Hey guys, I just got this phone after losing my Atrix =(
but how do I use a song (mp3) as a ringtone? on my old Atrix, I would just hold on the song and a pop up would allow me to set as ringtone, the skyrocket doesn't have that option, also tried the galaxy s2 method which is
play song>menu>set as
but the skyrocket doesn't show set as, what do I do? I don't really want to download an app for this, it shouldn't be that hard....
You have some options available that can minimize the memory usage. I assume you have found that full length songs work? I still haven't determined that myself.
1) Not many people need a 4 minute long ringtone. The phone will hang up long before you get anywhere near 4 minutes if you don't answer. Find a cheap or free audio editor that will let you chop a piece of the song off. The less you use, the more memory you save.
2) You don't need ringtones to be stereo. As far as I can see, there is only one speaker in the skyrocket. Convert them to mono. Mono is half of stereo saving you 50% of the memory needed for stereo.
3) The speaker in the phone that reproduces the ringtone isn't a high end audio system. You don't need a ringtone to be encoded at 320kbps. The audio quality afforded by that high an encode rate will be completely wasted when reproduced through a 1/4" speaker. Drop it to 32kbps and you should have something that sounds fine through the available hardware. 64kbps would be the equivalent of a 128kbps stereo file but since you're in mono, half the bandwidth will produce the same quality. 32kbps... should be acceptable.
All three of these steps will significantly lower the memory consumption of your ringtones. You'll find yourself dropping a 7M full song down to a 40k audio file that will serve your purpose just fine.
Last edited by Midiman; January 14th, 2012 at 04:25 AM.
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