HELP!!!! MP3 ALERTS DON"T WORK correctly...

 

Downloaded a couple mp3 files from the poi factory to
my Garmin 755t; used a bulk renamer to associate the csv & mp3 files... so no typos. Using the "police siren" mp3 for local poi's only.. ie 'local_siren.csv' & 'local_siren.mp3'
and all other poi's are in the 'other_poi.csv' with no corresponding mp3.

Went to town and the 2 local poi's responded ap·pro·pri·ate·ly...with the siren alert.

However when I got to town all the alerts also responded with the siren alert even though they had no corresponding mp3 file.

any ideas? thanx

used garmin's latest poiloader

Could you lay out the

Could you lay out the structure you have set up for your custom pois?Reading between the lines it sounds like you have the alert set for the complete category.Here is a outline for setting up custom pois http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 .

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

here is the structure

http://www.poolesville.biz/Garmin.htm

the mp3 file plays for all the csv files???

Evey file you have listed

Evey file you have listed has key words and speed information.You will get alert for every file listed.Below is stright from poi loader help.

POI Loader determines whether or not a file contains speed and proximity alert points based on specific criteria. Use the following information to help you create Custom POI files:

If a file name contains a valid speed number or if all records in a file have speed encoded in the name, then all records in the file will include speed and proximity alerts. For example, a data file with the file name "Speed_30" generates speed alerts of 30 mph (or kph, depending on the type of units selected in POI Loader) for each POI in the file.

If the file name contains "redlight", POI Loader assumes all records in the file have proximity alerts with a distance of 400m/0.25 miles.

If a file contains "GATSO," "mobile," "SPECS," "safety," "speed," or "camera," but does not have a speed, POI Loader uses a default alert speed of 0, which means you will always be alerted. You can override this default value by entering the speed in Manual mode.

You can also enter speeds for each POI individually by adding the @ symbol and a number after the name of the POI. For example, a Custom POI named "Ridgeview@25" would create a POI named "Ridgeview" with a 25 mph speed alert.

Is it possible some of the coordinates for the files that you don't have set with mp3 are in the range of the ones you have the mp3 tied to?Why is the favorite listed in the structure?

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I'm gonna connect all the csv files with mp3 files...

see..

http://www.poolesville.biz/GARMIN2.htm

maybe that will work.

"""Is it possible some of the coordinates for the files that you don't have set with mp3 are in the range of the ones you have the mp3 tied to?Why is the favorite listed in the structure?"""

NOPE...they are @ least 30 miles away

You may want to try a few of

You may want to try a few of them without driving to them.Touch tool,settings,system and under GPS Simulator turn it on.Now go to main screen on gps.Touch View map and drag the map close to one of the locations to test.Touch screen on location you want to start at.Touch Set Location at bottom.Go back and select one of the custom pois and touch go and see if you get the alert message you set for it.

I suspect the files that all have speed in them may be triggering the siren alert on your first try.Just a guess.

You also may want to think about using subfolders to establish categories.After looking at the number of files you have so far in one folder.If you plan to add many more they will stop showing somewhere around 32 files.Subfolders increase that number.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/15907

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Problem solved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good quess Charlesd45...put all the related csv files into different folders

see...

http://www.poolesville.biz/Garmin3.htm

Glad you got it.Looks

Glad you got it.Setup looks good.Did you use the simulation mode to test it or drive to a few?

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Simulation Mode

Nope...tried it and got it to work than tried to move the car and that didn't work out right so restarted and had to watch the car drive to town which took even longer and that didn't work. I wish they had open source code/ and a compiler and a debugger???

Inconclusion using mp3 files

1. use sub folders
2. if all else fails use wav file(s) instead*

*poiloader requires sox.exe to process wav files