Exporting PDF as MP3?

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com
Sat Mar 22 22:35:52 UTC 2008

On Saturday 22 March 2008, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> Stay tuned.  I have PDF to text to speech automated, and I'm working on a
> hands off recorder.  This could actually work.

Here.  You'll probably have to finish it yourself for it to work on your own 
computer.  I have two soundcards, one uses JACK, the other doesn't.  They're 
chained together through SPDIF.  Festival plays on one card, but I can't 
record from that card with arecord when Festival is playing, so the only way 
I can record (apparently) is to use a JACK recorder.  The problem is that I 
can't figure out any way to get Ecasound to record from CAPTURE_11 and 
CAPTURE_12 instead of CAPTURE_1 and CAPTURE_2, so all I ever get is an 
empty .wav file.

It's highly doubtful you have such a complicated audio setup, and it's 
pointless to try to get Ecasound to record the correct inputs for my 
purposes, because this is more likely to work on your computer, but not mine, 
like it is now.

I have no idea about the arecord option, if you aren't running JACK, which is 
probably likely for a regular garden variety (ie. not Linux audio, because 
this isn't the Ubuntu Studio list) user.

I could try to turn off all my fancy stuff, or go test this on my wife's less 
complicated computer, but I think this little project has just about 
exhausted its neato keen what if value, and I leave it up to you or somebody 
else to sort this the rest of the way.

At least now you know where to start.  You can Dotanate those pesky PDFs!
D. Michael McIntyre 
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