Add ringtones?

pappy53

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I just got my Droid 2 days ago, so please bear with me.
I sent two ringtones from my BB to the Droid by MMS. Now, how do I make them ringtones or notification tones? TIA.
 

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Hey! I'm an ex-BB user, too. Cool thing to know - I downloaded all my ringtones from Crackberry (free!) http://crackberry.com/free-ringtones

Then I made a folder called "Ringtones", connected the Eris to my computer, mounted the SD card, copied the folder over and YAY! There are all my ringtones! They show up in the "Music" app that comes with your phone.

When you scroll through the songs and come across one you want to add to a contact, go to the menu and you'll see "Set As" then just follow the rest of the steps.
 

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Still stuck when it comes to transferring ringtones .....

Ok, please dont flame on me here, as I have searched for an answer, without much luck...

I'm new to this forum, after owning and using a Blackberry for quite some time, and realizing that these types of forums are great for people needing and/or giving help to other users.

I just got my Eris and trying to find a quick way to transfer my ringtones and music off my Mac computer onto my Micro-SD card on my phone. I had tons of ringtones, songs and pictures on my Blackberry, and it was very easy to transfer anything off my Mac computer onto my phone, using my (mico) USB cord. I'm assuming that I can do the same with this phone ??

I tried to have my Eris 'format' my SD card first. Then I hooked up my USB cord to my phone and then my Mac computer. It recognizes the card/(phone), but the card shows no formatted areas/categories (i.e. pictures, music, ringtones, etc.) to open up and drag and drop music/pictures/ringtones into. Usually on other past phones, whenever I had the phone format the card, then all of those areas are set up on the SD card, and it's real easy from there on out. I'm sure I must be missing a tiny step along the way, that I did not see in my on-line owners maunual.
I have hundreds of (custom-made) ringtones, songs, and pics, so I am hoping someone can give me a little guidance.
 

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Well, I can't promise that the Mac procedure is the same as PC, but what I did was - once I mount my SD card with the USB cable, I made a new folder called "ringtones", and copy/pasted my ringtones into that. Same with "Music". For my photos, I made a folder for each grouping: "Family", "Vacation", etc.

Once I disconnected from the computer, the Eris seemed to sort all of that out by itself. When I go to the "music" widget, all my tunes and ringtones were there. Same with the "albums" widget.

I hope that helps you!



Ok, please dont flame on me here, as I have searched for an answer, without much luck...

I'm new to this forum, after owning and using a Blackberry for quite some time, and realizing that these types of forums are great for people needing and/or giving help to other users.

I just got my Eris and trying to find a quick way to transfer my ringtones and music off my Mac computer onto my Micro-SD card on my phone. I had tons of ringtones, songs and pictures on my Blackberry, and it was very easy to transfer anything off my Mac computer onto my phone, using my (mico) USB cord. I'm assuming that I can do the same with this phone ??

I tried to have my Eris 'format' my SD card first. Then I hooked up my USB cord to my phone and then my Mac computer. It recognizes the card/(phone), but the card shows no formatted areas/categories (i.e. pictures, music, ringtones, etc.) to open up and drag and drop music/pictures/ringtones into. Usually on other past phones, whenever I had the phone format the card, then all of those areas are set up on the SD card, and it's real easy from there on out. I'm sure I must be missing a tiny step along the way, that I did not see in my on-line owners maunual.
I have hundreds of (custom-made) ringtones, songs, and pics, so I am hoping someone can give me a little guidance.
 

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Still stuck when it comes to transferring ringtones .....

Ok, please dont flame on me here, as I have searched for an answer, without much luck...

I'm new to this forum, after owning and using a Blackberry for quite some time, and realizing that these types of forums are great for people needing and/or giving help to other users.

I just got my Eris and trying to find a quick way to transfer my ringtones and music off my Mac computer onto my Micro-SD card on my phone. I had tons of ringtones, songs and pictures on my Blackberry, and it was very easy to transfer anything off my Mac computer onto my phone, using my (mico) USB cord. I'm assuming that I can do the same with this phone ??

I tried to have my Eris 'format' my SD card first. Then I hooked up my USB cord to my phone and then my Mac computer. It recognizes the card/(phone), but the card shows no formatted areas/categories (i.e. pictures, music, ringtones, etc.) to open up and drag and drop music/pictures/ringtones into. Usually on other past phones, whenever I had the phone format the card, then all of those areas are set up on the SD card, and it's real easy from there on out. I'm sure I must be missing a tiny step along the way, that I did not see in my on-line owners maunual.
I have hundreds of (custom-made) ringtones, songs, and pics, so I am hoping someone can give me a little guidance.
 

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Jeremy gave a link up above and I don't wanna step on his toes, 'cause it probably gives this info in that link and... him, being a mod, he doesn't want the same answer given in 1000 different places.... that said...

By the way, the info below I KNOW applies to Moto Droid 2.0.1 and I don't know if it's good for all models / OS

One thing to keep in mind is that "ringtone" is not what you may think it is in Android world. "RINGtone" only applies to phone calls. If you're wanting to select a tone for SMS or MMS the sound file is a "notification", if you're trying to create a sound for an Alarm or (I think) a calendar notification, that's an "alarm". I'm not sure what an email sound is called - I think notification.

Point is: If you've successfully downloaded ringtones and doublechecked they are on the SD card and are having trouble finding them as you try to attach them select them in the messaging menus, Chances are you haven't created a file under "notifications"

So, set up your media card with a main folder labeled "media" under that do a subfolder labeled "audio" -- under that do a sub-subfolder labeled "ringtones" - (note: be sure to call it ringtoneS - with an "s" at the end) under media / audio, make another subfolder called "notifications" (again, make sure there's an "s" at the end, make yet another subfolder under media / audio called "alarms".

What I do is consider the "ringtones" folder the master folder and then just cut and paste into notifications and alarms. Setting up this subfolder system works very well for Droid finding all available tones for each event.

Note: if you create a new tone using ringdroid or some other app, you'll need to also create the tone in the notifications subfolder to use it for a text message.

sounds hard, not that bad, just plug in phone, mount card and it's just like moving any file or creating any other folder.

I know someone posted a question regarding Mac's -- sorry, I'm clueless about them things.
 

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Some non-standard versions of the Android OS (ones that phone manufacturers and service providers have messed around with) may not automatically allow one to use external files for notification or alarm tones, even if you have manually set up the folders to do this.

The T-Mobile Pulse, Huawei U8220 and U8230 are known for this.

There are several third party applications that will allow you to bypass these SP and Manufacturer settings, but the one that I use is aRing.

Phil.