well.
on 1616602096
it's worth to pay it. The colleague has done a good work. Thumbs up!
on 1616600064
Incredibly useful and a core part in my learning strategy. Very good support as well!
on 1616598299
Insanely useful add-on and excellent support. Well worth the price!
on 1616597508
It's a great add-on. It works. The support is always helpful
on 1616570432
Awesome, To The Sound :D

However: haven't found yet how to add a RANDOM(!) Group to a Tag in the card template; is this possible?

I need the Add-On to automatically read the question to me, but with a DIFFERENT(!) voice/pronunciation/dialect each time the card comes up for review!

The same, already-heard voice is next to useless for me.
Comment from author
Question: why don't you add all the voices you want in a group ? Then you'd get a random voice within that group. If you want to discuss further, get in touch with me awesometts@airpost.net or open an issue on https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/issues
on 1616391997
I love it! I highly recommend it.
on 1616242698
Super useful, works quite smoothly. I was able to add audio to ~600 of my existing French flashcards with very minimal effort!
on 1616161379
I worked. Thanks so much.
on 1616155920
(+) This add-on makes Anki the best app for learning languages for self-motivated people.
Many thanks for Luc, who assists the learner in a very helpful and kind manner!

(-) However, Awesome TTS plus is too expensive.
There should be a FREE option e.g. up to 7000 characters / monthly = 6 sentences daily.
on 1616140688
It is great ad-on. I paid to use. But, It should be accepted SSML, for example <break time="100ms"/>. The current version cannot recognize SSML in the text.
Comment from author
Hi, could you get in touch with me awesometts@airpost.net or open an issue on https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/issues ? I am able to use the break SSML tag for Azure for example. It could be service-specific.
on 1616093066
If I could only have this addon for creating language cards on Anki, this would be it.
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I love this addon, but the AwesomeTTS Plus is very expensive for me. In Brazil 5$ is R$25, and pay this each month is, unfortunetely, impossible for me in this moment. I'm a student, so a discount for students will be great!
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Awesome for learning language
on 1615861444
Great addon!
on 1615826769
It's essential addon! Thanks a lot!
on 1615816395
The author of this add on is absolutely fantastic. He returned my email within the day regarding getting awesome tts keys working with my installation. The application itself is great. I used it without a key for 2 months and now have one and appreciate the depth it adds to my study. It's invaluable to get access to quality audio and short of real voices recording your cards for you(ya..good luck with that) you wont find an add on that makes adding audio as easy as this one.
on 1615772577
Must have add-on!
on 1615769449
Hi Awesome TTS creator!

Thank you very much for your hard work!

I have been using this add-on without any issue until today.

When I hit that "speaker" icon to have my sentence recorded, the text doesn't show up in the preview section anymore. I have to put it manually to have it recorded.

Would you mind pointing me out in the right direction to fix this?


Comment from author
Hi, thank you for your kind feedback. Anki 2.1.41/42 introduced a change in the editor which has forced me to temporarily disable this functionality (otherwise Anki would freeze). As a workaround, either select the field text before clicking the speaker icon, or copy it into the clipboard. You should see your field be populated.
on 1615656022
Luc is an incredibly hardworking developer with a passion for the add ons he works on. He has been an incredible help to me and everyone else in his Patreon community. This app is fantastic, especially when you have to go through the thousands of cards that we have to go through in medical school. I think its a must-download for anyone who uses Anki on a daily basis. I don't use Anki for language learning, but I can imagine that this app is very useful for that as well. Thanks Luc!
on 1615499260
Thank you so much for this fantastic tool!

Just a question: I got an API key for the Azure Speech service (using the free trial) to be able to have an Irish voice. It's one of the new languages added recently. It works very well on the desktop version on my laptop. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on my iPhone... where the text is read with an English pronunciation.

Do you have any idea what is the problem?

I hope it is possible to make it work on an iPhone...
Thanks again!
Comment from author
Are you using batch generation or on-the-fly TTS ? Get in touch with me awesometts@airpost.net and I'll help you out !
on 1615423794
It would be nice if you could use your own key for a fee, but it's mandatory to have a patreon subscription.
Cancellation of subscription, disgusting way of payment
Comment from author
It is not mandatory to have a patreon subscription, you can either use the free voices, or use your own cloud TTS keys. Please contact me awesometts@airpost.net if you'd like to discuss.
on 1615379937
Many thanks to aggregate all these audio services! Now life is much easy and cheaper! I don't need to pay to all of these services to get TTS online high-quality audio. I just need to pay 1 HAMBURGER to get them in one place! It's almost for free.

