I got my first GPS (NUVI 360) a week ago and love it so far. Has anyone else noticed that the volume for the TTS commands and blue tooth is much lower than the volume for the MP3 playback? Is there a way to fix this, or is it a common problem?
Thanks in advance for any help/comments.
But you have to be confident using a hex editor, and hacking a voice file a bit.
Look here and scroll to a post made Thu, 03/29/2007 - 9:48am, by 'hornbyp'
Thanks for your help. I'll experiment with some of the foreign language voices that I don't need anyway.
Is there a separate volume control for each? On the 660 you can change the volume of Navigation separately from the MP3 playback in the system volume control. Not sure if it is this way on the 350 though.
There's only one audio control for MP3 & navigation instructions. That's one of the reasons I like my 660 vs the 350 I started out with.
I didn't know there was a separate volume control. How is this done?
I found and downloaded the program mp3gain. For a quick tryout I just guessed at a
-dB and used it on all mp3's (about 220) in test directory, then copied those to
a SD card. On a 50 mile drive, it worked well. The speaking voice is now louder than the mp3's. In fact, a few of the mp3's were too low on volume. Now, I'll use mp3gain
to equalize volume of all mp3's.
Oh; a friend sent me a link to a hack on the Garmin's volume control, using a
hex editor. I'll look it over, but mp3gain seems to work OK without the risks.
Thanks, I would like the voice louder too!
I forgot to add that I am using a Pioneer radio/cdplayer with audio input,
so all sounds come through car speakers, a big improvement.
not sure if this has been posted but there is a very easy way to increase the volume on the nuvi 360
plug in your nuvi, via usb cable
open folder to view files
open Garmin folder within garmin folder open Voice folder you will see all the .vpm voice files
copy your selected voice file eg:american jill.vpm and past to a folder on your computer, now you should also make a backup (original) for safe keeping
now open TTSVoiceEditor you will see the default volume is 65% increase to say 95% save file, now copy new modded .vpm
voice file to your Garmin and your good to go.
The program will let you increase the voice volume only. It won't affect other sounds like MP3, alerts or system sounds.
If you hear too much distorsion after increasing the voice volume, reduce it a bit and it will improve.
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