How to fix pronunciation errors when using Clipchamp AI voices

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to fix pronunciation errors when using Clipchamp AI text-to-speech voices.

Phonetic Spellings

For the first potential fix, you can try intentionally misspelling the word to get the AI to output the sound you want. This can be especially helpful if you try to get it to pronounce an unusual name.

For example, you can spell “Xenogears” as “Zeeno-gears.”

If you want the AI to say a number the way you want, then you need to spell it out completely instead of just typing in a number.

Instead of “2024,” you should use “Twenty Twenty-Four.”

Changing The Text

You can also try changing the text input. To do so, you can replace the mispronounced word with a synonym.

You can also try keeping the word and, instead, rewrite the rest of the sentence to give it proper context. This may help the AI understand the proper pronunciations for heteronyms words such as content, close, lead, read, wound and more.

Using a Different Voice

Some AI voices in Clipchamp may be better at pronouncing certain words when compared to others. Therefore, you can try using a different voice type.

How to change Clipchamp AI voice speed and remove pauses

This Seeking Tech guide will explain how you can change the speed of the Clipchamp AI speech output, in addition to teaching you how you can remove any long awkward pauses.

Changing Speeds

The easiest way to change how fast the AI talks is by using the Pace slider. You can find it in the Advance settings section in the Text-to-Speech box.

You can use the slider to slow down the cadence of the speech output. You can also use it to make the AI talk faster.

Removing Pauses

If the speech output has a lot of awkward pauses, then you can try replacing a period with a comma. This is because a comma should result is a shorter pause when compared to using a period, which tells the AI to do a full stop.

If you find the comma pauses to be still too long, then you can manually trim the audio with the timeline. To do so, you need to do the following:

  1. Save the audio to the timeline.
  2. Use the trim tool to split the audio into different parts, isolating the pauses.
  3. Delete the long pauses.
  4. Combine the rest of the audio.

If you have a long sentence, then you can try rewriting it into multiple shorter sentences as well. The AI voices in Clipchamp can struggle with pacing if a sentence gets too long. So, you can try simplifying longer sentences.

5 reasons why Clipchamp is the best free alternative to ElevenLabs

If you are looking for the best free alternative to the text-to-speech AI voices of ElevenLabs, then this article will give you five reasons why you should check out the Clipchamp video editor.

5. Multiple Supported Languages

One of the best features of using the Clipchamp editor for text-to-speech is that it supports a wide array of languages. In addition to English, this program is also capable of outputting in Arabic, Chinese, France, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and many more.

Not to mention that there are multiple variants of the same language options available. Using the English language as an example, you will be able to pick between American, British, South African and Tanzania.

4. Multiple Voices/Accents

Another strength of Clipchamp is the number of voices and accents it offers.

As of the making of this video, there are over 20 multilingual voices that are capable of speaking multiple languages. There are also over 30 English-only voices to choose from.

With that many options, you should be able to find several that fit what you are looking for.

3. Changing Pace

When it comes to text-to-speech, some A.I. voices can sometimes talk too fast, while they talk too slow in other instances. Thankfully, Clipchamp lets you control the cadence of the speech by using the Pace slider.

You will be able to slow down the voice by as much as half the normal speed. You will also be able to speed up the speech by as much as two times the normal speed.

2. Adding Emotion

Another neat feature of Clipchamp is the ability to add emotion. While not all voices have this feature, the ones that do can really give the speech output some extra nuance, especially if you are using text-to-speech to tell a story or state an opinion.

For instance, with the Tony voice, you will be able to make it so that the A.I. sound Angry, Cheerful, Excited, Friendly, Helpful, Sad, Shout, Terrified, Unfriendly or Whisper.

1. Unlimited Regeneration

The best part about Clipchamp is that it is completely free to use with no strings attached. With most other free text-to-speech AI, as well as paid ones like Elevenlabs, there is usually a limit or quota when it comes to voice generation.

With Clipchamp, there aren’t any limits. You can generate as much A.I. voice as you need. There is a maximum duration of 10 minutes per generation. However, you can easily circumvent this by splitting your scripts into parts and then combining them in the timeline.

If you want to learn how you can use the text-to-speech feature of Clipchamp, then you can check out the video on the screen.

How to cancel PlayStation Plus from the PlayStation App

This Seeking tech guide will show how you can cancel your PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, Deluxe or Premium subscription by using the official PlayStation App.

1. Open up the PlayStation app on your Android phone or iPhone.

2. You then need to log into the PlayStation Network account that is currently paying for PlayStation Plus.

3. Once you are signed in, you have to tap the shopping bag icon at the bottom menu.

4. Afterwards, tap the top right menu icon.

5. Tap Subscription Management from the drop-down menu.

6. You then need to Cancel.

7. Tap Confirm Cancellation on the new screen.

8. You should then see an optional feedback form. You can pick an option if you want to. Otherwise, tap Cancel Subscription.

