www.homeseer.com    
 

Go Back   HomeSeer Message Board > Media Plug-ins > Media Discussion > SqueezeBox Plug-In (3P)

SqueezeBox Plug-In (3P) Discussion area for the SqueezeBox plug-in by PCP.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 24th, 2017, 07:51 PM
Theron Theron is offline
Seer
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 31
F1 - Help Key FYI - SqueezeBox, Google Home, Speech

Recently I ran into a issue with getting speech to work using the Squeeze Box Plugin through LMS to Google Home. I am writing this in case anyone else runs into this issue.

1. My Windows based LMS (v7.9.0) is configured with the Chromecast bridge (v0.2.7.3). I am also using the ShareTunes plug in (v0.60.2) to play Airplay sources to Google Home.
2. I ran into issues with inconsistent speech playing on the google home from Homeseer. Sometimes manually triggering an event would play the TTS and sometimes it wouldn't. I followed several of the articles including tracking down the MP3 files in the html directory. When I went to the lms media server website I could see the mp3 file come across on the player I was sending speech to through homeseer - however it wouldn't play.
3. My HomeSeer Squeezebox Speak Proxy for the plugin is configured as Enabled Speak Proxy checked, Primary Speak Proxy checked, Speak Proxy mode Normal, TTS as MP3 checked, No lame options, 1000ms duration, 2 seconds before and 1 second after.
4. I found that the Google Home players had to be configured in LMS Settings>Player>[Audio] dropdown>Streaming Method set to "Proxied Streaming" instead of the default "Direct Streaming". Making this change fixed the issue - now every time I manually trigger an event the google home plays the speech.
5. Interestingly, if I am playing music from Apple Music on my iPhone to Google Home through LMS and I have HomeSeer speak something the music will pick up where it was after speaking - which is ideal. However, if I am playing iTunes through LMS to GoogleHome and have HomeSeer speak then the song starts over. If anyone figures out a fix for that one - please let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 25th, 2017, 02:44 AM
skarragallagher skarragallagher is offline
Seer Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: place
Posts: 846
Thanks for the tip. I never played with speech long enough to get it to work properly.

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 25th, 2017, 02:50 AM
JimBob's Avatar
JimBob JimBob is offline
Seer Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theron View Post
Recently I ran into a issue with getting speech to work using the Squeeze Box Plugin through LMS to Google Home. I am writing this in case anyone else runs into this issue.

1. My Windows based LMS (v7.9.0) is configured with the Chromecast bridge (v0.2.7.3). I am also using the ShareTunes plug in (v0.60.2) to play Airplay sources to Google Home.
2. I ran into issues with inconsistent speech playing on the google home from Homeseer. Sometimes manually triggering an event would play the TTS and sometimes it wouldn't. I followed several of the articles including tracking down the MP3 files in the html directory. When I went to the lms media server website I could see the mp3 file come across on the player I was sending speech to through homeseer - however it wouldn't play.
3. My HomeSeer Squeezebox Speak Proxy for the plugin is configured as Enabled Speak Proxy checked, Primary Speak Proxy checked, Speak Proxy mode Normal, TTS as MP3 checked, No lame options, 1000ms duration, 2 seconds before and 1 second after.
4. I found that the Google Home players had to be configured in LMS Settings>Player>[Audio] dropdown>Streaming Method set to "Proxied Streaming" instead of the default "Direct Streaming". Making this change fixed the issue - now every time I manually trigger an event the google home plays the speech.
5. Interestingly, if I am playing music from Apple Music on my iPhone to Google Home through LMS and I have HomeSeer speak something the music will pick up where it was after speaking - which is ideal. However, if I am playing iTunes through LMS to GoogleHome and have HomeSeer speak then the song starts over. If anyone figures out a fix for that one - please let me know.
Hi,
Can I ask where you can get LMS 7.9.0 from? I am on 7.7.5 which seems to be the latest download from mysqueezebox. I'd be interested to know so I can see what differences there are and if it's worth upgrading.

Many thanks,
John
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 25th, 2017, 07:28 AM
Theron Theron is offline
Seer
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimBob View Post
Hi,
Can I ask where you can get LMS 7.9.0 from? I am on 7.7.5 which seems to be the latest download from mysqueezebox. I'd be interested to know so I can see what differences there are and if it's worth upgrading.

Many thanks,
John
You can download it from http://downloads.slimdevices.com. It's in the LogitechMediaServer v7.9.0 folder. If you are using windows then when I installed it I used the LogitechMediaServer-7.9.0.exe download. Also, when I was researching how to use the chromecast and ShairTunes2 plugins it wanted the updated versions. The mysqueezebox download is the highest version that Logitech was responsible for.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 25th, 2017, 07:57 AM
JimBob's Avatar
JimBob JimBob is offline
Seer Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theron View Post
You can download it from http://downloads.slimdevices.com. It's in the LogitechMediaServer v7.9.0 folder. If you are using windows then when I installed it I used the LogitechMediaServer-7.9.0.exe download. Also, when I was researching how to use the chromecast and ShairTunes2 plugins it wanted the updated versions. The mysqueezebox download is the highest version that Logitech was responsible for.
That's great, thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple Home Kit and Speaker Client Timon HomeSeer Amazon Echo Connected Home API 2 May 23rd, 2017 04:56 AM
How to send text to speech to Google Home in any language. tonlof Tasker Plugin (3P) 0 April 18th, 2017 03:52 PM
Google Home... TechHA General Home Automation Hardware Discussion 3 October 6th, 2016 06:25 AM
How To use Google voice for text-to-speech on Zee and Linux rjh How-To's 9 March 30th, 2016 03:35 PM
Speech directed to Squeezebox kwolter SqueezeBox Plug-In (3P) 4 November 11th, 2013 04:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Copyright HomeSeer Technologies, LLC