Free Online text to speech (TTS) converter SpokenText -- I just found a free online tool that converts your text into an mp3.

  1. Copy and paste your page content into Spoken Text (personally, I like John's voice).
  2. Download the mp3.
  3. Using a program like Camtasia, remove the Spoken Text advertising.
  4. Save the file as an mp3.
  5. Upload the mp3 to a directory on the same server as your Web site.
  6. Create a new file with a ".m3u" extension.
  7. Copy/paste the direct URL of the mp3 into the .m3u.
  8. Insert this code onto your Web site (placed appropriately).
    <p><embed type="application/x-mplayer2" pluginspage="" src="" name="MediaPlayer1" width=549 height=46 autostart=0 showcontrols=1 volume=-300></p>
  9. Change the src to the direct URL of your .m3u.
  10. Alter the width and height dimensions. Enjoy.


  • Create an <h2>, and place your keyword in it. Example of finished product: How to Carve a Wooden Pipe
  • Place a fullstop after each heading, to make sure that Spoken Text does not think it needs to roll-on to the next set of words immediately, thinking that it is the same sentence. Remove periods after numbering (i.e. s/1./1/), and place them at the end of the list item.

I only just thought of the idea, and am now going to do this for every other page on I Knew It!