Preroll an announcement with a chime

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Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:10 pm
sbe08 offline
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Joined: Sep 14, 2006

Preroll an announcement with a chime

Hey Nick,

I hacked your plug-in to play a chime prior to a TTS announcement. The reason is simple: most people will miss the first few syllables of a phrase if they are actively doing something else. By adding a chime, attention is grabbed and curiosity is keeping the focus. Here's what I changed, feel free to turn it into a feature if you'd like. I also changed your sleeping delays as 1.0 second is quite long. 0.3 is just about right.

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while count < 5 and success == 0:
   try:
      if "mp3" in  s_announcement:
         audio = MP3("./" + s_announcement)
      elif "aiff" in s_announcement:
         audio = AIFF("./" + s_announcement)
      chime = MP3("./" + "Chime.mp3")
      success = 1
   except:
      self.plugin.sleep(0.5)
      count = count + 1

if success == 1:

   playChime = 1;
   if playChime == 1:
      self.SOAPSend (zoneIP, "/MediaRenderer", "/AVTransport", "SetAVTransportURI", "<CurrentURI>http://" +
         self.HTTPServer + ":" + self.HTTPStreamingPort + "/" + "Chime.mp3" +
         "</CurrentURI><CurrentURIMetaData></CurrentURIMetaData>")

      # turn off queue repeat
      self.actionDirect (PA(GM.id, {'setting':0}), "Q_Repeat")

      self.plugin.sleep(0.3)

      self.actionDirect (PA(GM.id), "Play")
      self.plugin.sleep( chime.info.length)

   indigo.server.log("Announcement Length: %s" % audio.info.length)

   self.SOAPSend (zoneIP, "/MediaRenderer", "/AVTransport", "SetAVTransportURI", "<CurrentURI>http://" +
      self.HTTPServer + ":" + self.HTTPStreamingPort + "/" + s_announcement +
      "</CurrentURI><CurrentURIMetaData></CurrentURIMetaData>")

   # turn off queue repeat
   self.actionDirect (PA(GM.id, {'setting':0}), "Q_Repeat")

   self.plugin.sleep(0.3)

   self.actionDirect (PA(GM.id), "Play")
   self.plugin.sleep(tts_delay + audio.info.length)
else:
   self.plugin.errorLog("Unable to read MP3 file.  Announcement aborted.")

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