Awesome work! Very appreciate!
on 1615363709
Hi! Thanks for the contribution, I have a question. Where can I locate this addon, it's not appearing on the add card option anymore. Thanks.
Comment from author
I am not sure completely sure what you mean, could you get in touch with me awesometts@airpost.net ? And I can help you with the problem you're having.
on 1615122465
Cannot preview the input phrase with these settings.

403 Client Error: Forbidden for url: https://texttospeech.googleapis.com/v1/text:synthesize?key=AIzaSyBm7NinfOuybtq-WWkcFMoiHHxMz60qxj0
Comment from author before post was edited
Please use the updated demo key here: https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/wiki/Google-Cloud-Text-to-Speech
on 1615097915
Oddcast is not working. Please fix it.
Comment from author
Update 2021/03/18: oddcast is working now, please get in touch with me so that I can understand the problem awesometts@airpost.net
on 1615036279
Could you add support for opus instead of mp3? it gives a lot better quality audio from Google TTS. I've changed the line in googletts.py from "audioEncoding": "MP3" to "audioEncoding": "OGG_OPUS" it gives opus but AwesomeTTS gives wrong extension mp3 to it even thought is opus. Anki on desktop can still play it even with wrong extension but not on mobile. So please fix it and allow to change it to opus.ogg for maximum compatibility (android 7 requires opus.ogg to play opus files)
Comment from author
I've opened an issue here so I can track this: https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/issues/189
on 1614944568
This program is absolutely invaluable. I used to spend literal hours per day making flashcards. I'm now able to do it within minutes and the remaining time can be spent actually studying!
on 1614887485
thank you, amazing
on 1614736503
Very nice work!
on 1614294168
AwesomeTTS is a great addon, very useful for language learners. Thanks for creating such a incredible tool!
on 1614264537
This addon is incredible. After supporting the developer on Patreon, he has been very responsive and even added a Yomichan integration feature after I suggested it. The voices are very realistic and make card creation smooth. Strongly recommend.
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Very useful.
Xịn xò.
From Vietnam with Love
on 1614046328
This Add-on... takes Anki into another level. Thanks so much Luc for developing this add-on... Also, you support and help is like you add-on, Awesome!!!
on 1614004099
Great addition to Anki. Very simple to use and Luc the developer is very helpful.
on 1613991727
It is working really nicely and helps me a lot to create better flashcards. Thank you :)
on 1613934363
This addon seems to be taking advantage of previous free work and slowly converting it into a paid model. I applaud the effort you are putting into maintaining it with new versions of Anki and keeping the barebones free. Obviously there is a place for these types of models in the world, but I would like to believe that the Anki community is about keeping our study tool open source and free, including its decks and addons, with volunteers pouring efforts into it without the expectation of money. Hey nothing is stopping you from having a tip jar and I would love to put some money in that, but don't force the fee.

There is already an AwesomeTTS addon working and its free. It doesn't have the fancy voices this addon has, but the included voices are excellent in my opinion:
Comment from author
AwesomeTTS has always been open source (GPL3-licensed) and free and will continue to be so. The free edition has all the features that have always been present and none have been taken away. We have been actively fixing free services (recently Oxford, Naver). We work on and accept merge requests for free services. The paid functionality involves access to high quality TTS voices which require payment from various cloud providers (Azure, Google, Amazon, Naver, Watson). Obviously these cannot be offered for free, someone needs to foot the bill. You may want to explain how we are forcing the fee. The subscription gives you access to 602 premium TTS voices which cost us money to offer. Please get in touch (awesometts@airpost.net) if you'd like to discuss this further.
Update 2021/03/18: would you be able to get in touch with me so that we can discuss ? I'd like to understand more about your point of view.
on 1613820581
Fantastic for learning languages! Thanks so much!!!!
on 1613753203
It's helping me a lot to learn German
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Really convenient! Thank you developer!
on 1613140433
Amazing add-on! Thank you so much!
on 1612551699
It is a great addition to anki in terms of ease of use (ctrl + T anywhere) and in features (clean UI to choose the language needed for fast and reliable TTS). I've been using it for Chinese with an API key from Google Cloud Services and the Wavenet voices are superb!
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Great add-on! Thank you!
on 1610751421
Useful with the patreon sub, Go with Azure Neural
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I liked
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This add on works a lot smoother now but I have the following issue with cloze cards, I can't seem to get the multiple cloze deletions to play once I flip the card. ie: with The Kiesselbach plexus is located at the anterior nasal septum and is composed of an anastomosis of:

