Program to Customize TTS Voices

 

If you've ever wanted to modify your TTS voice file, here's an easy program http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/TTSVoiceEditor

I tested it on my 750 and it works perfectly. I finally got rid of the annoying "recalculating"!!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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don't worry be happy!

school_usa wrote:

There was a discussion previously
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/12967
And I was punished for suggesting to make changes in software by the people who are greeting yahoo now in this forum
The only argument was that it's unlawful to make changes
Well. I customized my 200W for myself deleting unused staff, changing TTC Voice (+txt) adding some new maps (SD) and vehicles, playing with hidden screens(cheats)
It's natural that sooner or later you will be boring about your gadget and will try to change something.
Of course it's better receive new options with Firmware updates, but it seems that they don't care.
So people start to look through Internet for cracks, cheats RED Light, Speed Cameras or POI.
GARMIN, make something more for your users

Generally speaking, comments like those come from technically challenged individuals that can't do or make edits or tweaks on there own.

Piracy is different, when you get something with out paying for it, or if you sell something you haven't paid for to make a profit that is a pirate.

People tweak software everyday, Microsoft's windows gets tweaked all the time to make it run faster to keep if from getting virus's and so on.

Just don't sell your new TTSvoice edits and your going be fine, And for those that don't like the thought of editing the TTS files, just Skip this thread now that you know whats in it!

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Voice File

Thanks so very much for the program. I now have Jill nagging me with snide comments and Jack calling me names like your friends sometimes can. Makes the travel alot more fun. I like watching peoples faces when instead of recalculating Jack says. "Numbnut you missed your turn".

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Nuvi 750 And a 2006 Star Venture between my legs.

Another problem solved with this program!

I had a volume problem with my 760. When I used the hands free bluetooth phone feature the speaker volume of the person I was talking to was too high and the only way to correct that was to turn down the master volume to 70 but then even with the navigation volume level set at 100 the navigation volume was to low then.

With this program I was able to boost the navigation volume of the voice file itself from the original level of 65 up to 95 and now even with the master volume of the 760 set at 70 both the bluetooth phone and navigation volume are good.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Awesome..

Nice work. Keep it up.

Change Text

Does this work with the Garmin Nuvi 680??

TTS program

amesur wrote:

Does this work with the Garmin Nuvi 680??

It should work with any model that uses TTS to announce navigation.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Program to Customize TTS Voices

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

If you've ever wanted to modify your TTS voice file, here's an easy program http://www.gpsreview.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7824

I tested it on my 750 and it works perfectly. I finally got rid of the annoying "recalculating"!!

WOW--Thanks for the info it will be a lot of fun playing with the nuvi 760 smile

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nuvi' 2450

Hacks

dog_poop wrote:

Generally speaking, comments like those come from technically challenged individuals that can't do or make edits or tweaks on there own.

Piracy is different, when you get something with out paying for it, or if you sell something you haven't paid for to make a profit that is a pirate.

People tweak software everyday, Microsoft's windows gets tweaked all the time to make it run faster to keep if from getting virus's and so on.

Just don't sell your new TTSvoice edits and your going be fine, And for those that don't like the thought of editing the TTS files, just Skip this thread now that you know whats in it!

Bob

I can hear it now... "Excuse me sir, do you know why I pulled you over? I was behind you at that traffic light and heard some non-factory comments coming from your GPS unit..."

Alot of devices have it in thier EULA that it is illegal to modify, in anyway, the resident software. I wouldn't be suprised if it's in a Terms of use agreement with Garmin too, but you'd never be able to find it without hours of digging. Maybe it's there, maybe it's not, who cares?

This is up there with one of the best things I've found yet for my GPS!!!

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Fletch- Nuvi 750

OH BOY, am I gonna have fun

OH BOY, am I gonna have fun with this!! (LOL) Did I hear anyone say they wanted an "R" rated version of their Nuvi?! (LOL)

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Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

Be Ready To Switch

clint45 wrote:

OH BOY, am I gonna have fun with this!! (LOL) Did I hear anyone say they wanted an "R" rated version of their Nuvi?! (LOL)

Just have a backup plan and be ready to switch to a "G" rated version if you have little ones in the car.

I can hear it now, instead of "recalculating" you get something like, "where the f*#k are you going?"

