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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pediaphon is a web app that turns wikipedia articles into mp3s.

5 comments:

Pharos said...

Check out the "Spoken Wikpedia" WikiProject for Wikipedia articles read by humans.

WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia

List of Spoken articles

Ben Yates said...

The two obstacles in front of the spoken articles project are:

1. Exclusive use of OGG

2. Uneven sound quality

It's still pretty cool. Yours truly recorded Hundertwasserhaus.

Widgets For Free said...

Hi,
I really like your blog because I love wikipedia. I was wondering if you could blog about this widget I have here. It's a Wikipedia Search Bar for your blog.

thanks so much!
-John Smith

Ben Yates said...

Hey, that's pretty cool. (You should make the "+- Get this Widget" link much bigger, though; people are going to miss it.)

Pharos said...

Re: Ben

If someone wanted to host MP3 versions of Spoken articles off-site, they could certainly do that under free licenses.

I don't think it would be hard to set up.

And it would be just as convenient to access as the site you link to (for better or worse, the patent-free policy on Wikimedia isn't likely to change).