Read aloud, Frequently Asked Questions on Ondoku (FAQ)

Jan. 20, 2021


How to use

Is Ondoku free to use?
Yes, you can use a certain number of characters aloud every month for free. If you want to read a lot, please consider a paid plan.
Do you need to install it?
No installation required. Since it can be used on a web browser, it can be used anytime and anywhere as long as there is internet.
Do you have an app?
Currently, we are considering application support. For Android devices, "Add to Home" can be used like an app. For details, see "How to install Ondoku [Android device]" .
Can I use it for free or for commercial use?
Yes, it is okay. However, if you have a free plan, please be sure to indicate the credit.
Do I have to subscribe to a paid plan to use it on YouTube, which is generating revenue?
No, there is no obligation to subscribe to a paid plan. Decide on the plan based on the number of characters you want to use, regardless of whether you have revenue or not.
Can one person (one corporation) own multiple accounts?
Ondoku prohibits you from owning multiple free accounts. If you have a paid account, you can have more than one. Please see here for details.
Are there any prohibited acts?
yes, I have. Please be sure to check the prohibited acts in advance.
What should I do with credit notation?
Please write so that you can tell that the voice you are using is Ondoku. For details, see "How to write credits for Ondoku. Examples of notation and precautions."
I can't log in to Ondoku.
Please see here for what to do if you cannot log in.
A reading error occurs and the reading cannot be performed. What should I do?
The response depends on how the error is occurring. For details on how to deal with this, see "If an error occurs in Ondoku but you do not know what to do" .
Is it possible to adjust the intonation?
Due to the characteristics of the speech synthesis engine used, the intonation cannot be adjusted.
Will there be more types of voices when it comes to paid plans?
No, the types of voices do not increase.
Where can I check the number of characters that can be read aloud?
After logging in, please check the history.
When is the number of characters updated?
If you are a free member, the number of characters will be updated 30 days after you register as a member. For paid plans, payment and renewal will be done at the same time 30 days after the first payment. About when the number of characters in Ondoku is updated and how to check the number of remaining characters

About audio file download

Is it possible to specify the format when the audio file is downloaded?
Only MP3 format is supported.
Is it possible to publish, distribute, or sell the voice of the text written by another person?
The act of using it without the permission of the author is not legally permitted. Be sure to obtain the permission and consent of the author before publishing, distributing, or selling.
Can I use the downloaded file freely?
There are prohibited acts in Ondoku. Please use it without violating prohibited acts.
The downloaded audio file does not play well.
Here is a solution to the problem that the downloaded audio file does not play properly and cannot be downloaded.
Will the number of characters left unused be carried over to the next month?
The number of characters remaining unused is reset every month and will not be carried over to the next month.

About payment method

What are the paid plans?
・ Basic plan (200,000 characters / month): 980 yen / month ・ Value plan (450,000 characters / month): 1980 yen / month ・ Premium plan (1 million characters / month): 2980 yen / month ・ Business plan (business) For)
And so on. Please see the price plan for details.
I want you to make a price plan according to the number of downloads, not for each reading.
The speech synthesis engine used in this service incurs a cost each time the text is read aloud. Therefore, it is not possible to make a plan that charges a fee for each download. Please do not count the number of characters when corrected
What are the payment methods?
We offer credit card payment, debit card payment, and bank transfer using PayPal.
If you cannot use your PayPal account, we only accept bank transfers for annual contracts.
What is PayPal?
PayPal is a simple and secure payment / remittance / remittance request service used by more than 300 million people worldwide.
Please see here for details.
I don't know which paid plan is best for me. please tell me.
Read aloud | Ondoku's free plan, paid plan Here are some tips for choosing the best one.
I want to change the paid plan. What should I do?
Please cancel the current plan once and subscribe to the desired plan again from the rate plan page.
Can I get a receipt?
We issue receipts for each payment method using the following issuance methods. Regarding receipts, the issuing method differs depending on the payment method. Please see here for details on receipts.

About corporate use

Can it be used by corporations?
Yes, you can.
Can I use it for videos of company explanations and product explanations and PowerPoint?
Yes, it is okay. However, if you have a free plan, please be sure to indicate the credit.
What should I do with credit notation?
Please write so that you can tell that the voice you are using is Ondoku. For details, see "How to write credits for Ondoku. Examples of notation and precautions."
How many people can be used with one account when using for corporations?
When sharing an account between employees, one account can log in to up to 10 terminals.
Can it be used for contract work?
It cannot be done with the free plan or the regular paid plan. In the case of a business plan , it can be used for contract work.
I'd like to use it for only a few months. Can you handle it by bank transfer?
For a few months, please use bank transfer via PayPal payment. If you cannot use PayPal, we only accept bank transfers with an annual contract.
Can I get a quote?
It is issued only to those who wish to have an annual contract. Please see here for details.
Please tell me the operator information.
Information that can be disclosed is posted on the page displayed by the Specified Commercial Transactions Law.
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