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

LOL........sounds good to

LOL........sounds good to me!

Hello all!

Hello all! I just wanted to say hello to some fans of TTSVoiceEditor.

I am glad you liked the tool. It is fun to see what you have done with it. LOL!

For the voice name, just use the latest version (v2.40 at this time). It will allow you to save the voice file to any name (.vpm), but now you can change the screen name as seen on your gps in the language menu. You can put anything as long as the new name is shorter or equal in length as the original name. For example, you can change "English Australian Karen (TTS)" to "Sexy Karen". The name of the vpm file does not matter as posted already.

To get the latest version, you can go on gspreview as posted on the first post or you can go directly here:

http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Have fun!

TurboCCC

this looks great

I can't wait to try this out over the weekend. Gonna give Emily a little extra pizazz, as us old folks say.

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Nick

Great Fun

turboccc wrote:

Hello all! I just wanted to say hello to some fans of TTSVoiceEditor.

I am glad you liked the tool. It is fun to see what you have done with it. LOL!

For the voice name, just use the latest version (v2.40 at this time). It will allow you to save the voice file to any name (.vpm), but now you can change the screen name as seen on your gps in the language menu. You can put anything as long as the new name is shorter or equal in length as the original name. For example, you can change "English Australian Karen (TTS)" to "Sexy Karen". The name of the vpm file does not matter as posted already.

To get the latest version, you can go on gspreview as posted on the first post or you can go directly here:

http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Have fun!

TurboCCC

Thanks turboccc, that's a great little program you came up with. I'm sure the folks here will come up with their "wish list" of new features. We look forward to Versions 2.50, 2.55, 2.60, etc.

And, welcome to the POI Factory! Stop back often.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

pauses

I played around with the comas and it seems to do the trick however I'm not totally satisfied with the pronunciations, maybe instead of writing the word as it is spelled the better way is to do it phonetically.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Turbocc for developing this program that we are having so much fun with.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Phonetic Spelling

I agree with flaco. You may have to play with certain words to get them pronounced correctly.

An example in the original unedited Jill file is lines 40 and 72. Line 40 is "off of". Line 72 is "GPS is oph". So for some reason the programmers spelled "off" correctly in line 40, but spelled it "oph" for line 72. Unless the programmmers made a typo!!

thanks

this is simply awesome. thanks so much! no more annoying phrases smile

now mine uses a bit of profanity smile

Bummer

The Zumo 550 has TTS but this doesn't seem to work on it. crying Guess I'll try the other one..

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Rodney.. oditius.htc@gmail.com BMW Zumo 550 HTC Touch Pro - Garmin XT

Zumo

Oditius wrote:

The Zumo 550 has TTS but this doesn't seem to work on it. crying Guess I'll try the other one..

When you click on the download link in the original post, it brings you to the forum page. On page 3 of the topic, member ECM says he/she got it to work on their Zumo.

You may want to try again.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

This program is very cool.

This program is very cool. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Now I'm gonna go play...smile

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nüvi 3590LMT "always backup your files"

great job turbo!!

turboccc wrote:

Hello all! I just wanted to say hello to some fans of TTSVoiceEditor.

I am glad you liked the tool. It is fun to see what you have done with it. LOL!

For the voice name, just use the latest version (v2.40 at this time). It will allow you to save the voice file to any name (.vpm), but now you can change the screen name as seen on your gps in the language menu. You can put anything as long as the new name is shorter or equal in length as the original name. For example, you can change "English Australian Karen (TTS)" to "Sexy Karen". The name of the vpm file does not matter as posted already.

To get the latest version, you can go on gspreview as posted on the first post or you can go directly here:

http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Have fun!

TurboCCC

First..great job!

Second..can it work for the 200? You mention TTS, which the 200 doesn't do for street names, but I'm wondering if their phrases still use that engine? If so, your utility should work. If not, I think you mentioned some other utils for these devices.

Thanks,
David

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nüvi 200

Welcome to the family

turboccc wrote:

Hello all! I just wanted to say hello to some fans of TTSVoiceEditor.

I am glad you liked the tool. It is fun to see what you have done with it. LOL!

