To find the right section for VW/Audi, figure out the letter of your type of
head unit. This is what you select in the feature menu to configure the
firmware, and should be in the range of A-T. Convert this into a number,
where A=1, B=2, and so on. Then (if you remember high school math), convert
this number to hex (or just count down the through the list). You should
find a line looking like
tells you to use section VWAudi_v7_6.
Note that you can remove the beep when switching back to "disc 1", the head unit will still mute the audio for a second, which cannot be changed by the PhatBox, so there will still be an interruption in the audio playback.
The key format is:
audioid.x.yWhere x is
y is a sequential number, starting with 0, of the order to process the command.
The value for modes 0-2 can be one of the following:
A full Unix path, starting with / (e.g. /dos/tts/beep1.wav)
CURRENT"The current ... is", not played when extra voice help is disabled
BROWSING"Now browsing ...", not played when extra voice help is disabled
HELP"To switch ... press", not played when extra voice help is disabled, these files (helpx.mp3) are not shipped with the default firmware, and must be added manually
TITLEText-to-speech generated title of disc (artist/album/genre/playlist)
PLAYresume playback of list, or start playback if switching lists, the next directive will be processed immediately
PLAY xbegin playback of list x seconds into song, next directive is processed immediately
WAIT xdo nothing for x seconds
WAIT x.xxdo nothing for x.xx seconds - must be precise to hundredths of a second
SYNCSynchronize the display
ENDswitch head unit back to "track mode"
You need to have an END directive and playback started somewhere in the AudioID. Any directive that plays a file will implicitly stop the current playback. With the exception of PLAY, these command will play the entire file before continuing to the next command.
Default VW settings - stop playback, wait .35 seconds (head unit mutes at this time), read list name, resume playback, wait 7 seconds, switch back to "track mode".
audioid.0.0=STOP audioid.0.1=WAIT 0.35 audioid.0.2=TITLE audioid.0.3=PLAY audioid.0.4=WAIT 7 audioid.0.5=END
Read list name, wait 3 seconds, switch back to "track mode", and begin playing after the switch to avoid the mute.
audioid.0.0=TITLE audioid.0.1=WAIT 3 audioid.0.2=END audioid.0.3=PLAY
Read list name, play a 5 second clip staring 15 seconds into the song, switch back to "track mode", and begin playback from the beginning of the song.
audioid.0.0=TITLE audioid.0.1=PLAY 15 audioid.0.2=WAIT 5 audioid.0.3=STOP audioid.0.4=END audioid.0.5=PLAY 0
For Track AudioID (mode 3), the value can be either path or:
PLAYLIST - "Playlist" "Playlist Name" if track in playlist PLAYLIST_TITLE - "Playlist Name" if track in playlist ARTIST - "Artist" "Artist Name" if Artist found ARTIST_TITLE - "Artist Name" if Artist found ALBUM - And so on..... ALBUM_TITLE GENRE GENRE_TITLE TITLE TITLE_TITLE CURMODE - "Now browsing ..." message for current modeTo make the PMM (2.02 or newer) generate the track title files, open regedit, and create a new DWORD key in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PhatNoise\PhatMan" called "MakeVoicePromptForTitle". Set the value to "1". The first time you eject and create all those voice prompts, it could take a while, but after that, the extra time should be much shorter.