Sometimes you need a fast, simple, and free text-to-speech implementation for some quick testing. In FreeSWITCH you can use
mod_flite for simple TTS testing. While it is not suitable for professional, production environments, it meets the criteria of being quick, easy, and free.
Other than a phone and a text editor there is not much you need. Keep in mind that on Windows the
mod_flite module is pre-built but it is not automatically loaded. On Linux/Unix systems you will need to perform a few steps listed below.
If you are in Windows then skip to step 3. If you have Linux/Unix then follow these steps to enable
modules.confin the FreeSWITCH source and uncomment the line with
#asr_tts/mod_fliteby removing the
#at the beginning of the line.
Save and exit. Run the
If you wish to have
loadby default when FreeSWITCH starts then open