Alert Sounds Discussion

 

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Google is a great tool

bounder wrote:

Does anyone out there have any mp3 or wav sounds of railroad steam engines ??

How about these:

arrow http://www.dieselairhorns.com/sounds.html

or these:

arrow http://www.psrm.org/sounds/

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Rythm Tip Do you think

Rythm Tip

Do you think you could make one as an alert for Bass Pro Shop where the word Bass sounds like Bass and not Base? Something same as one in sound file saying something like "Bass Pro Shop ahead"

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Nuvi 2595LMT Oregon 450 - Always drink upstream from the herd.

I made one....

bushmaster wrote:

Rythm Tip

Do you think you could make one as an alert for Bass Pro Shop where the word Bass sounds like Bass and not Base? Something same as one in sound file saying something like "Bass Pro Shop ahead"

I have made an mp3 & wav file that sounds correct, I'll let Rythm Tip know.

Paul

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bushmaster wrote:

Rythm Tip

Do you think you could make one as an alert for Bass Pro Shop where the word Bass sounds like Bass and not Base? Something same as one in sound file saying something like "Bass Pro Shop ahead"

Have you tried the AT&T site, http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php , for TTS? It is smart enough to correctly pronounce "bass fiddle" and "Bass Pro Shop."

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Actually

bentbiker wrote:
bushmaster wrote:

Rythm Tip

Do you think you could make one as an alert for Bass Pro Shop where the word Bass sounds like Bass and not Base? Something same as one in sound file saying something like "Bass Pro Shop ahead"

Have you tried the AT&T site, http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php , for TTS? It is smart enough to correctly pronounce "bass fiddle" and "Bass Pro Shop."

Actually I had to change the spelling of Bass to get it to pronounce it properly. smile

Capitalization Counts

deppeler wrote:

Actually I had to change the spelling of Bass to get it to pronounce it properly.

I couldn't figure out why you had different results than me, so I played with it for awhile. Turns out, Crystal pronounces "Bass Pro Shop" incorrectly, but "bass pro shop" is pronounced correctly. I'm not even sure AT&T understand this, because on their FAQ page they have a perfect opportunity to explain when they say:
"While general performance can be quite good, some decisions are intrinsically hard to make without some level of understanding. For example, the word 'bass' in the phrases 'bass drum' or 'bass boat'."

I wish they would list the tricks, but the program is apparently able to make decisions on some pronunciation based on context. "Tear" and "Tear paper" are pronounced differently. Interesting . . .

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Interesting

bentbiker wrote:
deppeler wrote:

Actually I had to change the spelling of Bass to get it to pronounce it properly.

I couldn't figure out why you had different results than me, so I played with it for awhile. Turns out, Crystal pronounces "Bass Pro Shop" incorrectly, but "bass pro shop" is pronounced correctly. I'm not even sure AT&T understand this, because on their FAQ page they have a perfect opportunity to explain when they say:
"While general performance can be quite good, some decisions are intrinsically hard to make without some level of understanding. For example, the word 'bass' in the phrases 'bass drum' or 'bass boat'."

I wish they would list the tricks, but the program is apparently able to make decisions on some pronunciation based on context. "Tear" and "Tear paper" are pronounced differently. Interesting . . .

Interesting....I just altered the Bass to Bas to get it to work. But in future I'll try both, thanks smile

Custom POI Alert Sounds

I receive the default beep when approaching a red light camera after installing custom wav file.

Nuvi 200
POILoaderforWindows_253
sox14.2.0.

POI Loader says everything loaded fine.
File names are identical
Audio file is 800kb .wav

Even though I installed custom audio files, do I need to change the proximity points to custom POI's in the Nuvi manually?

Is there a way to test for success without going out each time and hunting down a red light camera?

Many thanks,
Robert

Sox.exe Version

Robert Daniel wrote:

I receive the default beep when approaching a red light camera after installing custom wav file.

Nuvi 200
POILoaderforWindows_253
sox14.2.0.

POI Loader says everything loaded fine.
File names are identical
Audio file is 800kb .wav

Even though I installed custom audio files, do I need to change the proximity points to custom POI's in the Nuvi manually?

Is there a way to test for success without going out each time and hunting down a red light camera?

Many thanks,
Robert

If I remember correctly, the version of sox.exe you have won't work. You can get the known working version here:

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16728

If your Nuvi 200 has Simulation mode (Settings>System>Simulator) and I believe it does, then yes, you can test custom POIs, their icons and the audible alerts from the comfort of your easy chair.

If you are using the red light file from POI Factory, all you have to do is run POI Loader in Manual (not Express) Mode. By default, it is setup to automatically load with a 1/4 mile poximity alert.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Bass Pro Shop

I am sending in four new sounds for Bass Pro Shop, Two male two female. in both MP3 and WAV formats.

