python method "on_transcription_message" doesn't work well on the first message.

JW_
JW_ Member

Hi, I am developing my voice AI service using Daily.

I use "on_transcription_message()" in python sdk,

It doesn't catch the first message.

For example, when the real conversation is below,

" A: Hi. are you traveling?"

B: Hello?

A: Yes. So this bus ride to Carlson Road takes a while, doesn't it? "

The transcript printed on my console is below.

" B: Hello?

A: Hi. Are you traveling? Yes. So this bus ride to Carlson Road takes a while, doesn't it?"

Why this is happening?

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Answers

  • chad
    chad Community Manager, Moderator, Dailynista admin

    The first thing I'd try is sanity-checking the daily-python transcripts with what daily-js gives you in the browser. The quickest way to do that is to use my test page (the markdown editor keeps eating my stupid link):

    https:// daily-playground-cb.glitch.me/templates/prebuilt.html?room=YOURROOM&domain=YOURDOMAIN
    

    You can see the source for that here: https://glitch.com/edit/#!/daily-playground-cb?path=templates%2Fprebuilt.html%3A1%3A0

    You can open your browser console, start your python script, and see what transcriptions show up as app messages in the console. I suspect you'll see the same transcriptions both places, but it's a good first step.

    I've seen occasional weirdness with Deepgram transcriptions right when an audio track starts. I suspect it could have to do with microphone auto-gain. I'd be curious to know if the problem persists if you start talking for several seconds before starting transcription.

  • JW_
    JW_ Member

    Thanks for your reply.

    The same happens with the javascript.

    The problem also persists if I start talking for several seconds before starting transcription.

    Is it a deepgram's bug?

  • aconchillo
    aconchillo Dailynista

    Hi @JW_. I'm wondering if this could be improved by updating the endpointing value to a shorter value or by enabling interim_results .

    https://developers.deepgram.com/docs/understand-endpointing-interim-results