Package Details: svox-pico-bin 1.0+git20130326-8

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Package Base: svox-pico-bin
Description: The text-to-speech engine used on Android phones
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: epitron
Maintainer: epitron
Last Packager: epitron
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.003650
First Submitted: 2015-05-27 03:25
Last Updated: 2018-05-26 17:11

Latest Comments

jpwhiting commented on 2019-08-23 17:14

Why not build from source using the pico2wave in the debian package patches here: instead of using the .deb packages directly?

Iiridayn commented on 2019-04-05 21:19 now improved. Apparently I deleted my prior comment. Well - repo has relevant documentation. Kk, created pico-tts repo - let me know if that solved your problem as it did mine (popping at end of audio, caused by the crash).

epitron commented on 2018-09-27 04:55

rien333: Thanks for noticing the issue. I'm getting it as well, but the error is happening after the .wav has been written, so it doesn't actually impact the program's functionality.

I don't think I can do much about this issue, since there's only ever been a binary version of svox/libpicotts available (through the ubuntu package repositories). Plus, it's 5 years old, which suggests that its development has been abandoned.

The road to fixing this bug will be rocky. :)

rien333 commented on 2018-09-26 12:03

Running this gives me:

$ pico2wave -w lookdave.wav "Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this." free(): invalid pointer Aborted (core dumped)

moham_96 commented on 2018-05-26 13:31

This package should be in the official repo, it's the only TTS engine that generates very convincing human voice.

user51 commented on 2018-01-25 16:02


i made a patch for the PKGBUILD to include the devel headers from libttspico-dev. They are needed to build speech-dispatcher-git with pico support. It allows to use picotts for Firefox narrate mode instead of crappy espeak.