I am also going to be sending up all the camera Wav files tomorrow.

If anyone needs a Voice Sound file for POI files your working on, please don't hesitate to message me. I would be delighted to help.

Bob

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Sound Only

I'm looking for sounds only. Not voices. Where do I look on this site for just sound effects? Thank You .....

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They are all in the same place. What exactly are you looking for?

Did you say Sounds?

azbluefox wrote:

I'm looking for sounds only. Not voices. Where do I look on this site for just sound effects? Thank You .....

I have literally thousands different sounds in my library of all kinds, tell me what you need and I will send it to you.

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Sound Library

Over the years I have been collecting tens of thousands of sounds and I can edit them to fit however they may be needed. so you what sounds might help enhance the POI-Factory library. Anyone with ideas let me know I can supply both MP3 & WAV files.
These sounds can be used where a voice is not needed to identify a POI location but rather just a sound.

If you would like a particular sound inserted into a voice file just let me know.

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BobDee.Don't have any

BobDee.Don't have any suggestions right now but sure I will thank of some.This file http://www.poi-factory.com/files/Crackerbarrel_Ahead.wav has the music and alert with it.He also done one for the rest areas.It would be nice to have some files along that same line to spark up some of the alerts.

Edit.How about the ships horn in the background for this one. http://www.poi-factory.com/files/Boat_Cruise_ahead.wav

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Don't have any

Charles,
I'm glad you like your new cruise ship POI sound, I also sent the MP3 & WAV files to Miss POI. If you can think of other combinations just drop me a line.

BobDee

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

It was really great and

It was really great and makes the sound more realistic with the custom poi file.Thanks again.I was just playing it again and had the sound up little on the computer.The wife wanted to know where that ship sound was coming from?You may be opening yourself up for a lot of requests.I know you spent a lot of time on converting the mp3 files to wav.This would be a nice add on not only for the wav but the mp3 sounds also.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

New POI sounds and Knowing they are New

Miss POI,
Is it possible to flag new files with the new Marker, so the new files don't get lost in the mix, and everyone gets to at least have a listen?

I was looking for a Drupal Module to send to Jon for this purpose, but couldn't figure out what it's called to search for it.

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Funny/Cute Sounds

BobDee - are you still taking requests for sound clips? If so, would it be possible for you to create a bunch of funny and cute sounds.

My nieces will be visiting in a few weeks and I was thinking it would be fun to attach some cute sound clips to various POIs. So as we're driving they'll randomly hear funny sounds.

BobDee.Thanks for the sounds

BobDee.Thanks for the sounds I requested.That redlightskid wav alert sure puts some action in the redlight file.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Funny/Cute Sounds

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

BobDee - are you still taking requests for sound clips? If so, would it be possible for you to create a bunch of funny and cute sounds.

My nieces will be visiting in a few weeks and I was thinking it would be fun to attach some cute sound clips to various POIs. So as we're driving they'll randomly hear funny sounds.

Sure, tell me what you want. and I would be delight to put them together for you!

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Steam locomotive

bounder,
use my contact button and send me your E-mail and I will send you the Steam locomotive sounds in both WAv & MP3.

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Thank You

charlesd45 wrote:

BobDee.Thanks for the sounds I requested.That redlightskid wav alert sure puts some action in the redlight file.

Charlie
Thanks for the Kind words, Anything you need just email me, I will send it to you fairly quickly.

I 'm thinking about getting back in to sysoping and creating a page just for POI sounds that let me post them for direct download, just another option for GPS users.

Thanks again
Bob

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Sounds like a good idea for

Sounds like a good idea for a download page.Sure that some of the new sounds I have listen to so far others would really be interested to add to their custom pois.Like the new one for speed cameras with the police siren in the background.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Flagged as new

BobDee wrote:

Miss POI,
Is it possible to flag new files with the new Marker, so the new files don't get lost in the mix, and everyone gets to at least have a listen?

I was looking for a Drupal Module to send to Jon for this purpose, but couldn't figure out what it's called to search for it.

Is this Possible?

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Lucy, I'm Home

Would you post the web site where you found this mp3 file? I haven't been able to find it. Thanks.

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Ron Hatton

downloading mp3

How do I download a mp3 file from the list such as Rest Area alert? Clicking on it opens it up to hear the sound but I can't seem to download it so as to include it in the rest area sites. Any help much appreciated.

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Ron Hatton

Try this. right click on mp3

Try this.

right click on mp3 file>save target as, select where you want to save file and rename file if needed>save.

mp3 file has to have same name as the poi file

rest area.csv
rest area.mp3

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Hawk - Nuvi 1450

Lucy I'm Home

rphatton wrote:

Would you post the web site where you found this mp3 file? I haven't been able to find it. Thanks.

