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Author Topic: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)  (Read 291606 times)

nadler

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BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« on: October 14, 2005, 11:23:32 AM »

This is a super program.  I've used it for the last couple of days and had lots of fun with it.  Any chance you want to make it a colabrative effort with members here and make it even more robust?


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Edit 06/17/2007 by Bill (the author):

This thread mainly applies to BXVC (my earlier voice command software written in JScript).  Some of it will still be useful to users of BVC (my newer voice command software written in Visual BASIC) therefore I have left this thread intact.  However, since BVC has now been released, I have created a separate thread to discuss BVC specifically.  You can find it here: BVC (Bill's Voice Commander) (Visual BASIC version).  Enjoy!  See you in the new thread!   :D




Thanks everyone, but I finally decided to start my own thread.


If any "community organizer" could help, it would be great to merge the other BXVC threads into this one.

Thanks in advance!


Thanks TTA!

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tuicemen
This is the cat's meow!  I'm really impressed with this addon, as I was with Dispatch.

Original Post #1:
I've just finished playing with BXVC (Bill'sX10VoiceCommander)

http://www.wgjohns.com/bxvc.htm

Layout hasn't changed much in the latest version. There are some added features which make it work very well with X10dispatch and its notifications, very Hi tec and profesional sounding here now. I get very good range with my Labtec Pc desktop mic but that could be just its placement. In any case this Freeware is worth the time to download and test run. AHP doesn't need to be running for it to work. :)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2010, 03:17:52 AM by -Bill- (of wgjohns.com) »
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 12:54:26 AM »

nadler,

Thank you, I'm doing my best considering
I'm trying to do this mostly with JScript
and whatever software and API's most of us
already have or can get for free.

As far as collaboration, I guess that
depends on what you mean.  I'm always
interested in suggestions.  I have already
added many new features, bug fixes and
such, suggested by users.  I like sharing
ideas with other programmers about this or
any other projects.  If you mean co-
authoring, e-mail me and we can discuss
it.  I mean, I could use the help.  This
thing has gone from a hmm... I wonder if I
can make these things work together?
project to having a life of its own (well,
not quite literally... yet?)

In conclusion, help from anyone is
appreciated but, I'm kind of a control
freak (what programmer isn't?) when it
comes to "my" projects.  If you can deal
with that, let's talk. :)

-Bill-
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 11:36:47 AM »

Well, Mr. Bill (Bill's X10 Voice Commander)
is up and running.  I had a local software
problem we think and Mr. Bill has me up and
running !
What a neat program !!  I can now forget
looking for the remotes and trying to
remember what house code the outside lamp is
on or trying to remember the other house code
for the vacuum charger.  All I do now is walk
to the door of the computer room and speak
(quietly I might add) "Vacuum Charger Off"
and VIOLA..it turns OFF !  My wife gets
nervous when she is in the bathroom,
wondering if I will be saying "Master Bath
OFF"...hehe  I am having a ball !
This is a NEAT program, If you have not
installed it yet, go get it.. do it.. You
will have fun and it is very useful and so
easy to use.
Regards,
SteveRF
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 02:10:20 PM »

This is a sweet program.  How Can I find a
list of voice commands that it recognizes?
How do I set it up to recognize newly
created voice commands?

Thanks,
Tyler
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2005, 03:47:23 PM »

Tyler perhaps Bill will post the commands on
his web page when he updates it. there was a
Post in the SDK section which had some of
the recognized commands but it has vanished
along with other posts. I know some it will
respond to:
turn On/Off, activate/deativate, computer,
please,run,stop
You can't add recognized commands Yet but
suggest them to Bill and posibly he'll add
them.
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2005, 03:49:07 PM »

Thanks Tuicemen...Yes hopefully some
commands can be posted here.
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2005, 01:51:08 PM »

The commands are (these are all default)

Attention phrase: Computer

(Device Name) Turn ON
(Device Name)ON
USE (Device name)
Start (Device name)

(Device Name) turn off
(device name) OFF
Don't use (device name)
Stop (device name)

I've noticed that the "STOP" and "USE"
commands are recognized more then the rest.

