Garmin Voice options

 
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You're going to have to give

You're going to have to give us more specifics. What exactly are you looking for? Garmin voices? Custom voices? Redlight alert voices?

Garmin voices

garmin voices

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Garmin nüvi® 350

the nüvi® 350

Jfreed322 wrote:

garmin voices

comes with the only stuff that works pre-installed. If you're looking for different versions of English files, what you got is all there is.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Mexican Jack doesn't speak

Mexican Jack doesn't speak English, switch to British Daniel, all will be fine.

If you attach your unit to

If you attach your unit to your computer and run WebUpdater, it will prompt you to load any available voices that are not already installed on your GPSr as well as those for which there are updates.

Let me know

Let me know if you find anything. I would like the change the voice on the Nuvi

voice

i think they want to know where they can download additional voice features. if this is what they want, they can go here. http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

and download the updater, this will allow you to link to grmin to download different voice features.

Nuvis

kaiserb wrote:

Let me know if you find anything. I would like the change the voice on the Nuvi

Come pre-loaded with all available voices that are compatible with them; and they sometimes are updated via Web Updater. If you're looking for other voice personae, there are none available beyond what you can download via Web Updater or other Garmin sites.

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If.....

kaiserb wrote:

Let me know if you find anything. I would like the change the voice on the Nuvi

There is a way, IF you have a lot of extra time on your hands, IF you don't get flustrated easily, and IF you're content using the 'English_American_.vpm' (No Jack or Jill ... haven't worked on that one yet). You can split it, replace the .wav files with your own recordings, and join them back into a new 'English_American_.vpm'. I added a little humor to a few wav files; and when I get tired of Jack and Jill, I'll switch over to 'English American' to get a little variety.

RT

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Redlight alert voices

Where do I find Redlight alert voices and how do you set them up?
Thanks

Do you put the mp3 file in

Do you put the mp3 file in the mp3 folder or include it with the poi.cvs and .bmp files?

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BD • Nuvi 360 • Mac User

You place the .mp3 files in

You place the .mp3 files in the same folder which contains your poi files (having the exact name as your poi except for the extension)

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

And I hope that your

And I hope that your extentions really aren't .cvs...lol. Just joking and giving a hard time.

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Be creative

zippyze wrote:

Where do I find Redlight alert voices and how do you set them up?
Thanks

You can use a terrible computer synthesized sounding voice from a couple of web sites..you type something and it creates a wav or mp3 file for you.

However, why not record your own voice, or someone else's voice. Edit part of a CD or search for sound bytes, sound bites or sound boards for Homer Simpson or Mr T or king kong. Then convert the wav to mp3. There are plenty of free wav to mp3 or cd to mp3 converters. Just do a search.

if your "redlight" file is named redlight.csv then name the mp3 redlight.mp3 and put them in the same folder.

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there are lots of web sites

there are lots of web sites that you can download voices

just search yahoo or other using .vpm garmin files

you will find for 350 are lots of voices
i even found Mandarin-chinese which i was looking for it

but the only downside is that i was looking TTS
cant find Mandarin-chinese TTS yet

also i found A small voice program that you can split the VPM voice files and it will convert it to WAV files
but it only works on Non-TTS vpm files

if anyone had tried to join a Non-TTS voice vpm file to a TTS voice vpm file?

in other words, i am thinking to have a Mandarin-chinese voice file where it will said in chinese but the roads would be in english

TTS

highlander711 wrote:

...but it only works on Non-TTS vpm files ...

I've experimented with a TTS file and found it can be modified if the new command contains the same number of characters as the command you're replacing.

RT

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HHow to modify VPM files

Would you mind posting a procedure for this? WHat is the file format?

Modifying TTS Voice Files

thehill wrote:

Would you mind posting a procedure for this? WHat is the file format?

TTS Voice Files:

I started writing the procedure here, but it got so long I moved it to the POI Verifier website. Click on the Modifying TTS Files
link on its home page. Send me an email if you find any errors and I'll correct them.

