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    G'Day all.

    I've been hunting around for some voices and have stumbled accross a whole selection of entertaining voices for TOM TOM.

    Does anyone know of anyway or any means of turning these files into something we can use with Destinator?

    I have the following Tom Tom Voices,

    John Cleese
    Sharron Osborn
    Ozzy Osborn Bleeped and swearing
    Mr Evil
    Marilyn Monroe
    Michael Caine
    Tony Blaair
    George 'Dubya' Bush
    Knight Rider
    HRH Queen
    Arnie
    Darth Vader
    Homer
    Sean Connery

    and more...... would be so cool to have them on Destinator!
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  • #2
    what format are they in??

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    • #3
      The files are

      .chk and .vif.
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      Road Runner
      Free Drive/Map Monkey
      Road Angel
      Snooper
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      • #4
        gotta find out if they can be converted to windows format (.wav especially).

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        • #5
          I assume they are in some TOM TOM format which will make it impossible to change!

          Interestingly there is only 3 files for each voice so I imagine it'll mean separating as well, I dunno, its all beyond me. I can supply the TOM TOM files to anyone who thinks they may be able to though.
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          P4 2.4 Asus Pundit
          Road Runner
          Free Drive/Map Monkey
          Road Angel
          Snooper
          1 penalty point remaining before I can add no driving License!

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          • #6
            I have all these in D3 format, they are on a server at present, I will post the links to them later tonight.

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            • #7
              Any chance of porting these to iGuidance?

              I'd love to get my directions from John Cleese.
              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
              How about the Wiki?



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              • #8
                Looking forward to the link gobby! I'm over the current voice - but then again I use it all day every day!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gobby
                  I have all these in D3 format, they are on a server at present, I will post the links to them later tonight.

                  You little gem you! Can't wait for John Cleese!
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                  P4 2.4 Asus Pundit
                  Road Runner
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                  Road Angel
                  Snooper
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                  • #10
                    After some searching I found a thread on a Dutch site explaining how to extract seperate files from the TomTom files. (I'm not 100% if this works, haven't tested it myself.)



                    'Idiots guide to TomTom Voices'
                    There are 59 seperate voice command files in each voice skin.

                    The definitive listing is below.

                    These commands are OGG Vorbis encoded and then compacted into a single CHK files.

                    Voices come in 2 parts. Each CHK file has corresponding .VIF file.

                    The *.VIF file contains the description of the voice and the related *.CHK file.

                    For Example the "null" voice skin I created is made up of two files, one called null.vif and one called data71.chk. The null.vif file contains the following text

                    null
                    data71.chk

                    Creating your own voice skin simply involves the following steps.

                    1) Download OggDropXPd from here .
                    This utility allows you to convert .WAV files to .OGG files simply by dragging them onto the box that says "Drop Files Here"

                    2) Download VIFTOOL from here
                    This is a command line utility that either expands a .VIF files into it's component .OGG files, or re-combines these .OGG files into a .VIF file.

                    Now decide what you want to do next. If you want to change one of the existing 59 voice commands follow steps. (3 - 11)

                    If you want to create your own voice commands from scratch and build your own voice skin, follow step in Idiots Guide part 2.

                    3) Copy the .VIF the .CHK files that make up the voice you have chosen to modify into a new directory on your PC. DO NOT TRY THIS ON THE SD CARD WHILE IT IS IN THE GO. Copy the VIFTOOLS.zip file into this directory and extract all of the files.

                    You should have the following files.

                    library.zip
                    python23.dll
                    viftool.exe
                    w9xpopen.exe
                    zlib.pyd
                    _sre.pyd

                    and for example.

                    data05.chk
                    engf.vif

                    4) Expand the voice using the following command from the command line

                    viftool split engf.vif

                    This will give you the following 59 .OGG files.