For the voice name, just use the latest version (v2.40 at this time). It will allow you to save the voice file to any name (.vpm), but now you can change the screen name as seen on your gps in the language menu. You can put anything as long as the new name is shorter or equal in length as the original name. For example, you can change "English Australian Karen (TTS)" to "Sexy Karen". The name of the vpm file does not matter as posted already.

To get the latest version, you can go on gspreview as posted on the first post or you can go directly here:

http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Have fun!

TurboCCC

I always get really excited when we have innovative individuals like you join our community. Welcome to the family, it is really great to have you in our ranks.

I think this program is fantastic, thanks for sharing it with us.

I have added a software contributor badge to your profile page. Great Job!!!

Miss POI

I cant seem to get it to

I cant seem to get it to work on my nuvi 680.

Readme.txt

Did you follow the steps in the readme.txt file? It worked on my 660.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Voices

I'll have to give this a try. I am thankful for all those that have time to come up with all the enhancement to my GPS. I never would have done the research myself and all the POI, red light cameras, etc have added a lot to the usefulness.

trouble

I have read it throughly. Im no computer wiz by all means.Im sure im doing something wrong. When i run the program, i cant do anything. Suggestions?

.

OK, first, make a copy of the original vpm file you are trying to change on your PC as a backup. Then save another copy to a different folder on your PC to edit. You could work with the file directly on your GPSr, but it is much slower.

It sounds like you are able to open the file, correct? Scroll down to the word or phrase you want to change and double-click it. That should open another window showing the current expression and a place to type the new expression you want to replace it with. When you are done, click OK.

When you are done making all the changes, save the modified file to your PC using the same file name and overwrite the previous file. Then, copy the modified file back to the GPSr.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Instructions clarification

After you load the file and according to the enclosed "readme.txt" file you are supposed to click once on the word/expression to change, I found that by clicking once nothing happens but if you double click it then opens another pop-up screen where you can make the changes.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

trouble

Gary A wrote:

OK, first, make a copy of the original vpm file you are trying to change on your PC as a backup. Then save another copy to a different folder on your PC to edit. You could work with the file directly on your GPSr, but it is much slower.

It sounds like you are able to open the file, correct? Scroll down to the word or phrase you want to change and double-click it. That should open another window showing the current expression and a place to type the new expression you want to replace it with. When you are done, click OK.

When you are done making all the changes, save the modified file to your PC using the same file name and overwrite the previous file. Then, copy the modified file back to the GPSr.

I have saved the vpm files to my pc. But how do i view what is on them? I guess what im trying to say is, it ask me what program i want to use to open it?(vpm file) Thanks for your help so far. grin

Can't display Voice

I have a nuvi 350 that has TTS and I followed all the directions for the Voice Editor. It loads a file with the correct name and it lists the correct screen name but the only data it lists are a few special characters for line 1 /t/+/~/= and line 2 $//"jB/N. It says the VPM type is Nuvi 7x0/3x0 TTS. What am I doing wrong?

Hi Mike107,post the

Hi Mike107,

Post the *original* tts file somewhere on www dot rapidshare dot com and send me the link. I will have a look at your VPM file for the Nuvi 350. I just want to make sure I am compatible.

MissPOI, thanks for the SW contributor badge.

N.B. Yes, you have to double click on the phrases to edit them. A single click was only in earlier version. I will correct the readme if not right.

Thanks

Turboccc, thanks for this great little program.

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Garmin SP 2730 and Nuvi 760

Great programing there Bud!

turboccc,
Welcome to our community, It is nice to always have a coder show up and share his or her work. Yours is Fantastic and you should be proud, looks like this program has gone viral though the Garmin ranks and forums. My congratulations to you for your hard work, and please know it is greatly appreciated by us all here at POI-Factory and the other forums.

Thanks
Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Thanks

Thanks turboccc for this fun program, I've already changed a few of Jill's phrases and they crack the whole family up! Welcome to POI-FACTORY, you certainly came in with a bang. grin

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Peter

I could not agree more...

petlaur wrote:

Thanks turboccc for this fun program, I've already changed a few of Jill's phrases and they crack the whole family up! Welcome to POI-FACTORY, you certainly came in with a bang. grin

A really neat program..Instead of "recalculating" I now have, "Look dummy, follow my directions"

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Try it Again

RhythmTip,

Thanks for the suggestion. I followed your instructions and it worked great. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!

Miki

I forgot to ask.

