What's new, updating SpeakOn, mailing list and contact information:
New update release of SpeakOn version 3.1.2 - 28 August 2010
For details, see the What's new in the latest version page:
Features release of SpeakOn 3.1, 10 July 2010
The main theme of this release is support for file associations; this facility allows you to use SpeakOn as an audio player launched directly from a File Manager such as Windows Explorer or My Computer as well as Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.
There are also minor improvements and bug fixes.
See links further below to new features' descriptions in the manual.
For those who are new to SpeakOn, it is a self-voicing media suite for finding, retrieving and playing audio and text media. All media local to your computer or remote on the internet is presented in the same simple tree-like structure. You can navigate to the media you want, select it and it is automatically downloaded or streamed and played in the same SpeakOn player which handles both audio and text. Common audio formats are supported including MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG and Real. You can either operate SpeakOn using a standard keyboard or an external low cost numerical wireless or USB keypad using one hand, from the comfort of your armchair. SpeakOn has a low footprint (the installer is only 4 Mb) and it is highly efficient, making it ideal for use with Netbooks.
SpeakOn is available free from:
This page contains information about SpeakOn, the types of media it supports, links to the download page, manual and mailing list.
The 'What's new' page is at:
Instructions for upgrading from an older version are at:
The getting started page with SpeakOn is at:
The download page for new users is at:
The revised manual is at:
Using SpeakOn to play media from a File Manager and Internet browser is explained here:
Setting file extensions to be associated with SpeakOn is explained here:
Alternative methods of starting media tasks from the Manager are described here:
Enhanced ability to launch SpeakOn directly into a particular media type from a shortcut on your desktop is explained here:
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