[MOD][WIP] different voices in Google Maps Navigation , NO ROOT NEEDED !

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DaveDH

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Jul 23, 2011
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I just figured out how to port different kinds of voices to Google maps navigation !
It is not the TTS part . But only for the Google Maps Navigation ! It is possible to port them from other navigation software to Android .

And most important :NO ROOT NEEDED ! :)
It is my believe that this is possible on all Android devices wich run Google Maps Navigation . But since i only own an S3 , i only can confirm that it is working at the S3 for the moment .

*EDIT* I just tested this on my girlfriend's Galaxy Note , SHe has it Stock , and it worked . No hassel , just renamed the original file to : instruction-voices.org.zip , placed the modded one there two , fired up navigation and immediatley i heard the modded voice :D

Sadly for the moment , i just made one in Dutch wich you can get here

I've also made one with the voice of Snoop , but since that one isn't finished yet , i shall not post it yet .

It works like this :
Open the app navigation , so that the app makes the files on your sd-card .
When you navigate on your device to :
\mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.google.Android.apps.m aps\testdata\voice\
You will find an map wich contains an voice-instructions.zip file . In that file lies the .ogg files wich contain the voices of the navigation part .
If you want to place your own voice . Open that voice-instruction.zip file listen to every .ogg file, change every file with an soundeditor program like audacity . When you are finished put al the files.in an .zip with the name voice-instruction .
Make an back up of the original voice-instruction.zip , and delete it from your folder . Place the modded on there and you are good to go ! :)

I am not responsible for what happens (to you or others) on the road when you are listening to this or your own creation after following this !:)
Keep your eyes on the road ! gheghe

Also an other warning : i've encounterd some residu of the old voice even after replacing the modded voice for the original one ( thats how i got back to stock again ) to get rid of that i deleted the buffer and data in : settings/aplications/all /maps . But doing so it also deleted every route etc.
Someone gave me the tip to just delete the cache , but i did not come that far yet , so watch out when you follow this , you maby can lose some data ! Again , doing this is at your own risk !
:)

I am looking forward to the future of the navigation voices ! May it be grow as big as TomTom !!

Have fun !

Dart Vader
For UK (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.f4cac31d
For UK (imperial system) : Download = To be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.i.a3ef9dbb
For US (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.f4cac31d
For US (imperial system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.a3ef9dbb
 
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DaveDH

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Is there someone from America / US who can send me their voice-instruction.zip that lies in : \mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.google.Android.apps.m aps\testdata\voice\ .

I would like to get this so i can start making the correct adjustments of the voices .

TIA
 

deanr1977

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Someone needs to get the ones from Tom Tom & port em here.... Snoop Dogg sounds good, also would like Mr T, Darth Vader, Cartman or Peter Griffin!!!! That could be fun :0)

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DaveDH

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Someone needs to get the ones from Tom Tom & port em here.... Snoop Dogg sounds good, also would like Mr T, Darth Vader, Cartman or Peter Griffin!!!! That could be fun :0)

Sent by the Xda PREMIUM app via my supa modded Samsung Galaxy S3!!!!

Thanks , but what i ment the .zip file of the android folder :D
That soi can listen how it sounds in English and make the right adjustments instead of guessing :)
 

DaveDH

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Jul 23, 2011
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Thanks that would do the trick also ! If it is different form the ones in the states we shall here that soon enough :D , Do you have an voice you would prefer ? Since you provide the voice-instructions.zip file i need , i would think it is fair enough you'll get the first request :)

Thanks !
 

donutkidd

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Is there someone from America / US who can send me their voice-instruction.zip that lies in : \mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.google.Android.apps.m aps\testdata\voice\ .

I would like to get this so i can start making the correct adjustments of the voices .

TIA

Any updates on this? I would love to change up the voice

Sent from my SGH-T999 using xda premium
 

DaveDH

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Jul 23, 2011
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I am very sorry boys and girls ,
I apalogize to you , i haven't been much activ on the forums and my project , i shall pick it up again :)

But still i need an voice_instruction.zip from another country , like america or the UK for example , so i can listen to the voices , wich allows me to make the correct adjustments , otherwise it very well may be that i put the : go left command where you should hear : Go right ! :D We certainly do not want that , do we ? :D

UK , just found ou : if i change the language of my android device , and restart Google Maps Navigation , i'll get the file aswell , so i started with the UK version and Darth Vader since i was requested the most :)
 
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DaveDH

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if I am not mistaken, the files which contain the voices in sygic are .so and .bin files, those.are the same as the tts apps . until now I am unable to open those files yet to extract the separate .ogg? files so I can´t port them yet ....

but if someone else could tell me how to extract those files , I am more then happy to port them for you .

