Balabolka vs Kaldi

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Balabolka

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Education, Broadcast

Pricing

Free

Kaldi

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Software Development

Pricing

Free: Open Source

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Balabolka reviews

At least for English Viewers, This is a very good app to get your text converted to audio and can be used in any of the e Learning application.

- Anurag Nigam

An excitingly fabulous program.An eleven out of ten score Balabolka from me. I am a self taught advanced computer dummy and Balabolka is just a fabulous program and so easy to use with all its features. I have searched and tried many other programs, most of which offer a free download until you go to use it and then you find you are tricked into buying add ins to make it work. Well done Balabolka.

- Chris Hough

It is the only tts application that is, as far as I know, both free and offers a function to set pauses in between sentences and paragraphs. Great tool.

- Anonymous

Kaldi reviews

Setup and installation is very complicated

- Qasim A- Data Science Engineer

It's open-sourced, but very well maintained by the core group of Johns Hopkins University's speech recognition laboratory. It has been offering a great suite of tools and libraries for speech scientists to utilize to perform their research experiments with ease as well as for industry practitioners to exploit to build business solutions for customers who are interested in paying for dependable speech recognition solutions. It also supports various neural network architectures that can be useful for any sequential processing. Given that we're in the era of deep learning booming, this tool is a real gem for any machine learning engineer to be able to use to build and evaluate neural network based systems for various tasks.

- Kyu H. - Principal Machine Learning Scientist

Transcription Accuracy. Also the libraries are very helpful

- Internal Consultant in Airlines/Aviation

Pros & cons

Balabolka

Pros
Supports multiple file formats
Features bookmarking tools
Multiple voice options
Simple and clean interface

Cons
Needs updates for new languages
Lags in performance
Some pronunciation is not good

Kaldi

Pros
Open Source
Provides high quality ASR results, lots of freedom on how to do things
C++ makes it fast
Accurate

Cons
Complicated To set-up
The framework is difficult to use, and lots of times require an in depth understanding of ASR concepts
The neural network part of kaldi is out-of-dated, the pipe style command line makes it hard to run on Windows system

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