VoxCommando - Speech recognition and command utility (control XBMC by voice commands) - Printable Version
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- fonzie - 2010-10-02 05:36
OMG this is freakin' awesome!! I need this. I downloaded it and I am trying to get it to work like the video above.
awesome - marcelbk - 2010-10-25 12:49
I donwload it and it's amazing.
Is it possibile create an XML with the most popular commands of XBMC in english?
I was trying create one but I realized that some words are more "acceptable" than others.
- jitterjames - 2010-10-25 16:25
do you mean something like this?
Cannot connect with voice activation. - Badgertronic - 2010-10-30 18:39
I am using a voice recognition software called Vox Commando with XBMC. All works well when my laptop is connected to the internet but when not connected to the internet (both programs are on the same machine) the commands do not reach xbmc.
The odd thing is that if I start vox commando and xbmc connected to the internet and then disconnect the internet it still works. The problem only arises when xbmc is started whilst not connected. I assume that this is something to do with the network connections?
I am using Dharma beta 3 on windows 7
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- ghostelement - 2010-11-01 10:34
What would be a good microphone to use for something like this? It seems like you'd have to have it right next to your mouth so it would pick up your voice commands rather than whatever media was playing.
- jitterjames - 2010-11-03 01:14
Yes, finding the right microphone is a challenge, especially if you listen to loud music or watch videos loud. The ideal solution from the point of view of the software is a wired noise cancelling headset, but obviously this is not very practical unless you are sitting at a computer. A wireless microphone of some kind would be good but stay away from bluetooth because the results will almost certainly be bad.
If you are using an open microphone that is some distance from you, you will probably need to use a remote to pause / mute and get VC to listen to you.
In some cases using "acoustic echo cancellation" can help.
There is a section of the VoxCommando forum for microphones:
and also some discussion on the mediaMonkey forum recently:
- HenryFord - 2010-11-09 19:00
So...is there any way to use this with an android mobile? I know, of course, about the android remote app, but it would be simply amazin to just speak into your cellphone and the XBMC reacts upon it...
- htpc guy - 2010-11-09 19:18
So is there by chance a linux version of this, or at least something comparable?
- jitterjames - 2010-11-09 20:34
HenryFord Wrote:So...is there any way to use this with an android mobile? I know, of course, about the android remote app, but it would be simply amazin to just speak into your cellphone and the XBMC reacts upon it...
the only way to do this with VoxCommando (which must run on either Windows7 or Vista) would be to use your Android as a microphone for your PC. There is an app for ipod that allows you to do this, although there is some lag which is a bit off putting. There may also be one for Android, but I don't have an android so I cannot say.
- jitterjames - 2010-11-09 20:37
htpc guy Wrote:So is there by chance a linux version of this, or at least something comparable?
not by me. I think the problem with linux is that there is no speech recognition api that comes with the OS so the program would have to include its own. The speech api that comes with windows Vista and Win7 is actually very good.
It won't help most people, but you can run VoxCommando on a PC and have it send the commands to XBMC running on another machine since it uses the http interface anyway. So you could run XBMC on a linux box, but send it commands from VoxCommando running on a PC via the network.