Hey guys, first off i am very computer savy and have spent hours reading over posts and trying everything possible until making this thread. I have a 255w and i am just trying to make a custom alert for when i come up to red light cameras. I understand that the alert must be a .wav file and in PCM 44.100kHz 16 Bit, Mono format. Also i have POI Loader v.2.5.4 with Sox.exe version 14.0.1 in the same location. I have 3 files (mypoi.bmp, mypoi.csv, and mypoi.wav) im trying to upload. Like i said i did everything that everyone has said to do. Only problem is when i open poi loader it seems that sox doesnt automatically run and convert the wav file. Because the poi's work fine and i am getting the little stop sign image on the screen, but i am still only getting the "bong, bong" sound. Please Help!! i used every version of poi loader with all the versions of sox i could fine and all still seem not to run together. I have read threads where poeple seem to say when you run the poi loader it will show the Sox.exe converting the wav file.. i havent seen the sox.exe do anything!!
See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 .
The biggest problems with the alerts and icons not working are the files not being named the same except for extensions and having double extensions. Double-check each of them. The best way to prevent double extensions is to go to your folder options in the control panel and click view then find hide extensions for known file types and remove the check mark. Click OK.
See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 for custom poi files.
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Hey i appreciate you posting so quickly, when i got home i did exactly what you said and checked to see if there were double extensions and guess what you were right, both the bmp and wav said (mypoi.bmp.bmp and mypoi.wav.wav) so i deleted the last part of the extension so there was only one and tried to send all 3 files back through the uploader. I ran it through a simulation run by a known camera and guess what there it was K.i.t.t tell me to slow down so i dont get a speeding ticket!! Once again i appreciate the quick response and im glad i chose this site to sign up with
Greetings and welcome to the factory. This is a friendly informative community with many courteous knowledgeable members as you have just seen for yourself.
Glad you got it to work.You may want to look at this program a lot of us use.Extra Poi Editor.I use it a lot to build my alert distance into the file so I can run poiloader in the express mode using gpx files.Here is the process.It does a lot more then just alerts.
You can download Extra Poi Editor at http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor and build the distance in for the alert. When you download the program if you get message about OCX file missing scroll down on the main page and under troubleshooting you will find the Extra Poi Editor Installer that you will need to download. Once installation is completed you will need to set up the preferences you want first. Under options click on preferences. For example using ft for input. Under units you will see editor, select Imperial/US. For Field Read select metric and Field save select Metric. After setting your preferences click on file and click open to select from your computer the file you want to build the distance alerts for. Then go to edit and click on replace field. Once the next screen comes up use the down arrow for Field name and pick proximity. Under new field value put in the distance in feet you want for the alert. Then click replace all. You now have distance set for each custom poi. Then save as a gpx file. You will lose the built in alert if you save as a csv file. The nice thing about this method is that you can use express mode for poiloader
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