Read the disclaimer before proceeding.

RT

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Take a look at this forum

This look like you can modify the individual files.

Read through the thread.

http://tinyurl.com/34d83p

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Non-TTS Voice Files

Summermug wrote:

Read through the thread.
http://tinyurl.com/34d83p

This link (also posted at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5821) applies to non-TTS files, not TTS files. Non-TTS voice files are 100+ WAV files and can be modified this way (including volume increase). TTS files are modified with a Hex Editor ... completely different animal!

RT

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Agreed

retiredtechnician wrote:
Summermug wrote:

Read through the thread.
http://tinyurl.com/34d83p

This link (also posted at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5821) applies to non-TTS files, not TTS files. Non-TTS voice files are 100+ WAV files and can be modified this way (including volume increase). TTS files are modified with a Hex Editor ... completely different animal!

RT

Thought it might be useful to those that do are not using TTS and want to modify their vpm files.

Sorry I didn't search to see if their was a link to Non-TTS.

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Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

Voice File Spliiter

I Have nuvi 260, can I put

I Have nuvi 260, can I put mp3 alert for my pois? or the only choice I have is the ding dong sound?

link to web-updater

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sofrito wrote:

I Have nuvi 260, can I put mp3 alert for my pois? or the only choice I have is the ding dong sound?

Only units that have MP3 player can have custom alerts.

Comedy and Celeb voices are

Comedy and Celeb voices are now available for Garmin SatNav's these can be found at www.nav-voices.co.uk

Nokia 6110 Navigator

Hi in POI-factory!
I have a Nokia 6110 Navigator Mobil phone with onboard GPS. The phone has a very good function - i have installed Garmin Mobil XT - latest version - and installed Norway Topo Maps, Blue Chart Atlantic, City Navigator NT and special chart for Greece. Very good function.
I have allso installet POI for scandinavina speed-camera - and here is the problem. The phone only warn me with a beep, reed line and camera text. The phone has a very good MP3 player - and the question is: Is it possible to get the phone to speak the warning for speed-camera? I have a file ( POI ) with build in sound for Garmin GPS - and the file has a good function on this machines. What do i do on my Nokia 6110 Navigator. Thanks in advance. ( sorry about my spelling - i'm not so good in eng. - coming from Norway )
Best reg.
Tommy S.

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Best regards from Norway Tommy S.

garmin voices

Hi Lookin for John Cleese voice heard sample on radio station but missed web address

For The TomTom

Is this what you were looking for?

http://www.tomtom.com/plus/service.php?ID=5&BID=14

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Garmin NUVI 760 Voice prompts

i have mistakenly deleted my voices folder from my NUVI 760 and I can not find them from anywhere. I need to download new ones that speak text to speech

VOICES

nhlanhla wrote:

i have mistakenly deleted my voices folder from my NUVI 760 and I can not find them from anywhere. I need to download new ones that speak text to speech

USE GARMIN web updater it will find all of the voices and installs them!1

good luck!

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Custom voices for Garmin and Tom Tom

Guys ,I found this, go check-out ,..www.pigtones.com

I love my Nuvi again !!!!

Thanks again

Pigtones

I don't think they've worked out all the bugs for this, at least it didn't work for my nuvi 660. Please check my post at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13557

Just checked pigtones FAQ page now, it now has content, for what its worth. I will give it some more time...once burnt, twice shy.

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Peter

Well - if you like Portal's GLaDOS computer...

If you're a fan of the video game Portal and specifically, GLaDOS, there is a very similar voice file for Garmins:

http://glagps.vanmiddlesworth.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0fNAsSkbE

Won't work for me

petlaur wrote:

I don't think they've worked out all the bugs for this, at least it didn't work for my nuvi 660. Please check my post at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13557

Just checked pigtones FAQ page now, it now has content, for what its worth. I will give it some more time...once burnt, twice shy.

