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Converting mp3 to 16-bit mono wav format

 

Am using a Nuvi 200 and Mac OS 10.4 system. Trying to load custom POI's with sound alerts using wav format. Am getting error message stating should be using 16-bit wav files.
I understand that a Numi 200 will not read mp3 files but will use wav files. I can convert mp3 to wav but apparently coming out as audio wav rather than 16-bit after the conversion. Any suggestions.
Thanks--guy

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guy-----C320>nuvi 200>Nuvi 255W

Which app are you using?

Which application are you using?

Audacity is a free one you can try. I use Sound Studio as it came preinstalled on my eMac and i had previous experience with it.

I think you need to make the WAV file 16-bit *and* MONO (or perhaps 16 bit is mono?).

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

Audacity, and mono

Thumbs up on both audacity and mono--

Another good program is Amadeus (Amadeus Pro) -- very good documentation with these.

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Thumbs up for Audacity Portable

We use Audacity Portable. Placed it on a USB flash drive and can use it on any computer without leaving any personal information behind. We don't convert a lot of MP3 to wave so it saves disk space on the old laptop. Simple and easy to use....just what we needed!

http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

Converting Mp3 To 16-Bit Mono Wav Format

Thanks for all the help on this problem and steering me in the right direction. I had a copy of Audacity but was using the wrong conversion settings. Did get a good wav conversion and scared my wife when a nearby Arco gas station started to yodel. The POI was setup in TourGuide mode.
Thanks--guy

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guy-----C320>nuvi 200>Nuvi 255W

Re: Which application are you using?

Guttermouth wrote:

Which application are you using?

Audacity is a free one you can try. I use Sound Studio as it came preinstalled on my eMac and i had previous experience with it.

I think you need to make the WAV file 16-bit *and* MONO (or perhaps 16 bit is mono?).

PT

On the Mac side, I use SoundConverter...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

wave sounds

I tried creating a wav file using PCM, 44.100 kHZ., 16 bit, Mono and used the same name as the csv and bmp files just had the wav file extension different and I could not get it to play on my Nuvi 260. Is there something else (i.e. proximity settings) that has to be included?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Kudos to all at POI Factory - a great site!

Re: Wave Sounds...

trippin08 wrote:

I tried creating a wav file using PCM, 44.100 kHZ., 16 bit, Mono and used the same name as the csv and bmp files just had the wav file extension different and I could not get it to play on my Nuvi 260. Is there something else (i.e. proximity settings) that has to be included?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Hi trippin08,

Yes the proximity settings have to be set, for the specific .wav file to play.

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

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