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M4V files aren't recognized PDF Print E-mail
Movie Commands

.M4V files (downloaded from iTunes, usually) aren't recognized by Scanner

Known issue in software version 2.17.50

Work-around is to rename them to have a .mp4 suffix.

Forum discussion

 
Talker PDF Print E-mail
Settings

These settings control how Amulet responds to you with spoken replies.

Voice Style

Selects which of your installed synthetic voices Amulet should use to talk to you. The standard Amulet voice is called Paul, but if you have a third‐party voice, you can select it here.

Default: Paul

Extra Vocalisation

When enabled, Amulet reads out additional information about program entries when you browse the Amulet movie, TV and video pages.

Default: Off

Stay Quiet From … Until

Tells Amulet the hours to avoid disturbing you with information messages. For example, if Media Center restarts during the night, Amulet avoids speaking its usual Welcome message so that you are not woken up if your sound system is still turned on.

Default: From 2 am to 6 am

 
Playlists PDF Print E-mail
Music Commands

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

Calls out a selection of up to five playlists from your collection, to remind you of what is available.

Say the command again to hear the next five, until you have heard them all.

SHOW PLAYLISTS
HIDE PLAYLISTS

Shows or hides a list of the available playlists on your system. You can use the navigation keys to move through the list and select a playlist, or use the PLAY PLAYLIST command described below.

PLAY PLAYLIST {PLAYLIST NAME}
PLAY PLAYLIST NUMBER {NUM}
SHOW PLAYLIST {PLAYLIST NAME}
SHOW PLAYLIST NUMBER {NUM}

Plays or shows music from the selected playlist.

{PLAYLIST NAME}

The name of a playlist in your music library.

{NUM}

The number of a playlist in your music library, using the numbers shown by the command SHOW PLAYLISTS.

 
Does Amulet work with the standard Windows Media Center screens? PDF Print E-mail
General

Yes, most Amulet commands operate from anywhere within Media Center. We do recommend that you use the special Amulet user interface screens whilst you are becoming familiar with Amulet, since they provide immediate visual feedback to let you know your commands are being recognised.

As you become more used to Amulet, you can start to use the commands independently of whatever screen you are viewing. You can even issue Amulet commands when your screen is turned off, if you have your audio output connected to separate speakers.

 
Song Selection PDF Print E-mail
Music Commands

PLAY SONG {SONG NAME}
PLAY SONG NUMBER {NUM}

SHOW SONG {SONG NAME}
SHOW SONG NUMBER {NUM}

Plays or shows a particular song by the currently selected artist.

{SONG NAME}

The name of a song in your music library by the most recently selected musical artist or band. For example, to listen to Beautiful Day by U2, you first select the artist with PLAY ARTIST U2 and then select the song, PLAY SONG BEAUTIFUL DAY.

If the song title is long, you can say only part of the song name and Amulet will find the best match.

{NUM}

When the song panel is displayed on the Amulet music page, each song listed has a number. You can select a song simply by saying the number of the song you want to choose, as an alternative to using its name.

If the song window isn’t visible, just say SHOW SONGS to open it.

EXAMPLES

PLAY SONG SOMETHING SO STRONG
PLAY SONG NUMBER 6

PLAY SOMETHING ELSE
PLAY ANOTHER SONG

Begins playing a randomly selected song by the currently selected artist. Use this when you are tired of the current song and want to quickly choose something else.

SHOW SOMETHING ELSE
SHOW ANOTHER SONG

Selects a song in the song window at random by the currently selected artist.

 
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