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convert wav file to mva file

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This may have been discused before but I could not find it when I did a search.
I want to upload custom voice prompts for my CP100D but it will not take wav format files but wants MVA file format. I have the promps recorded as wav but have been unsucessful in finding a free program to convert them to MVA. Does anyone know how I can convert my WAV to MVA. I only have 3 promps to convert so spending big bucks for a professional program is not in my budget.
 

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i do it through my CPS usually there's a converter built in you just have to format your .wav to 8khz, 16 bit pcm to convert it
You are correct but the conversion feature seams to only be in the newer software programs. If I knew someone that had one of the newer CPS programs, I think they could import the WAV into it, convert it to MVA and then get it to me so I could load it into my CPS and then into my radio.
 

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You are correct but the conversion feature seams to only be in the newer software programs. If I knew someone that had one of the newer CPS programs, I think they could import the WAV into it, convert it to MVA and then get it to me so I could load it into my CPS and then into my radio.
What version of CPS are you using?
 

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I don't remember but I just down loaded it last week and the motorola guy helped me do all the updates so it should be the latest and greatest. I just took a peak at the program and it says version 2.146.122.0
 

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So when you click Tools, there isn't Import Voice Announcements?
Yes there is but it has to already be in MVA format otherwise it will add it to the list of announcements as WAV but when you try to select it as the VA it just disappears and is not assigned to the switch location. I Could not find a tool in the program to change WAV to MVA.
 

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I want to upload custom voice prompts for my CP100D but it will not take wav format files but wants MVA file format.
Search the Internet for a copy of APX CPS (virtually any version) that has a Voice Announcement (VA) Converter Utility that accepts
WAV files and converts them to MVA. Keep in mind that the source WAV file(s) must be formatted 8 KHz, 16-bit, Mono.

I typically use Balabolka to build my TTS WAV files and then run them through Audacity to remove dead space (silence) to reduce
total number of bytes (file length) allowed for Motorola VA files. Remember to set the Audacity format to 16-bit PCM before exporting
finished WAV file(s) to the VA Conversion Tool in APX CPS.
 

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Yes there is but it has to already be in MVA format otherwise it will add it to the list of announcements as WAV but when you try to select it as the VA it just disappears and is not assigned to the switch location. I Could not find a tool in the program to change WAV to MVA.
That's not how it works.
Click tools, import voice announcements. Import the wav. Then go to your voice announcement list, click the plus sign, and select the announcements you want.
 

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That's not how it works.
Click tools, import voice announcements. Import the wav. Then go to your voice announcement list, click the plus sign, and select the announcements you want.

Voice Import works well for me in CPS2.0 to source a WAV files. It's still a good practice to edit your WAV files with a tool such as Audacity
to remove blank space at the beginning and end of your tracks to reduce file size and to be able to normalize the announcement audio levels to suite your needs.
 

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After several hours of failure, I finally stumbled upon a video that led me to solve the problem. As it turns out when you import a WAV file into the program it will automatically convert it to MVA. But unless you go to voice announce “general” and select it to be available on the list of voice prompts it will not show up when you look for it at the point in programing that you want to assignee it to the channel location. I was able to finally program the voice announce into my radio. Thanks for all the coaching. Here is a link to the video that solved the problem just in case anyone else wants to add custom voice announcements.

 

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Another question, I have been using a program called Speech2Go to make my wav files. But this program is not free, It does have a free sample time but I am coming to the end of that free trial time. Does anyone know of an easy-to-use program that is free that I can use to make my text into a wav file?
 

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Another question, I have been using a program called Speech2Go to make my wav files. But this program is not free, It does have a free sample time but I am coming to the end of that free trial time. Does anyone know of an easy-to-use program that is free that I can use to make my text into a wav file?
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Another question, I have been using a program called Speech2Go to make my wav files. But this program is not free, It does have a free sample time but I am coming to the end of that free trial time. Does anyone know of an easy-to-use program that is free that I can use to make my text into a wav file?
I use P&W Paging tool. It is web based and it saves a lot of time. It is at the bottom of the page here. Motorola Minitor VIâ„¢ (6) Fire Pager
 
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