FoxVox will speak any text you highlight in a web page. FoxVox can create audio-books in mp3, ogg, and wav formats. You can now easily turn your blogs and articles into podcasts. FoxVox is ideal for having blogs, email, news articles, and ebooks read to you while you surf the web or do other work. Version 1.7 now let's you stop speech easily. Requires no additional software other than the default installations for Windows and Linux (Ubuntu), unless you want to create mp3 audio-books. FoxVox speaks English. For other languages, please see the Pro version (wordit.com).
Tip: Press either F9 or F12 to start speech, and Shift+F9 or Shift+F12 to stop speech.
FoxVox runs on Windows XP and Linux -- Windows Vista may require certain settings, but many users have said FoxVox runs on Vista. May run on other *nixes, Windows 2000 and 98, but has not been tested on those systems yet, please report. Anybody testing on Windows 7 please report back.
1) Windows Users: If you hear no speech, make sure your anti-virus or firewall is not blocking the visual basic scripts: speaknow.vbs, stopspeech.vbs, delmarkerfile.vbs. See version notes/history for details, if interested why.
2) The error saying Firefox cannot install an extension "because invalid file hash" is NOT a FoxVox or a Firefox bug. It is your cookie settings that are blocking the installer. Visit the following page on how to change your settings:
For bug reports, feature requests and support please use the forum: