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Captivate 6, Text-To-Speech: No German voice?!?

Jul 18, 2012 3:13 AM

My company just bought the upgrade from Captivate 5.5 to Captivate 6. After installing Captivate 6 as well as the additional speech package there is no German voice ("Stefan") available anymore in the "Speech Agent" droplist ("Speech Management" dialog)!?

This function is crucial for us since all our software demos are published in German and English.


Is there another speech package I have to install or what can I do?




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    Jan 28, 2013 4:52 AM   in reply to ok1024

    Hi Olaf,


    Did you find a German voice for Captivate 6?

    I searched the web and came across the below pages.
    I found that Captivate 6 does not support a Loquendo anymore, but didn't find an alternative yet. Did you?


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    Jan 28, 2013 6:37 AM   in reply to ok1024

    Thank you Olaf,


    Mmm, that means I'll have to convince someone in my company to purchase a German voice then...




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    Mar 21, 2013 8:49 AM   in reply to John Pierre Cornelissen



    Ok, I did some more research for Germen voices too and in the end I found that only could provide voices that work with Adobe Captrivate 6.


    • I installed the demo and Captivate 6 does see the voices and allows you to assign them to the TTS sentences. However, when it comes to generating the audio, Captivate picks up the voice that is selected in the control panel » speech section. That's fine if you need a single voice in your project, but if you want a dialog between two or more persons then you have a problem. I have sent an email to query their support for a solution but did not receive a reply.
    • I have seen topics here in the forum where people say it works. Unfortunately they have very few voices and German is not one of them.
    • I believe this is the provider of the English voices that come with Captivate 6. I searched their website for a demo or a store to purchase more voices and I couldn't find it. I only found a few pages that say they are now part of Nuance with a broken link to their TTS solutions.
    • like Loquendo, I can't find any page with a TTS demo or a store to purchase more voices. I have sent them an email weeks ago and never received a reply.
    • you can't buy from them directly, their website sends you to third party resellers. I visited the website of 2 resellers in my country (Netherlands) but again, I couldn't find a page with a demo or store to purchase.


    So, the only provider left for me is On their website you can quicly find, purchase and download a voice. All you need to do then is install the voice, enter the license and (re-)start Captivate.


    Hope this helps


    John-Pierre Cornelissen

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