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Garmin Alerts | How Do I Get Voice Alerts Using Wav Files For Units Without Mp3 Capability using a Mac?

 

I just got a Nuvi 2595 and discovered that my custom POI alerts that I created for my Nuvi 760 no longer worked. It turns out that this is because the 2595 does not support the mp3 format. However, custom POIs alerts will work if you use the wav format instead of mp3.

This forum post - http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 - explains what you need to do if you are using windows.

On a Mac it is easier. Convert your mp3 to a wav. Numerous mac apps (both free and paid) are available to do this. After converting, remove the mp3 file from your poi folder on your Mac and run the Garmin POI Loader. Yo do not need a Mac version of Sox.Exe!

And also

we have found that you can use wav files on the earlier units that only had mp3 capability.

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

No sox for mac.

Roger39 wrote:

I just got a Nuvi 2595 and discovered that my custom POI alerts that I created for my Nuvi 760 no longer worked. It turns out that this is because the 2595 does not support the mp3 format. However, custom POIs alerts will work if you use the wav format instead of mp3.

This forum post - http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 - explains what you need to do if you are using windows.

On a Mac it is easier. Convert your mp3 to a wav. Numerous mac apps (both free and paid) are available to do this. After converting, remove the mp3 file from your poi folder on your Mac and run the Garmin POI Loader. Yo do not need a Mac version of Sox.Exe!

A lot of the mack users have pointed this out in past posts.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

sox on a Mac

Roger39 wrote:

Yo do not need a Mac version of Sox.Exe!

But if you do want sox on a Mac, you can use MacPorts to get it: http://www.macports.org/ports.php?by=name&substr=sox

Sorry

charlesd45 wrote:
Roger39 wrote:

I just got a Nuvi 2595 and discovered that my custom POI alerts that I created for my Nuvi 760 no longer worked. It turns out that this is because the 2595 does not support the mp3 format. However, custom POIs alerts will work if you use the wav format instead of mp3.

This forum post - http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 - explains what you need to do if you are using windows.

On a Mac it is easier. Convert your mp3 to a wav. Numerous mac apps (both free and paid) are available to do this. After converting, remove the mp3 file from your poi folder on your Mac and run the Garmin POI Loader. You do not need a Mac version of Sox.Exe!

A lot of the mack users have pointed this out in past posts.

Sorry. Apparently I did not search deep enough.

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