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    SpeakToMe and MediaCar?

    Well i found about SpeakToMe while searching on the Mp3car forums and I gave it a try with winamp 5 and it works without any problems. Now when I wen't to install it for Mediacar it didn't work and upon running it gives an error that it cannot initialize the plugin. Anyway know why this may be?

    Coyote I think this would be something worth looking into for future MediaCar releases, its a great way to change songs.

    http://web.umr.edu/~iaegx6/SpeakToMe/
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    winamp5? wow. running nice and smooth under windows 2008 i guess :-)

    Just kidding, I cant open the page, are this thing avail. anywhere else? (for some reason searching for winamp5 plugins didnt reveal anything.)

    TIA

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    Winamp5 is in leaked alpha/beta stage at the moment.

    It takes the best of 2 (like most of it) and the best of 3 (like the skinning only) and combines them

    I've been using it on my home machine for about 2 months now, it's pretty nice


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    I've been playing with various voice recognition progs. The downfall I've had (didn't realise before hand, felt stupid after) is that once the music starts, the computer picks up too much music through the mic to understand any commands. One way I thought of to get arround this is to split the line out, one to the amp/head-unit, the other attenuated a bunch and inverted into the mic in (which is also split) along with the mic. Inverting should give something like 60 dB attenuation to the music that the mic is picking up, but I'm not sure how linear this would be. i.e. once set at say 50% volume, if it would still work at say 75% volume. How do you all get around this problem? I'm assuming I'm not the first to have this.
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    My solution is to turn off the microphone after the music starts playing (my mic has a switch on it). Then I either stop the music before talking again or wait until the playlist is completed.
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    I actually thought of that, but it kinda defeats the purpose of 90% of the voice automation, i.e. volume control, next track, stop, pause...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackso
    I actually thought of that, but it kinda defeats the purpose of 90% of the voice automation, i.e. volume control, next track, stop, pause...
    Right, but I have a little remote that does all of that for me. Browsing for music is the distracting part and that is where voice command helps.
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    I have a button on the center console that will reduce the volume to 10% when I want to use voice commands for gps. it lowers the music and also enables the mic. This would be good for changing tracks and playlists but would not be that great for volume control. Aslo the type of mic that you used will have a big effect on the performance of the voice recognition software. I am not using your normal el cheapo computer mic. I have a uni directional mic that a friend gave me. right now it is clipped on the visor pointing down towards my head. it picks up alot less on the other stuff in the truck than a regular pc mic would.

    Another option would be a headset mic but that would be pretty silly driving down the road with a headset on.
    I am sure you woul get pretty funny looks when you are talking to your car at a stop light.

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