Package Details: piper-tts-bin 2023.11.14-1

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Package Base: piper-tts-bin
Description: A fast, local neural text to speech system
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Licenses: MIT
Provides: piper-tts
Submitter: AUR-user
Maintainer: AUR-user
Last Packager: AUR-user
Votes: 8
Popularity: 1.53
First Submitted: 2023-06-28 20:43 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-01-24 20:38 (UTC)

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kageyama commented on 2024-05-12 11:31 (UTC)

For me this .conf works better -

kageyama commented on 2024-05-01 08:58 (UTC)

Anyone having issue of 'Long pause between Sentences'? -, any way to resolve this?

SysGhost commented on 2024-04-17 12:20 (UTC) (edited on 2024-04-17 12:30 (UTC) by SysGhost)

No longer works

Some problem with onnxrutime.

echo 'Welcome to the world of speech synthesis!' | piper-tts --model /usr/share/piper-voices/en/en_GB/alan/low/en_GB-alan-low.onnx --output_file welcome.wav
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Ort::Exception'
  what():  Load model from /usr/share/piper-voices/en/en_GB/alan/low/en_GB-alan-low.onnx failed:Protobuf parsing failed.

AlphaJack commented on 2024-03-12 00:09 (UTC)

@jouven I've added these files to piper-voices-common and its "install" file

jouven commented on 2024-03-11 22:58 (UTC) (edited on 2024-03-11 23:19 (UTC) by jouven)

Best tts for real time text, if hardware allows it, then again it's the fastest one with high quality audio.
My setup:
For ~/.config/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf add and leave only this AddModule line uncommented:

AddModule "piper-tts-generic"   "sd_generic"    "piper-tts-generic.conf"

Create ~/.config/speech-dispatcher/modules/piper-tts-generic.conf with:

GenericExecuteSynth "echo \'$DATA\' | piper-tts -q -m \"/somemodeldirectory/en_US-libritts-high.onnx\" -s 21 -f - | mpv --volume=80 --no-terminal --keep-open=no -"
#GenericExecuteSynth "echo \'$DATA\' | piper-tts -q -m \"/somemodeldirectory/en_US-libritts-high.onnx\" -s 21 --output-raw | aplay -r 22050 -f S16_LE -t raw -"
AddVoice "en" "male1"   "kal16"

However how to prevent the variation, without making it sound robotic? I'm talking --noise_scale, by default the value of this setting, If I spam the same text, there is some randomness about how it sounds each time but sometimes the "same" delivery sounds noticeably wrong, but if use --noise_scale 0 it always sounds robotic.
@Edit, this last issue has to do with the model, other models don't have this issue.

AlphaJack commented on 2024-01-18 20:44 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-28 13:19 (UTC) by AlphaJack)

Thank you for adding a link to the armv7h binary.

I've created a new AUR packages with piper voices: (1 model, ~120MB) (one split package per locale, ~6GB for all locales)

Can you add something similar to the PKGBUILD?

optdepends=("piper-voices: voices for all languages")

AlphaJack commented on 2024-01-18 18:35 (UTC)

Hi, can you also add support for armv7h?

mrickma commented on 2023-10-20 20:57 (UTC) (edited on 2023-10-20 21:01 (UTC) by mrickma)

Thank you for the package, I really love piper. I am using it regularly now having upgraded to version 2023.9.27-1. Firefox is reading German and English news aloud using piper-tts via speech dispatcher. The setup was a bit difficult. I made three files: ~/.config/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf

AddModule "piper-generic" "sd_generic" "piper-generic.conf"
DefaultModule piper-generic
DefaultVoiceType  "MALE1"
DefaultLanguage "en-US"


Debug “1”

GenericExecuteSynth \
"env DATA="\"$DATA\"" VOICE="\"$VOICE\" " RATE="\"$RATE\"" \

GenericCmdDependency "piper-tts"

AddVoice "de"    "MALE1"    "de_DE-thorsten-medium"
AddVoice "de"    "FEMALE1"  "de_DE-kerstin-low"
AddVoice "en-us" "MALE1"    "en_US-lessac-medium"
AddVoice "en-gb" "FEMALE1"  "en_GB-jenny_dioco-medium"
AddVoice "en-us" "FEMALE2"  "en_US-amy-medium"
AddVoice "en-us" "FEMALE3"  "ljspeech-high"

DefaultVoice “de_DE-thorsten-medium”

and executable /opt/piper-tts/piper-pipe



if [[ ${VOICE: -3} = low ]]; then
ADJ_RATE=$((${RATE::-3} * 30 + $ADJ_RATE))
echo "$DATA" | piper-tts --model $VOICE_PATH/$VOICE.onnx  --output-raw | \
aplay -r $ADJ_RATE -f S16_LE -t raw -


My setup can accommodate the different qualities of piper’s speech models. The high ones cause a bit of latency on my 6 year old core-i3 notebook. Additionally I can turn down speed for foreign languages. Fortunately aplay used pulseaudio as default device. I hope that this helps others to get started.

Sdar commented on 2023-10-09 14:39 (UTC) (edited on 2023-10-09 14:40 (UTC) by Sdar)

:( i was using this alongside speech dispatcher for using it mainly with mumble (read mute/unmute status and chat messages) but since last update 1.2.0-1 it only works for the first message and then stops working, spd-say does work a little better but sometimes it gets stuck and you have to use pkill sd_generic

I was using this before as speech dispatcher module for piper (1.0.0-1)

GenericExecuteSynth "echo '$DATA' | /usr/lib/piper/piper --model /usr/lib/piper/es-carlfm-x-low.onnx -c /usr/lib/piper/es-carlfm-x-low.onnx.json -f /tmp/speech.wav && $PLAY_COMMAND /tmp/speech.wav"`
GenericCmdDependency "piper-generic"`
AddVoice "es-ES" "MALE1" "es-carlfm-x-low.onnx"`

and changed the first line to the correct (opt folder) path after updating and even tried just calling for piper-tts, as i said it works but not reliably, not sure if it's something with the new package settings or has something to do with the new version.