Breaking the Language Barrier


A Comparison of our Text-to-Speech Voice Reader Home 15, Studio 15, Server 15 and Web 15

Voice Reader

Home 15
Studio 15
Web 15
Server 15
Price 49 € 499 € starting at 270 € / year starting at 4.950 €
Platform / Type Desktop application Desktop application Internet service Server
Use policy Private use

Have texts read out loud or create audio files for personal use
Professional use

With its variety of settings options, use as an alternative to sound studios for creating audio files for publication
Read-aloud service for websites

Have Voice Reader Web read websites out loud in the browser via HTML Player and download them as audio files
Professional use

The flexible solution for the integration of top-quality voice output in your company
Audio format settings Wav, MP3 Wav, MP3 MP3 Wav, MP3
Publication permission -- ok ok ok
Supported applications: -- Microsoft® Word
Microsoft® Outlook
Microsoft® PowerPoint (2)
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer
Firefox
Safari
Chrome
Opera
Cell phone browsers
Simple integration into all workflows via the HTTP interface
Supported file formats .txt, .rtf, .docx, .doc, .htm, .html, .mht, .epub, .pdf, .odt .txt, .rtf, .docx, .doc, .htm, .html, .mht, .epub, .pdf, .odt -- (depends on the particular workflow and the integration)
Female voice ok(1a) ok(3) ok(3) ok(3)
Male voice ok(1b) ok(5) ok(5) ok(5)
Multilanguage voice -- ok(8) -- --
Playback options Volume
Pitch
Speed

Fast forward (depending on selected reading segmentation: by word, by sentence, by paragraph )

Rewind (depending on selected reading segmentation: by word, by sentence, by paragraph )

Pause
Stop
Volume
Pitch
Speed

Fast forward (depending on selected reading segmentation: by word, by sentence, by paragraph )

Rewind (depending on selected reading segmentation: by word, by sentence, by paragraph )

Pause
Stop
Controlled by the administrator:
Pitch
Speed

Controlled by the user in the Web browser:
Volume
Pitch
Speed
Pause
Fast forward and rewind
Mute
MP3 download
Visual text enlargement
Simultaneous highlighting
Volume
Pitch
Speed
Reading segmentation By word,
by sentence,
by paragraph
By word,
by sentence,
by paragraph
By sentence By sentence
Additional Export options -- Export each word, each sentence or each paragraph in a separate audio file -- (depends on the particular workflow and the integration)
Creation of speaker profiles -- ok -- --
Special effects -- Integrate sound effects
Change speakers (6)
Change language (7)
Pauses
Read marked text Integrate sound effects
Change speakers (5)
Change language (6)
Pauses
Mark text for postprocessing -- ok -- --
Adjust pause at end of sentence -- ok -- --
Editor for improving pronunciation -- ok -- --
Automatic generator for Phonetic Transcription and assistance with a Phonetic Keyboard -- ok -- --
Exclude words and punctuation marks from reading -- ok Comment out sections of the text that should not be read out loud ok
Show audiolength -- ok -- --
Editor Text editor with text processing and format functions Extensive text editor with diverse text processing and format functions -- --
Audio file export MP3: 64 kBit/s
WAV: 22 kHz, 16 Bit Mono
MP3: 16-160 kBit/s WAV: PCM 8/11/22/44/48 kHz 8/16 Bit Mono MP3: 64 kBit/s MP3: 16-160 kBit/s
WAV: PCM 8/11/22/44/48 kHz 8/16 Bit Mono
Shortcuts as an alternative to mouse navigation -- ok ok --
Product activation via the Internet ok ok -- --
Available languages 45 45 45 45
System requirements Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Internet access for product activation;
Up to 1 GB available disk space for each voice
2 GB RAM
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Internet access for product activation;
Up to 2 GB available disk space for each language
2 GB RAM
On your web server: none
On the client computers:
Works with all current web browsers,
requires JavaScript to be activated.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2012
Microsoft Internet Information Server

(1a) No female voice is available for Voice Reader Home 15 in the language Arabic, Spanish (Argentine)

(1b) No male voice is available for Voice Reader Home 15 in the languages Basque, English (Indian, Irish, Scottish, South African), Galician, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Cantonese (Hong Kong), Korean, Mandarin (China, Taiwan), Dutch (Belgium), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, Czech, Hungarian, Valencian

(2) Voice Reader Studio 15: Microsoft® Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 (32 or 64-bit)

(3) Not for Voice Reader Studio/Server 15 Arabic, Spanish (Argentine)

(5) Not for Voice Reader Studio/Server 15 Basque, English (Indian, Irish, Scottish, South African), Galician, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Cantonese (Hong Kong), Korean, Mandarin (China, Taiwan), Dutch (Belgium), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, Czech, Hungarian, Valencian

(6) It is only possible to change, if the language contains more than one voice

(7) It is only possible to change between languages that have been installed

(8) Available in Voice Reader Studio 15 German, French and Italian



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