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Old 07-03-2009, 08:17 AM   #21
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Pedro, you're beyond my expertise here... There is a NavSpeak thread on x5world that you should check out. Lots of users of NavSpeak there...

http://www.xoutpost.com/electronics/navigation-system/
Hehe, after publishing this post I figured out how to do it!

I simply extracted one original WAV sound from the BMW firmware and then I open it in a simple WAVE Editor (like Creative WaveStudio for instance) and then I simply open the Portuguese audio file, copy it and paste it into the original file and then save it. And it's done!

Thank you for the nice and fast help anyway.

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:22 AM   #22
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Sweet! Everything's working? BTW are you on an MKIII or MKIV system? Have you upgraded the OS as well?
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Hi pal,

Now I have ANOTHER problem!

I've download the Portuguese voices from TomTom website. I've used Viftool to extract the ".vif" file and so I've got OGG files. I've then converted the OGG files into WAV and then I've "downgraded" the WAV quality to 16000Hz, 16bits and Mono, but even so the program NavSpeak still gives me an error when I try to upload that file.

The error is: "Error loading audio file 'data' chunk not found"

What is this?

How can I substitute the audio files?

Thank you in advance.

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Hi Pedro

Wifey just e-mailed me the specs of the wav files she created (i'm at office now) :

- Bitrate : 256kbps
- Audio Sample SIze : 16 bits
- Channels : 1 (Mono)
- Audio Sample Rate :16 Khz
- Audio Format : PCM
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Your wife knows what a wav file is? My wife can barely tell the difference between her Blackberry and an iPod.
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Hi Pedro

Wifey just e-mailed me the specs of the wav files she created (i'm at office now) :

- Bitrate : 256kbps
- Audio Sample SIze : 16 bits
- Channels : 1 (Mono)
- Audio Sample Rate :16 Khz
- Audio Format : PCM
Oh my, you and your wife are very nice!

Thank you a lot.

sna77 mine is a MKIV DVD and have the latest software.

I've figured that if I change the USA language and then change the name files from GB to USA and USA to GB, the system will recognize a new language and will upgrade it!

So I just have to, after the completition of all this (it will take a lot of time) downgrade for instance to v29 and then upgrade to the new version v32 already changed by me, and the system (as I've changed GB to USA and) will recognize a new voice!

Already tested!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:48 AM   #26
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Your wife knows what a wav file is? My wife can barely tell the difference between her Blackberry and an iPod.
She spent a whole week working alone on the sound files. Before that she gave me a more than helpful hand in the Nav Retrofit, in the Parrot / Connects2 install, and rev cam. She's very confortable with wiring and connectors, especially when she puts her hands on the wiring diagram. Guess i'm lucky, since she is also a dead fanatic of the e46 since i bought my car. This year she sold her Mini Cooper S Special Edition to buy an E46 Sedan, Sport Package + Luxe Package (an Euro option).
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Oh my, you and your wife are very nice!

Thank you a lot.

sna77 mine is a MKIV DVD and have the latest software.

I've figured that if I change the USA language and then change the name files from GB to USA and USA to GB, the system will recognize a new language and will upgrade it!

So I just have to, after the completition of all this (it will take a lot of time) downgrade for instance to v29 and then upgrade to the new version v32 already changed by me, and the system (as I've changed GB to USA and) will recognize a new voice!

Already tested!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
You're welcome, my friend.

Could you please explain me in detail how you managed to upload your modified language file without using NavCoder ?

Thank you in advance
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You're welcome, my friend.

Could you please explain me in detail how you managed to upload your modified language file without using NavCoder ?

Thank you in advance
Sure, so here it goes.

On the old version (v29 for instance) don't change nothing, simply install it and that's done.

On the new and/or moddified version you only have to do, for example, this:

On folder: "V_2/Voices/0502"

rename gb_f.csf to 1gb_f.csf
rename usa_f.csf to gb_f.csf
rename 1gb_f.csf to usa_f.csf

Same proceedure on folders "V_2/language/0103" and "V_2/language/0105"

Then load the ORIGINAL file (ex: a ISO file) into a program like Daemon Tools, UltraISO, PowerISO, etc.

Substitute the folder V_2 for the folder that have the contents you've changed.

Upgrade the Nav on your car and voila!
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Thanks Pedro

It didn't work for me when i tried a while back cause i have an MKIII, and i had to use NavCoder
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Thanks Pedro

It didn't work for me when i tried a while back cause i have an MKIII, and i had to use NavCoder
Hum... so in your case, try also to change the folders:

langMk3
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you two are putting the Americans on this board to shame--ha!
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Hum... so in your case, try also to change the folders:

langMk3
language
LANGUAGES

Tried that at firzt, didn't work my only option left was NavCoder

Thanks for the info, Pedro.
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Ahaha!

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Tried that at firzt, didn't work my only option left was NavCoder

Thanks for the info, Pedro.
That's really weird! It worked out for me!

Well, maybe it's something wrong with my explanation or something.

Anyway, if you have NavCoder and you can do what you need with it, then that's perfect.
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