Speech synthesis is a noble technology that is assisted in nature. In simpler terms, it’s what converts your video’s text to audio. You may also know it as “Read Aloud”. Audiobooks are a great example of text-to-speech generators in action.
Although this technology was created primarily to help hearing and visually impaired audiences understand content, its usefulness has grown today and helps many busy people easily consume content while multitasking. In fact, according to figures found in a study by Data Bridge Market Research, the growth of the text-to-speech software market is soaring at a CAGR of 15.3% (2021-2028).
It’s a good time to equip all your YouTube videos with realistic text-to-speech to increase their reach and increase traffic. Let’s see how you can achieve this.
Using Realistic Text-to-Speech for YouTube Videos
To gain more viewers or “listeners” for your YouTube content, follow the detailed steps below to make your videos user-friendly:
Download the right software
Downloading software that is simple to set up and easy to use adds a lot of quality to the end result. Get text-to-speech software that offers a wide selection of voices and the editing tools needed to make a good final video.
Write a good screenplay
Text-to-speech generators use a script to read. Write a script with proper sentence structure and length and use simple words. Try to avoid being wordy unless your video requires it. Avoiding spelling mistakes is also essential – mainly because the “voice” simply “reads” whatever is passed to it, true or false.
Upload your script to the video
You will discover options to upload your script to a video in the software. It will also display a wide selection of voices to choose from – choose a voice that identifies with your brand. Some software also offers voice overs with the local accent, which is useful if you are speaking to a local audience. Consider these things carefully before choosing a voice.
Add, modify, create
Once the script is downloaded and you are convinced of the output voiceover, you can add this realistic text-to-speech module to your video. Some software makes it as simple as a drag-and-drop action.
After adding the module to your video file, you need to edit (splice and sync) to ensure that the audio is aligned and in sync with the video. You can also add effects such as transitions and animations to polish your final product.
Save, Publish, Export
Once you’re done editing the file, you can save it, publish it directly to your digital media, or export it to other destinations.
This action may take a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of your file.
Text-to-speech is a great way to improve the reach of your video content. It allows consumption of your content without the need to watch it, which is a boon for those with busy or fussy lifestyles. Fortunately, with the advent of easy-to-use software, it’s possible to create great text-to-speech videos from the comfort of your office. Just follow the guide above.
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