Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sound & Text-To-Speech

I was looking to add sound to my DomotiGa installation so I could generate audio alerts and updates.
Since my server does not have any audio out socket, I’ve purchased some USB Speakers: Sweex 2.0 Speaker Set Purephonic USB Speakers:

Sweex 2.0 Speaker Set Purephonic USB Speakers

Sweex 2.0 Speaker Set Purephonic USB Speakers

There was only 1 glitch which took me a whole afternoon to sort. For some reason my user was not part of the audio group so I could not get any sound out.

I eventually realised this and sorted it with this command:

And to control the volume, I use this command:

 

I have then recorded a few voice announcements using TTS (Text-To-Speech) that I can use with events such as:

  • “Alert: Front CCTV connection Lost”
  • “Alert: CurrentCost connection lost”
  • “Mood Scene: Movies, Activated”
  • and the geeky “Good Morning” 😎