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Old December 12th, 2017, 11:46 AM
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Alerts & Announcements on Google Mini

Not sure where to put this so I'll stick it here unless the mods want to move it

I was having a hard time getting basic announcements working the way I wanted them to work. I wanted (via several Google Mini's) a pleasant tone to play followed by the announcement "The time is now..."

Using the chromecast plugin, I can get a tone to play on all the minis. But it was difficult to coordinate a tone THEN spoken speech from homeseer. And I also didn't like the way the speech sounded. So, I cobbled together this and I'm happy with the results.

I found a tone / alert I liked here : https://freesound.org/
I used this one - https://freesound.org/people/hykenfreak/sounds/202029/

I recorded it using Audacity.

I then used this website to generate the speech: https://ttsreader.com/online-reader/

I recorded the speech part as well in Audacity and combined the two into one .WAV file

I had to record one for each time announcement I wanted, but they only take like a minute each.

Anyway, here is an example of one of my finished announcements.


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