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  1. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Just read a post on Engaget that talks about concept apps "ZuneVoice" and "PhoneZune" which can be used to, well, control Zune with your voice! The developer plays and pauses songs and music videos through a webcam mic as well as a Lumia 800.

    Read it on Engaget .

    Edit: Ahaha, did not notice there was an article here already; please forgive my lack checking.
    Last edited by SolunaKitty; 11-29-2011 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Did not see the news tab.
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    11-29-2011 06:50 PM
  2. p.jgordon's Avatar
    My jaw just dropped. O.O
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    11-29-2011 10:31 PM
  3. keyboardP's Avatar
    My jaw just dropped. O.O
    Good good, just the reaction I wanted :D I've got more plans for this. The video was a 'teaser' proof of concept.
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    11-30-2011 07:50 PM
  4. p.jgordon's Avatar
    Good good, just the reaction I wanted :D I've got more plans for this. The video was a 'teaser' proof of concept.
    Question, will the voice commands be able to be used within zune in the phone itself?
    If it is, then I see this very useful in the following scenarios

    - Control my car stereo through bluetooth.
    - Change tracks on Zune through bluetooth commands without having to take my phone off my pocket/sports armband when I'm biking or at the gym.
    11-30-2011 10:03 PM
  5. keyboardP's Avatar
    Question, will the voice commands be able to be used within zune in the phone itself?
    If it is, then I see this very useful in the following scenarios

    - Control my car stereo through bluetooth.
    - Change tracks on Zune through bluetooth commands without having to take my phone off my pocket/sports armband when I'm biking or at the gym.
    Not yet unfortunately. However, the tools I need to get it to work on the phone are rumoured to be made available soon and accessible by developers. Until that happens, I think it'll be tricky (not impossible) at the moment.
    11-30-2011 10:36 PM
  6. d03jke's Avatar
    Not yet unfortunately. However, the tools I need to get it to work on the phone are rumoured to be made available soon and accessible by developers. Until that happens, I think it'll be tricky (not impossible) at the moment.
    Yeah, I also heard that too. There suppose to open up voice control to developers. If and when they do, this is gonna be a crazy great app.

    Great job keyboardP!
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    11-30-2011 11:03 PM
  7. keyboardP's Avatar
    Yeah, I also heard that too. There suppose to open up voice control to developers. If and when they do, this is gonna be a crazy great app.

    Great job keyboardP!
    Thanks :) Can't wait to get my hands on the on-phone voice stuff. Have some other ideas I'd like to test out.
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    11-30-2011 11:47 PM
  8. keyboardP's Avatar
    For those interested, I've released a new video showing the Voice Recognition Lab feature:
    12-28-2011 09:57 AM
  9. d03jke's Avatar
    For those interested, I've released a new video showing the Voice Recognition Lab feature:
    DANG!!! This looks great!

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    12-28-2011 04:00 PM
  10. keyboardP's Avatar
    DANG!!! This looks great!

    Sent from my Focus via Board Express
    Glad you like it! It's slowly but surely taking shape now, functionality wise. I've decided what's going to go into version 1 so that I don't end up constantly developing it and never releasing it. :D
    12-28-2011 06:05 PM
  11. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Ohhh, very nice! I can see this being used as a nice little prank as well and being used as a tool that is used to play a clip on a cue.

    If you make a paid version for it, I will most certainly buy it! Thanks for all the hard work!
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    12-28-2011 06:21 PM
  12. keyboardP's Avatar
    Ohhh, very nice! I can see this being used as a nice little prank as well and being used as a tool that is used to play a clip on a cue.

    If you make a paid version for it, I will most certainly buy it! Thanks for all the hard work!
    I can not be held liable for whatever the app is used for and its consequences :D

    Thanks for the support!
    12-28-2011 06:42 PM
  13. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Oooooh, it can be like, "And the winner is..." to play a short drumroll clip, "[person's name (not actually part of the spoken request)], you've won!" to play a The Price is Right clip, and "You have 30 seconds left" to start that 30-second (or however long it actually is) Jeopardy clip to name a few ideas. I can see this working nicely with club activities. The anime club at my university did stuff like that and used those kinds of clips, but they manually clicked play on Youtube or their media players.