I just checked them out and can't get any of the samples to play. They just sit there saying "buffering" forever and lock up the computer until I close the page. Somethings not right......

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Ok, I tried again and the samples worked this time - all but the last one anyway. I'd give Yoda a try (I'm using Darth Vader's Tie Fighter as my vehicle icon) but not for $13.

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Hi MM

MM I am sorry I have been away. working hard just got back from another 5 day run to N.CA. I like the new look you have it is really nice. take care
jolleyr

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garmin nuvi i am looking for celeb voice prompt's

Jfreed322 wrote:

Where can i find additional voice format files?

me too!

AABD wrote:
Jfreed322 wrote:

Where can i find additional voice format files?

+1

Celebrity Voices

You can find many sites which sell celebrity voices, just do a google search for "Garmin celebrity voices"

Keep in mind that I have not seen a voice package yet that works with text to speech. This means the voices won't announce street names, they will just give standard instructions (e.g. - "turn left", "turn right", etc.)

Celeb Voices

Frankoq2 wrote:
AABD wrote:
Jfreed322 wrote:

Where can i find additional voice format files?

+1

You can try these if you have the units mentioned. Don't know how well they work though since their "sample" pages don't seem to be available?.

http://garminvoices.com/

Celebrity Voices webpage

PaulATL wrote:
Frankoq2 wrote:
AABD wrote:
Jfreed322 wrote:

Where can i find additional voice format files?

+1

You can try these if you have the units mentioned. Don't know how well they work though since their "sample" pages don't seem to be available?.

http://garminvoices.com/

Try it from here. The links work from the Celebrity Voices page who owns the garminvoices site.

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Garmin Site

Garmin recently added a program that running in a browser & make it really easy to add the voices, they have 3 right now, Elfred is a riot. I have not downloaded the other voice, it is a Halloween voice. Also they added new vehicles & with the Garmin plug it it makes it really easy to use.

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Garmin Voices

Vsolo wrote:

Garmin recently added a program that running in a browser & make it really easy to add the voices, they have 3 right now, Elfred is a riot. I have not downloaded the other voice, it is a Halloween voice. Also they added new vehicles & with the Garmin plug it it makes it really easy to use.

We tried the Elf voice and killed it after just a few minutes. Dr. Nightmare is the one we use. The voice is clear and the driving instructions are great. The comments are definitely related to Halloween, but we can over look that because of the clarity. It has caused us to rename our Garmin as well. It went from being Billy (after the blue-nosed reindeer) to Boris.

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Voices for the Nuvi 200

I would like to know about d/loading different voices to my GPS. I would like to try a different voice, however if I don't like it, will I be able to return to the original voice that came on the unit....

Thanks!

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Downloading new voices will not affect the old voices. You can easily switch back.

If you happen to lose them, you can run WebUpdater and you will get all the voices that are available for your particular unit.

i have tried the web update

i have tried the web update but it is not working. i still cant get my garmin200w to talk. Is there any other way? Just the VOICE Pls. I will appreciate anyone with Garmin200w to pls copy and send their voice as an e-mail attachment to my box----okoeverylady@yahoo.co.uk

voice update

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

Downloading new voices will not affect the old voices. You can easily switch back.

If you happen to lose them, you can run WebUpdater and you will get all the voices that are available for your particular unit.

yep, this is correct.

voices

Ok I just tried the voices from Garmin....Love the elf voice.

Voices

I saw an advertisement for a MIO Knight Rider GPS that sounds like the car KITT in the tv show. That would be cool if someone could figure out to do an a garmin !

Kitt Voice

kd5jbt wrote:

I saw an advertisement for a MIO Knight Rider GPS that sounds like the car KITT in the tv show. That would be cool if someone could figure out to do an a garmin !

If I remember correctly the actor that did the voice for Kitt died a few years ago and the programs are still copyrighted, so a royalty would have to be paid for each copy.

If an impersonator was used, that would be different or the voice was synthesized the royalty issue wouldn't be the problem, but "it doesn't sound the same."

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