Knowledge Base



The Amulet Media Screens PDF Print E-mail
General

Regardless of the media type, all the media screens behave similarly. A list of available videos is shown to the left, while the right-hand panel shows information about the currently highlighted video or group of videos.

A scrolling carousel along the bottom shows additional choices available to you.

Use the arrow keys on your remote control to navigate around the screen. Use Up and Down to move through the current selection of videos, Right to play the highlighted video item or enter a sub-menu, and Left to move back up a level. You can also use Channel Up / Down to move through the video list a page at a time.

While you are viewing the Amulet video screens, you can select any item displayed on the screen by simply saying SHOW {NAME} to display information about that item. PLAY {NAME} will immediately begin playback of that item. You can also use SHOW NUMBER {NUM} or PLAY NUMBER {NUM} to select individual items by the number displayed beside them.

SHOW and PLAY also work for video names displayed in the summary panel to the right, when you select a video sub-menu, and for menu names displayed in the scrolling carousel at the bottom of the screen.

 
Beta Version Installation PDF Print E-mail
Installation

The beta can be installed in the normal manner, after downloading from the Amulet Devices web site.

 
Navigate Videos PDF Print E-mail
Video Commands

GO TO VIDEOS
SHOW VIDEOS
SHOW ALL VIDEOS
SHOW RECENT VIDEOS

Displays the Amulet Videos screen and shows a list of videos for selection.

GO TO HOME MOVIES
SHOW HOME MOVIES
SHOW ALL HOME MOVIES
SHOW RECENT HOME MOVIES

Displays the Amulet Home Movies screen and displays a list of home movie videos for selection.

SHOW NOW PLAYING

Returns to the currently playing media from any point in the Media Center interface.

GO TO MY VIDEOS

Displays the standard Media Center Video Library page.

 
Adding and removing speech profiles PDF Print E-mail
Speech Profiles

To create a new voice profile, use the speech properties page. The easiest way to get there is to use Amulet. Simply say, GO TO PROFILE EDITOR and Amulet will switch to the Windows desktop and open the speech profile editor. (See the diagram on the next page.)

Use the “New…”dialog button to create a new speech profile. You should use your own name as the profile name, to make it easy to distinguish your unique profile from other users. After entering a name, you may be prompted for the type of microphone you are using; choose “Other microphone”, and then follow the instructions to set the microphone level.

You can also choose “Delete” to delete an existing profile. (If you want to delete the currently selected profile, you will need to close Media Center first, since profiles cannot be deleted while they are in use.)

While not necessary, now is a good time to train your new profile to better match your voice. If you have a strong or unusual accent, this can significantly improve recognition accuracy. Select “Train Profile” to start a training session, and follow the onscreen instructions. For even better accuracy, you can perform a second training session.

After adding new profiles, speak the Amulet command WHAT PROFILES DO I HAVE? Amulet then makes the new speech profiles available for selection, either through voice or using the Profile button on the remote. Alternatively, simply restart Windows Media Center and they will be recognized automatically.

You are now ready to use your new profile, and can use Amulet commands and the Profile button to move between different profiles.

 
Skipping and Jumping PDF Print E-mail
Media Commands

SKIP TO START
SKIP TO {POSITION}
SKIP FORWARD {DISTANCE}
SKIP BACK {DISTANCE}

JUMP TO START
JUMP TO {POSITION}
JUMP FORWARD {DISTANCE}
JUMP BACK {DISTANCE}

While watching a video, movie or Recorded TV program, instantly jump to any part of the program using one of these commands.

{POSITION}

A playback position, expressed as seconds, minutes and seconds, or hours and minutes.

{DISTANCE}

A distance to skip over, again expressed as seconds, minutes and seconds, or hours and minutes.

EXAMPLES
SKIP TO 32 MINUTES SKIP TO 1 HOUR AND 20 MINUTES
SKIP FORWARD 10 MINUTES SKIP BACK 30 SECONDS
SKIP TO 75 MINUTES

(SKIP / JUMP) OVER ADS

Skips forward a preset interval (default four minutes) to move past any ads in the currently playing TV program. This interval can be adjusted in Amulet Settings.

 
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