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mp3's embedded in proximity alerts

 

I own a Garmin Nuvi 360. I used mapsource to create my own POI the other night. I'm going from point A to point B(destination). I unchecked the proximity box and put in 0.5 mile for the proximity alert to sound. I used one of my mp3 music for the sound alert. The next day I tried it out and it worked! No problems I thought. I turned of the Nuvi and went about my business. After I came back got in and turn on the Nuvi to go back home(point A). I hit the go home button on the Nuvi the "proximity alert(mp3)" came on. The entire mp3 song played and it played continuous over and over until I turned off the Nuvi(even outside of the proximity area).

My question is:
1) Is there a way for the proximity alert(mp3 song) to shut off after leaving the assigned area? If so, how do I do that?

2) Also is there a way to make the mp3 song shorter? In other words can I make it play only 1 minute instead of the whole song while in the proximity area. Kinda like a ringtone on your cell phone.

Thanks to all!

You need to edit the song on

You need to edit the song on your computer to make it shorter before you attach it to the proximity point. Otherwise, it will play to its duration.

No worries there. . .but

But how do I make the song stop playing continuously over and over. It's like a loop.
Thanks for your quick response MotoMama.

I also attached mp3s to

I also attached mp3s to proximity points. As you approach and go by the POI. you get 3 to 4 alerts depending on how fast you go by I think. Since you have a long song playing it probably just qued up the 3 or 4 times and will not stop until it finishes the number of times qued up. I am just guessing at this.

You may be able to set the number of times the "audible" alert hits by going under the "settings" menu, selecting "proximity points" and changing the alert.

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Mark E

Yeah, that's what I was

Yeah, that's what I was thinking if the song is too long and there are multiple alerts within the particular segment, then it's going to keep playing until all the instances have played through. You probably can't stop it.

Having said that, you probably don't want your alert mp3 to be much longer than a few seconds.

you answered your own question

2) Also is there a way to make the mp3 song shorter? In other words can I make it play only 1 minute instead of the whole song while in the proximity area. Kinda like a ringtone on your cell phone.

Just edit it, like you would for a custom ringtone.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

There are tons of mp3

There are tons of mp3 editors out there that you can modify the mp3 as you wish.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

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