    Ideas, ideas...
    12-28-2011 10:25 PM
  14. keyboardP's Avatar
    Figured I'd continue this thread instead of starting a new one, but the beta version, TellDJ Rehearsal, is now out. If your voice works with this, then the Windows Phone version should work just fine. This version is free and works with any PC microphone you have. I'd appreciate any feedback and I'll take it on board for when the Windows Phone version is released (which works directly with this, so any changes made will affect the WP version). There's more info and download links on the official site TellDJ Rehearsal. Will be interesting to see how it picks up everyone's accents :D
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    03-15-2012 02:25 PM
  15. btbam91's Avatar
    Downloading now!
    03-15-2012 03:34 PM
  16. keyboardP's Avatar
    Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions. I'm going to be recording a tutorial video with tips on how to get the most out of it. The documentation is barebones for the beta, but I'll improve that soon.
    03-15-2012 03:43 PM
  17. cedarlog's Avatar
    awesome app well done :happy:
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    03-15-2012 05:12 PM
  18. keyboardP's Avatar
    awesome app well done :happy:
    Thanks a lot! :D I assume that the voice recognition is working fine for you?
    03-15-2012 05:17 PM
  19. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Hmm, when I tried out the Voice Recognition Lab, it did not work for me D: I tried testing many songs in the Test Centre, but it did not return any results. I think the mic is working properly since it only displays a "Cannot find" notification if I say something before releasing the keys; if I say nothing and release, nothing happens. I really like how much I can do with it (and the mute when speaking is a great touch imo); I just hope I can use it in the future x3;

    Ah, I downloaded the x64 version if you were curious.
    03-16-2012 05:23 PM
  20. keyboardP's Avatar
    Hmm, when I tried out the Voice Recognition Lab, it did not work for me D: I tried testing many songs in the Test Centre, but it did not return any results. I think the mic is working properly since it only displays a "Cannot find" notification if I say something before releasing the keys; if I say nothing and release, nothing happens. I really like how much I can do with it (and the mute when speaking is a great touch imo); I just hope I can use it in the future x3;

    Ah, I downloaded the x64 version if you were curious.
    Thanks for the feedback. I've tried to recreate this scenario and I couldn't on my machine nor on some other user's machines. However, I could recreate it when using Windows 8 in a virtual machine. I'm looking into why Windows 8 in a VM does that but not others. I have a feeling it might relate to the computer speed or microphone drivers.

    You can try adjusting the levels of the microphone. If you go to the VRL...then to the 'Microphone' tab...then click the 'Microphone settings' button. Then double click your microphone and go to the 'Levels' section. Try adjusting that value. (If it's quite low increase it and vice versa). I'll see if I can figure out why it's happening this weekend.

    Thanks again for downloading! Hopefully get this sorted for you soon :)
    03-16-2012 05:44 PM
  21. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    I tried adjusting some settings, but I still don't get any feedback from testing inside VRL; after my first input, it just gives me a column for song and another for artist.
    03-16-2012 06:59 PM
  22. keyboardP's Avatar
    The empty columns in the VRL is pretty much the equivalent of 'cannot find...' in TDJ. Will knuckle down and try and figure this out!

    Edit - Think I may have solved it. Will keep you posted.
    Last edited by keyboardP; 03-16-2012 at 08:09 PM.
    03-16-2012 07:11 PM
  23. keyboardP's Avatar
    -edit 3 - Version 1.1 has been released (TellDJ Rehearsal)

    -edit 2 - Uninstalling the microphone, then reinstalling the driver may fix the issue.

    edit - quick tip. After you've said the song, don't let go of the mouse immediately. Leave it for almost a second or so (at least) and then let go. What might be happening is that when you let go, the very last bit from the microphone might be getting chopped off so the word is no longer recognised.
    Last edited by keyboardP; 03-25-2012 at 11:48 AM.
    03-16-2012 09:01 PM
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