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SpeechHub Version 1.1.0, 1 July 2015

SpeakOn MediaSuite is a self-voicing application which enables the user to listen to all kinds of media. It is available:
here

SpeechHub can be installed in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 / 8.1.

At present in Windows, the NVDA screen reader and SpeakOn MediaSuite can use SpeechHub; more applications will follow in the future. You have to install SpeechHub only once no matter how many applications use it.

The computer resource requirements of SpeechHub itself are modest but the efficiency of the synthesizers connected to it vary considerably. Therefore your success in using SpeechHub will depend on the specification of your computer and the synthesizer you use.

The installation procedure below assumes that the purpose of SpeechHub is to be used with SpeakOn MediaSuite; once installed it can be used if desired with NVDA as well provided the NVDA add-on is installed as described in the NVDA's download and installation page.

SpeakOn includes an out-of-the-box built-in connector so there is no need to install anything else.

Download the SpeechHub installer from here

If you installed a version of SpeechHub before and if you used SpeakOn recently, make sure that SpeakOn is shut down and wait about 15 minutes to ensure the old version of SpeechHub is not running; SpeechHub is shut down automatically.

Run the installer SpeechHubInstall.exe. Confirm that you have read and agree with the license agreement and press Next to continue. There are no choices; the installer will announce that the installation is complete; press Enter to confirm. See the next page for instructions for use.

SpeechHub and your firewall

SpeechHub runs as a socket server on your computer. This server is available only locally (known as localhost) which should not expose your computer to security risks but some firewall programs might ask you to confirm that you want to use it; you will need to confirm for SpeechHub to be usable. SpeechHub does not contact any resources outside your computer; it is simply communicating with its client applications such as the NVDA add-on or SpeakOn MediaSuite.


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