Convert text to an audio file on your Mac

Using terminal:

say -f ~/Desktop/barker.txt -o ~/Desktop/barker.aiff

Here’s how this works:

  • Save the text you want to translate into an audio file as a txt file (barket.txt in my example).
  • Feed that text file to the say command, using the “f” flag.
  • Convert the resulting AIFF file into an MP3 in iTunes. -o ~/Desktop/barker.aiff is saying to output the barker.aiff file to my desktop.
  • Copy to iPod.

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