Using both the NPR news skill and an audio playing skill that I am writing (perhaps others, but two seemed enough to report), I find that while the audio is playing, mycroft does not appear to be able to listen for its wake word nor able to respond to stop. Watching on the cli I don’t even see it trying. However while on the cli I can type “stop” or I can hit the top button, so clearly it is still able to respond if stop were recognized.
Is there some fundamental or programmatic limitation here? Is the audio simply masking the microphone enough to prevent it hearing?