Wednesday, March 19

Stream news: Tom voice released

Greetings. I received the following announcement from HumanWare regarding the Tom voice for the Victor Reader Stream. many people, including me, have been anxiously awaiting this voice. Enjoy.

Dear Victor Reader Stream Customer:
The alternative Stream software with the English U.S. male (Tom) TTS voice is now available for download at:

This English alternative version 1.2 software has a male TTS voice (Tom) and can be downloaded to replace the default software with the female Samantha
voice currently shipped on all English Streams. The Tom voice is an alternative download zip file that contains a single version 1.2 UPG upgrade file that
you install on the Stream. If you wish to change back to Samantha female TTS voice you can download and re-install the alternative UPG from the same page.
The functionality of the software is the same for both downloads. Only the TTS voice differs. The complete list of new features for version 1.2 and the
installation instructions can be found in the What's New document in the documentation list that follows the software links. After this documentation list
there are links to samples of both the Samantha and Tom TTS voices that you can listen to.
We are currently working on a third English version 1.2 with the UK male voice named Daniel which we expect to release soon. Again, this will be a single
UPG file with the single UK Daniel TTS voice. The link to listen to the sample Daniel voice is on the page now.
To summarize the Stream software Installation:
- download the zip file with your choice of Samantha or Tom TTS voice
- Unzip the single UPG upgrade file. You do not require special unzip software with Windows XP or Vista.
- Copy the UPG file to the root of your Stream SD card
- Insert the card into the Stream, connect the Stream to AC power, and turn it on.
- The Stream will recognize the special UPG file and initiate the upgrade process. Audio messages will inform you of the start and end of the update process.
Thank you.
The HumanWare Support Team

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