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I installed the restareas POI with voice and symbol on my NUVI 3590 just as I did on my ZUMO 550, which works perfectly.

The Nuvi already has built in notifications. I found out this after putting the POI file from here. When approaching a rest area instead of the voice saying rest area ahead I get 3 beeps, and a lot closer than the 1 mile I put into the POI. Will the built in one over ride the one from here??

Not a real big deal, just wondering.

A guess

My guess is that neither of two Rest Area alerts will override the other--more likely is that both will alert, Garmin's at whatever setting it uses and your Custom POI's alert at whatever distance you set.

If you're not getting your audio alerts for the Custom POI you loaded, the most common issues that cause this error are using POI Loader in Express Mode (no alert distance set), using mp3 audio when your nuvi requires wav files*, not having sox.exe installed on your PC--or installed to the wrong hard drive location--or using the wrong version of sox, double extensions (so your file is actually xxxx.wav.wav).

Which Rest Area POI file did you choose from here at The Factory? We know that MrKenFL's Rest Areas Combined will work with alerts--some state- or region-specific files have the rest area locations set back too far from the highway and won't give an alert oftentimes. Use MrKen's Rest Areas Combined.

I imagine there are other causes as well.

You say you have no alerts for you POI Loader installed rest area file. Do you see the icon? The answer may help us figure this out for you.

*Your zumo 550 can use mp3 audio files--and with sox.exe on your PC, the zumo can also use wav files. Your new nuvi can only use wav audio files and requires sox.exe. Could this your issue since you say you get audio alerts with the zumo but not with the nuvi?

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

Well I can't get it to work.

Well I can't get it to work. I have the MrKenFL's rest areas combined file, the outhouse icon which does shows up, but the rest area mp3, converted to the correct settings wave file, all files named the same, doesn't work, all I get is just 3 beeps not the wave file saying rest area ahead. This is using a simulation drive by of a rest area.

I got the latest Sox.exe and copied all files to the proper POI loader directory. That didn't work either????? I also used the manual mode to set the alert distance for 1 mile.

Oh, I'm using Windows 7 SP1 64 bit all updates current if that makes a difference.

Any other suggestions?

change your sox

MadDad wrote:

Well I can't get it to work. I have the MrKenFL's rest areas combined file, the outhouse icon which does shows up, but the rest area mp3, converted to the correct settings wave file, all files named the same, doesn't work, all I get is just 3 beeps not the wave file saying rest area ahead. This is using a simulation drive by of a rest area.

I got the latest Sox.exe and copied all files to the proper POI loader directory. That didn't work either????? I also used the manual mode to set the alert distance for 1 mile.

The latest version of SOX doesn't work with POI Loader. You need to have 14.0.1. The later versions of SOX changed the procedural call interface and the command string POI Loader uses hasn't changed.

When you state you set the alert distance to 1 mile, you did enter it in feet didn't you? (I personally use 5300 feet, it's easier to key in than 5280 and the extra 20 feet of alert distance means you are almost guaranteed to hear the alert before passing the sign along the highway.

Other than SOX and using WAV sounds, the second biggest problem area is the double extension. Go into your Windows options and be absolutely certain the the extensions for known file types are displayed. If this option remains unchecked and you can now see a BMP or WAV extension it means you have a double extension so the names DO NOT match.

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

Please Check

Box Car has given superb advice on troubleshooting your POI issue.

I would like to add one more suggestion.
Please check your settings for Proximity Alerts, I'm not sure exactly where it's located on the 3590 but should be in SETTINGS.

Under Proximity Alerts-Custom POI's, make sure the box is checked for ENABLED.

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sox

MadDad wrote:

Well I can't get it to work...

I got the latest Sox.exe and copied all files to the proper POI loader directory...

As boxcar says, you need the proper old version of sox.exe. Look to download it from step b of this link:

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

Since you mention "copied all the files," you almost certainly have a new version of sox and boxcar is correct in stating that it will not work. The correct version is a single exe file while newer sox's have the exe plus several dll files. Note that you want sox.exe 14.0.1, not to be confused with 14.1.0.

The fact that your icons show up means you're 99.44% of the way to a solution. If a betting man, I'd put a buck on sox as being the solution.

There was an extensive investigation done here a while ago and Factory member "evert" figured out what was happening with the newer versions.

One final thought in case this still doesn't work for you. Some folks report that their created or converted wav file doesn't work with sox and POI Loader. If sox doesn't fix things for you, a search for wav file issues here at The Factory may offer some detail for you.

AOK!!! The older version of

AOK!!! The older version of Sox did it. It works now. I don't know what I'll do with the rest of the day though. smile

Thanks all for the patience and help, though it should be easier than this has been. No ones fault here just the hoops ya got to jump through to set up POI's no matter where one gets them from.

thanks

for letting us know you found the problem.

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

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