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Talker Volume PDF Print E-mail
Settings

It can be difficult to hear Amulet talking if there is loud music or a movie soundtrack playing at the same time. To avoid this, Amulet automatically lowers the volume of music and video when it talks. These settings let you fine tune this behavior.

Adjust Volume While Talking

Amulet usually lowers the volume on music or video when speaking to you. If this setting is turned off, Amulet won’t adjust the audio volume in this way.

Default: On

Normal Music Volume

The volume level to use for music when Amulet is quiet

Default: 100%

Music Volume While Talking

The volume level to use when Amulet is talking.

Default: 30%

Normal Video Volume

The volume level to use for video when Amulet is quiet.

Default: 100%

Video Volume While Talking

The volume level to use for video when Amulet is talking.

Default: 30%

 
Speech Profiles PDF Print E-mail
Common Commands

Speech profiles are an advanced Amulet feature that allows it to recognize commands from multiple speakers with very different sounding voices.

This section summarizes the voice commands used to control speech profiles. For more information, please see the Working with Speech Profiles chapter in the User Guide.

IDENTIFYING THE CURRENT PROFILE

WHO IS THIS?
WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
WHO IS TALKING?
WHO IS SPEAKING?
WHAT IS THE CURRENT PROFILE?
WHAT [SPEECH] PROFILE IS THIS?

All of these commands cause Amulet to speak the name of the currently active Speech Profile.

Pressing the Profile button in the upper right corner of the Amulet Voice Remote also provides this information.

CHANGING TO A DIFFERENT PROFILE

THIS IS {PROFILE}
SELECT PROFILE {PROFILE}

Loads a new speech profile. A gentle chime plays to indicate when the profile is ready for use.

{PROFILE}

The name of the speech profile to load.

EXAMPLES
THIS IS PETER
SELECT PROFILE JONATHAN

WHAT PROFILES ARE AVAILABLE

WHAT PROFILES DO I HAVE?
WHAT PROFILES CAN I SAY?
WHAT ARE THE PROFILES?
TELL ME ABOUT PROFILES

These commands all cause Amulet to read out a list of all the available speech profiles, so that you can choose one by name. If you have more than five profiles, repeat the command to hear additional options.

EDITING PROFILES

GO TO SPEECH PROFILES
GO TO [SPEECH] PROFILE EDITOR

Minimizes Media Center and invokes the speech profile editor on your desktop. You will need a keyboard and mouse to make changes to profiles.

 
​Miscellaneous Commands PDF Print E-mail
Common Commands

These Amulet commands are often useful for testing, since they make it easy to check that your Amulet system is working correctly, or to restore Media Center to a known good state.

Finding out the time

WHAT TIME IS IT?
WHAT’S THE TIME?
WHAT IS THE TIME?

Speaks the current system time.

This is a useful command to check that Amulet is listening and responding to commands correctly.

You can use it at any time without interrupting other activities you may be carrying out.

Checking the Audio Quality

REPEAT BACK {SENTENCE}

Repeats back what you said, to allow you to check the quality of your audio connection. This is a good way to make sure Amulet can hear you clearly.

{SENTENCE}

This can be any phrase you like; Amulet will repeat it verbatim without attempting to make sense of it.

EXAMPLES
REPEAT BACK AMULET CAN YOU HEAR ME?

Reset the Media Center Display

SET MEDIA CENTER FULL SCREEN
MAXIMIZE MEDIA CENTER
MAXIMIZE (MCE / AMULET)

These commands all restore the Media Center display to full screen if it was previously running in a desktop window.

 
​Playing Music PDF Print E-mail
General

For an overview of how Amulet allows you to work with music, watch the video “Music Help” by choosing the Help Videos icon on the Amulet menu strip within Windows Media Center.

Start by saying GO TO MUSIC. This displays the Amulet music screen where a scrolling carousel on the left shows a selection of music by artists in your collection. A center panel shows songs in the current playlist, while albums in the playlist appear in a vertical strip to the right.

Use the commands listed under Music Commands to select music by artist. When you choose an artist, music by that artist automatically starts to play. You can then select individual albums or songs by that artist by referring to the song window and album list. When selecting song or album titles, you can say part or all of the full title and Amulet will try to find the best match available.

 
Refreshing and Updating Amulet’s Media Indexes PDF Print E-mail
Common Commands

Amulet automatically indexes all your media files every night, to ensure any newly added files are available to you through voice. Newly recorded TV programs are indexed as soon as the recording completes.

If you add new music files, photos or video files, or edit your TV channel lineup, you can issue one of these commands to ask Amulet to index the new files immediately.

(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) PHOTOS
(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) SLIDESHOWS
(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) MUSIC
(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) VIDEOS
(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) MOVIES
(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) TV
(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) [TV] PROGRAMS
(UPDATE / INDEX / RE‐INDEX) CHANNEL NAMES

Updates the index for the chosen media type.

Amulet will advise when the indexing is complete, and your newly added media will then be available through voice commands and on the Amulet interface pages.

EXAMPLES
UPDATE VIDEOS
RE‐INDEX PHOTOS
INDEX MUSIC

 
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