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Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the Amazon Polly StartSpeechSynthesisTask API operation.

Syntax

Start-POLSpeechSynthesisTask
-Text <String>
-LanguageCode <LanguageCode>
-LexiconName <String[]>
-OutputFormat <OutputFormat>
-OutputS3BucketName <String>
-OutputS3KeyPrefix <String>
-SampleRate <String>
-SnsTopicArn <String>
-SpeechMarkType <String[]>
-TextType <TextType>
-VoiceId <VoiceId>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Allows the creation of an asynchronous synthesis task, by starting a new SpeechSynthesisTask. This operation requires all the standard information needed for speech synthesis, plus the name of an Amazon S3 bucket for the service to store the output of the synthesis task and two optional parameters (OutputS3KeyPrefix and SnsTopicArn). Once the synthesis task is created, this operation will return a SpeechSynthesisTask object, which will include an identifier of this task as well as the current status.

Parameters

-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-LanguageCode <LanguageCode>
Optional language code for the Speech Synthesis request. This is only necessary if using a bilingual voice, such as Aditi, which can be used for either Indian English (en-IN) or Hindi (hi-IN). If a bilingual voice is used and no language code is specified, Amazon Polly will use the default language of the bilingual voice. The default language for any voice is the one returned by the DescribeVoices operation for the LanguageCode parameter. For example, if no language code is specified, Aditi will use Indian English rather than Hindi.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-LexiconName <String[]>
List of one or more pronunciation lexicon names you want the service to apply during synthesis. Lexicons are applied only if the language of the lexicon is the same as the language of the voice.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-OutputFormat <OutputFormat>
The format in which the returned output will be encoded. For audio stream, this will be mp3, ogg_vorbis, or pcm. For speech marks, this will be json.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-OutputS3BucketName <String>
Amazon S3 bucket name to which the output file will be saved.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-OutputS3KeyPrefix <String>
The Amazon S3 key prefix for the output speech file.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-SampleRate <String>
The audio frequency specified in Hz.The valid values for mp3 and ogg_vorbis are "8000", "16000", and "22050". The default value is "22050".Valid values for pcm are "8000" and "16000" The default value is "16000".
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-SnsTopicArn <String>
ARN for the SNS topic optionally used for providing status notification for a speech synthesis task.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-SpeechMarkType <String[]>
The type of speech marks returned for the input text.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Text <String>
The input text to synthesize. If you specify ssml as the TextType, follow the SSML format for the input text.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, )
-TextType <TextType>
Specifies whether the input text is plain text or SSML. The default value is plain text.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-VoiceId <VoiceId>
Voice ID to use for the synthesis.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the Text parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a SynthesisTask object. The service call response (type Amazon.Polly.Model.StartSpeechSynthesisTaskResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z