audio (automatic voice reading the text)

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15 Jul, 2019 03:01 AM

I accidentally flip this on and off a lot, and just go with whatever its set to-- not something I'm concerned about right now. But I've notice that some cards it will read a facet three times. Usually when it does this its a prompt, but it has also done it on the answer card (while only reading the prompt once). It seems to do this randomly-- about every third card on average.

Is this just a bug, or is there something that would trigger it to read some notes three times.?

Oh, and when it does this, it just does it the one time. If I go to the next card, and then back up and go back to the one it read three times, then it only reads it once.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 16 Jul, 2019 03:14 AM

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    Odd. Yes, sounds like a bug I guess. Will try to reproduce it.

    If you notice anything about the notes that do this let me know. Perhaps the slide view time is related, in relation to the length of the audio.


  2. 2 Posted by zeppo on 16 Jul, 2019 04:58 PM

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    This is on the iOS app. I don't use the autoplay mode for a slideshow. It has done this from cards from different stacks. It is doing it today as well, so nothing particular to yesterday's session.

    Normally I have turned the sound down low because I'm using the app while in public, waiting on something and having time to kill. I didn't even know until yesterday that I could turn it on or off.

    I took screenshots of cards that were affected and I'll take a closer look at them later, if you are not noticing this problem on your end. Thought occurred to me that maybe it has to do with the text used to create the card, like extra carriage returns after the the text or if it was text imported from Google spreadsheets vs created on the mac app (I don't create cards on the iOS app). I don't know if that would make sense or not, just a thought. Or if it has to do with whether the stack falls inside multiple subdirectories (cases)??

    Let me know if you find the same issue.

  3. 3 Posted by zeppo on 16 Jul, 2019 09:21 PM

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    Well, after going through my study session today I see that the issue is triggered by moving from one card to the next quickly before the audio has completed on the initial card.

    Best I can tell so far, with question/answer decks like I have, if while listening to the audio of a prompt facet, you move to the next card (the prompt facet of the next card) while on the audio is still in progress, it will voice the audio of that next card's prompt *twice*.

    If you listen to a prompt and then check the answer, but then go to the next card's prompt before that answer audio has completed, it will voice that next card's prompt facet *three* times.

    That said, I thought I had it happen once where an answer facet repeated its audio, but I couldn't reproduce this so I'm guessing maybe I just accidentally tapped on the audio button to cause it to repeat (perhaps I was intending to tap for a default grade and advance but tapped too high).

    This issue is no big deal to me since I don't make use of it. Actually, if I were using it, it might be nice to have a setting where you could purposely have it pause and repeat the audio prompt.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by drewmccormack on 16 Jul, 2019 10:13 PM

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    OK, that sounds like a good reason, ie changing quickly. I can test that.

    On vacation now, but in list for return.

    Kind regards,

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