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    Quote Originally Posted by brandensin View Post
    it didn't crash my crappy umpc... I've been playing with it lately and really enjoy talking to it... Didn't crash not even once... However, i have my own issue... Iceman, how are you dealing with the problem of it listening to itself... When music is on, it's going nuts...
    I have the same problem. So I axed the idea of using voicecontrol all together. It constantly was screwing up.
    Even with my noise cancelling $60.00 super microphone.
    Oh well...
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    Shouldn't voice control be under control unless a key word is activated... It should only be ready to listen for a command after I call it, "Computer".. "yes sir"

    So, thunderstick, you are not using this at all? well... if 60 bucks expensive toy can't control the voice control, then i guess voice control can't be controlled... I am gonna give up too then until someone can control this wild boy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderStick View Post
    It allmost sounds like his DLL is not registering properly. I can get RR to crash if I enable voice control from RRCOnfig before registering the DLL.
    It worked fine on the first instance that I loaded voicecontrol. It just didnt recover from Hibernate correctly. I dont know if windows needs to reregister DLL's (Im not a programmer/expert), but I didnt think it did have to. Anyway, I'll try Guinos PAUSE batch file suggestion and see what happens.

    I only want to use voice for phonetic alphabet to input street names, tracks, artists and genres for when I rip CD's or use SATNAV.. nothing fancy.

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    [QUOTE=brandensin;1184303]Shouldn't voice control be under control unless a key word is activated... It should only be ready to listen for a command after I call it, "Computer".. "yes sir"...[\QUOTE]

    In a noisy environment like your car it seems to screw up a lot. Even just sitting in my computer room at home with minimal noise, it was causing a lot of problems. For some reason even when using a keyword, it did not want to cooperate.
    Probably just some bugs with the voice control program it self.
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    Thanks for the idea Guino. 5 consecutive tests (hibernate/resumes) with ~5second wait before pressing a key resulted in speech NOT crashing at all.

    Once I did press something, RR updated itself to the songs current position, as it seems winamp was not paused only RR. So although no music came out, the song's position still advanced ~5seconds.

    Still, this is excellent news . Is there a recent RR source where I can look at the speech coding? Is there anyway to better protect RR from errors in that it first checks if RR.SDK exists? I wrote a small app myself a while back and it had exactly the same problem. I now realise its because both apps use the SDK protocol and they were both crashing on resume for the same reason.

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    Could there be a problem with the fact I installed SAPI 6, not SAPI5?

    I noticed this in the code
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    'Set Voice Object
        If Not SAPI5 Then
            Set VoiceObj = New DirectSS
            'Wait it initialize
            t = Timer
            While Not VoiceObj.Initialized And Timer - t < 1
                DoEvents
                Sleep 100
                If Timer < t Then t = Timer
            Wend
        Else
            Set VoiceObj = CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")
        End If
    I noticed a few other references to SAPI5 .. perhaps this is causing the issue.

    Also, in the shutdown code I saw
    Code:
    'Terminate VoiceControl - whodwho
        If UseVoiceControl Then Set objVC = Nothing
    Could similar code fix my crashing issue, by stopping/starting Voice control on hibernate/resume?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman_jkh View Post
    Could there be a problem with the fact I installed SAPI 6, not SAPI5?
    I have the same problem, and I'm also using SAPI 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandensin View Post
    Shouldn't voice control be under control unless a key word is activated... It should only be ready to listen for a command after I call it, "Computer".. "yes sir"

    So, thunderstick, you are not using this at all? well... if 60 bucks expensive toy can't control the voice control, then i guess voice control can't be controlled... I am gonna give up too then until someone can control this wild boy...
    Actually, other than this resume crash issue, I've had great success with voice control. I did one of the voice recognition training exercises while the engine was running, but even before that I don't recall it EVER misunderstanding me. However, it has a hard time with my wife for some reason. I need to have her do the training exercise. I'm using the OnStar microphone built into the vehicle. I did a voice recording while driving down the freeway (lots of road noise) and the playback was crystal clear. That mic is very good at noise isolation. The other key is that I don't use a keyword, I use button on my skin as a hot key. That way I'm never speaking over music. When I press the button, the music fades and it says "yes?". Then I say something like, "Play Baby Einstein Lullaby Classics", and it starts playing. It's really quite awesome.

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    good suggestion Jeff.. I think i might take that route using a hotkey.. If i can find a way to control this boy, that will be awsome...

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