Send me an IM I will send you the file!

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Some already posted others will be soon!


I have finished converting the complete MP3 library for those of you that need them. If you are using SOX.exe on on your GPS, you can now select any file from the complete Matching WAV library.

The Files below Have been created with spoken words and Embellished sounds. they are available in both MP3 & WAV formats, if one format description is embellished so is the other.

These sounds have been asked for by other community members, or for my own needs. If you have a specific POI sound you would like, just drop me a message through my contact button.

Cruise_ship_dock.mp3;
Cruise_ship_dock.wav; w/ Ship's horn blast
Casino_ahead2.mp3;
Casino_ahead2.wav; w/ One armed Bandit sounds
Defunct Amusement Parks2.mp3;
Defunct Amusement Parks2.wav;
Defunct Amusement Parks.mp3;
Defunct Amusement Parks.wav

Honda Motorcycle Dealership.mp3;
Honda Motorcycle Dealership.wav
Redlightskid.mp3 (81KB);
Redlightskid.wav; w/ skid
Speed-Cameras2.mp3;
Speed-Cameras2.wav; w/siren
Dog_park.mp3;
Dog_park.wav; w/ barking dogs;
FedEx_ Authorized.mp3;
FedEx_ Authorized.wav;
steam_locomotive.mp3;
steam_locomotive.wav;
RR_crossing1.mp3;
RR_crossing1.wav; /w crossing gate sound
Oh No Red Light.mp3;
Oh No Red Light.wav; w/skid

Circle_K.mp3;
Circle_K.wav;
NCAA college.mp3;
NCAA college.wav;
Restarea+flush.mp3;
Restarea+flush.wav;
Zoo_entrance.mp3;
Zoo_entrance.wav; w/animal sounds
Off_beat_tourist_attraction.wav; Off_beat_tourist_attraction.mp3 w/ strange sound
gas_station_ahead3.mp3;
gas_station_ahead3.wav w/hose rollover bell
E-ZPass.mp3;
E-ZPass.wav

wendys_beef.wav;
wendys_beef.mp3; Classic
tacobell_dog.wav;
tacobell_dog.mp3; Classic
lucyhome.wav;
lucyhome.mp3; When you get home, Classic
chevy_usa.wav;
chevy_usa.mp3; Classic
Cave .wav;
Cave .mp3 Cave entrance with water drips
swamp_ahead.mp3;
swamp_ahead.wav Swamp ahead w/swamp sounds

CivilWar_reenactment.mp3;
CivilWar_reenactment.wav w/canons and gun fire
NYC_Subway1.mp3;
NYC_Subway1.wav Station ahead, w/ding dong (On foot)
NYC_Subway.mp3;
NYC_Subway.wav w/ding dong (on foot)
TheAirStinks.mp3;
TheAirStinks.wav Roll up the window, to late w/ vomit

Airport_ahead.mp3;
Airport_ahead.wav; with jet taking off
Amusement_park.mp3;
Amusement_park.wav /w roller coster and screams
child playground.mp3;
child playground.wav;
children playing.mp3;
children playing.wav
Ham radio_repeater.mp3;
Ham Radio_repeater.wav; w/ morse code
Low_Clearence.mp3;
Low_Clearence.wav w/ air brakes
National_Forest1.mp3;
National_Forest1.wav; w/ Smokey Bear saying OYCPFF
National_park3.mp3;
National_park3.wav w/Smokey Bear saying OYCPFF
subway_subs1.mp3;
subway_subs1.wav; /$5 jingle
Theme park.mp3;
Theme park.wav /roller coaster and screams

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BobDee

I've been wondering if we would ever get WAV files for all sound files.

You knocked it out!!!

Thanks for help us WAV users out!!!

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Hawk - Nuvi 1450

With all that typing he must

With all that typing he must have done for all the wav files.I bet his typing fingers are shorter now.Really some good sounds both for the wav and mp3 users.Especially the background sounds with the voice alert.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

My nuvi does not play mp3's so ......

is ther ANY way I can have custom alert sounds for the Rest Area POI's?

wav

deannix wrote:

is ther ANY way I can have custom alert sounds for the Rest Area POI's?

.WAV files

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Yes but you will need to use

Yes but you will need to use wav files for the 255.It will not play mp3's.You have to install a sox.exe file in your Garmin folder on your computer for it to work.

a.Download the latest PoiLoader file at http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/ .
b. Download Sox Exe at http://rapidshare.com:80/files/139638423/sox.zip .
c. After un-zipping Sox Exe file place it in your Garmin folder where the PoiLoader exe file is located on the computer.
d. The wav file for alerts will be named the same as the CSV or GPX file except for the extensions.
e. You can make your own wav files by going to http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php and typing in what you want it to say or use a program to convert mp3 files to wav. When using the conversion it must be saved as PCM, 44.100 kHZ., 16 bit, Mono. Wav files are also on site for download.
Select manual mode on poiloader to set speed or distance for alert.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Worked like a charm....

tested it in sim mode and it worked very well!

