Turn a RSS feed into a audio with Feed2Podcast

Makeaud-1-1Robie from Pirateweather writes about a new service called Feed2Podcast that will turn your RSS feed (or any RSS feed) into a audio player so you can listen to the feed “They/we use new text to speech engine and your rss feed and turn your blog into a podcast instantly” It’s a pretty good text to speech engine – here’s what it sounds like with their preview audio player, click here to listen. Neat!

10 thoughts on “Turn a RSS feed into a audio with Feed2Podcast

  1. jhurliman says:

    In the context of Make this is a cool hack, but I hope it doesn’t catch on. It reminds me of Content Management System fad on the net, where you can create a complex portal site that is searchable, cross-linked, has a user login system, and a million more features except for real content! The comparison is, is this filling a real need or is it just a way to generate more garbage data. You can already convert RSS feeds in to memos that can be downloaded to an iPod and taken on the road, what is the need to convert them in to audio?

    I’m probably being too harsh and this is just a working example of the nice text to speech engine. I needed a rant though.

  2. Boardboy says:

    they probably use something like python to get the rss feed then on their server run festival (http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/) which is easy to install in linux and pipe the output to a wav file and use sox to convert it to whatever audio format.

  3. gigapromoters says:

    Well, i dont think people are doing this just for fun… this is going to be a need of a lot of people soon…. Since podcasting is getting popular day by day and a lot of people are willing to do it and most of them didnt got time to record their shows, this site allows you to do in no-time…

    It does not only help writers but it helps RSS readers too, like me…
    But whatever you say guys, it does rocks for me.. when i can listen to various blogs while excersing in gym… this is something which i never thought of with RSS feeds :)

  4. gigapromoters says:

    Well, i dont think people are doing this just for fun… this is going to be a need of a lot of people soon…. Since podcasting is getting popular day by day and a lot of people are willing to do it and most of them didnt got time to record their shows, this site allows you to do in no-time…

    It does not only help writers but it helps RSS readers too, like me…
    But whatever you say guys, it does rocks for me.. when i can listen to various blogs while excersing in gym… this is something which i never thought of with RSS feeds :)

  5. dinoj says:

    You do realize, of course, how useful this could be for blind folks…

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