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KITTinKC
Hello, everyone. This is my first post here.

I recently got Garmin Mobile PC bundled with GPS20X. I'm trying to change one of the voices, but am having some trouble. Basically, the voice file I'm trying to add doesn't play.

I followed the steps used in a different post. I used Garmin Voice Studio to create the voice and uploaded it to my Nuvi. I then placed it from the Nuvi into my computer. I moved the Italiano__.vpm file to a separate folder so I could keep it as a backup, changed my newly created voice to Italiano__.vpm (just copied and pasted the old name so I know it's the exact same), and placed it into the folder with the other voices. When I change it with Mobile PC loaded, the voice files don't play at all (but the other original files like American_English do work).

I'm running on Windows Vista.

Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Ken in Regina
Did it work on the Nuvi?

I've never tried the Voice Studio so I really don't know what kind of mistakes a person can make with it. Sorry.

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KITTinKC
Hi, Ken. Yes, it works on the Nuvi (although I'm going to pretty much have to re-do it as it's so loud that it sounds muffled). Is there a better program for creating the voices? Thanks for the reply!
Ken in Regina
Sorry to be so unhelpful. I've never done anything to create voices so you are already three steps beyond where I've gone.

I don't know if the voices created by the Voice Studio are actually supposed to be compatible with Mobile PC or not. The extra voices I've played with were voices I got a long time ago and had actually been tested with Mobile PC.

I thought I read somewhere that you could use the Voice Studio to start with a Mobile PC voice and modify it. Perhaps that might ensure that it's compatible with Mobile PC? Or is that what you already did?

Which KC are you in? Kansas or Missouri?

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KITTinKC
Haven't tried that yet. What I did was just make a voice of KITT from scratch using sounds from the show and imported them into the Voice Studio.

I know they made a KITT voice on Navtones, but it seems to be protected and won't work. When I try to play that in Mobile PC (after re-naming it), it makes the program crash.

I'm actually in Shawnee, KS now (just a little west of KC). But before that, I had lived on the Missouri side pretty much my whole life.
Ken in Regina
I'm just going from memory and at my age that's never a good thing to do so I have no idea if it will make any difference.

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Ken in Regina
Two of you are kind of duplicating your efforts at the moment so I'm going to refer you to this other thread so you can see what Chris in Orlando is doing to get a KITT voice working in Mobile PC.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/4028-best-laptop-gps-software#post35313

That post is part way through the the thread but I don't think there is anything earlier in the thread that we haven't already talked about here. You can scroll further back if you want.

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