I decided to create custom redlight audio alerts for my Garmin 2720 so I renamed the audio mp3 file the same as the file for the Arizona redlight camera poi, except for the extension mp3. Unfortunately, when I put it to the test, all I got was the usual ding, ding and flashing alert but not the audio alert that I added to the file. Anyone have any ideas what I did wrong? Perhaps I should not have converted the original .wav file to .mp3. Any suggestions?
If you are getting the "ding" you obviously have the proximity set. Converting wav to mp3 shouldn't be a problem, I've never had that problem.
So, your problem should be fairly simple to cure.
1. make sure the file names are exactly alike
2. make sure they are in the same folder
Thank you for the suggestion. I'll recheck but I believe the file names are exactly the same and they are in the same folder. So, like you, I can't figure out anything else to change or check. I did do a "manual" POI loader, so, theoretically, it should work. Maybe the 2720 doesn't accept 'custom' audio alerts. Anyway, thank again for the suggestions.
According to Garmin, it's because the 2720 does not include an mp3 player and thus does not recognize the format. Wonder what format the "ding" is?
The ding is likely not an mp3.
I suspect that the 'ding' is most like a .wav file, so I am now going to convert the audio files back to .wav and see if that works. According to Garmin TS, it won't. But it's worth a try.
That's what I was thinking. A wav file.
And you can try a wav file for your alerts, but POI Loader most likely won't do anything with it, unfortunately.
Thank you. I'll put the custom audio files to a test tomorrow and report if they work. Probably not but worth a try.
Well, so much for that theory.....wav files don't work any better than .mp3. Time to forget about custom audio sounds.
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