I can't get my custom alerts to work on my nuvi 850

 

I am new to GPS world and have a Garmin Nuvi 850. I down loaded the red light camera and custom alert. I put these in my document folder. I then uploaded to my GPS. Now when I come up to a camera light the Gps notifies me of the camera light with a single ding. My custom alerts will not sound. I also am using a Mac computer..

Custom Alerts

moveoverjo wrote:

I am new to GPS world and have a Garmin Nuvi 850. I down loaded the red light camera and custom alert. I put these in my document folder. I then uploaded to my GPS. Now when I come up to a camera light the Gps notifies me of the camera light with a single ding. My custom alerts will not sound. I also am using a Mac computer..

You stated you put the red light camera file and a custom alert in a folder which was then processed by POI loader. What files did you have in the folder? You need a minimum of two, the POI file and the sound file.

The file names must match with the exception of the file extension. Your folder needs to contain - at a minimum - Redlight Cameras.csv and Redlight Cameras.mp3. (Your spelling may be different.)

You will NOT get an alert if the sound file has a double extension (.mp3.mp3 or something similar). A double extension is the most common problem for alert sounds not being played. If you want a custom icon, the icon must be named Redlight Cameras.bmp. It is also in the same folder as the other two files.

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Custom POI files

moveoverjo wrote:

I am new to GPS world and have a Garmin Nuvi 850. I down loaded the red light camera and custom alert. I put these in my document folder. I then uploaded to my GPS. Now when I come up to a camera light the Gps notifies me of the camera light with a single ding. My custom alerts will not sound. I also am using a Mac computer..

A_User is correct on this. POI Loader munches the files together and forms one file that contains all of the info. If the file names (the part to the left of the decimal) are different then POI Loader won't munch them together.

Munch is a technical term that means to scrunch. (Okay, I'll stop trying to be funny).

I might also add that if you have more than one POI file to download, they all have to be in the same folder on your computer when you send them to the GPS but the POI files do not have to have the same name. ("Redlight Camera" and "Speed Camera" for example.) There are many threads that discuss this, try searching for alert sounds or alert icons.

Jack j

Hmm - interesting term

moveoverjo wrote:

POI Loader munches the files together and forms one file that contains all of the info. If the file names (the part to the left of the decimal) are different then POI Loader won't munch them together.

Jack j

So, after munching the files it excretes them? Which end do they go into and which end do they come out of? (Remember, this is a family oriented site!)grin

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Excreted ! ???

a_user wrote:
moveoverjo wrote:

POI Loader munches the files together and forms one file that contains all of the info. If the file names (the part to the left of the decimal) are different then POI Loader won't munch them together.

Jack j

So, after munching the files it excretes them? Which end do they go into and which end do they come out of? (Remember, this is a family oriented site!)grin

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They are excreted from the USB connector in bunches (1 and 0's) and look a lot like long electrons.

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