Do I really need a Viftool to join my recorded voice files, (ogg format), into a single file?


Then how do I do it…I’m trying to get my voice on my husbands Tom Tom. Thank you.

What are you exactly trying to do? Can you be a bit more specific?

I’d recommend Audacity 1.3.12
Import the files into Audacity. (File menu > Import)
Use the Time Shift tool (double headed arrow ↔ ) to move the files left/right so that they each follow on in sequence.
Export and select Ogg as the Export format. (File menu > Export)

There are some tutorials (see link at top of page) that can help you to become familiar with using Audacity.

I’m trying to make GPS navigation voices of my voice too. Problem is, my computer isn’t recognizing Viftool as a program in the command window, no matter what I try. I’ve recorded all 59 commands individually in .ogg format, and now I need to join them into one .chk file and one .vif file (according to the tutorial on the TomTom website). Do I need Viftool to do this, or is there another way? Help is GREATLY appreciated!

It looks like the CHK file is some sort of container for multiple OGG files. Even if you successfully open the CHK file you will need to use VifTool2 to put the OGG files back into CHK format.

Have you tried contacting TomTom? Although they tell you to use an ancient version of Audacity (which they call “OGGEditor”), Viftool has nothing to do with Audacity and they should really be supporting there own products.

If you are unable to get any help from TomTom, do come back and we will try to help, but as we don’t know their program it would be a lot better if they helped you.

Although this is a pretty old discussion topic that has nothing to do with Audacity, years later TomTom is still having people use Viftool to join files. After playing with it I found that the viftool.exe program should work with one of the two solutions:

  1. Put viftool.exe in the same folder as the .ogg files before running the viftool join command.


  1. When entering the viftool join command, also enter the location of the viftool.exe file:
    Example of entry:
    c:userssallydesktopviftool join 75 Mike data75.vif
    (Viftool.exe is located in the folder c:userssallydesktop. She is saving voice name Mike with file number 75.)

Original instructions:

Thanks for your contribution to the discussion, but as you say it is “years later” and nothing to do with Audacity so I’ll lock this topic now.