How to earn and give toasts in MultiVersus

This Seeking Tech guide will explain how you can earn, as well as give, toasts in MultiVersus.

For the uninformed, Toast is an in-game currency that you can give to other players after an online match. In order to earn it, you simply have to log into your account in MultiVersus. You will be able to earn 5 toasts daily by doing so.

If you want to toast someone, finish a match and then decline a rematch with the other player. Afterwards, you should be able to find the Toast option underneath their username in the Results screen. The number of toasts you have should appear on the top-right corner of the same screen as well.

By toasting another player, you will be giving them Fighter Currency. This is another type of in-game currency, which is used for unlocking playable characters.

How to cancel PlayStation Plus online without using a PS4 or PS5

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to cancel your PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, Deluxe or Premium subscription online if you can’t access a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 console.

1. You first need to go to the official PlayStation Store website from a browser of your choice.

2. You then need to select the Sign In option.

3. When logging in, you need to use the PlayStation Network account that is currently paying for PlayStation Plus.

4. Afterwards, click on your profile icon on the top right.

5. Select Subscriptions Management from the drop-down menu.

6. Select the Cancel option under your PlayStation Plus subscription.

7. You can then select Confirm Cancellation.

8. In the final screen, you can provide a reason for your cancellation if you want. Otherwise, select Cancel Subscription.

How to avoid matching up with bots online in MultiVersus

This Seeking Tech guide will explain how you can avoid being matched up with bots when playing online matches in MultiVersus.

When you play online initially, you will be matched up against computer-controlled bots. This was most likely an intentional design, as the development team wants to ease new players into online matches as opposed to having them get destroyed by someone more experienced.

After you win a handful of matches against these bots, you should start getting connected to real human players.

You can tell that you are matched up with humans if they have a platform symbol attached to the end of their usernames. If this is the first time you play against another real person, then you should also earn the Matchmaker trophy and achievement as well.

It is important to note that the 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 modes are different. Therefore, you need to go through several bot matches for each mode before you can match up against real players.

There have also been reports that, if you lose a bunch of matches against real opponents, then you may get matched up with bots again during online play.

How to disable crossplay in Xbox versions of MultiVersus

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to turn off cross-platform matchmaking in the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X versions of MultiVersus.

1. To start off, open the Settings menu of your Xbox.

2. From there, you need to select Account, and then Privacy & online safety.

3. Over the next several screens, go to Xbox privacy > View details & customize > Communication & multiplayer.

4. FInally, set the “You can join cross-network play” setting to Block.

5. You then have to reboot the game. You can do so by opening the Guide menu and then quitting MultiVersus. Afterwards, launch the game again.

Crossplay should now be disabled.

How to create human like text-to-speech for free

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to use the robust text-to-speech features in the Clipchamp video editor.

1. For the first step, open up Clipchamp.

You can do so by either using the website or downloading the software to your PC.

2. In the editor, you need to open a project.

3. You should then click on Record and Create on the left side.

4. Afterwards, click on Text-To-Speech.

5. In the Text-To-Speech section on the right, select your Language.

6. Next, select a Voice. You can click on the “Hear this voice” link below a voice to hear a short audio preview to hear what it sounds like.

7. Click the Advanced Settings section. Here, you will be able to adjust the Vocal Pitch and Pace of the A.I. voice. For some of the options, you can also change the Emotion.

8. In the text box below, you can type or paste the text that you want to convert over to speech. A Preview button is available if you want to hear the voice over.

If the A.I. voice does not sound right, then you can change any of the aforementioned Text-To-Speech settings, and then click on Preview again.

Keep tweaking until it sounds natural.

9. Once you are satisfied with the output, click on the Save button. The Text-To-Speech audio should then be saved to your timeline.

10. You can then click the Export option.

11. Clipchamp will turn the Text-To-Speech audio into a MP4 video.

12. If you want convert the MP4 video into a MP3 audio file, then you should go to the MP4-to-MP3 page on the Cloud Convert website.

13. From there, select the MP4 file to upload it to the site.

14. Afterwards, click Convert.

15. Finally, click the Download button to download the MP3 audio file.

How to convert your photos into manga drawings

This Seeking Tech guide will show you how to convert your photos into manga drawings.

1. To start off, go to the Picture to Manga page of the official website of Tech Lagoon.

2. Click on the Browse button and then upload your photo.

3. Afterwards, click on the Convert button.

4. Once the conversion has completed, you can use the Before and After buttons to the left to switch between the original and edited photo.

5. In the Settings section, you should see the following options available:

  • Brightness
  • Pen Pressure
  • G-Pen (Dip Pen) Only
  • Mapping Pen (Fine Pen) Only
  • Mapping Pen (Fine Pen) & G-Pen (Dip Pen)
  • Screentone

You should try playing around with these settings until you get the results you want.

6. Once you are satisfied, click the Download button.