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togsie
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:19 pm    Post subject: POI Warner Sound alerts - Fun post Reply with quote

I've been having some fun customising the audio alerts in my POI warner.
Amoungst the wav files that I've discovered are: "that's illegal Michael" from Night Rider and "I feel the need, the need for speed" from Top Gun. Not to mention assorted sirens etc. I hope that I'm not breaking any of the Forum rules by posting the link:

http://www.duke.edu/~rfb/palace/wavs/wavs.htm


Merry Christmas to all. :D
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druck
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those might be a bit better than the default audio alert of "Danger Zone" in a german accent, but it doesn't shout speed camera at me enougth!

I first thought of recording my own voice with the PDA, but that didn't sound very good. I have now found a far better alternative. There are a number of web sites offering an online demo of their speech synthesis software, and you can use these to say whatever you want and save the resulting samples to use in POI-Warner. The best sites I found are:-


Make sure you select one of the English female voices for the best affect.

I found the Vocaliser Clare voice to be closest to what is used in the Navigon software, so I used that to generate some warning for seed cameras, using "Approching speed camera" for the first alert, "Warning speed camera" for the second alert, and "Limit X mph" for the speed alert. Note that the speeds shown in POI-Warner are in km/h so you have to put the mph warning sample in the appropriate one, e.g. 30mph warning for 50km/h camera.

They seem to work very well, although if you have any audio editing software you might want to boost the volume up to maximum otherwise they may be a bit quieter than the voice used by Navigion. I've only tested them in simulation mode so far, which doesn't give the speed limit warning as it isn't speeding. I might try to test this for real when its quiet out, and I can slam the brakes on with no one behind me!

Cheers
---Dave
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try these whiich I created using AT&T's Natural Voices Application Smile
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