Ok, I have been working extensively with the new plugin by Jebus for voice recognition (Currently in Beta). An AMAZING plugin I might add! I am incorporating it into the skin, and it will be an option to use voice to control the skin.
All off the commands for the skin will be set up and ready to use "Right out of the box".
You will be able to say things like:
"[Day / Night] Mode"
"Five Day Forecast"
"Play Artist Journey"
"Play Song Separate Ways"
"Audio [Browser / Player / Playlist]"
"Set volume to 70%"
"Answer the phone"
"Turn on visual"
"Play Disk 4"
This is just a very short list of all of some of the commands to show what can be done. Just about everything in the skin will be able to be controlled by voice. I will make a nicely formatted list of all of the commands that can be printed out for reference.
The only thing that will need to be done, by the user, is to set up voice recognition on their system, and train it. the SAPI 5 voice recognition, if not installed already, can be downloaded from Microsoft's site.
Also, are there any well known microphones out there that can be mounted (like in the A-pillar trim) that work well with a computer?
As always...great improvements John!
You need one of Mitch's uas devices. It's a usb controlled device that can swich 4 inputs to one output. It works flawlessly with RR
1 gig RAM
Onstar GPS mod
THIS MICROPHONE. It has absolutely rave reviews from MP3Car members, as well as all over the internet. Sonic has this mic, and cant seem to say enough good about it.
It is a directional stereo microphone. This means that it will listen in front of it, and filter out say a talkative passenger in the car, the stereo playing and road noise.
I am speechless (ha) that this will be "out of the box". I have been following the thread for RRvoice and even fidling with it (not totally setup yet) has shown amazing capabilities. To me this will change everything in a positive way! Jebus did a phenomenal job on this, and thanks to you and blue for jumping and giving him a hand!
EDIT: This is probably answered in the RRVoice thread, but do you need a physical toggle to tell the plug-in "hey, here comes a command" or is it always listening and reacting to stuff?
Hooking up a button can be done in many different ways.
- Jebus designed a Serial Port Plugin so you can hook a button to 2 wires on the serial port.
- Use an available input on the Fusion Brain.
- Use CDRSkull's JoyPad plugin to take any old USB game pad to add a button
- Using RR's keytbl.ini, you can set a key on a keyboard, that when pushed will trigger it to listen.
- Use a mouse/trackball and assign a button.