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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Oh my - Freeware voice recognition with Voice Flux Pro

"Computer, shut down."

You can do that and much more with the freeware program Voice Flux Pro. (Note that you may need to install Microsoft Speech API).

I'm using an el-cheapo $10 computer mic, and it works fine. Surprisingly no voice training was required. Note that this program isn't for dictating text but for running commands and programs.

I'm having too much fun with this thing. Here are some commands I've made:



Useful settings:
  • Start Listening On Program Startup
  • Play Sound On All Commands (I use C:\WINDOWS\Media\ding.wav)

10 Comments:

  • So this means I can type 'Jon computer shutdown' in your speech synthesizing IRC client and turn your computer off, right? ;-)

    By Blogger Phil, at 5/17/2006 2:07 AM  

  • ... or shout "FORMAT C DRIVE!!!!" down the phone while we're having a meeting...

    (But thanks for sharing this with us, Jon - very cool!)

    By Blogger Yoz, at 5/17/2006 3:55 AM  

  • Phil - don't you dare

    Yoz - haha!

    Also I discovered you can train it by going to Control Panel > Speech

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/17/2006 10:48 AM  

  • Another tip - if you find that it is picking up keyboard presses, mouse clicks, and background noise as commands, put "please" at the end of your commands.

    "Firefox please"
    "Google please"
    "Page down please"
    etc.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 5/17/2006 12:49 PM  

  • ...welll... seems nice... but HOW DO I GET Nitrous Voice Flux? the website link is broken! :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/12/2007 12:16 AM  

  • Oof - Not sure why they've shut down. You might be able to find a copy floating around the net.

    I've since uninstalled Voice Flux. Just got kind of annoying for stray sounds to be picked up. Also good ol' reliable typing seems best, for me anyway.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 6/12/2007 6:09 PM  

  • hi, i'm trying to find that file too.
    but basically all the links are broken, i'm wondering if anyone has the set-up file??
    please if you do, let me know. i really wanna work with the program thanks.

    By Blogger 'shishkabob, at 6/08/2008 6:08 AM  

  • Luckily the file is still available on the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20060221033403/http://www.voiceflux.net/download.vx

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 6/08/2008 7:33 PM  

  • You can find it on its official development homepage:

    http://BananaAicd.de.vu/?voiceflux
    http://VoiceFlux.de.vu

    Forum and more availible.

    By Anonymous BananaAcid, at 8/30/2008 6:03 PM  

  • I am having all sorts of trouble finding it.

    I have scoured the internet but cant find a version.

    Can anyone assist? Thanks!

    By Blogger Nigel, at 9/26/2009 1:36 AM  

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