Change the voice pack to a nicer / cleaner one

Discussion in 'General' started by Chilling_Silence, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Chilling_Silence

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    Hi all,

    So I began looking for a replacement set of Voice prompts for asterisk.
    The default ones aren't specifically bad, but they could be better. They're not always the clearest, or best of quality for example.

    So, here's quick How-To that'll give you a much nicer sound set. Its dead simple to install and can be done in under 2 minutes. Its also incredibly easy to change back should you so desire :)

    Download page if you want to check them out: http://www.voicevector.com/Downloads.php
    Now, on your Elastix box, run the following as root:
    wget http://www.voicevector.com/voicepacks/s ... .0-sln.tgz
    cp sounds-amer-fem-1.0-sln.tgz /var/lib/asterisk
    cd /var/lib/asterisk
    mv sounds sounds.old
    tar xvzf sounds-amer-fem-1.0-sln.tgz
    cd sounds
    ln -s /var/spool/asterisk/vm vm
    ln -s /var/spool/asterisk/voicemail voicemail
    ln -s ../sounds.old/custom custom

    IF for any reason you want to change back, simply:
    rm -rf /var/spool/asterisk/sounds && mv /var/lib/asterisk/sounds.old /var/lib/asterisk/sounds

    Love to hear the thoughts of the community on this quick and easy "upgrade" ;)

    Enjoy!


    Chill.
     
  2. ramoncio

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    The same for Spanish language ;-)

    Code:
    cd
    mv /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/es /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/es.old
    mkdir sonidos_es
    cd sonidos_es
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-core-sounds-es-gsm-1.4.tar.gz
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-core-sounds-es-ulaw-1.4.tar.gz
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-core-sounds-es-alaw-1.4.tar.gz
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-core-sounds-es-g729-1.4.tar.gz
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-extra-sounds-es-gsm-1.4.tar.gz
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-extra-sounds-es-ulaw-1.4.tar.gz
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-extra-sounds-es-alaw-1.4.tar.gz
    wget http://www.voipnovatos.es/voces/voipnovatos-extra-sounds-es-g729-1.4.tar.gz
    for arg in `ls -1`; do tar xvzf $arg; done;
    rm -rf voipnovatos*
    mv dictate/es/* dictate/
    rm -rf dictate/es/
    mv digits/es/* digits/
    rm -rf digits/es/
    mv followme/es/* followme/
    rm -rf followme/es/
    mv letters/es/* letters/
    rm -rf letters/es/
    mv phonetic/es/* phonetic/
    rm -rf phonetic/es/
    mv silence/es/* silence/
    rm -rf silence/es/
    mv dictate digits followme letters phonetic silence es/
    cp -R --reply=yes es /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/
    cd ..
    rm -rf sonidos_es/
    chown -R asterisk:asterisk /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/
    
     
  3. thejay

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    Sorry for language

    No funciona --reply=yes
    Y poniendo -f tampoco, pregunta siempre sobreescribir fichero.

    ¿Que hay que poner?
     
  4. Chilling_Silence

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    thejay, edit ~/.bashrc
    Remove the following lines:
    alias rm='rm -i'
    alias cp='cp -i'
    alias mv='mv -i'

    Then for safety, add them back later when done :)
     
  5. smsadmin

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    You have something for the french prompts ?
     
  6. chrisbryant

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    Thanks for the info and post! I tried this sound pack out and overall wasn't very impressed. To me the default Asterisk voice sounded better and more professional.

    I also had a problem when testing the directory (411) where it would just play some sound looping over and over.

    Lastly, if you do use these and follow the steps above, you may want to set the change the ownership permissions of the sounds directory (and sub files/folders) by typing:

    Code:
    chown -R asterisk:asterisk /var/lib/asterisk/sounds
    
    Thanks again.
     
  7. Chilling_Silence

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    Well this Voice definitely speaks the phrases faster, but the original sounds very robotic to me :-/

    I was quite impressed at how easy it was to change back and forth between them :)
     

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