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ASR Voice controll.

Postby sirKitKat » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:34 pm

Hi,

On my quest to activate the Easter Egg in waze (The purple monster mood) I got stuck on the waze voice input.

Purple Monster
Before you post any links to other threads about unlocking the purple monster, I already know how to unlock the monster, I went trough the forum and trough the files on my phone, I know all the secret voice commands to activate it (yes, there is more than one).

Problem with ASR
Except, in my case, when I activate the voice command, Waze asks "How can I help" but after that, it keeps on waiting. I said lots of things but it seems that Waze doesn't record from the microphone.
I tried almost every command waze should understand but I don't get any response from Waze

2 things I want to figure out:
  • Is there something I can do to make asr work on my phone?
  • Is it possible to run the (voice) commands or actions without asr?

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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:22 am

If I'm not mistaken, ASR is currently only officially supported in North America. Others have gotten it to work, but may have to change the Waze language to English? Not sure.

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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby sirKitKat » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:18 pm

I'm located in Europe but like I said, I activated asr and the function is waiting for my commands.
(ASR can be activated by navigating to "##@asr" or by editing the preferences file and set the preference ASR.Feature enabled: yes)

From what I understand, is the malfunction of ASR related to the ROM on my phone but I don't want to load an other ROM just to try it. Alternative, I'm looking for a way to run the asr actions like they are defined in the ars_cmd file.
example commands: asr_report_police; asr_report_accident; ...

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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby porubcan » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:40 am

Hint.1 - "travel" to US to get asr working.
Hint.2 - you can get monster without asr by changing config file somewhere @ /data (rooted android only)

if it looks strange, it's my phone's fault
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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby dmcconachie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:48 am

ok, looks like you have managed to activate ASR contrary (and correctly) to what is advised above.

The key that most seem to miss is that after you give a voice command and you then hear, "ok..." you then have to confirm the command. ie...

You: "<Your command here>"
Waze: "ok..." (this part is actually a question)
You: "Yes" or "Send" or "Go"

YMMV with the final confirm command.
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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby porubcan » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:27 pm

Activating asr via ##@asr is not working for all devices (e.g. on my OneX) - it will not turn green and listen after "how may I help?" question. I think this was the problem mentioned in this topic.
On the other hand "traveling" to US and activating asr "there" resulted to proper function.

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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby Kuhlkatz » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:42 pm

After ASR is activated, you still need to enable it and set up which methods to activate it with before it is usable - Settings / Voice Commands menu.
I've never had an issue activating it.
If ##@asr says it's enabled, the menu should be there.

I'm not sure if this is only a problem in non-English speaking countries.

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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby pvaladares » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:36 pm

porubcan wrote:Hint.1 - "travel" to US to get asr working.
Hint.2 - you can get monster without asr by changing config file somewhere @ /data (rooted android only)

if it looks strange, it's my phone's fault


Edit the "preferences" file and change the line "TTS.Voices Enabled".
For example to enable English and Portuguese TTS voices the line should look like this:
TTS.Voices Enabled: local_nuance_8_mp3_Samantha_Female; local_nuance_8_mp3_Raquel_Female


All possible available TTS Voices are listed at "voices_was_tts.csv" (in the Android version).
The TTS Voices should be separated by the ";" char.



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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby sirKitKat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:46 pm

porubcan wrote:Activating asr via ##@asr is not working for all devices (e.g. on my OneX) - it will not turn green and listen after "how may I help?" question. I think this was the problem mentioned in this topic.

Correct

porubcan wrote:Hint.2 - you can get monster without asr by changing config file somewhere @ /data (rooted android only)

THANK YOU!

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Re: ASR Voice controll.

Postby sirKitKat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:26 pm

porubcan wrote:Hint.1 - "travel" to US to get asr working.

Ingress does not allow me to use mock locations. (and I also tried it, asr is still not taking commands, same reaction as in europe)

porubcan wrote:Hint.2 - you can get monster without asr by changing config file somewhere @ /data (rooted android only)

I found the file to change the mood and I successfully changed it to cool,speedy,... by altering the files.
Does anybody know the mood name of the monster? I tried the following moods without result:
  • monster
  • Monster
  • secret
  • easter-egg
  • both of the-commands-you-say-when-asr-works-to-change-to-monster-mood
  • Gold (It was worth a shot ;))

I took a quick loog trough the files of waze and I can't find a complete list with the moods either.
Any help?

You may PM me if you don't want to say it here, out loud ;)

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