Stand-Alone

D-Software

by Dimio

Freeware Italian Version

 

DSPEECH

DSpeech is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced based upon the vocal answers of the user. It is specifically designed to quickly and directly provide the functions and improved practical usefulness that are requested by this kind of program. In the meantime, the invasiveness and resource consumption is minimal.
(DSpeech does not install itself, is very light, starts in a second and doesn't write anything to the registry). Some notable features of DSpeech are:

1. Allows you to save the output as a .WAV, .MP3, AAC, WMA or OGG file.
2. Allows you to quickly select different voices, even combine them, or juxtapose them in order to create dialogues between different voices.
3. DSpeech integrates a vocal recognition system that, through a simple script language, allows you to create interactive dialogues with the user.
4. Allows you to configure the voices in an independent way.
5. Thanks to apposite TAGs, it allows you to dynamically change the features of the voices during the playback (speed, volume and frequency), to insert pauses, emphasize specific words, or even to spell them out.
6. Allows you to capture and reproduce the content of the ClipBoard.
7. DSpeech is compatible with all vocal engines (SAPI 4-5 compliant).
8. AI dialog system. Not really useful, but amusing. It does not work in every language.
9. It's able to dub movies; this feature synchronizes the reading subtitles (in the standard SRT format) with the playback of a movie. Player supported are Media Player Classic and later, and VideoLAN VLC Player.

  • Listen a sample of dialogue from DSpeech: dspeech sample eng.mp3 dspeech sample ita.mp3
  • Overview of the advanced features of DSpeech: dpeech help eng.mp3
  • Download DSpeech v1.60.4 (Windows NT/2000/XP/VISTA/Seven/8)

Where find the Voices

  • SAPI5 voices are the best, but unfortunately often they are not distributed for free. The most famous are Cepstral, Ivona, RealSpeak, Loquendo, Acapela and VoiceWare.

RealSpeak: Very good voices.
US English, UK English, Italian, Italian (backup), Spanish, Spanish (backup), French, German, German (backup), Russian, Japanese

Emule: If you have Emule, you can download the package with the most beautiful voices. These packages is not my work so that, for copyright issues, please contact the author
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German

eSpeak: It's a new open source engine in english (good) and in other languages (average).
Multilanguage

  • SAPI4 voices, instead, have worse quality but are easier to find, and downloadable for free; the best are:

L&H TrueVoice: They have a good voice sampling, but wav and MP3 conversions are very slow.
American English, British English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Other components you need to install

On Windows XP and later, if you want use SAPI4 voices, you must install SAPI4. Download it here (800 KB).

On Windows NT4/2000 (on XP and later you don't need) you must install SAPI5, you can download it here

On Windows NT4/2000/XP, if you want use the Speech Recognition features (ASR), you must install the MS-Recognition Engine as well. Download it here (30 MB).

If your SAPI interface is broken and DSpeech can't work correctly, you can try to fix with one of this tools.

Interface translation in other languages

DSpeech interface can be translated in several languages:

Italian Language Pack Italian (By Bruno Vivi & Talksina)

Spanish Language Pack Spanish (By Ricardo Abad & Esteban Mello & Fernando Gregoire & Luz del Carmen Len)

Language pack Spanish Catalan Catalan (By Josep Rullo Batalla)

French Language Pack French (By Jean-Paul DAVIN)

German Language Pack German (By Bjrn Gott)

Portuguese Language Pack Portuguese (By ngelo Miguel)

Brazilian Portuguese Language Pack Brazilian Portuguese (By Antonio Cezar Locutor & Abel P. do Nascimento Jr.)

Latin American Language Pack Latin American Spanish (By Rafael Lopez Jr.)

Japanese Language Pack Japanese (By Philip Deane)

Language Pack Chinese CHT Chinese (CHT) (By Hong Kong Blind Union & Hu Xue-feng)

Language Pack Chinese CHS Chinese (CHS) (By Hu Xue-feng)

Czech Republic Language Pack Czech Republic (By Janusz Chmiel)

Romanian Language Pack Romanian (By Irina Popovici)

Language Pack Russia Russian (By Peter Savin)

Turkish Language Pack Turkish (By Selim Elitaş)

Hungarian Language Pack Hungarian (By Bonta Lszl)

Polish Language Pack Polish (By Zbigniew Strzelczyk)


DSHUTDOWN

DShutdown is a stand-alone program that allows you to easily shutdown and wake up local or remote PCs, with many specific options.

DShutdown supports more than just standard shutdown options, there are options relating to "pure" shutdown (such as the "force after wait" option which causes a forced, but 'clear' shutdown). There are monitoring options that allow you to shutdown a PC after a particular application terminates (useful at the end of compressing several files). There are also options to shutdown a PC when Internet traffic reduces below a particular data-rate (useful to shutdown a PC when it has finished a large download).

It is also possible to intercept a shutdown request, initiated by the user or an application, and to then execute the shutdown request with selected options from DShutdown. (For example: to simultaneously shut down all Lan PCs when the server shuts down).

DShutdown doesn't force a power-off without logging off and saving settings. DShutdown instead provides a means to log-off, shutdown and safely power-off your PC. Administrators who use roaming profiles will appreciate the benefits of this feature.

