Read aloud (with David Cochran Heath) doesn't work.

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 29 2020 6:48 AM

On both of my laptops (Windows 10 Home and Pro) 'Read aloud' doesn't work anymore. There is a bit of consistency in this :-) Recently there were some updates of Windows and Logos. As far as I know it worked perfectly before, but now David Cochran Heath has been silenced.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem or malfunction?

Thanks in advance!

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 7:39 AM

Welcome to the forums Martin. It is working now. Just tried the N.T. book of Mark.

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 8:04 AM

Thanks Lynden.

The Windows 'System Narrator' does work but her voice is not appealing to listen to. I would like to hear David. It worked before and as far as I know nothing changed. Only a major Windows update and some minor Logos updates.

Hope someone knows how to solve this. Probably windows causes this malfunction...

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 8:22 AM

Martin have you restarted the computer?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 8:34 AM

Martin Kuiper:
Hope someone knows how to solve this.

It is not working for me either. The David Heath voice is finicky sometimes... and it is a "streaming only" voice, so you must be connected to internet. Since it isn't working for me either, there may be some sort of issue on FL's side. 

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Kevin | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 9:03 AM

It is working for me right now, 2Sa 24.

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 9:38 AM

I tried 2 Samuel 24 but that doesn't seem to work either :-)

Restarting the computer doesn't help also.

This is what I see, but no sound at all. This is not a hardware issue, the system narrator works fine..

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 9:43 AM

I hoped 2 Samuel 24 would do the trick, but no Wink

Restarting the computer didn't help either.

This is what it looks like, but no sound. the system narrator works fine. I don't like her pronouncing names, just terrible.

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 9:50 AM

Restarting and 2 Samuel 24 doesn't do the trick Wink

When I start the read aloud function I see the 'player' at the top right menu panel, but still no sound, The system narrator works fine but her pronouncing names is just terrible.

I had it worked before...

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 9:52 AM

It may have something to do with the internet in a local area that is preventing you to get the information. Is the App syncing?

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 9:54 AM

The app is syncing on both platforms (Windows 10 Home and Pro)

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 10:23 AM

Martin, please close Logos and then use these instructions to make sure that Logos is fully up to date.  These instructions are usually used to install Logos, but work just fine for getting it up to date as well.

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 10:30 AM

I did follow the instructions but Logos was and is still up to date.

I will check tomorrow and hope there will be a solution. It's already getting dark here in The Netherlands.

Anyway I love using Logos 8. I always used Wordsearch but since that application is being transitioned to Logos my library will probably explode because of all the coming content.

Thanks anyway for all your help and suggestions.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 12:43 PM

Joe McCune (Faithlife):
make sure that Logos is fully up to date

No luck for me either. 

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 29 2020 8:56 PM

I'm not alone :-)

Reinstalling the whole package takes a lot of time. So for now I will wait for 'a' next minor or major update. I don't use Read Aloud often; it just tickles me it doesn't work.

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2020 5:18 AM

Just for the record. After last night I decided to reinstall Logos 8 today. What a blessing. Logos made it real easy, without downloading all the content I don't use at all.

But, there always is a BUT. Read Aloud does not work even after a reinstall of Logos 8. So I did everything I could do for thus far. There must be a conflict somewhere...

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2020 6:20 AM

Martin Kuiper:
After last night I decided to reinstall Logos 8 today.

A reinstall of the software engine only is seldom the right fix, and a full reinstall is often overkill. If there is a "bug," a reinstall will just reinstall the bug. If something has become corrupted in the data files, they are left in place (so a reinstall of the engine is worthless). 

FWIW - My "full install" installation works. Its only my "skinny install" which is broken. Don't know if that is related or not. 

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David Betts | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2020 7:12 AM

This may have 'limited application,' but I hope it may help someone. For those of us using cell phones with data caps for internet, being able to download (once) to the device would be very helpful, and not dependent on "being connected."

Because of this I downloaded ESV (https://download.cnet.com/Audio-Bible-ESV/3000-20414_4-77607416.html) and when 'not connected' I am still able to play audio (on what used to be 'iTunes'). I may have to manually synchronize audio to Logos if I wish to, but hopefully this is just a 'temp' workaround.

Unrelated:  I have an 'old iPhone' with ESV loaded at my night stand, and I listen to ESV while I go to sleep. Sometimes it may be hours, and MANY chapters later, before I awake to turn it off. This may help those with overly-active-pillow-time-random-thoughts to focus on Him, and the Word, rather than carnal thoughts. No offense intended. YMMV

Tremendous Blessings.. and Shalom

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David Betts | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2020 7:17 AM

I apologize if this site does not work for you. You may have to do a search for:

       ESV audio download.

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Martin Kuiper | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2020 9:12 PM

Falling asleep with the Word of God is just excellent. I also listen to the Word of Promise Bible (dramatized). It is in the NKJV but I like the ESV more. It's a more 'clear' translation.

In the beginning of this year I started to learn Greek. I was just fed up with all the translations issues. Now I'm reading John in Greek, the way it is meant by the original writer. It's like John's Gospel has come to life in a new and fresh way.

Thanks for your response :-)

A bit off topic: if you are interested in learning Biblical Greek, 'Greek For Everyone' is an excellent start. It's free of charge and a lot of fun also. I'm not the smartest guy in the world at all, but I found it doable. You don't need to be smart; you need to be persistent...

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