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heeem.

that's a shame. the voice synthesizer just sounds dreadful.

I tired using it the other day for the 1st time and I got many complaints from Pilots at my airspace that ATIS sounds awful, How they described it: "they feel they are space troopers".

I tend to agree with them.

Currently the built in EuroScope ATIS voices sounds much better.

Even the Windows OS Built in SAPI "Microsoft Anna" sounds much better.

I wish you could add at least the Option for those who want to use the SAPI5 Voice pack (like a check box or something)

there are so many free SAPI voice packs out there that we can use, all we need is the option in the tool rather to use a SAPI5

voice pack or the built in synthesizer.

In the mean time I can't use this tool, I don't want to be yelled at by Pilots

It is a Show Stopper , Deal Breaker for me.

Shame, the tool seems to be amazing and has very good potential , until it opened his mouth

 

Anyway, thank you for the effort , much appreciated.

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Then don't use it.

 

vATIS was built to replicate the real-world D-ATIS system used in the United States, thus the reason for the choice of voice synthesizer. I won't be adding support for third-party SAPI voices.

 

Listen to JFK or ATL ATIS and you'll see what I mean...

 

http://www.liveatc.net/flisten.php?mount=kjfk_atis&icao=kjfk

http://www.liveatc.net/flisten.php?mount=katl_atis_arr&icao=katl

Controller (C3), Los Angeles ARTCC
Developer: xPilot, vATIS

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Serious question,

 

How can I replicate the annoying pauses that the KDCA ATIS has for realism sake?

Departures may request runway one . . . five or three three for faster departure.

Former VATUSA Training Director, ZDC ATM/DATM/TA/WM

VATSIM Network Supervisor | Team 5

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Serious question,

 

How can I replicate the annoying pauses that the KDCA ATIS has for realism sake?

Departures may request runway one . . . five or three three for faster departure.

I just tried it with the following and it seemed to work:

 

Departures may request runway one. five or three three for faster departure.

Controller (C3), Los Angeles ARTCC
Developer: xPilot, vATIS

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Then don't use it.

 

vATIS was built to replicate the real-world D-ATIS system used in the United States, thus the reason for the choice of voice synthesizer. I won't be adding support for third-party SAPI voices.

 

Listen to JFK or ATL ATIS and you'll see what I mean...

 

http://www.liveatc.net/flisten.php?mount=kjfk_atis&icao=kjfk

http://www.liveatc.net/flisten.php?mount=katl_atis_arr&icao=katl

 

I understand your point, however don't forget that many of us (if not Most of VATSIM users) are based out-side

of the United States, which doesn't have the "Star Trooper" voice ATIS.

if possible, all it takes is a simple radio button in the User settings "SAPI5 / Windows Voice" or "built in voice", as it is now and call for the windows SAPI5 API/DLL if SAPI5 was picked.

I am sure many of us would appreciate this new function. you can even leave the built-in Voice as the default.

I am always in favor of enhancing a Product, in many cases the use case of a product that was originally aimed for and planned by a developer changes based on many factors.

I myself had to change my Products I developed 180 degrees then what I thought it should be , based on customer needs.

why not make this small amazing tool into a great thing and not limit it's functionality to "mimicking the United State ATIS".

Don't forget many of us are ICAO simmers not FAA.

 

I can help if you want. If you find it to hard or you find no time for it, just give me the source code, I'll be more then happy adding this feature for you,

I'll even do the Docomeentation part for you that explains what SAPI5 is and how to use it with custom VoicePack.

it is not the 1st time I develop TTS products, BTW.

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