so i admit, i’m a total noob with pi and with linux in general. having said that, i’ve managed to install some 3rd party modules and configure them to suit my needs. but what i was hoping for is the wow factor that comes from voice commands.
ideally, i would be able to command the mirror to show me a picture of something or play a song or a video. but i keep running into problems before i even begin. i plan to give the mirror away as a gift, so credit card registered accounts for voice recognition are not acceptable. there are 8 voice control modules listed in the github, they are as follows:
assistant - this seems to require payment for google speech, or at least, credit card info.
hello mirror - this seems to only send voice commands to other modules… i don’t understand what to do with this
mirrormirroronthewall - this has everything i want, except that it requires credit card for alexa access
tts - this is just text-to-speech, not what i’m looking for
voice control - this only does sleep/wake by default. could i use this to display images or video somehow? i don’t know how to make it interact with other modules.
voice - same as above, i really have no clue where to even begin making this show pictures/videos from the web
magic mirror voice - the readme is describing major bugs with displaying and electron versions, etc. and claims to have low configurability, doesn’t sound like it’s for me
voicecontrol - the readme is so short, i don’t even understand what this module does.
so that’s all of them. none of them seems to be what i need, except the ones that need credit cards. since i plan to give the mirror as a gift, i can’t have it tied to my credit card in any way. is there any other option out there to let me wake/sleep the mirror and display images/videos and play songs on voice command? can one of the above modules be configured to do what i want it to do with no need for payment account registration?
any help would be appreciated. i’m sorry if i’m asking about things i could just search for. but i’ve spent so many hours reading up on this one thing and i’m just chasing my own tail, getting nowhere.