Knowledge Base



​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.

 
​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.

 
The Amulet Logo colours PDF Print E-mail
Voice Remote

The circular logo at the top of your Voice Remote lights up in different colors, to show what the remote is doing. The table below summarizes what each color means.

RED ON

Microphone on, listening for speech commands

RED FLASHING

Unable to establish wireless microphone link: check USB dongle is plugged in, and remote hasn't moved out of range

GREEN ON

Plugged in to USB cable and fully charged

GREEN FLASHING (SLOW)

Plugged in to USB cable and currently charging

GREEN FLASHING (FAST BURST)

Entering deep sleep mode (press the green Media Center Start button to wake it up again)

DARK BLUE ON

Transmitting a built-in Media Center remote keystroke

LIGHT BLUE ON

Transmitting a learned keystroke

LIGHT BLUE FLASHING (MEDIUM)

In learning mode, waiting for a key stroke

LIGHT BLUE FLASHING (FAST)

In erase mode

LIGHT BLUE FLASHING (FAST BURST)

Successful learning or erasing

AMBER FLASHING

Failed to learn or erase a button, low battery, memory full, or general error

PURPLE FLASHING

In pairing mode, waiting to pair with a new USB dongle

 
Amulet Buttons PDF Print E-mail
Voice Remote

Your Amulet Voice Remote includes these additional buttons and capabilities. See the next chapter for more information about how to program them.

Profile button

Press to identify the current speech profile. Pressing it again will switch to a new profile.

Music button

This goes to the Media Center Music Library. You can reprogram it to send a TV device code such as select source video input.

Device selection buttons

These colored buttons are also used to select one of four button keymaps for controlling other equipment.

 
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.

 
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