@20bit049 Can you share the full error. It will be easier to pinpoint the issue that way.
It seems there is an issue with the initialization of the text-to-speech (TTS) engine. The error indicates that
pyttsx3 is having trouble loading the appropriate TTS driver. This could be due to a few reasons, such as missing dependencies or incorrect driver setup.
Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:
- First, make sure you have installed the
pyttsx3library and its dependencies. You can install it using
pip install pyttsx3
- Check if you have a compatible TTS engine installed on your system.
pyttsx3uses the system’s default TTS engine. On Windows, it usually uses SAPI5, and on Linux, it may use espeak or other TTS engines. If you are on Linux, make sure you have a TTS engine like
espeakinstalled. You can install
sudo apt-get install espeak
If you have multiple Python installations on your system, ensure that you are running the script using the correct Python version and environment. Sometimes, issues arise when the script uses a different Python environment from the one you expect.
pyttsx3to the latest version in case there is a bug fix or improvement that resolves the issue:
pip install --upgrade pyttsx3
- Check if the TTS engine works independently without your script. Try running a simple TTS script to verify if the engine is functioning correctly:
import pyttsx3 engine = pyttsx3.init() engine.say("Hello, this is a test.") engine.runAndWait()
If the above script produces speech without any errors, then the TTS engine is functioning correctly.
- If the issue persists, you can try changing the TTS driver explicitly. For example, you can specify the
sapi5driver on Windows or
espeakdriver on Linux:
import pyttsx3 engine = pyttsx3.init(driverName='sapi5') # Use 'espeak' on Linux engine.say("Hello, this is a test.") engine.runAndWait()
Remember to replace
'espeak' if you are on Linux.
If none of these steps resolve the issue, it might be a system-specific problem, and I would recommend checking the official
pyttsx3 documentation or the project’s issue tracker on GitHub for further assistance.