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Old December 17th, 2011, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding music to use as ringtone

I've searched the internet on how to transfer mp3 music files from my laptop to my Galaxy S plus, GB 2.3.3, can't find all the info I'm looking for.
Connect the phone to laptop and 'mount', then go to My Computer and drag and drop...ok so far?
I haven't tried this yet; does the phone's built in memory and micro sd card show up as separate drives and which one is it best to put the music files on? Does the main file containing the different song files require a specific name to be recognised as music for use as ringtones? Finally, how do I actually set up a song as a ringtone? I've installed Ringdroid in anticipation.
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"does the phone's built in memory and micro sd card show up as separate drives and which one is it best to put the music files on?"
I would recommend placing your ring tones on your SD Card. I place all media files inside the DCIM folder on my SD care. I make folders for Music, Ring tones, Video, etc and place that type of file into the these specific folders.

If you have iTunes on your computer you can make ring tones from any song in your library by following these instructions, then transfer them to your SD care DCIM > Ring Tone File.
How To Create Ringtone for iPhone on iTunes 10

I have created many, it is fun. You listen to your music and decide where to start a ring tone and you can make it up to 30 seconds long. You can use any part of a particular selection. I decide where to start by playing the song and watching the number of min/sec it has played to the point that I want to start my ring tone, then watch the min/sec to where I want it to stop. This will make sense once you start to follow the instructions. An easy one to learn with is AC/DC Hell's Bells because most often one wants to get the first part of the song with the bells ringing as the ring tone.

I am sure others will come along and tell you other ways, this is just how I do it.
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Creating ringtones and transfering audio files from the PC/laptop to your phone is relatively simple. Once connected, the only storage that shows is your SD card (or at least it does with mine). You won't have access to main phone memory. Drag and drop files in whatever folder you put music/ringtones (may be in 'media' folder). You can also add custom notifications as well.

Free audio editing software is easy to find online to create your own ringtones. Audacity is the most common. You can edit parts of a song to use (you only really need no more than 30 seconds). Might be a little intimidating to use at first, but it's not too difficult once you get the hang of it.

I like to get pretty sophisticated with my ringtones, and consider myself more of an advanced user/audio editor. You can do the same if you feel comfortable with editing. I use limiting and compression to bring up the volume of the whole song (it's just a ringtone, after all, not audiophile quality). I also down-convert to about 64Kbps (or lower) to save space. I've created some rather interesting custom ringtones, particularly with songs that few others use. I like my ringtones to sound like I didn't just download them from Myxer or somewhere else. I like people to ask, "where did you get THAT?"

You can also find apps in the Market that will create and edit ringtones from your music files right on your phone.
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I am a noob to this - straight from a BB phone without a data plan (so never used wifi or internet on a phone before) to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus which I have had for a week - how do I add an mp3 as a ringtone? I am trying to get the BB Eager notification for texts, have managed to put it (via Bluetooth) into the music folder, but it is silent when I play it (???) and now I don't know how to get it into the notifications or ringtones area of the phone. There's no menu to drag it or copy and paste anywhere else in the phone (I don't see any SD card when I connect to my computer - does my Galaxy nexus have one?) and I don't see any folders anywhere. If you reply, please assume I know nothing about computers or programming !!
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I am a noob to this - straight from a BB phone without a data plan (so never used wifi or internet on a phone before) to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus which I have had for a week - how do I add an mp3 as a ringtone? I am trying to get the BB Eager notification for texts, have managed to put it (via Bluetooth) into the music folder, but it is silent when I play it (???) and now I don't know how to get it into the notifications or ringtones area of the phone. There's no menu to drag it or copy and paste anywhere else in the phone (I don't see any SD card when I connect to my computer - does my Galaxy nexus have one?) and I don't see any folders anywhere. If you reply, please assume I know nothing about computers or programming !!
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ringdroid&hl=en

You can also crop the song using this program. Once you save it, it will appear in your ringtones list.

You should see a Galaxy Nexus drive appear in "my computer" when you connect your device to a computer. That's where your folders are. If you don't see it, you need to make sure that USB debugging is turned off on your phone (settings > applications > development > un-check USB debugging).

"SD card" simply refers to "storage" (not actual SD cards), the Galaxy Nexus doesn't actually accept SD cards, it uses built-in memory (it's the same thing, just not physically removable).

You can also move files around on your phone using this app:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.metago.astro&hl=en
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I've searched the internet on how to transfer mp3 music files from my laptop to my Galaxy S plus, GB 2.3.3, can't find all the info I'm looking for.
Connect the phone to laptop and 'mount', then go to My Computer and drag and drop...ok so far?
I haven't tried this yet; does the phone's built in memory and micro sd card show up as separate drives and which one is it best to put the music files on? Does the main file containing the different song files require a specific name to be recognised as music for use as ringtones? Finally, how do I actually set up a song as a ringtone? I've installed Ringdroid in anticipation.
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