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General Category => Alexa Tips & Tricks => Topic started by: avpowerstn on July 23, 2018, 11:14:22 am

Title: Heigh HO
Post by: avpowerstn on July 23, 2018, 11:14:22 am
I want to have Alexa play an audio file right before my wife goes to work  ;) (wav. mp3, etc etc) I would like to use my own personal audio recording (file)...how do I go about doing that..??
Thank you
Title: Re: Heigh HO
Post by: dragon123 on July 23, 2018, 02:13:29 pm
By running your own mediaserver (like plex), or using the echo as a bt speaker for your phone/pc.
Title: Re: Heigh HO
Post by: avpowerstn on July 23, 2018, 06:51:37 pm
Do you know what sound format alexa uses for alarm files (sounds)..?? Thanks
Let me give you an example:

"Open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
Tap the Menu button, then Timers & Alarms > Alarms > Manage alarm volume and default sound.
Now tap Alarm > Celebrity and choose the voice you want."

I want to change the "Celebrity voice" to "my" audio file in the alarms.
Title: Re: Heigh HO
Post by: avpowerstn on July 26, 2018, 10:55:07 am
OK I want to have Alexa set an alarm (we will call it Heigh HO) to play when my wife goes to work (because Daddy needs a new Q-50). I want to use my own recorded soundtrack (to avoid copyright issues) from the Disney movie Snow White, with the 7 dwarfs going to work.

Her schedule changes, so I would like to set different alarm times. Let me give you an example..

Alexa set Heigh Ho alarm 7:00 am monday.
Alexa set Heigh Ho 9:00 am tuesday.

Right now I have to load the song on YouTube (2:05) on my computer, then I tell Alexa to "drop in" on the living room (the renamed dot in my living room) then I crank up the volume and play the clip (at my computer) and send the music via "Drop in" to the living room. I'd rather have an alarm do the mentioned action, just in case I want to sleep in.

Any clues people....???