The guide takes you on your new speech-enabled adventure, as you'll learn to mix text with speech into a simple program that synthesizes XHTML transitional blog posts into the Wave format - for your iPod - using SAPI 5.3 and encodes them into the Windows
Media Audio format - for your Zune - using Windows Media Encoder 9 Series API. In the end, you'll be able to make podcasts having just a standard plain text RSS 2.0 feed; plus, you'll be able to play them on at least two of the most popular media players available
on the market.
Paul-Valentin Borza is in its second year of study at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. Since 2005, he is involved in the Microsoft Student Partners - Microsoft Academic Program Romania. He can be reached through his web site at www.borza.ro.