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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Creating spoken camera alerts on the Go1000/5 and VIA models Reply with quote

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Can anyone tell me, if we can now add the Pocket GPS database as POIs to the TT GO 1000?


YES!!!!!! Smile

There are instructions for the new models here:

Installation Guide: TomTom GO 1000, 1005, VIA and variants (NAV3).
(If you can't find it in the future, there are also links to it from the TomTom entries in the compatibility table on the camera download page, just below the "Download" button.

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How about the downloadable warning VOICES??


Unfortunately, TomTom have not yet developed a way to use the normal "ogg file" voice warnings available on this site.

(EDIT - THIS HAS NOW BEEN NOW SORTED BY TOMTOM, SO THE FOLLOWING IS JUST AN ADDITIONAL WAY TO DO IT IN ADDITION TO THE TRADITIONAL METHODS)

Your options for camera and other POI warnings are therefore:

1. Use one of the standard "bing bong" sound effects - quick and easy, but no audible mention of speed limit.

2. Type in your own warnings for each camera type and speed and get the Text-to-Speech voice to read them out - very laborious!

3. Re-name the camera files to something suitable and get the TTS voice to read out the file names instead.

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If you want to try option #3 and you use a PC, you can use a simple "batch file" to rename them automatically for you.
You simply save it in the same folder as the camera files and double click to run it, before you copy the files onto the TomTom each week. See below for an example.

Here is a sample "batch file" (courtesy of member GerryC) which you can use, or modify to give your own warning speech.

It may LOOK scary, but all you need to do is copy and paste all the text inside the box (ignore the "code" bit).

Code:

ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_20.ov2    ~camera!_20_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_30.ov2    ~camera!_30_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_40.ov2    ~camera!_40_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_50.ov2    ~camera!_50_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_60.ov2    ~camera!_60_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_70.ov2    ~camera!_70_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_tba.ov2   ~camera!_unknown_limit!.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_var.ov2   ~camera!_variable!.ov2

ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_20.bmp    ~camera!_20_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_30.bmp    ~camera!_30_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_40.bmp    ~camera!_40_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_50.bmp    ~camera!_50_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_60.bmp    ~camera!_60_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_70.bmp    ~camera!_70_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_tba.bmp   ~camera!_unknown_limit!.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_var.bmp   ~camera!_variable!.bmp

ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_20_X2.bmp    ~camera!_20_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_30_X2.bmp    ~camera!_30_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_40_X2.bmp    ~camera!_40_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_50_X2.bmp    ~camera!_50_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_60_X2.bmp    ~camera!_60_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_70_X2.bmp    ~camera!_70_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_tba_X2.bmp   ~camera!_unknown_limit!_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_gatso_var_X2.bmp   ~camera!_variable!_X2.bmp


ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_20.ov2   ~mobile!_20_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_30.ov2   ~mobile!_30_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_40.ov2   ~mobile!_40_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_50.ov2   ~mobile!_50_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_60.ov2   ~mobile!_60_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_70.ov2   ~mobile!_70_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_tba.ov2  ~mobile!_unknown_limit!.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_var.ov2  ~mobile!_variable!.ov2

ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_20.bmp   ~mobile!_20_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_30.bmp   ~mobile!_30_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_40.bmp   ~mobile!_40_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_50.bmp   ~mobile!_50_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_60.bmp   ~mobile!_60_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_70.bmp   ~mobile!_70_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_tba.bmp  ~mobile!_unknown_limit!.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_var.bmp  ~mobile!_variable!.bmp

ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_20_X2.bmp   ~mobile!_20_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_30_X2.bmp   ~mobile!_30_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_40_X2.bmp   ~mobile!_40_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_50_X2.bmp   ~mobile!_50_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_60_X2.bmp   ~mobile!_60_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_70_X2.bmp   ~mobile!_70_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_tba_X2.bmp  ~mobile!_unknown_limit!_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_mobile_var_X2.bmp  ~mobile!_variable!_X2.bmp


ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_20.ov2  ~possible_mobile!_20_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_30.ov2  ~possible_mobile!_30_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_40.ov2  ~possible_mobile!_40_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_50.ov2  ~possible_mobile!_50_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_60.ov2  ~possible_mobile!_60_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_70.ov2  ~possible_mobile!_70_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_tba.ov2 ~possible_mobile!_unknown_limit!.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_var.ov2 ~possible_mobile!_variable!.ov2

ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_20.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_20_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_30.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_30_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_40.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_40_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_50.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_50_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_60.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_60_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_70.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_70_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_tba.bmp ~possible_mobile!_unknown_limit!.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_var.bmp ~verify_mobile!_variable!.bmp

ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_20_X2.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_20_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_30_X2.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_30_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_40_X2.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_40_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_50_X2.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_50_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_60_X2.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_60_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_70_X2.bmp  ~possible_mobile!_70_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_tba_X2.bmp ~possible_mobile!_unknown_limit!_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_pmobile_var_X2.bmp ~possible_mobile!_variable!_X2.bmp


ren pocketgps_uk_specs_20.ov2    ~specs!_20_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_30.ov2    ~specs!_30_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_40.ov2    ~specs!_40_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_50.ov2    ~specs!_50_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_60.ov2    ~specs!_60_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_70.ov2    ~specs!_70_mph.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_tba.ov2   ~specs!_unknown_limit!.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_var.ov2   ~specs!_variable!.ov2

ren pocketgps_uk_specs_20.bmp    ~specs!_20_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_30.bmp    ~specs!_30_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_40.bmp    ~specs!_40_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_50.bmp    ~specs!_50_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_60.bmp    ~specs!_60_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_70.bmp    ~specs!_70_mph.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_tba.bmp   ~specs!_unknown_limit!.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_var.bmp   ~specs!_variable!.bmp

ren pocketgps_uk_specs_20_X2.bmp    ~specs!_20_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_30_X2.bmp    ~specs!_30_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_40_X2.bmp    ~specs!_40_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_50_X2.bmp    ~specs!_50_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_60_X2.bmp    ~specs!_60_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_70_X2.bmp    ~specs!_70_mph_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_tba_X2.bmp   ~specs!_unknown_limit!_X2.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_specs_var_X2.bmp   ~specs!_variable!_X2.bmp


ren pocketgps_uk_redlight.ov2    ~redlight_camera!.ov2
ren pocketgps_uk_redlight.bmp    ~redlight_camera!.bmp
ren pocketgps_uk_redlight_X2.bmp  ~redlight_camera!_X2.bmp


Copy the green text above and save it as a text file (using Notepad or similar), then rename the file to "Rename.bat" (it can actually be any name you like, so long as it has the .bat extension. Ensure you have Windows set to show all file extensions so that you don't accidentally call it "rename.bat.txt").

Unzip the camera files as usual, copy the batch file into the same folder and double-click it. The names of all the files magically change in front of you ready to copy across onto the TomTom.
(Don't worry if there are any lines for files you don't have, it will ignore any extras).

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Other notes:
With the files renamed as above and using the 'brief' warning setting on the TomTom, you will now get: "Camera! 20 miles per hour, 200 yards" etc.

The "~" just shoves them to the bottom of the POI list on the TT (though first on the PC).

We've used "camera" instead of "Gatso", as the speech system recognises the word better than "Gatso", but feel free to experiment with your own version of the text if you feel confident.

Remember too, you only need to copy the .bmp icon files to the TomTom ONCE.
Just replace the .ov2 data files each week when you want to update.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't seem to get it to work. I have copied the note pad file over Rename.Bat. to the folder with the unzipped downloaded files in, but I'm unsure about the batch file.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The file needs to be:

Rename.bat

NOT

Rename.bat. (Note the . at the end - its not needed)

NOT

Rename.bat.txt

Double check the file extension you have for the file - Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copy the text in green in my post above.
Create a new empty text file with Notepad.
Paste the the text into it.
Save it.
Rename it to 'anything you like .bat'
Move or copy it into the same folder as all your unzipped camera data files.
Double click on it

The files should all change names.

I just did it all from scratch again using the steps above and it worked for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You also need to make sure that Windows is not set to Hide extensions for known File Types.