:)

the Darth Vader files are almost finished, tomorrow you'll find it here .:)
 

DaveDH

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Any StarWars Fans out there ?

Hey boys and girls ,

I am olmost finished with the DarthVader voice for the UK Navigation . But i am desperately searching for some words/sentences . Because i miss some sentences , i missed a lot more due to the different choise of words of TT , but i was able to cut,copy and past some words together and fabricate new sentences i need . But an few remaind , these are the sentences i need :
in_1_and_a_half_miles.ogg
in_1_mile.ogg
in_2_miles.ogg
in_3_miles.ogg
in_1000_feet.ogg
in_a_half_mile.ogg
in_a_quarter_mile.ogg
in_three_quarters_of_a_mile.ogg

For the metric system i also need :
in_1_and_a_half_kilometers.ogg
in_1_kilometer.ogg
in_2_kilometers.ogg
in_3_kilometers.ogg

So my question is to the fans , do you know any sentence or words in the film that allows me to make these sentences . I tried with just loose letters but that didn't work out beautiful .

Thanks

P.S.
Here you go :

The result i came up with until now ! :D Please keep an few things in mind :
1) This is for the moment , ONLY for the UK and US version .
2) This is work in progress , so that means unfinished .But useable !
3) With some dutch voices we encounterd som difficulties with some users that the voice did not work immidiately , how come ??? i honnestley do not know , i am not an specialist , only an hobbyist :)
4) For this to get to work you may by have to delete cache etc. wich means lose of data wich include stored adresses etc.

oke...
This .zip is to be placed in the folder /storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.ia3ef9dbb . After you replaced the originial file with the file i made , you navigate to the folder /storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/cannedtts/en_GB.i.c862f575 and erase al the .ogg files there ,
After this when you start up the navigation and start navigating , you should hear Darth Vader :)

Have fun !
And keep your Jedi Force on the road , if some accidents happens to you or someone else or some Jedi attacks you it is not my fault !
Ghehehe

For UK (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.f4cac31d
For UK (imperial system) : Download = To be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.i.a3ef9dbb
For US (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.f4cac31d
For US (imperial system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.a3ef9dbb
 
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Se23

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Thanks Bud it works great just hope they are all correct lol I dobut if you will get those Darth quotes from the film.

Edit: I haven't got that horrible woman voice, I have a man's voice but no Darth!!!! I used the file from first page and file above.

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jayc1980

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Thanks Bud it works great just hope they are all correct lol I dobut if you will get those Darth quotes from the film.

Edit: I haven't got that horrible woman voice, I have a man's voice but no Darth!!!! I used the file from first page and file above.

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Mine is exactly same as yours, no Darth but a man's voice.

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joederp

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This works but I recommend reducing the march music it plays every time you change destination.


If you can't get it to work all you do is find the directory under /test data/en_US.whatever and in there is the .zip it extracts the .high as needed. So delete everything but the zip and rename the original and replace with this one.
 
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Se23

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This works but I recommend reducing the march music it plays every time you change destination.


If you can't get it to work all you do is find the directory under /test data/en_US.whatever and in there is the .zip it extracts the .high as needed. So delete everything but the zip and rename the original and replace with this one.

Looool you what I'll just stick with the male voice :)

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    I just figured out how to port different kinds of voices to Google maps navigation !
    It is not the TTS part . But only for the Google Maps Navigation ! It is possible to port them from other navigation software to Android .

    And most important :NO ROOT NEEDED ! :)
    It is my believe that this is possible on all Android devices wich run Google Maps Navigation . But since i only own an S3 , i only can confirm that it is working at the S3 for the moment .

    *EDIT* I just tested this on my girlfriend's Galaxy Note , SHe has it Stock , and it worked . No hassel , just renamed the original file to : instruction-voices.org.zip , placed the modded one there two , fired up navigation and immediatley i heard the modded voice :D

    Sadly for the moment , i just made one in Dutch wich you can get here

    I've also made one with the voice of Snoop , but since that one isn't finished yet , i shall not post it yet .