(1){{c1::Superior labial a.}}
(2) {{c1::Anterior ethmoidal a.}}
(3) Greater palatine artery
(4) {{c1::Sphenopalatine a.}}

The dictation stops after reading Superior labial a. Any ideas on how to fix?
Comment from author
could you open an issue here https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/issues and share your deck so that I can help look into it ?
on 1608673496
Great add on!!! Just one quick question / issue:
I have custom templates that are more or less like this: Front: German // Back: Translation / automatic-generated links to 4 dictionaries for more info on the word [German].
The issue is that:
(1) after using AwesomeTTS, each link has been replaced by a gigantic black circle (half of my screen)
(2) instead of playing the audio once, the audio gets played non-stop several times (i'm not sure but I presume it's related to the links)
Do you know why can this be happening or how to fix it? Thank you!

PS - I just discovered what is causing the issue.
My dictionary links are generated automatically with the link "German".
I also configured AwesomeTTS to add the audio file to the field "German".
Therefore, this indirectly created audio files in each of my dictionary links.
The solution is simply to save the audio files in a different field (or in a custom made field)
Comment from author
It looks like you discovered the problem by yourself. It's always a good practice to put the sound tags / audio files in a separate field, it lets you have proper control and lets you potential re-generate those sounds in the future.
on 1608230883
The Anki is not same without AwesomeTTS! It's wonderful for my English studies, I can learn much better with the pronounce and everything about song with it.
on 1606997736
It's very useful for me to keep my attention. Is there a way of automatically generate the TTS in all the cards of my deck?
Comment from author
Yes it's possible, you want to use batch generation, described here: https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/wiki/Batch-Generation
if you run into any further issues please don't hesitate to reach out, either on github or patreon.
on 1606996770
This addon used to feel a bit cryptic and intimidating because I didn't have much experience of generating audio or when to look for its help, but now I do, it's really an extensive tool for TTS. ( If you're in that case look for simple one-task plugins first until you are more comfortable.)
You generate in bulk, on the fly or card per card as you review them.

It caches the result (in its add-on directory) also so if you want to use the files elsewhere or in a different way (I've used it with Add media easy in some situations) you can, and it won't query the same stuff again, great if you use API services like Forvo or Clova that limit the daily amount of requests.
on 1606393870
This addon is great, I'm using it with Azure (the new Keita voice is amazing for Japanese!). It has made an enormous difference in my language learning. I do sometimes get 401 errors, but closing and restarting Anki always fixes them (well, until they happen again...).

(UPDATE: since writing this review, I've not had a single 401 error)

One question for the developer, I just installed the current version on a new computer and it has placed a "Pronounce with AwesomeTTS" box on my main Anki screen. Is there any way to get rid of that?
Comment from author before post was edited
Regarding the 401 errors, how frequently do they happen, are they easy to reproduce ? Please open an issue on github. To disable the "pronounce with AwesomeTTS" box, In tools->AwesomeTTS->Advanced, uncheck "Show AwesomeTTS widget on Deck browser".
on 1606291421
how can i get an API key i was looking at the last comment something about azure ( the keita voice is amazing~) I have installed this addon , but the voices are limited for japanesse, apparently unless you have an API key...im still trying to figure out how to get the API key and interested in the Keita voice, if its nice compared to some of the limited robotic voices. Please some one instruct me to how i can get the API key and the kieta voice. Thanks
on 1605463513
Support for excluding phrases in parenthesis would be perfect
Comment from author
You can probably do this with regular expressions, please open an issue on github with specific details and i'll help you.
on 1605263800
Works fine
on 1605134852
The Duden dictionary works well.
on 1604200732
I did it. Become your patreon fan. Thanks so much
Comment from author
Hi PLEASE change your review to a positive one, I think you clicked the thumbs down button by mistake.
on 1603916982
Works great!
on 1603861273
Love it!

