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saving google translate audio

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Several months ago I was saving google translated audio by right clicking "Inspect (Q)" and clicking Network and Media then opening appropriate link in new tab. Now when I do this this and hit Listen icon the speech is generated ok but no links are generated in lower partition. Thanks for your help. Am using Windows and Firefox 89.0.1

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It seems that when you first move your mouse over the speaker icon, Google Translate retrieves a JSON file that contains an encoded version of the audio. I think this article holds the key to turning it back into actual audio:

https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/docs/base64-decoding

So experimenting:

(1) Right-click the request starting with batchexecute? then click Open in New Tab then save the file from the Download dialog (Firefox picks up the name response.bin from the Content-Disposition header and you can add .json while saving or before opening)

(2) Open the .json file in a text editor and remove the following from the beginning of the file -- note that the number varies depending, I assume, on the size of the audio payload:

)]}'

13156 [["wrb.fr","jQ1olc", "[\"

(3) Toward the bottom of the file, remove the following, which may vary a bit:

\"]\n",null,null,null,"generic"] ] 58 [["di",110] ,["af.httprm",109,"2935967112318335285",7] ] 28 [["e",4,null,null,13257] ]

(4) Save the file

(5) Open a command prompt (cmd.exe), navigate to the correct folder, then run

certutil -decode response.bin.json testaudio.mp3

That worked, but what a pain in the *ss.

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Hi, the list under Network starts from when you open the Developer Tools panel. Does it help to open Network (Ctrl+Shift+E) before you request the translation?

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jscher2000- Thanks for quick reply. the ctrl_shift+e though doesn't seem to do it. Neither does ctrl+shift+i. I also turned off all the ESET security options but had no improvement. There is an add-on called flashget for firefox which was purported to allow saving the mp3 but this didn't seem to be supported by Mozilla. Any thoughts on this? Cheers.

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Hmm, I can't figure out how the audio is transmitted without a file appearing on the list.

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It seems that when you first move your mouse over the speaker icon, Google Translate retrieves a JSON file that contains an encoded version of the audio. I think this article holds the key to turning it back into actual audio:

https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/docs/base64-decoding

So experimenting:

(1) Right-click the request starting with batchexecute? then click Open in New Tab then save the file from the Download dialog (Firefox picks up the name response.bin from the Content-Disposition header and you can add .json while saving or before opening)

(2) Open the .json file in a text editor and remove the following from the beginning of the file -- note that the number varies depending, I assume, on the size of the audio payload:

)]}'

13156 [["wrb.fr","jQ1olc", "[\"

(3) Toward the bottom of the file, remove the following, which may vary a bit:

\"]\n",null,null,null,"generic"] ] 58 [["di",110] ,["af.httprm",109,"2935967112318335285",7] ] 28 [["e",4,null,null,13257] ]

(4) Save the file

(5) Open a command prompt (cmd.exe), navigate to the correct folder, then run

certutil -decode response.bin.json testaudio.mp3

That worked, but what a pain in the *ss.

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Long story short...it turns out that Audacity can capture audio quite easily as it comes over the speakers. So for my purposes... Problem Solved! Yippee.... Cheers and beers for all.....

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That sounds much easier.

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