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How to use SoundRequestFeedback to tell if a sound is being played or not?

asked 2017-04-15 19:37:02 -0500

Azul gravatar image

updated 2017-04-16 16:26:23 -0500

I am trying to reference the .playing function in SoundRequestFeedback.h(link to file) to allow my system to finish speaking before executing the rest of the code but I can't seem to figure out how to properly do that.

In my header file I declared sound_play::SoundRequestFeedback_<ContainerAllocator> v and proceeded to try and do

ROS_INFO("%d", v.playing); // prints False<->0 
sound_play::SoundClient.say("This is a test message"); //Says "This is a test message"
    //stays in a loop while the system is saying the message
ROS_INFO("%d", v.playing); // also prints False, but does so while the system is still saying the message.

so v.playing always returns 0 and I don't know why. Does anyone know why ?

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Could you link to the files that you are referring to?

NEngelhard gravatar image NEngelhard  ( 2017-04-16 05:29:37 -0500 )edit

Yes, I edited the question.

Azul gravatar image Azul  ( 2017-04-16 16:27:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-17 08:11:22 -0500

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I don't think this is possible as the sound_play::Soundclient only publishes requests but does not listen for any feedback. I also don't understand your code. How is your feedback-object linked to the Soundclient? Does this piece of code even compile? (and btw: .playing is not a function)

You could run the soundplay_node in sound_play. This nodes offers an SoundRequest-ActionServer to which you can send your goal and wait for the result. In my experiements, the result-message came around 2 seconds after the sound really finished, but you could check that with your setup.

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Hi, the piece of code compiled and it always returned 0. Could you provide the code example from your experiments ? I looked at the tutorials on but I'm not quite sure how to apply it to my case

Azul gravatar image Azul  ( 2017-04-18 16:50:57 -0500 )edit

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