You will need a sound card and
speakers/headphones to be able to listen to the
To be able to hear the audio
files, you will need an mp3 player (commonly,
Windows® Media Player that comes with windows, or Winamp®, etc.)
that has the ability to play VBR (Variable Bit Rate) mp3
The audio files are in the
VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
The files were created using a
text to wav software sampled at 44.1 KHz 16 bit stereo (CD
quality) wave files and later converted to mp3 using the Lame®
encoder and an encoding software.
The bitrates I used to create
these files are between a minimum of 8 kbps and a maximum of 24 kbps
(8-24 kbps), that gave me excellent audio quality
and at the same time a size of about 2.8 KBps that
allows the files to play uninterrupted on a computer connected on
even a dial-up connection.
However, if you get a download
speed of less than 2.8 KBps, I recommend downloading the file and
playing from your disk.
However, should you have any
difficulty or want to send me your comments, do feel free to contact
or mail me at this address
The files were sampled at
172 words per
170 pitch and
I will soon update the files
using AT&T® natural voices.
Since, AT&T Crystal and Mike did not live up to my expectations, I
will retain the current audio files and upload files with AT&T
Crystal (the better of the two) separately.