My new nuvi 65 LMT,I don't have MP3 on it. Can I copy MP3 from
my Nuvi 660 and put it on the nuvi 65 LMT? I would like to hear red like camera ahead instead of bing bing bing.
Won't work. You will need to use .WAV sound files and the SOX.EXE utility program, then you can get voice alerts.
See Charlie's FAQ: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730
Note: This is for POI Loader using a Windows Computer. If you have a Mac, you can use .WAV files without the SOX.EXE utility.
Thank you so much, I got to say your are pretty smart.
Here another question for the nuvi 65 LMT. When I'm using the
nuvi 65 LMT to go somewhere It will say turn left or turn right
how can I make it say the street name?
The Short Answer
Newer nuvis come from the factory with a small variety of voices. It wouldn't surprise me if your 65 came with only two English language voices, possibly Michelle and Samantha. If you go to your voice selection menu, you should see the voices—some say "Speaks Street Names" or "Speaks Garmin Real Directions." Choose one of those. My guess is that you're currently using Michelle who does not speak street names.
The Long Answer
You can add many more voices to your nuvi with Garmin Express (through Tools/OptionalUpdates/Voices). Here's maybe more than you ever wanted to know about voices:
Note: if you do add the other voices, check out Karen, a favorite of many here.
From the 44108 link above, your nuvi 65 does offer Real Voice on selected voice(s). Out of curiosity, it would be nice if you shared the voices on your 65 right now. In the event you need more room, you can delete voice files in languages you do not speak, and this may make room if needed for the over half a dozen English language voices you can download from Garmin to your device. Shout if you need help deleting voices, and as always, have a full backup of the files on your nuvi before tinkering with deleting files!
Wow, I just noticed that both you and I have been members here for 7 years, 24 weeks! Time flies when you're having fun, huh?
I had gave up trying to get POI to speak (red light Camera ahead) So I Yesterday I gave it a try again NO Luck.
1.Download the POI file (ver:184.108.40.206) put sox.exe file in POI Loader folder. Install Red light files (have wav files) Like this:
NC- Red Lights.bmp
NC- Red Lights.cvs
NC- Red Lights.wav
Took a ride to see if it would work, I still get the dind,ding sound, no voice?
See if this video helps you out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsJTUmvb6_o and supporting videos at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/45601
As I understand it, you have downloaded POI Loader 220.127.116.11 from Garmin. I am assuming that you then double-clicked on POILoaderforWindows_273.exe in whatever your download folder was. Then, POI Loader would have been installed into C:Program Files (x86)GarminPOI Loader.
I hope what you did then was to download from
http://www.poi-factory.com/images/csv/sox-14-0-1.zip into some folder on your computer, navigated to that download folder and double-clicked on sox-14-0-1.zip in under to unzip it, and finally copied sox.exe into C:Program Files (x86)GarminPOI Loader.
If you did the above, then you would be ready to run POILoader and point it to a folder in which you have placed three red light files (.csv, .bmp, and .wav).
I do not recognize the file name for the red light file, so I will ask you to download the current file from
by clicking on the red light link. What you will download will be Redlight-Cameras.csv. Put it into a brand new folder. Now navigate to the folder containing NC- Red Lights.cvs, and then copy only the .wav and .bmp files to the folder containing Redlight-Cameras.csv.
Now use your cursor to highlight the character string "Redlight-Cameras" and press Ctrl-C to copy that character string. Then, move your cursor to highlight only the "NC- Red Lights" for the NC- Red Lights.wav file. Do a Ctrl-v to replace the highlighted characters with the "Redlight-Cameras" string. Do the same with the .bmp file.
Now run POILoader, point it to this new folder containing the most current red light files and let it run. Make a note of the number of POI loaded so you can report later to us.
Try this out and let us know what happens.
I had gave up trying to get POI to speak (red light Camera ahead) So I Yesterday I gave it a try again...
1) Did you succeed earlier in getting your GPS to speak street names. Just curious.
2) Assuming your computer is new enough to have a Program Files (x86) folder; i.e., Windows Vista through the current Windows 10, then as jgermann reports, the POI Loader program will be in this folder(this time with the backslashes):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\POI Loader
and the sox.exe needs to be placed there, in the same folder as has the file POILoader.exe.
3) Given that lars has been here for 9 years and had loaded custom POIs to an old nuvi 660, it's possible that the computer has two versions of POI Loader installed and the sox.exe may be in the wrong POI Loader folder:
If these assumptions I've made apply, follow the link to the earlier thread.
Automotive device not speaking street names
Garmin automotive GPS devices that have the ability to speak street names are also loaded with pre-recorded voices that do not speak street names (e.g. "Turn right in 500 feet").
If one of these pre-recorded voices has been selected, the voice prompts will not speak street names.
To change the voice language on your device:
Touch Language & Keyboard
Touch Voice Language
Touch the desired voice
Select a voice labeled Speaks Street Names or Speaks Garmin Real Directions1
The device will now give directions with street names in the selected voice language.
1If you do not see any voice language options with these labels, you will need to download additional voice languages from Garmin Express.
Voice alert problems.
The biggest problems with the alerts not working are the files not being named the same except for extensions and having double extensions. Double-check each of them. The best way to prevent double extensions is to go to your folder options in the control panel and click view then find hide extensions for known file types and remove the check mark. Click ok. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41141
I got POI talking, thanks for your help
Thanks for reporting back. Adding voice alerts is a big plus. The use of wav files was introduce some time back by one of our members name Hornbyp .See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13429 for a little history on the subject.
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