i’ve had a lot of different setups for Raspberry PI, BananaPI, Genuine Linux Mint distributions and there is NO setup, that works properly concerning the audio.
When using Netbook with internal microphone and speakers, recording works fine, but replay sounds like Mickey Mouse on speed. The bits seem not to match from record to playback.
Using Raspberry is worse, because audiotest works fine with me, making some noise is correctly replayed, but when starting Mycroft CLI, there is no audio recording / recognition, even the level meter shows nothing. Putting in commands by keyboard, Mycroft will work and tells me the wheather or plays the news.
On BananaPi no audio works, doesn’t matter, if it’s pulseaudio or alsa.
There’s a lot of trouble setting alsa or pulseaudio to new defaults. Sometimes Raspberry requires sudo, but when installing new defaults as sudo, these defaults won’t be recognized, when starting Mycroft CLI the normal way.
Starting Mycroft als sudo, lots of text is produced on the screen, at least it isn’t working.
All this stuff makes me sad, because i hoped to get an independant voice assistant, but seems to me, that i don’t have any luck with this.
My proposal is, to put more efforts in reliable audio support, adjustable audio setting in the CLI and very important an easy way to adapt to other languages. All trials to put a German version on my raspberry ended in a bunch of chaos.
Please please please do me the favor and put some work on these problems. The Forum tells lots of stuff to similar problems with audio, working not properly.
It could be a great milestone to get more users by having easier setups with less problems.