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OpenEars and all plugins now updated to 1.65 with many fixes

05 February

I’m happy to share that OpenEars, RapidEars, Rejecto, SaveThatWave and NeatSpeech have all been updated to version 1.65 with many fixes for stability during long-term listening and a couple of new features: • Fixes for 100% of known/reported issues that can cause hangs or rare crashes over long listening periods with OpenEars and RapidEars. • […]

OpenEars and all plugins now updated to version 1.64 with 64-bit compatibility

12 December

It’s my pleasure to introduce OpenEars, RapidEars, NeatSpeech, Rejecto and SaveThatWave version 1.64. With this version, OpenEars and all of its plugins are 64-bit compatible. I would have loved to have released this sooner, but it was a big port and everything had to be released together, and a couple of the frameworks were a […]

OpenEars Platform 1.5 is live, with Spanish and iOS7 compatibility.

26 August

OpenEars Platform 1.5 is alive! Er, I mean live! I am extraordinarily happy to introduce the release today of the 1.5 release of the entire OpenEars Platform. This is an update of every part of the platform: OpenEars, RapidEars, Rejecto, NeatSpeech and SaveThatWave, and brings iOS7 compatibility, improved testing tools, and Spanish! That’s right, as […]

OpenEars 1.33 out now, small fixes

24 July

OpenEars 1.33 has been released, fixing two small memory leaks and a possible deadlock when exiting the recognition loop. Check it out and if you encounter any issues, please head over to the forums and let me know about them. Thanks!

OpenEars 1.3.0 out now with Pocketsphinx and Sphinxbase .8

14 June

Just a quick note that after months of testing of OpenEars 1.3.0 preview including Pocketsphinx and Sphinxbase .8 and no issues coming up with those new libraries, OpenEars 1.3.0 is now the release version of OpenEars and has been released in a non-preview version with a couple of bugfixes. As always, ask questions and let […]

NeatSpeech version 1.02 out now!

04 May

Neatspeech 1.02 is out now, featuring improvements to the UK voices. It can be downloaded by visiting the shop and ordering the free demo version to try, or by clicking on the link in your demo order email if you have already ordered a demo. If you are a licensed customer, your updated licensed version […]

Please give the OpenEars version 1.3.0 Preview a try

15 February

I’m happy to announce that alongside the current 1.2.5 version of OpenEars available on the main OpenEars page, I’ve added a preview version of 1.3.0, which upgrades the Sphinx dependencies from sphinxbase and pocketsphinx .7 up to CMU’s current version .8. This is a test preview, so if you have time, please give it a […]

OpenEars 1.2.3 and NeatSpeech 1.0!

25 October

It’s my pleasure to introduce NeatSpeech, a new plugin for the OpenEars platform which adds better TTS/text-to-speech voices to OpenEars’ voice synthesis. NeatSpeech is a plugin for OpenEars that adds fast, higher-quality speech synthesis (TTS) including multithreaded speech queueing to speak very long phrases without any lag. It uses HTS voices which are ideal for […]

OpenEars 1.2.1, RapidEars 1.1, Rejecto 1.0

20 September

Another big release day! OpenEars 1.2.1 is out, adding the very-suddenly-required armv7s slice and fixing the bug in which speech from right before a call to suspendRecognition will be processed after recognition is resumed. Downloadable at https://www.politepix.com/openears. Also released today is RapidEars 1.1, which further refines many improvements of the past few versions and is […]