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#1 kadorken OFFLINE  

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:18 PM

I set the default player to "this player" (an amazon echo plush). Then I asked alexa to "open m.b. home", and requested "play the playlist enya". Enya started playing but on the Chome mobile (in my browser that I had open watching the EMBY server dashboard).

I tried again; similiar result;

 

I have included the alexa.amazon.com 'cards' (selected text/copy only) if that helps. It may be the alexa amazon side that is problematic, but it is frustrating to have to 'argue' with the echo plus to get the output to appear where you want it :)

 

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Note the first card is the one where I actually got it to play to the echo plus ('this player'). The
following cards are the attempts to change the default player, and play the playlist on that player.
 
Play
Emby
The Humming... is currently playing.
 
Voice feedback
Alexa heard: "play the playlist enya"
Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
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Select a player
Emby
Say the number you want.
 
1. This player,
 
2. chrome, emby mobile
 
More
 
Play
Emby
Playing Enya.
 
Sent to Chrome.
 
More
Select a player
Emby
Say the number you want.
 
1. This player,
 
2. chrome, emby mobile
 
More
 
Play
Emby
Currently playing, Enya.
 
Sent to Chrome.
 
Voice feedback
Alexa heard: "play playlist enya"
Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
Remove cardLearn more
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Select a player
Emby
Say the number to select.
 
1. This player,
 
2. chrome, emby mobile
 
Voice feedback
Alexa heard: "change the default player"
Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
Remove cardLearn more
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Play
Emby
Currently playing, The Humming....
 
Voice feedback
Alexa heard: "one"
Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
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Select a player
Emby
Say the number of the player to send this to.
 
1. This player,
 
2. chrome, emby mobile
 
Voice feedback
Alexa heard: "play the playlist enya"
Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
Remove cardLearn more
 


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 03:27 PM

Hi.  All of those instances indicate she asked you which player.  Did you respond with "one"?



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 06:11 AM

yes i responded with one each time. i will try to do a more controlled test.



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 01:32 PM

Is the player you want to play with up and running at the time?



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:05 PM

I repeated the test;

This is the dialog (not all the dialog was captured in alexa.amazon activity - in included the ones amazon listed):

 
I said: Open M.B. Home
Alexa said: M.B. Here, what could I do for you
I said: what is the default player
Alexa said: the default player is this player
I said: change default player
Alexa said: 
 
Select a player
Emby
Say the number to select.
 
1. This player,
 
2. chrome, emby mobile,
 
3. tv, dlna
 
I said: 1
 
Alexa said: This player has been set as your default 
 
I then said:
Voice feedback
Alexa heard: "play playlist enya"
Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
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Alexa said:
Select a player
Emby
Say the number of the player to send this to.
 
1. chrome, emby mobile,
 
2. tv, dlna
 
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The default player did not get used, and is not in the list.
The default player is an Amazon Echo Plus and it is on (I am talking to it)
 
I have attached the embyserver.txt log (in debug mode) - there was an error about authentication to default in the log. That was me mistyping the password the first time starting the EMBY chrome session (to get the logs)

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Edited by kadorken, 14 November 2019 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:09 PM

Postscript: I tried "play playlist Enya on default player" and it did what I wanted.

 

 

Play Emby

Currently playing, The Humming....

   
  • Alexa heard: "play playlist enya on default player"
  • Voice feedback
  • Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
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Posted 16 November 2019 - 12:33 AM

 

Postscript: I tried "play playlist Enya on default player" and it did what I wanted.

 

 

Play Emby

Currently playing, The Humming....

   
  • Alexa heard: "play playlist enya on default player"
  • Voice feedback
  • Did Alexa do what you wanted? Yes No
  • Remove card

 

 

Ok so it worked this time? Is there still an issue?



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 04:45 PM

Only an issue if the default player isn't supposed to be used when you say "Play xxx" without the direction of "on default player". I thought the purpose of "default player" was the one it would goto if the instruction didn't dictate where to play.

I didn't expect it to pick the 'chrome browser' player (which just happened to be up because I was trying to watch what was happening).

 

I'll just have to remember to always say "on xxxx" :) [Still learning how to talk to Alexa; she hasn't got me trained yet].



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 01:17 AM

Ok, we'll take a look at this. Thanks for reporting.







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