Thanks for all the help. I am a Senior member of a different forum and I will pay it forward.

1 day with the nuvi and I am ver pleased over my last mio. The mio had great graphics and screen layouts but lacked some very critical funcitons that the nuvi has.

thanks again!

Alert Sounds

I uploaded the sounds below to Miss POI, as soon as she Posts them, they will be ready for your use. in both MP3 & WAV files.

bigotires.mp3
bigotires.wav
Mc Donalds_playland Ahead.mp3
Mc Donalds_playland Ahead.wav
Fire_dept_Pullbox.mp3
Fire_dept_Pullbox.wav
Fire_House.mp3
Fire_House.wav
Fire_Hydrant.mp3
Fire_Hydrant.wav
Jimmy John's.wav
Jimmy John's.mp3
Frank Lloyd Wright.wav
Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
Frank_Lloyd_Wright.wav
Frank_Lloyd_Wright.mp3
Keybank.wav
Keybank.mp3

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How to get sounds downloaded

OK, new to this POI info. I see several POI sounds I'd like, but how do you upload them. All I've been able to do is to play them. I missed it somewhere! I didn't exactly find my answer in FAQ. Sorry if you've answered this 100 times or more!

Jenny smile

Right Click

car2nqueen wrote:

OK, new to this POI info. I see several POI sounds I'd like, but how do you upload them. All I've been able to do is to play them. I missed it somewhere! I didn't exactly find my answer in FAQ. Sorry if you've answered this 100 times or more!

Jenny smile

Right click on it and depending on the OS/browser you should be given an opportunity to "download as" or "save as".

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Nuvi 255w sound files & POI bmp. files

I have read all directions and used the POI loader, and I still cannot get the Red light camera sound file to work, I dont have an mp3 player on this unit, so I download the wave file format instead, but this does not work either, does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the sound files to work the Red light camera POI. I am also having the same problems with the POI bmp. files.

Thanks
Tony

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For the sounds, did you follow the instructions for downloading the SOX.EXE program and placing it in your the folder with the POI Loader program?

For both issues, did you make double (and triple) sure that the files are named identical to the POI file and that you do not have double file extensions?

sox.exe

tlupi wrote:

I have read all directions and used the POI loader, and I still cannot get the Red light camera sound file to work, I dont have an mp3 player on this unit, so I download the wave file format instead, but this does not work either, does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the sound files to work the Red light camera POI. I am also having the same problems with the POI bmp. files.

Thanks
Tony

You don't say what gpsr you're using, but I had to use this file with my 260w. See the following node.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16728

Did you notice that the sound file and the bmp file must have the same (identical) names, except for the extension.

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Some days you're the bug, Some days you're the windshield!!

Motorcycle Mama--- you're

Motorcycle Mama--- you're too quick or I'm too slow.

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A Very Pleasant Alert Sound

For Rest Area alerts I use the famous and maybe not so well known anymore, the NBC radio station break tones. This is one of the original tuning forks generated tones and has very rich sounding harmonics when heard through an FM receiver. I found this mp3 file on a old time radio historical site and they offered it for personal use. If anyone is interested, send me your E-Mail address.

SOX.EXE program

Can you tell me where i can find this file?

Nuvi 255w

I own the Nuvi 255w

SOX.EXE program

tlupi wrote:

Can you tell me where i can find this file?

http://rapidshare.com:80/files/139638423/sox.zip

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Garmin 265WT

I downloaded the Burger King POI package with the MP3 sound alert and gave them all the same name (BK), put them in the POI folder on my computer, and uploaded them to my Garmin 265WT with the Garmin POI uploader software. The POI file and the BMP icon work fine and ID Burger King! Yea!

The MP3 sound alert, however, does not work. Am I doing something wrong on is 265WT not configured for the MP3 alert. If I play the MP3 on the computer it does play fine.

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That unit doesn't have the capability to play MP3s.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=13430#specsTab

You can get alerts to work with WAV files using SOX.EXE. (If you search the forum for that term, you will find instructions.)

Note also, that in order to get alerted, you must SET an alert when you load the POIs. Also, the POI location must be along the road on which you are traveling, and the POI location must be within 50 feet or so of the road.

mp3 player

I have a nuvi 255wt. I have not been able to over ride the installed alert with an mp3 file. Is the 255wt capable of accepting new alert sounds?
Thanks, Bob

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