Ondoku usage guide

Dec. 13, 2023

Ondoku usage guide

Introducing Ondoku's specifications.

table of contents

  1. overview
  2. How to Use
  3. Registration and login
  4. Character count and updates
  5. Recommended environment for use
  6. Feature Description
    1. Reading function
    2. Download function
    3. Conversation function
    4. Image reading function
    5. Split function
    6. Dictionary function
    7. Share function
    8. Delete function
    9. history
  7. Specifications of reading function
    1. How to consume the number of characters read aloud
    2. Input character restrictions
    3. intonation
    4. Foreign language translation
    5. How to read romaji
  8. Usage plan
    1. Free plan
    2. Paid plan
    3. Paid plan price
    4. Payment method for paid plans
    5. invoice and receipt
  9. Commercial use and prohibited activities
  10. Credit notation
  11. Security
  12. Technical support
  13. FAQ

1. Overview

Ondoku is a web-based service that uses AI to convert text to speech. No installation is required and it can be used on a web browser. It is a type of generative AI, but it is not an LLM (Large-Scale Language Model).

2. How to use

3. Registration and login

  • Can be used without registration. However, by registering, you will receive benefits such as increased character limit.
  • Join Free
  • Login

4. Character count and updates

  • Unused characters cannot be carried over.
  • The number of characters will be updated on the next update date.
  • You can check the next update date from the settings screen after logging in.

5. Recommended environment for use

  • The recommended number of characters in one text box is 5000 characters (normally) and 3000 characters (when using SSML).
  • Recommended browser: Google Chrome latest version

6. Functional explanation

6.1 Reading function

  • Enter characters in the text box and set the language, speaker, speed, pitch, etc. Create audio on the spot by clicking the read-aloud button

6.2 Download function

  • Ability to download created audio
  • Can be downloaded in MP3 format on the TOP page
  • History can be downloaded in MP3 and WAV formats

6.3 Conversation function

  • Create interactive audio with multiple speakers
  • Register speaker settings in advance
  • You can create dialogue audio with multiple speakers.
  • Often used as listening audio etc.

6.4 Image reading function

  • Ability to read text from images and convert them to speech
  • Supported image formats: .jpg .png

6.5 Split function

  • A function that allows you to set an arbitrary interval time for the audio you have already created, and download the file by dividing it into parts where there are more intervals than that time.
  • Available from history screen

6.6 Dictionary function

  • Ability to customize pronunciation of specific words and phrases
  • Dictionary function is only reflected in language: Japanese
  • Available from “Dictionary” in the menu tab

6.7 Share function

  • Ability to share the created audio
  • You can embed tags and share URLs.
  • If you share it, anyone with the URL can access it, but it won't be registered with search engines

6.8 Delete function

  • Ability to delete created audio
  • The retention period for audio differs for each member, but you can delete it at any time you like.
  • There is a function to delete one by one and a "batch deletion function" to delete all history at once.

6.9 History

7. Specifications of reading function

7.1 How to consume the number of characters read aloud

7.2 Restrictions on input characters

  • There is no limit to the number of characters that can be input/converted at one time.
  • If the text becomes too long, an error will occur, so we do not recommend it.
  • The recommended number of characters is as shown in "8. Recommendations for use"
  • Reading out only reads the "characters" aloud.
  • Symbols may not be read out correctly, so we recommend replacing them with letters.
  • Emojis are not read aloud and an error will occur, so inputting them is not recommended.

7.3 Intonation

7.4 Foreign language translation

  • Ondoku itself does not have a translation function
  • Even if you input Japanese and read it out with a foreign language voice, the voice will only sound like that, not the foreign language (e.g. Spanish or Vietnamese) " How to create foreign language voice "

7.5 Romaji reading

  • There are three ways to read Roman characters correctly: 1. Use multilingual audio 2. Use Japanese audio 3. use phonics

" Three ways to pronounce Romaji correctly with the AI voice "Ondoku""

8. Usage plan

8.1 Free Plan

  • Non-members: Free up to 1000 characters per month
  • Free membership: Free up to 5000 characters per month

8.2 Paid plans

  • Basic: 200,000 characters/month, 300 images/month
  • Value: 450,000 characters/month, 1000 images/month
  • Premium: 1,000,000 characters/month, 2,500 images/month
  • Business Basic: 2,400,000 characters, 3,600 images
  • Business value: 5,400,000 characters, 12,000 images
  • Business Premium: 12,000,000 characters, 30,000 images

8.3 Paid Plan Fees

8.4 Payment methods for paid plans

  • Credit card/debit card/Link payment (Stripe) subscription
  • Bank payment (annual payment, Japanese bank account only) Not a subscription

8.5 Invoices and Receipts

  • For credit/debit cards
  • Invoice/receipt email will be automatically sent when payment is completed
  • Card usage details and receipts are available from the Ondoku settings page.
  • For bank payments, estimates, invoices, and receipts (after payment) are available from the Ondoku settings page.

9. Commercial Use and Prohibited Activities

  • Available for commercial use. However, there are restrictions depending on the usage method, so please check the details.
  • Ondoku: About commercial use and prohibited matters
  • Sharing accounts or having multiple free accounts is prohibited.
  • It is possible to have multiple paid accounts
  • However, for corporations, up to 10 devices can be shared per account.

10. Credit notation

  • Credit notation is required when using audio data for free.
  • For paid plans, there is no need to write credits during the subscription period of the paid plan.
  • If you want to use audio even after changing from a paid plan to a free plan, you will need to provide credit.
  • For business plans, credit notation is not required even after cancellation.

11. Security

12. Technical support

  • Providing support information such as what to do when errors occur and login problems

13. Frequently asked questions

  • Provides answers to common questions such as multiple account ownership, text-to-speech errors, language support, and more

Text-to-speech software "Ondoku" can read out 5000 characters every month with AI voice for free. You can easily download MP3s and commercial use is also possible. If you sign up for free, you can convert up to 5,000 characters per month for free from text to speech. Try Ondoku now.
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