                    After.ogg
                    50.ogg
                    80.ogg
                    100.ogg
                    200.ogg
                    300.ogg
                    400.ogg
                    500.ogg
                    600.ogg
                    700.ogg
                    800.ogg
                    Meters.ogg
                    Arrive.ogg
                    TurnRight.ogg
                    2ndLeft.ogg
                    2ndRight.ogg
                    3rdLeft.ogg
                    3rdRight.ogg
                    AhExit.ogg
                    AhExitLeft.ogg
                    AhExitRight.ogg
                    AhFerry.ogg
                    AhKeepLeft.ogg
                    AhKeepRight.ogg
                    AhLefturn.ogg
                    AhRightTurn.ogg
                    AhUTurn.ogg
                    BearLeft.ogg
                    BearRight.ogg
                    Charge.ogg
                    Depart.ogg
                    KeepLeft.ogg
                    KeepRight.ogg
                    LnLeft.ogg
                    LnRight.ogg
                    MwEnter.ogg
                    MwExit.ogg
                    MwExitLeft.ogg
                    MwExitRight.ogg
                    RbBack.ogg
                    RbCross.ogg
                    RbExit1.ogg
                    RbExit2.ogg
                    RbExit3.ogg
                    RbExit4.ogg
                    RbExit5.ogg
                    RbExit6.ogg
                    RbLeft.ogg
                    RbRight.ogg
                    RoadEnd.ogg
                    SharpLeft.ogg
                    SharpRight.ogg
                    Straight.ogg
                    TakeFerry.ogg
                    Then.ogg
                    TryUTurn.ogg
                    TurnLeft.ogg
                    UTurn.ogg
                    Yards.ogg

                    4) Select the voice command you want to alter, and delete it. for example "ARRIVE.OGG" is "You have reached your destination"

                    5) Using any windows based sound recorder (usually found under Acessories, Entertainment) record a WAV file and call it the same name as the file you want to replace, but leave it with a WAV extension. In the above example I record and save "ARRIVE.WAV"

                    7) Copy OggDropXPd.exe into the directory you are working from. Run OggDropXPd.exe

                    8) Drap the .WAV file onto the box where it says "Drop Files Here" This will create a new file called "ARRIVE.OGG"

                    9) Delete the original .VIF and .CHK files from this working directory.

                    10) Re-compile the new .VIF and .CHK files using the following command.

                    viftool join 05 "English - Jane (GB)" engf.vif

                    Copy these two files data05.chk and engf.vif back to your SD card. Job Done.

                    If you want to totally recreate your own voiceskin the process is essentially the same but a little easier, as you don't have to split the original voicefile.

                    11) Creating 59 .WAV files with names that correspond to the list below. Most of the names are fairly self explanatory.

                    After.wav
                    50.wav
                    80.wav
                    100.wav
                    200.wav
                    300.wav
                    400.wav
                    500.wav
                    600.wav
                    700.wav
                    800.wav
                    Meters.wav
                    Arrive.wav
                    TurnRight.wav
                    2ndLeft.wav
                    2ndRight.wav
                    3rdLeft.wav
                    3rdRight.wav
                    AhExit.wav
                    AhExitLeft.wav
                    AhExitRight.wav
                    AhFerry.wav
                    AhKeepLeft.wav
                    AhKeepRight.wav
                    AhLeftTurn.wav
                    AhRightTurn.wav
                    AhUTurn.wav
                    BearLeft.wav
                    BearRight.wav
                    Charge.wav
                    Depart.wav
                    KeepLeft.wav
                    KeepRight.wav
                    LnLeft.wav
                    LnRight.wav
                    MwEnter.wav
                    MwExit.wav
                    MwExitLeft.wav
                    MwExitRight.wav
                    RbBack.wav
                    RbCross.wav
                    RbExit1.wav
                    RbExit2.wav
                    RbExit3.wav
                    RbExit4.wav
                    RbExit5.wav
                    RbExit6.wav
                    RbLeft.wav
                    RbRight.wav
                    RoadEnd.wav
                    SharpLeft.wav
                    SharpRight.wav
                    Straight.wav
                    TakeFerry.wav
                    Then.wav
                    TryUTurn.wav
                    TurnLeft.wav
                    UTurn.wav
                    Yards.wav


                    12) Converting these WAV files into OGG files using OggDropXPd.exe

                    13) Compile these into a new voice using the following command

                    viftool join 71 new new.vif

                    14) copy the data71.CHK and new.VIF file to your GO.

                    15) Under Change Preferences, Change Voice, choose "Special 1", which will dispay a ? instead of a country flag


                    References.

                    http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/tomtom-go-usa.php.

                    http://www.mytomtomgo.com/forum/view...ht=voice+files

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                    • #11
                      Link to VIF Tool:

                      http://www.ghostwheel.de/viftool/

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                      • #12
                        IIRC CSSNET had found a way to convert TT voice packs to D3...

                        Come on Gobby, where's the link...?
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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            and whats the link to Tom Tom voice files?

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                            • #15
                              I already ripped some Tomtom voices.

                              Here is my topic: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67599
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