FBReader TTS+ Plugin

FBReader TTS+ Plugin


TTS+ Plugin is an enhanced Text-To-Speech plugin for FBReader for Android, the popular free eBook reader created by geometerplus. The plugin module created by Hyperionics and offered here has several enhancements over the original TTS Plugin created by FBReader author.

IMPORTANT: You need Text-To-Speech engine and voices installed on your device to use this app. If you don't have one yet, pickup from Play Store - the good quality TTS engines there are Acapela, Ivona and SVOX. You may use more than one if you want.

* Bluetooth play/pause and previous/next controls are handled correctly
* Plays in the background and Bluetooth controls are still handled, allowing you for example to use Navigation software on your phone while driving somewhere and listening to your book at the same time, and pausing/resuming playback as needed.
* Android 4.2 and higher - lock screen widget to pause/resume, next/previous sentence, view book title and progress. This widget can be also used on the home screen under older versions of Android.
* Read by sentences - the plugin pauses and resumes at individual sentences, instead of entire paragraphs. Upon resume, you don't have to listen from the beginning of a long paragraph again.
* Enhanced control panel to set book language, open system TTS Settings to change speech engine, control speech rate, pitch and volume, more...
* The control panel can be minimized to display only a row of small buttons at the bottom over the main FBReader screen, if you want to watch the text it reads at the same time.
* Sleep timer
* Can highlight individual sentences instead of full paragraphs, but this requires a small code change in the main FBReader code.
* Try also our new product, @Voice Aloud Reader!

ABOUT PERMISSIONS: In ver. 1.5.7 added WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission, needed for TTS activation on some devices.

Recent changes:
v 3.5.6
* Fix: was sometimes stopping reading on empty paragraphs
* Fix: for some texts, highlighted sentences were joined together in two and more.
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About FBReader TTS+ Plugin
TTS+ Plugin is an enhanced Text-To-Speech plugin for FBReader for Android, the popular free eBook reader created by geometerplus. The plugin module created by Hyperionics and offered here has several enhancements over the original TTS Plugin created by FBReader author.

IMPORTANT: You need Text-To-Speech engine and voices installed on your device to use this app. If you don't have one yet, pickup from Play Store - the good quality TTS engines there are Acapela, Ivona and SVOX. You may use more than one if you want.

* Bluetooth play/pause and previous/next controls are handled correctly
* Plays in the background and Bluetooth controls are still handled, allowing you for example to use Navigation software on your phone while driving somewhere and listening to your book at the same time, and pausing/resuming playback as needed.
* Android 4.2 and higher - lock screen widget to pause/resume, next/previous sentence, view book title and progress. This widget can be also used on the home screen under older versions of Android.
* Read by sentences - the plugin pauses and resumes at individual sentences, instead of entire paragraphs. Upon resume, you don't have to listen from the beginning of a long paragraph again.
* Enhanced control panel to set book language, open system TTS Settings to change speech engine, control speech rate, pitch and volume, more...
* The control panel can be minimized to display only a row of small buttons at the bottom over the main FBReader screen, if you want to watch the text it reads at the same time.
* Sleep timer
* Can highlight individual sentences instead of full paragraphs, but this requires a small code change in the main FBReader code.
* Try also our new product, @Voice Aloud Reader!

ABOUT PERMISSIONS: In ver. 1.5.7 added WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission, needed for TTS activation on some devices.

Recent changes:
v 3.5.6
* Fix: was sometimes stopping reading on empty paragraphs
* Fix: for some texts, highlighted sentences were joined together in two and more.

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A Google User
Dec 17, 2014
Current release is broken with TTS+ PDF text to speech is currently broken
A Google User
Dec 16, 2014
This is the way to "Read" Works great, when combined with Inova it is quite pleasant for hours of listening! Wish I could figure out how to get the word swap feature to work though.
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
Amazing Love it. I have commented before but want to again because I just realized it'll read in background!! Perfect.
A Google User
Dec 14, 2014
Its good. Does what it says, but.. Does not work for the pdf format. Its not compatible with the fb reader pdf plugin. Please add the support for pdf format.. Without that its not of much use to me.
A Google User
Dec 12, 2014
Like it, but does not work on Hisense sero 7 pro. Works like a charm on my sams tab 3 but I can't get the TTS plug in to work on my Hisense sero 7 pro tab, running android 4.2. Have Ivona installed and it works, but the read aloud option does not show in FB reader, so can't use it, please assist.