- Alcatel OmniPCX requires a .wav format file sampled in PCM 8000 kHz, 8 bits, mono -- full stop.
3, 2, 1…action!
Record your voice message as a wav file.
To record a voice prompt, you may simply…
- Run “Windows sound recorder”.
- Record a wma (or a wav) file.
Then you’ll need to convert your message to PCM 8000 kHz, 8 bits, mono.
How to convert your voice prompt to PCM 8000 kHz, 8 bits, mono.
To convert your sample you may wish to use ffmpeg.
- On Windows, obtain a copy of ffmpeg from the following address (courtesy of zeranoe): http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/
- Decompress one of the latest ffmpeg builds into a temp folder.
- Open the temp folder (ie. where you extracted ffmpeg).
- Put a copy of your original Alcatel voice prompt, inside the ffmpeg’s “bin” folder (just for your convenience).
- Open a Command Prompt (Right Click then “Run as Administrator”).
- CD to your ffmpeg bin folder.
- To convert your audio file to an Alcatel OmniPCX acceptable-format, type the following command:
ffmpeg -i MyOriginalVoicePrompt.wma -ac 1 -ar 8000 Converted.wav
This is it, you may now correctly upload your converted wav file into your Alcatel OmniPCX Phone System.