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Voice Alerts (Garmin Format)

for the PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database

Updated 24th March 2011

 

By Darren Griffin

 

The Speed Camera Voice Files and Other POI Alert sets are intended and packaged for use with the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database and other POI Collections available on this web-site, they are not designed nor intended to function with TomTom's own Speed Camera Database.

 

Installation
Installation instructions can be found at the foot of this page here.

 

Please Note: The sound files available on this site are supplied for your personal use only. You may NOT share these files on other web-sites, distribute them or share them through P2P or TT HOME without the express permission of PocketGPSWorld.com (or the original author if different) who retain copyright at all times. The original sound files remain copyright of their individual authors but are used here with their permission. Please consult the Licence terms at the foot of this page before use.

 

 

Andy Siddell*

 

Andy works for Magic Radio. His voice alert is available in numerous formats and types to support most of the database options we have available. If you like your warnings strident and commanding, Andy is the man for you!

 

* New WAV Format Download Options Available

Andy Siddell
Voice sample Voice Sample
   

Liz Whitaker*

 

Last but by no means least in our duo of radio presenters, Liz works for 96.3 Radio Aire. Another likeable pleasant voice and my personal favourite. Available in a variety of versions with and without sirens if you really need them.

 

* New WAV Format Download Option Available

Liz Whitaker
Voice sample Voice Sample
   

Graham

 

An alternative real voice alert set for the speed zoned database version only.

Man
Voice sample Voice Sample
   

Nick

 

A real voice alert set recorded by Nick Perry with a snappier, less forceful alert.

This set includes pMobile alerts.

 

Single, Consolidated and SpeedZoned versions available.

Nick Perry
Voice sample Voice Sample
   

Installation Instructions

 

To install, download the correct package type that matches your safety camera download type, i.e. if you use the 'Consolidated by type' version of the database you will need the 'Consolidated by type' sound file set.

 

If your model supports playing mp3 payback then follow these instructions:

  • Download and extract the contents of the zip file to your computer.
  • Copy the extracted .mp3 voice files to the POI folder you use when uploading POIs to your Garmin device.
  • Ensure you have ALL the POIs you wish to upload in the same folder including the correct version of the speed camera database that matches the voice pack type i.e. speed zoned.
  • Launch POI loader as normal, this will package the POIs AND the voice files and upload to your device. No further action is necessary.

If your model does NOT support mp3 playback then follow these instructions:

*Please Note: We are adding .WAV format versions of the more popular voice alert packages - currently Andy (UK/EU SpeedZoned) & Liz (UK SpeedZoned).

  • Download and extract the contents of the zip file to your computer.
  • Copy the extracted .mp3 voice files to the POI folder you use when uploading POIs to your Garmin device.
  • Use a program such as Audacity to convert the mp3 files to 44KHz, Mono WAV format. Delete the mp3 files.
  • Download sox.exe (available here), extract sox.exe from the .zip file and copy into your c:\Program Files\Garmin\POI Loader folder. Please note that this has changed from the c:\Garmin folder used previously.
  • Ensure you have ALL the POIs you wish to upload in the same folder including the correct version of the speed camera database that matches the voice pack type i.e. speed zoned.
  • Launch POI loader as normal, this will package the POIs AND the voice files and upload to your device. No further action is necessary.

Please Note: This method is NOT supported by Garmin.

 

ASH10 Camera Manager Users - The author's web page with full help can be found here.

 


Notes:

The 'p' (for provisional) mobile site category was added to the download package in 2007. If you select the speed-zoned download this will give you an additional seven 'p' files and just one for the consolidated download. This is an optional category that contains un-verified mobile sites.

 

If you decide to install them you will have to decide how you want to be alerted to them. If you want to use the same warning as for the “normal” mobile sites you will need to make copies of the relevant mobile warnings and rename the copies with a “p” before the word “mobile” each time. However this will mean that you have no way of telling whether the site is confirmed or not.

 

As an alternative for those of you that wish to use this optional category you might like to try the pMobile TTS Crystal files instead. They match the Crystal voice (Created by ‘Andy_P’).


Licence


By downloading these files you are deemed to have agreed to the following conditions:


You may copy these files for you own use without financial gain only. You may NOT use the files for commercial purposes nor may you share upload or otherwise offer them in any format to third parties. The files are provided "as is" without warranty, either expressed or implied. In no event shall there be any liability for any damages whatsoever.

Copyright (C) PocketGPSWorld.Com Ltd All Rights Reserved.


Resources

PocketGPSWorld Author

Darren Griffin

Our thanks to Andy_P2002 who has spent a great deal of time compiling these Speed Camera Alert sound files into collections suitable for use with TomTom and now also GARMIN devices files.
PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera database Click Here
PocketGPSWorld Safety Camera Icons Click Here
PocketGPSWorld Custom Cursors Click Here
PocketGPSWorld POI databases Click Here

 

 

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