Damian you could make a better one.
waiting for yours
but the way Arnie is made
reminds me on The Simpson's Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show -
where Homer's voice is eventually lousy overdubbed to finish
him and the dog off...
Will the voice files (text to speech) of a Garmin Nuvi 1300 work on my Windows Mobiles phones that have Garmin Mobile XT > Is getting TTS *.vpm files the only requirement for having audible street names in Garmin Mobile XT or it just won't work?
Thanks in advance!
new vpm file (PCM 22khz, 8 Bit mono 176kbps) stays mute
went back to the guide and I am stuck due to this contradiction:
"...it is recommended that you choose this format: WAV (Microsoft 4 bit IMA ADPCM,...) ... I couldn’t get my file to work with that ADPCM setting"
so, is ADPCM recommendable at all or not and are your PCM settings
(352kbps, 22050hz, mono, 16bit) suitable for a nuvi 200 and c510?
anyway - on a NUVI 200 those settings DO NOT work at all
Microsoft 4 bit IMA ADPCM, quality: 89 kbps, 22050 Hz, mono, 16 bit
(file size 848kb)
after calculating the device (connected through usb) hanged itself
several times up, no reaction to any display pushes.
it was not possible to switch it off permanently instead it rebooted
to either stall on loading maps or after calculating again.
after disconnecting it from power supply the switching off worked
properly. changing the language back to a genuine one brought it
back to working condition.
seems to be an error in the guide -
there is either a Microsoft ADPCM
or an IMA ADPCM, not both in one.
analyzing one of the wav-files voice_editor
extracts using Windows Properties names the latter.
used Cool Edit Pro, resampled the Microsoft ADPCM
files into IMA ADPCM (89 kbps, 22050 Hz, mono, 16 bit)
and got the Nuvi working.
it really annoying - codecs, Java, C and so forth,
Micrcos's own custom (i.e. licence) variations are
often polluted to uselessness...
Sorry guys, I've been MIA for a long time. I found this thread again while looking for answers for the newer garmin devices (1200, 1300, etc.). Apparently they won't take the old .vpm format... they only take tts vpms. Unfortunately I don't know how to fix that, but I'm sure someone will look into it.
As for audio formats, yup, it's a real pain in the butt... I had to test the files over and over, and trying different formats. Sometimes they worked, sometimes not.
Damian, maybe you can get Arnie to record his voice for us with all the gps commands, huh? It took a lot of time (A LOT!) to get that done and working... I was just having fun, and I did it for free. I still think it's pretty funny. But it's obvious that the tone would never be the same for all files, since the recordings were taken from his dialogues in movies and speeches.