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Time to update.
User: veritanuda
Date: 1/21/2013 10:04 am
Views: 5872
Rating: 20

Can we please update the recording process to not use Java. It is 2013 and Java has had so many exploits of late it is no longer recommended to disable it in browsers but actually disabled automatically by Mozilla in Firefox.

 

Also I think the avocacy of this projects also needs a notch up as it appears the last news item is from June 2011 Cry

 

Don't let this  project die. There is still a need for free and open speech corpus!!!

Re: Time to update.
User: kmaclean
Date: 1/21/2013 2:32 pm
Views: 264
Rating: 18

> Java has had so many exploits of late it is no longer recommended to

>disable it in browsers but actually disabled automatically by Mozilla in

>Firefox

My understanding is that it is the Java browser plugin that is the issue, not Java itself, and that Oracle has been very slow in addressing this problem.

As a workaround, Firefox has set Java as click-to-play so that a java program embeded on a website does not run without the user's knowledge. From the Firefox site:

to protect Firefox users we have enabled Click To Play for recent versions of Java on all platforms (Java 7u9, 7u10, 6u37, 6u38). Firefox users with older versions of Java are already protected by existing plugin blocking or Click To Play defenses.

The Click To Play feature ensures that the Java plugin will not load unless a user specifically clicks to enable the plugin. This protects users against drive-by exploitation, one of the most common exploit techniques used to compromise vulnerable users. Click To Play also allows users to enable the Java plugin on a per-site basis if they absolutely need the Java plugin for the site.

Not sure about Chrome.

It is still a good idea to disable the Java plugin from your browser after having uploaded speech to the VoxForge site.

>Can we please update the recording process to not use Java.

waiting for browser support of HTML media capture.

you can use also Audacity.

>Also I think the avocacy of this projects also needs a notch up as it

>appears the last news item is from June 2011

you're more that welcome to add something :)

Re: Time to update.
User: Saturate
Date: 3/18/2013 4:21 am
Views: 294
Rating: 12

Firefox and Chrome can use the getUserMedia/Stream API.

I could make this pretty fast, but I would need some help getting it up and some infomation on how to send it to the server.

Re: Time to update.
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/18/2013 8:58 am
Views: 685
Rating: 12

That would be awesome!

The server end for the voxforge applet uses php server code from the postlet applet site: http://postlet.com/scripts/

Here is the source for the voxforge version of the server code:

http://www.dev.voxforge.org/projects/Main/browser/Trunk/SpeechSubmission/VFSpeechSubmission/ServerConfigMgmt/voxforge1.org/rX_X_X

I am travelling now, and will be home in a week, and can set up a test environment for you when I get back.

Ken

Re: Time to update.
User: Saturate
Date: 3/26/2013 6:36 am
Views: 380
Rating: 11

Super, can I contact you on mail or something?

Re: Time to update.
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/26/2013 9:58 pm
Views: 426
Rating: 12

>Super, can I contact you on mail or something?

yes, here is my email address:

kmaclean[at]voxforge[dot]org

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