ISpeechBaseStream Code Example (SAPI 5.3)
The following Visual Basic form code demonstrates the use of the ISpeechBaseStream methods Read, Write and Seek. These ISpeechBaseStream methods are inherited by SpCustomStream, SpFileStream and SpMemoryStream. This example uses SpFileStream, but the methods work the same in all three objects.
To run this code, create a form with the following controls:
- Two command buttons called Command1 and Command2
Paste this code into the Declarations section of the form.
The Form_Load procedure creates a voice object and two SpFileStream objects. The Command1_Click procedure speaks the words "one," "point," "five," and "SAPI" into the first file stream, using the Seek method to find the ending byte position of each word. It then reads the audio data for each word separately, and writes a new stream with the order of the words reversed. The Command2_Click procedure plays back the two files created by Command1.
Option Explicit Const FILENAME1 = "c:\First.wav" Const FILENAME2 = "c:\Second.wav" Dim V As SpeechLib.SpVoice Dim S1 As SpeechLib.SpFileStream Dim S2 As SpeechLib.SpFileStream Private Sub Command1_Click() Dim varT(3) As Variant 'text to be spoken Dim varP(3) As Variant 'positions in output stream Dim varD(3) As Variant 'audio data chunks Dim varStart As Variant Dim ii As Integer On Error GoTo EH varT(0) = "one": varT(1) = "point": varT(2) = "five": varT(3) = "SAPI" 'Create WAV file of "one point five SAPI" 'Speak the words into a single filestream object, 'and remember the end-of-stream position of each word. S1.Open FILENAME1, SSFMCreateForWrite Set V.AudioOutputStream = S1 For ii = 0 To UBound(varT) V.Speak varT(ii) varP(ii) = S1.Seek(0, SSSPTRelativeToCurrentPosition) Next ii S1.Close 'Read the words from the first file into the variant array; 'Write them back into the second file in reverse order. S1.Open FILENAME1, SSFMOpenForRead S2.Open FILENAME2, SSFMCreateForWrite varStart = 0 For ii = 0 To UBound(varT) S1.Read varD(ii), varP(ii) - varStart varStart = varP(ii) Next ii For ii = UBound(varT) To 0 Step -1 S2.Write varD(ii) Next ii S2.Close S1.Close 'After using AudioOutputStream, reset voice AudioOutput property Set V.AudioOutput = V.GetAudioOutputs("").Item(0) Command1.Enabled = False Command2.Enabled = True EH: If Err.Number Then ShowErrMsg End Sub Private Sub Command2_Click() On Error GoTo EH S1.Open FILENAME1, SSFMOpenForRead S2.Open FILENAME2, SSFMOpenForRead 'Use first male voice to announce the results Set V.Voice = V.GetVoices("gender=male").Item(0) V.Speak "This is the first sound file", SVSFlagsAsync V.SpeakStream S1, SVSFlagsAsync V.Speak "This is the second sound file", SVSFlagsAsync V.SpeakStream S2, SVSFlagsAsync Do DoEvents Loop Until V.WaitUntilDone(1) S1.Close S2.Close EH: If Err.Number Then ShowErrMsg End Sub Private Sub Form_Load() On Error GoTo EH Set V = New SpeechLib.SpVoice Set S1 = New SpFileStream 'Create stream1 Set S2 = New SpFileStream 'Create stream2 Command2.Enabled = False EH: If Err.Number Then ShowErrMsg End Sub Private Sub ShowErrMsg() ' Declare identifiers: Const NL = vbNewLine Dim T As String T = "Desc: " & Err.Description & NL T = T & "Err #: " & Err.Number MsgBox T, vbExclamation, "Run-Time Error" End End Sub