47 reviews for this add-on
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  • It's the only working extension here except TTC and Instant translator in my computer. When I happy for find a good extension what is working every site and pdfs Mozilla said sorry bro it's unsigned.

  • this is by far my best tts tool. the reading is very clear, free, handy, reads even the text is super long, reads pdf when opened from firefox.
    there is just a security issue with firefox i hope they ll get it done, now we need to lower our security system for it to work...
    wish also they could get it working on android.
    have been using it from about 3 years now and deserves over 100 USD donation from me.

  • If asks you to go to its site. and the reading is too robotic.

  • Solo es un reclamo para que compreis la versión PRO.
    Solo tiene una "voz" en inglés y se oye bastante mal.
    Si quieres otros idiomas o voces de más calidad... ¡¡¡ TIENES QUE PAGAR !!!

    It's just a teaser for you to buy the PRO version.
    Just a "voice" in English and hear pretty bad.
    If you want other languages or voices of higher quality ... 'you have to pay !!!

  • Is it safe to unblock it or can anyone confirm it is malicious?
    Output from MBAM Anti-Exploit:
    Protection Layer: Application Behavior Protection
    Protection Technique: Exploit payload process blocked
    File/Process Blocked: WScript.exe
    Attacking URL: N/A

  • - can we have an option to change the voice to natural ones?
    - pl. explain us how to record the reading in mp3? Thanks

  • Here's the error I receive: 'Sorry, I could not find the mp3 audio encoder. I will open a new page with instructions on installing the audio encoders for mp3 and ogg vorbis.' .

    What are audio encoders? Are they the voices used to convert text to speech, I assume? If so, is there any way I can acquire free audio voices rather than buying them on Cepstral? Thx.

  • Hi nibi, the plugin can't even have any sound when I click it. Can you help to fix it?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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. :-(

  • 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...)

  • 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.

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

    Developer response

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

  • perfect!

  • 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!!!!

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • good job
    XPprosp3,FF1.6.13,FV1.7.7
    french language mbrola fr1 et fr4 work fine not other fr

  • 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

  • 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????

    Developer response

    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.

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