    It works like this :
    Open the app navigation , so that the app makes the files on your sd-card .
    When you navigate on your device to :
    \mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.google.Android.apps.m aps\testdata\voice\
    You will find an map wich contains an voice-instructions.zip file . In that file lies the .ogg files wich contain the voices of the navigation part .
    If you want to place your own voice . Open that voice-instruction.zip file listen to every .ogg file, change every file with an soundeditor program like audacity . When you are finished put al the files.in an .zip with the name voice-instruction .
    Make an back up of the original voice-instruction.zip , and delete it from your folder . Place the modded on there and you are good to go ! :)

    I am not responsible for what happens (to you or others) on the road when you are listening to this or your own creation after following this !:)
    Keep your eyes on the road ! gheghe

    Also an other warning : i've encounterd some residu of the old voice even after replacing the modded voice for the original one ( thats how i got back to stock again ) to get rid of that i deleted the buffer and data in : settings/aplications/all /maps . But doing so it also deleted every route etc.
    Someone gave me the tip to just delete the cache , but i did not come that far yet , so watch out when you follow this , you maby can lose some data ! Again , doing this is at your own risk !
    :)

    I am looking forward to the future of the navigation voices ! May it be grow as big as TomTom !!

    Have fun !

    Dart Vader
    For UK (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.f4cac31d
    For UK (imperial system) : Download = To be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.i.a3ef9dbb
    For US (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.f4cac31d
    For US (imperial system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.a3ef9dbb
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    Any StarWars Fans out there ?

    Hey boys and girls ,

    I am olmost finished with the DarthVader voice for the UK Navigation . But i am desperately searching for some words/sentences . Because i miss some sentences , i missed a lot more due to the different choise of words of TT , but i was able to cut,copy and past some words together and fabricate new sentences i need . But an few remaind , these are the sentences i need :
    in_1_and_a_half_miles.ogg
    in_1_mile.ogg
    in_2_miles.ogg
    in_3_miles.ogg
    in_1000_feet.ogg
    in_a_half_mile.ogg
    in_a_quarter_mile.ogg
    in_three_quarters_of_a_mile.ogg

    For the metric system i also need :
    in_1_and_a_half_kilometers.ogg
    in_1_kilometer.ogg
    in_2_kilometers.ogg
    in_3_kilometers.ogg

    So my question is to the fans , do you know any sentence or words in the film that allows me to make these sentences . I tried with just loose letters but that didn't work out beautiful .

    Thanks

    P.S.
    Here you go :

    The result i came up with until now ! :D Please keep an few things in mind :
    1) This is for the moment , ONLY for the UK and US version .
    2) This is work in progress , so that means unfinished .But useable !
    3) With some dutch voices we encounterd som difficulties with some users that the voice did not work immidiately , how come ??? i honnestley do not know , i am not an specialist , only an hobbyist :)
    4) For this to get to work you may by have to delete cache etc. wich means lose of data wich include stored adresses etc.

    oke...
    This .zip is to be placed in the folder /storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.ia3ef9dbb . After you replaced the originial file with the file i made , you navigate to the folder /storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/cannedtts/en_GB.i.c862f575 and erase al the .ogg files there ,
    After this when you start up the navigation and start navigating , you should hear Darth Vader :)

    Have fun !
    And keep your Jedi Force on the road , if some accidents happens to you or someone else or some Jedi attacks you it is not my fault !
    Ghehehe

    For UK (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.f4cac31d
    For UK (imperial system) : Download = To be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.i.a3ef9dbb
    For US (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.f4cac31d
    For US (imperial system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.a3ef9dbb
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    I live in the UK England not USA, dunno if i can help or not????

    Sent by TapaTalk2 via my supa modded Samsung Galaxy S3!!!!
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    Yeah where's Darth :D

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using XDA
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    I am very sorry boys and girls ,
    I apalogize to you , i haven't been much activ on the forums and my project , i shall pick it up again :)

    But still i need an voice_instruction.zip from another country , like america or the UK for example , so i can listen to the voices , wich allows me to make the correct adjustments , otherwise it very well may be that i put the : go left command where you should hear : Go right ! :D We certainly do not want that , do we ? :D

    UK , just found ou : if i change the language of my android device , and restart Google Maps Navigation , i'll get the file aswell , so i started with the UK version and Darth Vader since i was requested the most :)
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