Panopreter is a text to speech and text to audio software program. It reads any text aloud with natural sounding voices, it can also read the text you selected in any other software window and copied to the Windows clipboard. Furthermore, the software converts the text to audio files in wav, mp3, ogg and flac formats, so that you can listen to the audio with a mp3 player later at your convenience. It supports batch file conversion, various languages and voices, the word or sentence being read will be highlighted. Users can adjust the audio file's sample rate and bit rate to obtain satisfactory audio quality and file size. Users can also customize volume, voice speed, pitch, font size, text color, highlight color, background color, and toolbar positions. Meanwhile, this software includes a toolbar for Internet Explorer that reads the text on the web pages, and converts the text to audio files. It also includes an add-in for Microsoft Word, which will read the Word document aloud, and convert the text to audio files too.
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