Thanks for the update.
About the new folder, I didn't realize that, I was just typing in paths in the edit box. I thought that offering to make the new folder instead of giving an error would be more user friendly as I have seen the "folder does not exist, would you like to create it?" in other programs, but no big deal.
I tried batch converting 38 pdf books of various lengths that were made in various programs with the batch converter, and in 8 of them, the end resulting mp3 only read the last couple pages of the book.
For instance in this pdf:
https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/jcswanson/w ... 944%29.pdf
It takes 10 minutes to make in textaloud but I only end up with a 1 minute 37 second mp3 file of the last couple pages
the mp3 file starts at the semi colon in this sentence and goes to the end of the book:
"him out of the dazzling sun
in the park at Budapest, that the mysteries of religion are
built. But he comprehended them not; for, if he had not
suppressed the rich mystical inheritance of"
so something about some characters in this pdf is making textaloud skip things.
This does not happen when I open the pdf in textaloud, save as text and then go to the batch converter, but if I convert to it to text in adobe acrobat, it does the same thing as the pdf version.
As a side note, I am impressed that textaloud created a 42 hour mp3 of a 1000 page textbook! Impressive!