One puzzle: how do I ensure the "generate" button is defaulted (rather than "cancel")?
on 1603608675
I like it
on 1603130401
This is a great add-on. I'm annoyed I didn't try it for months because it's a real-time saver. I also recommend the Paetron subscription for the API access to get better quality audio. Anyway, thanks!
on 1602984272
Amazing!! thank you!!
on 1602964025
Very happy to see Awesome TTS is fully supported. Thank you for your work!
on 1602863424
Great addon. Works perfectly with google wavenet and azure neural tts!
on 1601688363
Really cool concept, one problem though—the Spanish Google Cloud only has one option and it's not wavenet
EDIT: thanks for the Azure tip, the neural Azure is much better than the standard Cloud. I wrongly thought there would've been Spanish wavenet options available on Cloud and they weren't showing up on the add-on, but Cloud only has standard Spanish so no fault of the add-on.
Comment from author before post was edited
You are correct, Google Cloud doesn't over wavenet spanish voices , but Azure has Spain and Mexico neural voices which sound great.
on 1600627336
Thank you for a great add-on to use when studying Mandarin Chinese. The Oddcast works rather well for single words but sounds slightly chopped-up when using sentences. Does anyone know which voice works best for Mandarin Chinese if I don't have an API code?

# A. How to use this add-on crash course:
1. Install the add-on and restart your Anki (don't forget to sync before installing a new add-on)
2. Open up your Anki browser window used for editing cards, and select a card
3. At the top of the browser window there is a button that says "AwesomeTTS", which is used to generate a voice to the selected card

# B. When you have pressed the "AwesomeTTS add audio"-button:
1. You need to choose a voice that is suitable for you target language. Some won't work because they are pay-to-use and require an API code.
2. You need select from which field in your selected card it should grab the text to create speech. Also, select which field it should place the sound file.
3. Try if the card works using the "Preview"-button in you browser window. If it doesn't work then go to step B.1. again


Nota bene: If you can afford it then you can pay the Author 5 USD through his patreon to get the API code for smooth AI-generated voices, which might be useful if you have a lot of long sentences.
Comment from author
For a free mandarin voice, you could try Google Translate.
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This is a great plugin. I am using the Japanese voices from Oddcast. Oddcast has added some new Japanese voices that sound very natural. The AwsomeTTS maintainers are making those (and a couple of new Thai voices) available in version 1.23, but you can start using them now. See this issue on github for details: https://github.com/AwesomeTTS/awesometts-anki-addon/issues/128
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Good but would be amazing if NAVER worked. The Korean voice is so good but I cannot get it to work with this addon at all... Seems like a lot of people have this problem
Comment from author
Naver Papago changed their website and so far I haven't been able to fix the Naver service. I did add support for Naver Clova, which is the premium TTS service from Naver. Patreon fans have access to API keys to all the premium services, including Naver Clova.
on 1598978415
Adding TTS On-The-Fly tag fixed in version 1.22, indeed. Thanks!
Would it be possible to save the sounds and use them later in the Android version of Anki?
Comment from author
Batch generation of audio files has always been supported in AwesomeTTS, in the Browser, select cards, then AwesomeTTS - > Add audio to Selected
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Very helpful!
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Indispensable addition for every language learner. New developer did a great improvement when it comes to the quality of the add on
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Awesome Add-on!! Thank you very much!!
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not free. no explanation.
Comment from author
Please get in touch with me, I'd like to offer some compensation for the bad experience you've had with AwesomeTTS. awesometts@airpost.net
on 1595999148
Just noticed this existed.
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Great addon!
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is a nice extension
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It works!
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Fantastic add on for language reviews, and for quickly adding sound in bulk to every card in a massive deck.
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Best Anki add-on ever!
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Thank you for getting this working again, with access to all these engines!
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Super useful!
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Naver Chinese isn't working. I would deeply appreciate if this was fixed. Everything else is great. Thanks!
Comment from author
Hi, I'd like to give you free access to AwesomeTTS Plus for your troubles, can you get in touch with me ? awesometts@airpost.net
on 1592503741
After many hours of fiddling, I somehow got Microsoft Azure to work. Without touching the settings, I closed the AwesomeTTS dialog box, and after opening it up again, it stopped working, throwing 401s at me once again. I restarted Anki, and Azure is working once again... now I'm afraid to close the dialog box. Oh well. Seems to be ok for now.
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A voz da Microsoft é melhor que a do Google
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Insanely good!
Didn't use the Google TTS one because of the API key but this alternative is insane! I found NAVER translation to be one of the best and most human sounding.

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Very powerful and useful add-on.
Thanks for maintaining this from now on
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Thanks for the effort.

Personally, I strongly believe we should not advertise AwesomeTTS to new users. Most of them are visitors who are likely to download and hoard 50K of audio files, disrupting online services and stops using Anki in less than a month after starting. These idiots does nothing but disrupt the ecosystem that has worked well for most of us. Only when they have been fully hazed, should we introduce them to the more advanced addon system.

Just kidding, or am I...?