I am trying to create a website where users can input text, and the text will be read out on my local machine.
To achieve this, I have used a simple Flask app with Google cloud text to speech, and am deploying it through Google App Engine. The app is functional, and no errors appear in the app engine error log, however, the audio will not play.
I am wondering how to send audio from the app to be played by my local computer. Is it possible? Or do I need to use a completely different method? I'm very new to all these tools.
Here is my main.py:
from flask import Flask, render_template, send_file, request from gtts import gTTS from google.cloud import texttospeech import os import tempfile from playsound import playsound app = Flask(__name__) @app.route("/") def homepage(): return render_template("page.html", title="HOME PAGE") @app.route('/', methods=['GET','POST']) def index(): if request.method == "POST": text = request.form['text'] os.environ["GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS"]="credentials.json" client = texttospeech.TextToSpeechClient() input_text = texttospeech.types.SynthesisInput(text=text) voice = texttospeech.types.VoiceSelectionParams( language_code='en-US', name='en-US-Standard-C', ssml_gender=texttospeech.enums.SsmlVoiceGender.FEMALE) audio_config = texttospeech.types.AudioConfig( audio_encoding=texttospeech.enums.AudioEncoding.MP3) response = client.synthesize_speech(input_text, voice, audio_config) # The response's audio_content is binary. with open('/tmp/output.mp3', 'wb') as out: out.write(response.audio_content) os.system("start output.mp3") thankyou = "thanks" return thankyou if __name__ == "__main__": app.run(debug=True)
Here is page.html:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en" dir="ltr"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Talk to Wednesday</title> </head> <body> <h1> Talk to Me </h1> <form method="POST"> <input name="text"> <input type="submit"> </form> </body> </html>