- 11-09-2009, 05:41 PM #2
- 11-14-2009, 12:17 PM #4
OK...I've figured out that part. What I'm having trouble with is making MY ringtones show up in the ringtones list. I've put them in the /media/audio/ringtones folder, but they will not show up on my phone!!! I tried putting them in the /notifications folder to see if they would show up there, and they did...but I cannot get them to show in the ringtones list on my phone. Please help someone!!!!! Oh and yes, I have rebooted the phone several times.
- 11-14-2009, 12:55 PM #5
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- 01-25-2011, 10:19 PM #12
In this example it suggests that I select the contact, select menu, select options . . .and this is where I get stuck: An "Options" selection is unavailable! There's an "Edit" option which DOES NOT give me a field for ringtones.
Here's my setup: Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept; Android 2.1 (unrooted); contacts are synced over from Gmail.
Plz help. It shouldn't be this hard to assign a ringtone to a contact.
- 01-26-2011, 09:49 AM #13
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But numbers created on the phone, DO have a field for a ringtone.
So, for the people that you want to have custom tones, create a NEW contact, save it to PHONE, not Google. Simply put in the name of the person, and the ringtone that you want (the field should be there for a PHONE contact). In the menu you should see a "link contact" function. Find the original contact and link it to the one that you created.
This is a bit of a workaround. but since the databases in the 'cloud' don't have a field for the ringtone, it is about the best you can do.
- 01-26-2011, 10:22 AM #14
What format can you use for ringtones? I've been using MID for years. They are usually so small you don't have to shorten them. A 4 minute song can be under 17k so the phone just stops. I don't see MID mentioned although I have seen AAC. I can convert.
I use MID as we had a figure skater. You could not compete with a vocal unless it was interpretive. I would have loved to have these when she was skating.
- 01-26-2011, 10:28 AM #15
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- 01-27-2011, 07:51 AM #18
IIRC, MIDI was supported on the Droid until one of the updates. I've never cared for the synthesized quality of MIDI files and current devices have ample storage. Of course, YMMV.
- 01-27-2011, 09:38 AM #19
They don't. The ring for incoming messages will keep up for more than 30 seconds, though.
It used to be that mp3 files were too big to use as ringtones unless you cut them to a certain time or file size. The MID files, being so small to begin with, did not have to be cut. The phone would only ring for a set time.
Now some phones just ask if you want to use song as ringtone.
Plus the MID files were easier to put into an old LG phone on Verizon. You had to use BitPim.
- 01-27-2011, 12:07 PM #20
- 08-03-2011, 01:18 AM #21