Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great to have a non-Google, offline, open-source, elegant and low disk space solution solution for this!

I heard it runs the espeak solution under the hood.

Needs a good voice database Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I compared this to an Opera v11.x browser voice (discontinued) and a Chrome browser with "Select and Speak". FoxVox english voice does not speak as well as the other two browsers. FoxVox extension with the default English voice is adequate. I downloaded a better quality voices bit.ly/MBRvoiceDB and put them in the FoxVox extension installation directory. With the upgraded voice it was MUCH better but the Chrome browser still has better voice. I could not see any way to get a better voice for free. I compared it to "Text to Voice" extension and FoxVox sounds better. The ability to get better voice databases is an advantage for FoxVox. I also edited the extension to launch any player I choose, so now I use VLC player to play the file it creates and I have controls to start/stop, volume and speed controls (more info at bit.ly/FoxVoxFix ). As the voice quality is limited speeding up the play rate more than 1.5x does not really work well due to the voice quality. FoxVox is must have extension for Firefox if selecting text to be read in your language's voice is a feature you desire.

Best TTS addin Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love it and would love to have controls like speed and pause.

Great ! SUPER et marche en français! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pour avoir la voix française :
Il suffit d'ajouter le contenu du zip http://goo.gl/2TTrNL
dans le répertoire FIREFOX\Data\profile\extensions\foxvox@wordit.com\mbrola

Et ca marche super!

It would be great if it would work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not working at all on Debian 7 Wheezy with Firefox. Don't know why. I have mbrola and espeak install. Just can't get it to work. Really upsetting as I was about to donate. :-(

So far the best option, lack of alternatives Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice extension; dare I say the best option for TTS on firefox, given the limited number of similar extensions. The output is very responsive, with a single shortcut key the "highlighted" text is read without hesitation--unlike with some other extensions. The only drawbacks I've observed, so far, are the lack of ANY options for volume, speed, etc...as well as no visible/visual controls to stop/pause; the specified shortcut to STOP speech output is not working on my Fedora64-bit machine, though I don't know if this is a bug or a compatibility issue on my end(eg other addons, interference...)

finally pdf speaks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now that the pdf reader is built into Firefox, FoxVox can read pdf files. I have been waiting for this capability for years. I just dumped Adobe and open all my pdf's in Firefox. Thank you Firefox and FoxVox.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. Works "out of the box". Simple and functional -- love it. Would be nice to have a short-cut to pause the reading.

Thanks for the review. Unfortunately the command line access used by FoxVox does not offer pausing playback, so I cannot add it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Sounds really great compared to all the others I've tried! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seriously this is good. Would be nice though if we had two male voices and two female voices. Other than that this way better than that robotic voice called SAM! Thanks!!!!

German?? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really like the addon! But without german it is useless to me... Could you fix that problem?? Thanks.j.

Supurb Add-On, Best Yet. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am in no way assoc. with the programmers of this add-on. That said, this extension is leaps and bounds ahead of its kind. The default voice is one of the easier to understand, and surprisingly makes it through complex jargon quite easily. For a free, open source project, I'd have to rate foxvox 10/10.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.7). 

Very easy to use Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just Highlight the text on the web page then right click, highlight foxvox then click speak selected text, this could do with speaking this text that i have just typed in here, but it cant, once it can speak text that has just been typed, it get 5 stars

(Also the voices sound to robotic, I know this is because its free, but if google can do it with its online translate, im sure a firefox add on can do it for free to)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.7). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

good job
french language mbrola fr1 et fr4 work fine not other fr

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've tried just about every text to speech add-on I could find and this is by far the best in both voices and ease of use

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.7). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I've tried several add-ons for text-2-voice speech, but they all seem to have really horrible robotic voices!! I saw the sample vid for this FoxBox add-on that seems to have very soothing normal talking voices reading the selected highlighted text in web pages. I'm getting an error when trying to use this, I highlight the text, right-click by mouse & it just pops up a notepad windows with text. In simple terms, how do I get this thing to work & speak the text I highlighted????

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.6). 

Please change your Windows settings

You need to associate .vbs files as scripts in Windows they do not open in Notepad. There is something wrong with your Windows settings. We discussed this by email and I sent detailed instructions.

Windows Seven Rated 3 out of 5 stars

FoxVox works on Windows 7 and Firefox 3.6.12

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.6). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works well. Could really do with a shortcut key to start/stop speaking. A pity that the better-quality voices aren't free.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

Shortcut keys

Sure there are shortcut keys. Details are on the page above. F9 or F12 to start speech, shift+key to stop speech.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the theory, the only problem i have is that it freaks out if you give it to much text. I should just stop talking like after a period or so many words.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5). 

I'm not really sure what you mean?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Windows Vista SP2 64bit.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; uk; rv: Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 GTB6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Antivirus: Avast! 4.8 Home Edition.
The addon installed, entries in right-click menu appeared, but it doesn't speak any (English) text.
Not sure where to post the bug.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.5).