For example, this is my code:
<?php $url = 'http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=zh&q=你好'; header('Content-Type: audio/mpeg'); $handle = fopen($url, 'rb'); echo stream_get_contents($handle); fclose($handle); ?>
At the current time, there is no need to worry about what that means.
Now, I tried running this, and all it does is produce an empty mp3 file.
But when I copy / paste the URL into Google Chrome, it sounds just like it should.
Now, if I change the URL to
http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=en&q=hello, it works perfectly. I think that means that there’s no error in my code, but maybe an improvement is needed.
Now, this is the third option that I have tried. I first started off with
file_get_contents, then tried cURL, now this. I’m convinced that this can work somehow. Is it because
stream_get_contents and other similar PHP functions do not support multiple-byte characters by default, or what?
I also tried url encoding the chinese text, but with no avail.