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    Pal1ndrome

    I'd like to see a option to spell your name phonetically so the /tts command says your username properly.

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    Equit

    and how to change the language output? i get german, while i want english!

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    NoobyNoobyNoob

    Different voice packs, so that we could assign diff't friends, diff't voices, lol. If you're feeling froggy, have the TTS slowly learn to replace vocalizations from the generic voice-packs with the user's actual voice (for those who bounce between mic and kb; the transition would be smoother for the listener).... if you're feeling froggy, lol. Great app all-around :)

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    Thuan No Standards Phan

    If i want the text to speech to come out of my headphones and not my computer speakers how do i change that? in the audio settings its already selected my headphones as the output but it isn't working

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    Cilantrelle

    @Thuan Reset your voice settings, then make sure you have your headphones selected in your windows playback devices then set your Discord output device to "default".

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    Soni

    What voice does Discord use on the Chrome version? I am pretty interested on this because I'm developing a program wich uses text-to-speech and it's voice feels a lot like a human one, not very robotic, and it's exactly what I'm searching for. I would like to download it on my PC

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    99tanker

    /tts k

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    Dashi Stock

    Everything is on but when i type it I can't hear anything at all.

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    ダンクにんじゃ

    Is there a way to get it to say just the sentence?

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    CrackedMack

    I don't even seem to have the option to turn TTS on, nor can I hear other people's uses of it. I've dug through all the options, but where there should be something to turn on TTS there's instead an option for emojis. Where is it and why can't I turn TTS on at all?

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    DMarti17

    my text to speech is not working... pls help i am on new windows 10 disc with latest update, other notifications are working but text to speech is not working

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    Jägermeister

    Has there been a solution to Equit´s issue yet? I´d like to have Discord read text chat to me, but my Windows is in German, while my group is using English. It´s just impossible to understand if TTS is trying to read English text in German.

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    Sai

    how do I switch it between the male and female voice?

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    Shuu

    @Sai - The voices change depending on which version of Discord you're using. If you're using the web app, I believe it's female, and if you're using the desktop app, it's male.

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    LoganTrazo

    Can I make it so that only specific people can use TTS?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Logan There's a specific permission settings in Roles labeled "send TTS messages" that you can use!

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    adamosborne4566

    What about the android app? Does it have tts?

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    Matra Rancho

    So I have all of these settings on but still can't hear my own tts or other people's. Any help?

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    rosiefuckingposie (Edited )

    how do i get the voice to be Microsoft Sam

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    Cilantrelle

    @adamosborne4566 not yet, unfortunately. D=

    @Matra Rancho You're still not hearing anything if you turn the setting on in your notifications tab? Double check there!

    @rosieposie Can't, unfortunately. TTS only follows your system language pack.

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    Gustavo

    Hey men i want to know how i can change the language of the tts command

    im a latin guy and i want listen on spanish, but the tts sounds on english,my regional its on spanish and my discord on spanish too but the tts on english. Thanks :D

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    Cilantrelle

    @Gustavo the TTS engine just follows your system settings, unfortunately, not much we can help with there.

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    Duke

    I wish an option to make it speak LOUDER XD !

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    Alegria

    Thank you for the update that makes the french version read "a dit" instead of the weird franglish "said"

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    Leaf_It

    I would like an option to make the TTS BOT keep talking longer for a single post. It stops after about two sentences. This isn't usually a problem, but sometimes it just stops in the middle of things.

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    Cilantrelle

    @Leaf_It Thanks for the heads up. I'll pass your feedback on to the team to check out.

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    AquaeAtrae

    @Cilantrelle I am having the same /tts output device problem as others (@Thuan No Standards Phan) but setting the default device in Windows and Discord has no affect.

    For those of us who use headphones for privacy and late-night gaming, this ends up being a big problem when friends /tts something to us that is loudly proclaimed over the other audio device for all to hear.

    The /tts engine does not appear to be the same as Windows 10 as it's voices are different and play in my headset correctly. And I am using the latest Discord app.

    Can you offer any other troubleshooting steps? Or refer me elsewhere for this?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Jek

    i have a problem and i dont know what to do anymore, my friends can hear the tts playback and it works fine for them, yet, for me i cant hear it at all no matter what. i have enabled and googled it various times but it just wont work, can anyone help?

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    @Cilantrelle Thanks. Although I had no luck when I tried that, I have now uncovered the mystery just yesterday...

    Windows 10 has both a new and an old Control Panel pertaining to TTS. Only the old one (found via Speech Recognition Settings) has the Advanced Options, where I found TTS was directed to a "preferred device" which was wrong. Changing the device (or voice) there finally fixed TTS for Discord. The new Control Panel settings seem to not pertain to Discord.

    I imagine many users are unable to fix TTS issues now that these Settings are entirely hidden in Windows 10. Not sure if Discord can use the newer API to comply with the change, but that would be ideal.

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