How to use Ondoku's conversation / dialogue function. More convenient listening materials and long sentences with voice synthesis!
July 29, 2022
Ondoku can be easily converted into voice by simply entering characters in the text box.
The text read aloud can be downloaded as an audio file (.mp3) as well as heard on the spot, and is used by many people as "simple and easy to use!".
There has been a long-standing request for "conversation and dialogue functions."
This time, the long-awaited conversation function has finally arrived!
In this article
- Explain how to use the conversation function with images
- Specific examples of what the conversation function can be used for
I will introduce.
How to use Ondoku's conversation function
The conversation function is very easy to use.
- Set speaker
- Enter characters in the text box
- Add a conversation
- Set the conversation interval (interval)
- Read aloud / download
To use the voice synthesis / machine voice conversation function with Ondoku, you need to register as a free member of Ondoku.
Please register as a free member and use it while logged in .
The conversation function can be used from the setting page after logging in.
I will explain in detail how to set and add conversations.
1. 1. Set speaker
When using the conversation function for the first time, you will first be asked to set the speaker. If no speaker is set, you will not be able to create a conversation.
The speaker setting is
- Speaker's name
- High low
Please set to your liking and "register".
Make the speaker's name easy for you to recognize and understand so that you can use it later when adding conversations.
By registering multiple speakers, you can create a conversation format between the registered speakers.
The speaker settings can be edited / deleted from the speaker list page after the settings.
2. Enter characters in the text box
Let's return to the TOP page of the conversation function.
Create a conversation here.
- Select any speaker you registered earlier
- Enter characters in the text box
You now have one phrase.
Let's actually enter it.
- Assistant: This is Ondoku's Conversation Features page.
- Male voice: Is it difficult to master the conversation function?
- Assistant: No, it's very easy.
- Male voice: Please tell me how to use the conversation function.
- Assistant: Select a speaker and enter text in the text box.
To add more conversations, press "Add Next" or "Add Last" to add a text box.
- Male voice: Then I could use it too! I'll try.
- Assistant: Yes, please try it.
About recommended number of characters
The number of characters to enter in the text box
- Normal time: 5000 characters
- When using SSML code: 3000 characters
Less than recommended.
It is possible to read aloud even if the recommended number of characters is exceeded, but it may not be possible to read aloud due to error-prone.
3. 3. Add a conversation
Once you have one phrase, let's add the next one.
There are two ways to add a conversation.
- Add next
- Last added
1. 1. Add next
You can add a new text box just below, while retaining the "Speaker" setting for which you pressed the "Add Next" button.
2. Last added
You can add a new text box at the very end while retaining the "Speaker" setting that you pressed the "Add to Last" button.
You can move the text boxes one by one by pressing the ▲ ▼ buttons.
4. Set the conversation interval (interval)
In the conversation function, you can set the interval (interval) between one phrase.
- Interval: ○○ ms
Please enter any number in ○○.
ms = milliseconds.
1 second = 1000 seconds
If you want a 3.5 second interval, enter "3500".
Even in everyday conversation, it is rare for Mr. B to talk without a break after Mr. A talks. It will be a natural conversation if you put in a proper amount of time.
The interval (maai) can be set for each phrase.
5. Read aloud / download
When you have entered all the phrases, press the reading button. You can now read it as a single audio file. You can also download MP3 files as one MP3 file.
How to consume the number of characters when editing
In Ondoku's reading so far, if you edit even one character and press the reading button again, all the characters are consumed and read aloud again.
But if you use the conversation function
- If you edit only one phrase,
- Read aloud by consuming the number of characters for only one phrase
And so, you can save the consumption of the number of characters.
- Phrase 1: 300 characters
- Phrase 2: 100 characters
Number of characters consumed = 400 characters
Phrase 2: Edit to 200 characters only ⇒ Read aloud
- Phrase 1: 300 characters
- Phrase 2: 200 characters
The total number of characters is 500, but the new number of characters in phrase 2, 200 characters, is consumed and read aloud.
Specific usage example of conversation function
If you use the conversation function
- Conversation with multiple people, such as 2 or 3 people
- Voice conversion of multiple languages such as Japanese and English at once
- Voice conversion of tremendous long sentences at once
You can use it in various ways.
Conversation with multiple people, such as 2 or 3 people
- Slow commentary / slowly chaban drama videos
- Conversational voice in presentation
It will be easier to create audio for two-person interaction videos such as slow commentary and slow chaban drama.
Not only two people can talk, but more people can talk, 10 or 20 people, or virtually any number of people.
Depending on the idea, the possibilities have expanded dramatically.
Voice conversion of multiple languages such as Japanese and English at once
- Listening materials
- Multilingual manual
Listening materials (English → Japanese → English → Japanese) will be easier to create.
Until now, one reading was only read in one language. Therefore, it was necessary to read aloud something like listening materials by changing the settings once and for all.
However, if you use the conversation function, you can read aloud in multiple languages at once.
Of course, not only English but also Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, any language, any speaker can be played as one MP3.
Voice conversion of tremendous long sentences at once
- Calibration work
It makes it easier to make audio books.
You can avoid the problem that error is likely to occur when the number of characters exceeds the recommended number of characters of Ondoku. Long sentences can be converted into voice at once and can be downloaded as one MP3.
Ondoku's conversation function has infinite possibilities depending on how you use it.
It may seem a little difficult at first, but it's easier than you might think. It's easier to give birth than you think. First, try using the conversation function.
It's a very fun feature that can be used in various ways!
Please use Ondoku's conversation function to take on your new challenges.
"Ondoku" is a Text-to-Speech service that anyone can use for free without installation.