1. knahrvorn's Avatar
    I'm trying to set custom mp3 sounds as ringtone and SMS tone. I succeeded in the latter, quite easily, but I can't quite seem to figure out how to be able to select anything else than the default ringtones.

    I put two mp3's in the folders:
    /storage/emulated/0/Ringtones
    /storage/emulated/0/Notifications
    one in each folder

    In Settings -> Sound -> Default Notification (sorry, if this is not the exact wording; I'm on a phone set to language Danish), I can select both mp3 files along with the "bundled" notification tones.

    However, in Settings -> Sound -> Ringtone for phone I can't select any of the mp3's - only the bundled ringtones.

    My phone's a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.1

    Am I doing something wrong? I guess this shouldn't be so hard after all?
    12-28-2012 06:26 AM
  2. patruns's Avatar
    I'm not sure where those folder are coming from. On my phone running a stock 4.2.1 it is simply /ringtones.
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    12-28-2012 09:44 AM
  3. knahrvorn's Avatar
    Those are the paths as reported by Ghost Commander. The part before "Ringtones" is where I get to by default (the emulated sd card dir?) when I launch Ghost Commander, so I guess we're talking about the same location.

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    12-28-2012 11:33 AM
  4. gtbarry's Avatar
    I am also on a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.1

    Navigating through ES File Explorer I have all my items in these folders as needed:

    /sdcard/Ringtones/
    /sdcard/Notifications/

    And everything works just fine.

    Are you sure they are in MP3 format?
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    12-28-2012 01:28 PM
  5. knahrvorn's Avatar
    I just installed the ES File Explorer just to make sure we are indeed talking about the same location in the file hierarchy, and it does indeed report the location of my two directories (which I didn't create myself, btw.) as /sdcard/

    which is a bit weird since the phone doesn't even have an sd card slot, but nevermind :-)

    Oh, and yes, they are indeed genuine mp3 files. They are both playable as notification sounds, but not as ringtones. I made them in Audacity years ago for use on my old Nokia phone that I had at the time.

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    12-28-2012 01:48 PM
  6. gtbarry's Avatar
    All I have left for you then is to suggest rebooting the phone maybe?
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    12-28-2012 02:54 PM
  7. knahrvorn's Avatar
    Hmm, tried that, but thanks :-)

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    12-28-2012 03:11 PM
  8. gtbarry's Avatar
    Another shot in the dark. Corrupted MP3 file? Open them in audacity and save them as MP3 with a slightly different name? Then add them to your phone with the new file name in the appropriate folder.

    I recall having to do this with one file a long time ago on my Nokia.
    12-28-2012 03:24 PM
  9. patruns's Avatar
    What so you see as the file structure when you hook it up to your PC?
    12-29-2012 01:14 PM

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