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MacMost Now 622: Speech Recognition For Your Mac
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Are you sure your microphone is on and receiving audio? Check you sound input settings.
I am having the same problem. No voice. My mike is working.I read there is a problem with this feature in Lion.I tried it with my macbook pro and my imac.
Did you ever get this to work? I have the SAME issue.
I have a mac mini. The microphone is a USB Mic, and it works perfectly fine and registers the audio input in the general audio / microphone preferences pane. But when I go to the speech preferences, and try to calibrate, it is like the microphone doesn't register at all. Is this an apple bug?
I have a 17" MacBook Pro
To turn off the Key Repeat go to System Preferences/Keyboard Keyboard Tab.
Gary, it repeats the commands, but the only command it actuallly performs is "quit" an application. Any suggestion? I seem to have more luck with the Escape key, than I do if I use a keyword before the command.
Also...if I am in Safari and I want to switch to Mail, does the Mail app have to already be open in order to switch to it?
Not sure. Hard to tell. Just keep experimenting.
I've had my macbook two years and did not have a clue about this one. You do wonderful things. Bloody amazing!
Hi Gary--Your videos have helped me more than anything else with Mac issues. I have a MacBook Pro 08 or 09 with Snow Leopard.
Question: Is there by now, or is there on the horizon, any *better* speech recognition software than Dragon Dictate 2.5 for the Mac, for speech-to-text? All the comments I find up to the end of 2011 still say nothing works as well as Dragon 11 for the PC. [I am allergic to PC's, so that does me no good!] Thanks. Leila 8.15.12
So I'm not sure what you are asking. Dragon has a Mac version and a PC version. They aren't exactly the same -- but pretty close as far as I know (never used the PC version). So why not use Dragon for Mac? What feature is it missing that you need?
Hi, I am have trouble with Siri and saying 1, 2, 3 or 1. new paragraph 2. new paragraph. It shows up one, two, three. or one. two. three.
It appears that the "Key Repeat" must be turned off to use the esc key for speech commands.
I cannot get this to work, based on the video instructions. I tried both the ESC button and also the word "computer" for the continuous speech option. Nothing worked. I also calibrated the mike, but nothing changed when I reset the mike. Nothing played and the words I used did not light up on the screen. Is there a printed step by step instruction I can go to? I can usually get things to work if I have detailed printed instructions.
Robert Poland said to turn off the "Key Repeat." Where do I find the "Key Repeat"?