end-to-end audio testing (jacks)
asac at linaro.org
Tue Sep 27 16:25:05 UTC 2011
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Kurt Taylor <kurt.taylor at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 27 September 2011 09:18, Alexander Sack <asac at linaro.org> wrote:
>> we are looking at landing more and more full stack test cases for our
>> automated board support status tracking efforts.
>> While for some hardware ports it's hard to test whether a port really gets
>> a proper signal etc, we feel for audio this might be
>> relatively straight forward: we got the idea that we could connect a cable
>> from jack out to jack in in the lab and then have
>> a testcase that plays something using aplay and checks that he gets proper
>> input/signal on the jack in.
>> This could be done on alsa level and later pa level (for ubuntu).
>> A more advanced idea that came up when discussing options was to use
>> opensource speech recognition like sphinx to even
>> go one step further and see if the output we produce yields roughly the
>> same input. For that we could play one or two words,
>> use speech recognition to parse it and check if the resulting text is
>> What do you think?
> These are really good ideas. I had started a discussion with Torez several
> months ago about an automated test for audio. My idea at the time was to
> use a sine wav at a particular frequency and use or hack one of the
> tuner/freq analysis apps to detect the frequency. If it was too garbled or
> distorted, it wouldnt recognize the frequency.
> As you know, sound quality is very subjective and depends on the cables,
> speakers, amp, etc. I like the speech recognition idea as well, for the
> same reasons. It might actually be a better test of the quality.
right. i think it would be hard to measure real audio quality, but if we get
speech recognition going we would at least know that the input was similar
enough to what we played.
I think some experiments with pocketsphinx would make sense to see how easy
that would be. I am happy to create a blueprint for the first investigation
steps for your backlog with a quick outline.
>> Would MMWG be able to take experimenting and implementing such end-to-end
>> audio test into their 11.10 work list?
> I think this is a really good idea to explore. Could we also maybe use
> camera and face recognition when we hack a pandaboard to do that? Hm...
psssst ... i wanted to keep that idea back for a bit :).
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