I never use LingQ on my phone and only on my Chromebook, although I do have the app on my phone. If I import a news article into LingQ on my Chromebook I don’t get the headphones at the bottom with the option to create the auto generated audio. Is this not doable? I did import an article with the app on my phone to see if I could do the auto generated audio and it worked. But then when I go back to my computer, even after logging out and back in, the audio is not available. Also, on my phone, the settings weren’t the same. The voice was set to Spain Spanish instead of Mexico Spanish like on my computer. I’m confused. Do these two devices not keep the same info?
Sorry about the late reply here! Yes, at the moment the option to generate lesson audio is available on the app version only.
Regarding the TTS system, LingQ app doesn’t have it’s own TTS and it uses the one that is set as default on your device.
I’m now have great luck generating “Auto Generated Audio” on the web version via the Firefox browser! It’s actually amazing–and I’m going to post some really positive experiences using it. (I’m using LingQ to generate Hebrew text to speech for all my sentences in self-created lessons of 2-7 minutes. It even male and female voices.)
Is it using LingQ’s choice of TTS? Or a default one for my browser?
Any idea how to add longer pauses? Any text characters that introduce pauses longer than after a “.” ? I can make shorter ones, but not longer. My goal would be able to create pauses as long as the just read sentence. (So I can repeat it out loud myself.)
Hints for others do auto-generation of Audio:
-Put a period after every sentence. (Or after a single word if you want a longer pause after that word.)
-Do NOT have ANY paragraph breaks in the lesson when you generate the audio. If you want/need them (for better page viewing, etc.) put in the paragraph breaks AFTER you’ve generated the audio file.
Any other tips welcome!