It does indeed work with a works with Streetpilot c550! Have a blast with it!

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

slowing down the speech

flaco wrote:

I played around with the comas and it seems to do the trick however I'm not totally satisfied with the pronunciations, maybe instead of writing the word as it is spelled the better way is to do it phonetically.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Turbocc for developing this program that we are having so much fun with.

I read on another forum Turboccc reported, Comma's slow down the speech and "." will give you a one second stopped pause. Most speech processors that I have dealt with in the past need help phoneticlly.

For those interested:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/phonetics

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

has anyone done this

has anyone done this successfully with a 200?

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nüvi 200

not possible

dr5274 wrote:

has anyone done this successfully with a 200?

The 200 doesn't have TTS files to edit

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

No Magellan

No Magellan sad

V2.42 is out! I just

V2.42 is out! I just corrected a bug with was affecting the 255W and 260W (and the rest of the 2x0 family supporting TTS). Download here:

http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Question: Does the Magellan supports TTS?

Rename File?

turboccc wrote:

Hello all! I just wanted to say hello to some fans of TTSVoiceEditor.

I am glad you liked the tool. It is fun to see what you have done with it. LOL!

For the voice name, just use the latest version (v2.40 at this time). It will allow you to save the voice file to any name (.vpm), but now you can change the screen name as seen on your gps in the language menu. You can put anything as long as the new name is shorter or equal in length as the original name. For example, you can change "English Australian Karen (TTS)" to "Sexy Karen". The name of the vpm file does not matter as posted already.

To get the latest version, you can go on gspreview as posted on the first post or you can go directly here:

http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Have fun!

TurboCCC

When you change the name in v 2.40 I assume you leave the file name the same. Can you change the file name, copy it to your unit and have the original file with original name and new file with new name both accessible from unit?

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Zuma314

Changing voice files

Great program, thank you.

I would bve nice to have the ability with the program to disable some voice (particularly the "recalculating") I tried making that line blank, the wor re-appeared at a diffrent location. By the way I changed that one to: "Roger, you have changed direction"

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RogerLL

Miki - Glad it worked!

Miki wrote:

RhythmTip,

Thanks for the suggestion. I followed your instructions and it worked great. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!

Miki

Glad that it worked for you!!!...We all help each other here at POI Factory. Miss POI, Motorcycle Mama, MrKenFL and so many others helped me and continue to help and support everyone here. Thats what makes this site the greatest on the web!

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My Toys: MacBook Pro Unibody, Nuvi 2589

TTS Voice Editor

This program is a blast. Changed recalculating to- "Idiot! You are not following the route I gave you."

Instead of make a u turn it's "flip a Uee"

My wife was cracking up.

GadgetGuy2008 wrote: If

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

If you've ever wanted to modify your TTS voice file, here's an easy program http://www.gpsreview.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7824

I tested it on my 750 and it works perfectly. I finally got rid of the annoying "recalculating"!!

That has a lot of possibilities. smile

can't rename the file for now...

zuma314 wrote:

When you change the name in v 2.40 I assume you leave the file name the same. Can you change the file name, copy it to your unit and have the original file with original name and new file with new name both accessible from unit?

Yes, you have to keep the same name. It is a "bug" for now. For some reasons, the nuvi knows the 2 voices are the same and keeps the original name from the original file. I tried changing it in the GUPDATE.GCD, but got the message corrupted update.

It seems we will have to live with it for now.

recalculating is there twice...

RogerLL wrote:

Great program, thank you.

I would bve nice to have the ability with the program to disable some voice (particularly the "recalculating") I tried making that line blank, the wor re-appeared at a diffrent location. By the way I changed that one to: "Roger, you have changed direction"

It works already like that. It did not re-appear, it is just there twice and the message is not exactly the same.

Same thing for turn left and right. We see it twice. I changed both to different things, but I only hear one of them.

Would be great to know when each phrases is used.

Uh-Oh

So I can't rename the modified 'Jill' file to 'Mary' and load it on the nuvi along with the original 'Jill' file?

I thought that would work?!? So there's no advantage to changing the screen name to 'Mary' if I'm going to end up overwriting the 'Jill' file anyway. I was hoping to keep the factory 'Jill' file and add the new 'Mary' file.

Bummer.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold
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