[mythtv] Speech enabled MythTV

Kendrick Vargas ken at hudat.com
Mon Oct 27 10:01:42 EST 2003

On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, Cory Hamma wrote:

> I have a question -- I am interested in creating a modified version of
> MythTV that enables visually impaired people to easily navigate the menu
> system of MythTV.  My future goal is to have a DVD or CD based
> distribution capable of running on specific hardware, with a talking
> installer / repair program.
> Before I get any replies as to "why the heck would you care about having
> speech synthesis for TV watching" let me point out that visually
> impaired people watch TV too, and there is NO SPEECH SUPPORT in ANY of
> the PVR devices currently distributed.  Plus, visually impaired (or
> blind) individuals also watch tv with their sighed friends and
> relatives, so it is important to have something that is going to have a
> visually appealing menu system (such as MythTV).
> The speech would need to cover the basic menu functions, such as reading
> the currently selected option.  Example:


I have a question... How would you get around mythtv recognizing speech 
from a program, especially in live TV mode, or when playing a prerecorded 
show, DVD or even music? Do you plan on writing some sort of speech 
cancellation stuff? Just curious :-)

Let he who is without clue kiss my ass

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