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Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view text from documents, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. Balabolka supports text file formats: AZW, AZW3, CHM, DjVu, DOC, DOCX, EML, EPUB, FB2, FB3, HTML, LIT, MOBI, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDB, PRC, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TCR, WPD, XLS, XLSX.

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The program uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice's parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of regular expressions.

Balabolka can save the synchronized text in external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When an audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text is displayed synchronously (at the same way, as lyrics for songs).

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Licence: Freeware
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Languages:English, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Help Files:English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Portable Version: Download ( MB)
Portable Balabolka does not require an installation and can be run from a USB drive.
A computer must have at least one voice installed.
Command Line Utility: Download ( KB)
The utility contains no graphical user interface and works only from the command line.
The application handles various command line parameters to be able to read text aloud or save as an audio file.
Text Extract Utility: Download ( MB)
The program allows to extract text from the various types of files. The extracted text can be combined into one file or/and split into few files. The utility works from the command line, without displaying any user interface.

*Balabolka is a Russian word, it can be translated as 'chatterer'.

The program allows to use skins for customizing your window appearance.

Download Skin Pack (6.7 MB, 107 skins)

Balabolka can use the Microsoft Speech API 4.x/5.x voices and the Microsoft Speech Platform text-to-speech engines.


All voices for SAPI 4 became obsolete; they are not recommended for installing anymore.
Use the fresh versions of speech engines.

RealSpeak TTS engine (free voices, published on the server of Microsoft):

  • British English (19.4 MB)
  • French (22.5 MB)
  • German (20.7 MB)
  • Italian (21.5 MB)
  • Spanish (21.7 MB)

RHVoice - free and open source speech synthesizer (it supports English, Esperanto, Georgian, Russian, Ukrainian, Kyrgyz and Tatar):

UkrVox - free Ukrainian voice created by Yaroslav Kozak (Lviv, Ukraine):

Ekho - free TTS engine (it supports Cantonese, Mandarin and Zhaoan Hakka):

To get better voice quality, you can purchase commercial TTS engines.

High Quality Commercial Voices:

  • Acapela Group (demo)
  • Alfanum (demo)
  • Cepstral (demo)
  • IVONA (demo)
  • Nuance (demo)
  • ReadSpeaker (demo)

Microsoft Speech Platform

The Microsoft Speech Platform allows developers to build and deploy Text-to-Speech applications. The Microsoft Speech Platform consists of a Runtime, and Runtime Languages (engines for speech recognition and text-to-speech). There are separate Runtime Languages for speech recognition and speech synthesis. The version of the Runtime Languages must match the version of the Speech Platform that you installed.

Use the following steps to install the Microsoft Speech Platform (version 11.0):

  1. Download and install the Speech Platform Runtime
    (the file 'x86_SpeechPlatformRuntimeSpeechPlatformRuntime.msi').
  2. Download and install Runtime Languages for use with the Speech Platform
    (files with names starting with 'MSSpeech_TTS_').

The Microsoft Speech Platform currently provides support for 26 languages for speech synthesis. XML tags can be used both for SAPI 5 and the Speech Platform.

Balabolka can use Hunspell (hunspell.github.io). Hunspell is the default spell checker of OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and Mozilla Firefox.

Spell checker dictionaries for Windows:

Balabolka can use language modules from Microsoft Office 97/2000 for spell checking. If Microsoft Office is not installed on your computer, or you use the other version of Microsoft Office, you can download spell checking components from my web-site:

Balabolka allows to use the spell checking built in operating system. The Spell Checking API is available beginning with the Windows 8.

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Converts text into speech

Want to hear all that which is written? Balabolka is one of the top software that has been designed to convert text to speech. All the different voices in your computer are available in Balabolka. The text which is present in your computer screen can be saved in an audio file in different formats like WAV, EMA, OGG or even MP3.
Balabolka can also read the content pasted in your clipboard and at the same time, it can read data contained din digital books like EPUB, MOBI or even the text of an HTML file and more. Balabolka makes use of the different versions of Microsoft speech and you also have the option of fiddling and changing the different parameters of the voice ranging from pitch to rate and more.
If you need, you can improve the articulation of the voice and even change the spelling of the words. One of the best features offered by Balabolka is that when the audio is being played, the text is displayed in sync and you can enjoy both text and audio simultaneously. It is definitely one of the top software for all those who love to hear stuffs rather than read it every word by word.

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  • Compatible with most spell-checkers
  • Supports high-quality TTS voices
Product Details
Ranking in Text-to-speech:30
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File size:16.34 MB
Last updated:21/8/2018
Supported Operating Systems:Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Developer:Ilya Morozov
Download count:3,860
Download count (All Languages):37,408

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Developer Name:Ilya Morozov
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