Installing text-to-speech converters for Adobe Captivate 5 on Mac

Adobe Captivate 5 supports voices from NeoSpeech™ and Loquendo™ for text-to-speech conversion. NeoSpeech provides US English voices and Loquendo provides British English, French, and German voices.

You can download these text-to-speech converters from the Adobe website or install them from the Adobe Captivate 5 installation DVD.


Downloading the text-to-speech converters from the web and installing them

  1. Click one of the following links:

     After the .DMG file is successfully downloaded, the Add-ons folder is displayed to you.

  2. Double-click the Add-ons folder.
    Depending on the text-to-speech converter you have downloaded, one of the following folders appears:

    • NeoSpeech Text To Speech Voices
    • Loquendo Text To Speech Voices
  3. Double-click the NeoSpeech Text to Speech Voices folder or the Loquendo Text to Speech Voices folder.
  4. Double-click CpExtrasCLI to start installing the voices.
    NeoSpeech installer

    Contents of the NeoSpeech Text To Speech Voices Folder

    Loquendo installer

    Contents of the Loquendo Text To Speech Voices Folder

  5. Re-launch Adobe Captivate.


Installing the text-to-speech converters from the installation DVD

      1. Insert the Adobe Captivate 5 installation DVD in the DVD-ROM drive.
        The Welcome screen appears.

        Welcome Screen

        Welcome Screen on the Installation DVD

      2. Click Add-ons.
      3. Based on the text-to-speech converter you want to install, double-click one of the following folders:
        • NeoSpeech Text To Speech Voices
        • Loquendo Text To Speech Voices
      4. Double-click the installer: CpExtrasCLI.
        The installation begins and a message is displayed to you when the installation is successfully completed.
      5. Relaunch Adobe Captivate.


Verification

        1. After relaunching Adobe Captivate, click Audio and then click Speech Management. The Speech Management dialog box appears.
        2. Click the Speech Agent drop-down menu.
          • If you have installed NeoSpeech, you must see the following voices in this list:
            • Kate
            • Paul
          • If you have installed Loquendo, you must see the following voices in the list:
            • Juliette (French)
            • Simon (British English)
            • Stefan (German)


Troubleshooting tips
If you do not find the voices listed in the Speech Agent drop-down menu, check if the following folders exist on your system:

          • VT folder in /Applications/Adobe Captivate 5 (for NeoSpeech)
          • LoquendoTTS folder (for Loquendo). To see this folder, Control-click the Adobe Captivate app in the Adobe Captivate 5 folder, click Show Package Contents, and then expand the Contents node.

            Loquendo TTS folder

            Locating the Loquendo TTS folder

If these folders exist, but the voices are not showing up in the Speech Management dialog box, double-click the installer (CpExtrasCLI) again.
If these folders are not created on your system, repeat the entire installation procedure (right from downloading the text-to-speech converters from the web or inserting the installation DVD through double-clicking the installer: CpExtrasCLI).

12 Responses to Installing text-to-speech converters for Adobe Captivate 5 on Mac

  1. Mohaneesh vats says:

    Thanks for showing the simulation to explain the installation of T2S.It swonderful.

  2. gatoflaco says:

    Very helpful, thank you.

  3. Pratheeb says:

    I need to know how to get a spanish speaking voice.

    • Smitha says:

      Hi Pratheeb,

      Captivate 5 does not support Spanish voice. However, Captivate 5 supports voices that are installed on the computer, for example, Microsoft Sam. So, you can purchase the voice from any vendor, install it on your system, and then use it in Captivate.

      I would suggest that you install the ‘trial’ version of the voice and try using it in Captivate 5. In case there are issues in using the voice, do write back, and we will help you.

  4. Hi where can I find more Loquendo voices to for install under Mac. Thank you, Dennis!

  5. Hi,

    Where can I find more Loquendo voices to install?

    Thank you,
    Dennis

    • Smitha says:

      Hi Dennis,

      Captivate currently supports only three voices from Loquendo:

      Juliette (French)

      Simon (British English)
      Stefan (German)

      However, You can purchase more voices from Loquendo and install them on your computer. Adobe Captivate will be able to detect them and make them available for you to select them in the Speech Management dialog box.

  6. mahesh says:

    it works , Thanks

  7. empleo en df says:

    Exelent!!!
    Regards

  8. Jorge says:

    Hi,
    My company uses Aobe Captivate 5. When I follow these steps it downloads the version for AC 5.5. While installing the “CpExtrasCLI” I get the message that “Adobe Captivate 5 is not installed on this system!”.

    Where can i download the voices for version 5?

    Thanks.

  9. Smitha says:

    Hi Jorge,

    This KB article provides the details to download Cp 5 TTS converters. http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/908/cpsid_90804.html.

    Thanks for the comment. I will update the blog post with this detail.