 

 

Interface translation in other languages

DSynchronize interface can be translated in several languages:

DShutdown Italian Language Pack Italian (By Phant0mw0rm)

German Language Pack German (By Kurt Lettmaier & Bernhard)

Czech Language Pack Czech Republic (By Alfox)

Language pack Francese French

Serbian Language Pack Serbian (By Ozzii)


DSYNCHRONIZE

DSynchronize is a stand-alone utility that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD-DVD (with packet writing software) and FTP server.

It is also possible to specify the time and the day to schedule the synchronization to run, and to create some additional "filters" for other factors.

Real-Time sync is also supported.

 

Interface translation in other languages

DSynchronize interface can be translated in several languages:

Italian Language Pack Italian (By Edoardo Piparo)

French Language Pack French (By Jean-Paul DAVIN & Wijmmersch Willy)

German Language Pack German (By Dani)

Spanish Language Pack Spanish (By SySmcn)

Polish Language Pack Polish (By Jaroslaw)

Slovak Language Pack Slovak (By Rene Kuzica)

Greek Language Pack Greek (By Geogeo)

Korean Language Pack Korean (By Sushizang)

Language Pack Czech Czech Republic (By Alfox)

Brasilian Language pack Brasilian (By Victor Victor Bonalume)

Turkish Language Pack Turkish (By Murat ZTRK)

Chinese Language Pack Cinese (CHT) (By Able 5 @ TW)

Language Pack Russia Russian (By Pavel Melnikov)

Language Pack Svezia Swedish (By ke Engelbrektson)

Norwegian Language Pack Norwegian (By Odd-Steinar Mathisen)

Language Pack Danish Danish (By Hans Peter Schultz)


DTASKMANAGER

DTaskManager, obviously, is a Task-Manager, but specifically engineered to give additional functionalities that the Windows bundled TaskManager (and other third party products) do not have:

1. Three different ways to close a process, as the "termination request", the standard "forced termination" with dialogue tolerance, and the "forced termination" of any type of process, bypassing all permissions (it can also terminate running system processes).

2. DTaskManager allows you to suspend and reactivate a process (as in Linux). This is useful, for example, to temporarily suspend a task that uses system resources when you don't want to terminate it (such as a DivX encoding process).

3. DTaskManager allows you to select more than one process at a time, and terminate all of them "simultaneously".

4. DTaskManager does not need any useless confirmation.
 

 

(Special thanks to William Warner for donation of a dual-processor system for make tests!)

Interface translation in other language

DTaskManager interface can be translated in other language:

Language pack Italiano Italiano (By Alessandro Fiorotto)

Language Pack Vietnamese Vietnamese (By Xinh Gai)

Russian Language Pack Russian (By Dmitry)


HDHACKER

HDHacker is a stand-alone micro-utility that saves, visualizes, and restores the MBR (from a physical drive), the BootSector (from a logical drive) or any specified sector from any disk (even removable disks).

HDHacker can be used, for example, to save and restore a particular boot manager (such as LILO, for example)
before a new Windows setup (which, obviously, overwrites it).

An MBR and BootSector backup can also be useful for simple precautionary purposes too, since sometimes viruses or other OS setup (like Linux) could overwrite and/or alter the MBR/Boot Sectors, making it impossible to start up previous OS and/or access datas stored on the disk. HDHacker can provide "insurance"
against all these types of loss.

Interface translation in other languages

HDHacker interface can be translated in several languages:

Language pack Italiano Italian (By Andrea Pattaro)

Language Pack French French (By Gauthier MAS)

Spanish Language Pack Spanish (By Jose Franco)

German Language Pack German (By Kurt Lettmaier)

Greek Language Pack Greek (By Geogeo)

Language Pack Polish Polish (By Rafał Elzner)

Language Pack Russian Russian (By Valerij Romanovskij)

Language Pack Hungarian Hungarian (By Imre Tabori)


D-CLEARSYSTEM

DClearSystem is a fast and light cleaning system software, it can free up several Gigabytes of disk space.

The program has no interface and is very fast, so, it may even appear that you do not even start, but if you check the space on the hard disk "before" and "after" you will see significant changes.

It should be run MANUALLY "from time to time" and it is wrong to automate every reboot, because it is
TOO POWERFUL and could cause problems with automatic updates when performed during the same.


 

All my programs are completely free, and will always remain free. If you are satisfied with them and want to assist my cat and me, to improve or motivate the development of other quality programs, any donation small or large, will be welcome (and gratefully appreciated!)

Dimio e Piumino

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Bank: Poste Italiane SPA
Name: Dimitrios Coutsoumbas
CIN: I
ABI: 07601
CAB: 02400
Account number (c/c): 000076804277
IBAN: IT-80-I-07601-02400-000076804277

- FREEWARE LICENSE -

ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
- Usage in any environment, including commercial.
- Include in software products, including commercial.
- Include on CD/DVD of computer magazines.
- Modify any of the files.
- Offer for download by a "downloader" software.
 

My softwares are very "friendly". None of my programs use an installer (compressed into the zip file, there is only the executable and documentation). Nor does my software write anything into the Windows Registry (I hate this thing).

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Dimio