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Anyone having issues with getting the custom sounds to work with this nuvi for POI's? evil I have an 855 and it works fine, tried on my new 1690 and it does not work. Can anyone get it to work?

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Using WAV sound files?

Dwaynes wrote:

Anyone having issues with getting the custom sounds to work with this nuvi for POI's? evil I have an 855 and it works fine, tried on my new 1690 and it does not work. Can anyone get it to work?

The 1xxx series don't have MP3 players so they have to have WAV files with SOX.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Wav file for alerts

Dwaynes wrote:

Anyone having issues with getting the custom sounds to work with this nuvi for POI's? evil I have an 855 and it works fine, tried on my new 1690 and it does not work. Can anyone get it to work?

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Help

OK, I am trying to download wave files for a couple of POI's. I have named all the correct way. For every type of POI, I am getting the same sound file. I go into the actual folder and all are correcly named. My state lines, red light and speed cameras all say "State line ahead". Any suggestions on fix?

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Could you have

double extensions?

When you double click on the redlight alert .wav, does Windows Media Explorer play the right sounds?

sox.exe

Dwaynes wrote:

OK, I am trying to download wave files for a couple of POI's. I have named all the correct way. For every type of POI, I am getting the same sound file. I go into the actual folder and all are correcly named. My state lines, red light and speed cameras all say "State line ahead". Any suggestions on fix?

Sounds like you have the wrong sox.exe use the one here http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

I agree

charlesd45 wrote:
Dwaynes wrote:

OK, I am trying to download wave files for a couple of POI's. I have named all the correct way. For every type of POI, I am getting the same sound file. I go into the actual folder and all are correcly named. My state lines, red light and speed cameras all say "State line ahead". Any suggestions on fix?

Sounds like you have the wrong sox.exe use the one here http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730

I agree with c...45

Newer versions of sox.exe exhibit this error and caused us an amazing amount of grief a while ago when some were suggesting we all update to the newest version.

Only use sox 14.0.1

More from Gary Hayman:

http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/pagepoi.02.htm#...

If you're really a glutton for punishment, the replies starting around 7/30/11 here give details:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/33887

+1

CraigW wrote:

I agree with c...45

Newer versions of sox.exe exhibit this error and caused us an amazing amount of grief a while ago when some were suggesting we all update to the newest version.

Only use sox 14.0.1

Same thing happened to me. +1 to c..45 & CraigW

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Tried

I tried downloading the correct version. It is doing the same thing. I checked each file and extension and media player is playing the right file. Any other suggestion besides throw it away. smile

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Delete the old?

Dwaynes wrote:

I tried downloading the correct version. It is doing the same thing. I checked each file and extension and media player is playing the right file. Any other suggestion besides throw it away. smile

Did you delete the other versions of sox.exe including the associated dll files before placing the correct sox.exe in your POI Loader folder? Did you get your current sox.exe (v14.0.1) from here by downloading and unzipping it:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730

Note that there's also a version 14.1.0 available which will not work with POI Loader.

One last thought if you've been using POI Loader for quite some time. A while ago, Garmin started installing new versions of POI Loader in a different location from past versions--and the older versions aren't being removed. If so, you could be installing sox.exe into the folder with the older POI Loader. Does a search for POI Loader.exe bring up two locations on your computer?

Can you tell us what computer hard drive folder your POI Loader files are in--and confirm that sox.exe is there? Is your sox.exe 1672KB in size (1,712,128 bytes)?

I'm asking all of this because your symptoms have only been reported here when a newer version of sox.exe is being used so the most likely culprit is having all or parts of the newer non-POILoader-compatible sox.exe on your computer and this wrong sox is still being called by POI Loader to process your wav files.

Update

Here is the folder that sox.exe is installed in
C:\Program Files\Garmin\POI Loader

It is 1672KB in size.

Tried again when i pass a redlight camera it says "State Line ahead".

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Voice alerts

Dwaynes wrote:

I tried downloading the correct version. It is doing the same thing. I checked each file and extension and media player is playing the right file. Any other suggestion besides throw it away. smile

It still appears you have the wrong version in another folder . Not sure how your files are set up with or without categories. But just to get idea do you something like this?
Main folder
My state line.csv
My state line.wav
red light cameras.csv
red light cameras.wav
speed cameras.csv
speed cameras.wav

Make sure when you run poilader use the delete all pois first tab.Then rerun poiloader to install the custom pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Simplify

All of the comments above are correct, but let's try to simplify as much as we can to see what is happening.

Check everything about POI Loader and sox.exe.

As charlesd45 says, let POI Loader remove ALL existing .gpi files from the unit.

Then before you do the next run, create a new folder to which you can point POI Loader.

Put in that folder ONLY the redlightcameras.csv and redlightcameras.wav files (of course, your file names may be different) but we want only one set of files - not three sets.

Run POI Loader and check out the sound. What was it? How did you check it?

Report that to us.

If the above works, then we will know that the POI Loader and sox.exe combination is OK.

If the sound that you get is the "state line" sound then I think we will have to send an exorcist.

My Luck

I tried that. I get the POI and the icon, but it is still saying State Line Ahead. I even moved the folder that it points to. I am using the GPS simulator mode. I think that it has a mind of it's own.

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Make a folder like I stated

Make a folder like I stated above. Call it my pois. Put the red light cameras.csv,red light cameras.wav,speed cameras.csv and speed cameras.wav in that folder. Delete all pois using poiloader.Rerun poiloader and select my pois folder and complete installation. Reboot GPS and try it.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Tried Again

I did the same thing you said to do. It is still saying state line ahead.

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

what OS?

Dwaynes wrote:

I tried downloading the correct version. It is doing the same thing. I checked each file and extension and media player is playing the right file. Any other suggestion besides throw it away. smile

What operating system is your computer using? If it's W7, then you have multiple installations of POI Loader. One is in Program Files (x86) and the other is in program files\Garmin. Search the C drive for POI*.exe and see how many there are. The correct version of SOX is in the wrong folder.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

alerts.

Dwaynes wrote:

I did the same thing you said to do. It is still saying state line

Still sounds like you have wrong sox.exe installed. How did you delete the first one you installed before installing the correct one. Did you install the correct one in the same location as the wrong one?

One last thing go to http://www2.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php and make your own wav files for the camera files and try the above process one more time with them.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Running vista 32 bit business

smile

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

GOT IT

Thanks Charlie. I made my own wave file and it worked. For some reason it did not like the one I had. BIG THANKS.smile

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Glad it worked out. It must

Glad it worked out. It must not have been saved as PCM, 44.100 kHZ., 16 bit, Mono. Other versions have been reported to work but I stick with this conversion.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

why state line

Dwaynes wrote:

Thanks Charlie. I made my own wave file and it worked. For some reason it did not like the one I had. BIG THANKS.smile

I hope you will be able to describe to us how and why you kept getting the "state line" sound when you were using another wav file which you have said plays properly (meaning not "state line") in Media Player.

thanks

I really don't know

The only thing I know is that for some reason when I right clicked from the website the .wav file, it was corrupting the file. I then downloaded from the AT&T site and it worked. I think it was operator error more than anything.

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Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

Had to be corruption or

Dwaynes wrote:

The only thing I know is that for some reason when I right clicked from the website the .wav file, it was corrupting the file. I then downloaded from the AT&T site and it worked. I think it was operator error more than anything.

somehow he named the state line file as his Red light camera wav.
Just a thought.

If you played the red light wav did it actually give you "red light ahead" or did it play "state line"?

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

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