Ex:

Just say " Computer, start lamp" to turn on
the lamp
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2005, 07:56:08 PM »

Great program Bill ! It's working very well
and it's easy to modify the script. XML
language is quite easy to understand. Though
i would like to see french recognition i dont
know if you can find the way to do it. I
believe it would be done through the langID
number but i dont find the french one
anywhere. Otherwise keep up the good work !
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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2005, 02:12:18 AM »

Hello ALL,

Sorry I haven't been too responsive
lately.  I've been migrating from my laptop
to a "Franken-puter" I've been building
from the best parts I had around and some I
inherited.

Anyway, I'm back and listening and thanks
to tucimen and others for helping answer
some of the questions I haven't benn able
to  get to.

Let's see...
Commands:
activate, deactivate, turn on, turn off,
use, don't use, start, stop, brighten, dim.

Just use them as you would when talking to
a person.  "Computer turn on the
(device)".  "Computer turn the (device)
off."... etc.

Mostly, just say it naturally as you would
to a person.  The only strict requirement
is that you get the program's attention
first by speaking the "attention phrase"
(which defaults to "computer" but you could
change it to "genie with the light brown
hair" if you wanted to).

The "dim" and "brighten" commands are
presently broken.  BXVC accepts them, but
doesn't send the "percent of full
brightness" value that AHP needs.  All I
can say is I'm working on it.

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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2005, 02:38:28 AM »

Hyrules,

Thanks.  Unfortunately I'm limited by the
languages included in the SDK at this
point.  Eventually I would like BXVC to be
multi-lingual, but I honestly don't have a
clue how to do it at present.

You sound like someone who can who can
decypher the speech SDK stuff.  Let me know
if there is a way you can figure out.  I'm
sure the langID tag has something to do
with it, but I believe the speech engine
must also include support for that language
and as far as I know the one included in
the SDK doesn't (What do we expect for
free? :)"

Also, I believe the XML for the grammar is
based (maybe only loosely) on the S.A.L.T.
language tags specified by the World Wide
Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org).

As always, feel free to e-mail me at:
bill@wgjohns.com.

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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2005, 08:36:39 AM »

This thing is fun, thanks Bill!

I want to use the remote microphones on my
X10 camera(s) as voice control inputs.  That
way I can have remote voice control from
anywhere I have a camera. Has anyone tried
this and made it work?  Just patching the
camera receiver audio into the mic lack
didn't work so I suppose I'll have to take a
closer look at signal levels.

thanks

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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2005, 12:08:41 PM »

Andy D,

I could be wrong but I do not believe the
signal out of the video/audio receiver is
audio. I think it is an RF signal and
therefore not usable by the sound card
input. The signal from the receiver is
designed as an input to a TV and therefore
would need to be demodulated before it
could be used by the sound card input. A
quick way to check it would be to plug a
headset into the output and see if it is
intelligible.


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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2005, 12:36:49 PM »

The RF receiver I have provides 3 outputs,
RF, video, audio.  The video and audio
outputs are on phono plugs and are
compatible with TV and VCR aux inputs.

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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2005, 12:48:59 PM »

Andy,

If you take the audio output from the
receiver into either the microphone or line
input of the sound card and select the
camera can you hear the sound from the
camera in the computer speakers? Make sure
you have the desired input selected and the
level turned up.

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Re: BXVC (Bill's X10 Voice Commander) (JScript version)
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2005, 04:01:45 PM »

I had the camera in the same room as the
computer and got audio feedback (squeel)
unless I turned down the speaker volume, so
there is audio getting into the mic jack.
I assume I just have to get microphone level
set right.  I would have prefered to use a
line input jack but my computer doesn't seem
to have any. It's an HP Pavillion without a
separate sound card.

I was mostly curious to see if anyone else
had tried this. It seems like the perfect
way to get voice command inputs to the
computer.

Andy D.
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