From: Dave Bell <dbell@th...> - 2007-11-29 06:51:59
Clyde Gill wrote:
> Let me preface this with the fact that I've been working with the
voice/speech functions of mh for less than a week now, and with mh in
general for only several months (and those not consecutively)! That's
pretty much where I am, as well. I've been working on a system primarily
for home security, for a few months.
Most all working now, so I've been adding a few "features", like wanting
to get TTS working...
> There are quite a few sound functions in the module
./code/common/mh_sound.pl including ways to change the speech patterns
via voice commands.
I saw that, but it seemed mostly related to controlling volume on the
fly, and looks like a real work-in-progress.
> All voice commands can be displayed by the voice command of voice
commands: "list voice commands".
So far, I haven't started talking to the PC. Well, I do, but I don't use
a mic, and don't really expect a response...
> The settings you are wanting to work with can be adjusted within
Windows through Control Panel | Speech | Text to Speech .
D'oh!! I never thought of looking under Control Panel!
> Assuming that you downloaded MS SDK 4.0, you should have an option
for a few voices : Mary, Sam, etc. There's a slide bar in this same
window for adjusting the speech speed. Huh... I'll have to look into
that. All I have is Sam, currently.
Talk about old-school! I remember when S.A.M. was the Software Automatic
Mouth, on an 8-bit Atari.
Sounds a little better today, but still the same basic voice...
> Also, as far as the voice function just quitting on you, I found a
perl module ./code/bruce/voice_ms.pl that appears to address a
microsoft bug for this function. I had a couple of other weird things
going on, and I don't think voice functions ever worked. Probably
screwed something up int he original installation.
Thanks for the help!!