The File might be called Rename.bat.txt Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorted it changes that quick you do not notice. Do I now have to replace these files with the ones on mty TomTom.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

etsltd wrote:
Sorted it changes that quick you do not notice. Do I now have to replace these files with the ones on mty TomTom.

Yes.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have purchased the new 1005 and transferred all the cameras from my tomtom 300 by means of the Tom Tom assistant. It does allow for the selection of the cameras and also selects the ogg warnings too, the only one as I can see at the moment NOT working is the Redlight Camera warning. The assistant can be downloaded from TOM TOM web.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bob....
There have been other topics announcing the changes that 1. allow you to install .ogg voice warnings now, and 2.using the "content Transfer Assistant" utility to help automate the process of installing them from an older model.

But we forgot to update this topic. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobmorris wrote:
I have purchased the new 1005 and transferred all the cameras from my tomtom 300 by means of the Tom Tom assistant. It does allow for the selection of the cameras and also selects the ogg warnings too, the only one as I can see at the moment NOT working is the Redlight Camera warning. The assistant can be downloaded from TOM TOM web.


Bob, When you setup the voice alert using the *.ogg files on the database download, how do you setup the sound effect?
If you select "Sound Effect" from the menu and the "Select a Warning Sound", you get a choice of all the "ogg" files you downloaded onto the 1005 device plus the standard ones, but will it automatically select the correct file or do I have to go through them manually and select the right one myself? The problem being that the names shown on the screen on the TT device are truncated so it's hard to see which one is the right one.
I checked the help page on this site (speed camera download page)but I'm still unsure.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I may jump in in lieu of "bob"?

There are two ways to load sound files.
On the old models where you did it manually, you either put them into the map folder - the same place as you put the .ov2 and .bmp camera files.... or you put them in the "sounds" folder.
(This is all explained in more detail at the bottom of this instruction page from pre-MyTomTom days).

The equivalent to this in the MyTomTom method is to:
1. add them in the "Add POIs" section or
2. add them in the "Add warning sounds" section.



If you do #1 then they will be selected automatically when you do the warnings setup.
If you do #2 then you select the warning from the normal sound effect selection screen.
It all works just the same as it always did on the old models.


The fact the names are truncated on that sound effects screen is a pain, but if you choose to do it this way there is no reason you cannot change the names of the sound files before you upload them.

This is exactly what I did long ago. My sound files are called "Fixed_30" "Mobile_40" etc. which are easy to see on screen (and you only have to do it once).

There are plenty of free "bulk file re-namers" on the web which will rename them all in a trice if you'd rather not do it manually.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Andy,
That seems to make sense. I'd always added the voice files into the map directory on my GO720 and it automatically selected them (until it missed one then crashed !).
I didn't think you could download them with the POI files so I'll give it a go.
I take it the X2 double size icons are not used on the Live 1005 from what's been posted here previously or have TT fixed that now?
I feel a bit lost with the ne MyTomTom program, I know the old program was a bit crappy at times but it seemed to give you a bit better idea what was going on when it was updating for you etc....

Thanks for the pointers
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if you can get screen dumps on the Live 1005 like you can on the older TT units. Guess this won't be possible yet Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brickie64 wrote:

I take it the X2 double size icons are not used on the Live 1005 from what's been posted here previously or have TT fixed that now?


Yes, you can add the X2 icons to the upload as well.

So to summarise, you can use the "Add POI" bit of MyTomTom, to upload
PocketGPSblahblahblah.ov2
PocketGPSblahblahblah.bmp
PocketGPSblahblahblah_X2.bmp
PocketGPSblahblahblah.ogg

Or if you wish, you can rename "PocketGPSblahblahblah.ogg" to "Gatso30.ogg" etc. to make them easier to read on-screen, and upload them using the "Add warning sounds" section.



Brickie64 wrote:
I feel a bit lost with the ne MyTomTom program, I know the old program was a bit crappy at times but it seemed to give you a bit better idea what was going on when it was updating for you etc....

You're not alone there!
We all think it's even crappier than Home was.
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