Custom notifications problems


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  1. explicitlyambiguous

    explicitlyambiguous New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am trying to add custom notifications to my G1.

    I have created the audio as .ogg files uploaded them to a folder on the root of my sd card '/notifications' and can view them from the Settings > Sound & Display > Notification activity.

    My problem is they all sound the same! (something like a short ringing sound).

    I can play them through the ASTRO file manager and they sound as they do on my PC. I am stumped... perhaps anyone can help me to figure out why this is? I have tried converting to a few different formats (wav, mp3, etc) and using them but nothing seems to work.

    Thanks for reading.
     

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  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Try putting just one .ogg sound file in the directory that is very destinctive ... and see if you still have the same issue ...
     
  3. explicitlyambiguous

    explicitlyambiguous New Member This Topic's Starter

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    that worked after a reboot!

    Many thanks :)

    I'm trying to add more custom notifications....I'll post if I have any problems.


    PS how did you come about this solution? Is there something I can learn here about the way android works...?
     
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    It was a thought that maybe the file lookup was just picking the first file it came to .. or only saw one file ... the restart probably cleared the issue ...

    A restart can clear many problems same principle as your PC ... this is a computer just like a PC ...
     
  5. Scholesville

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    Any idea what software to use to convert mp3 files to ogg files?
     
  6. explicitlyambiguous

    explicitlyambiguous New Member This Topic's Starter

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    On Linux:
    Code (Text):
    1.  ffmpeg -i foo.mp3 foo.ogg
    See "man ffmpeg" for more options (probably need LAME installed too)
     
  7. hardcore.mike

    hardcore.mike Member

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    posted somewhere else, then i found this....copy and paste sucka:




    ive done everything you guys have said, even before i signed up for this site:

    made the "notification" folder
    tried mp3/ogg
    tired ringdroid
    rebooted
    removed battery

    nothing has worked.

    sorry, the problem im having is that my custom sounds wont play when their supposed to. i have it set as the not. sound and they play when i preview them, but doesn't when i actually get a not. it goes back to the "droid" sound...

    could it be the bit rate? ive tried about 5 different combos with bitrates/stereo/mono


    if any one can help me, ill make them some custom tones...mine sound like soundwave from the transformers cartoon:

    "R7 has received incoming text notification"

    and

    "R7 is recieveing mobile voice communication from...identifing: jade"

    R7 = my droid's name (tribute to R2D2 and 7 costanza)
    jade = my sister.

    it worked long enough for two of my friends with iphones to hear that and crap their pants.

    also tried handcent, it did what i wanted it to do, but i like the droid icons better : )

    DROID!



    cheers



    mike
     

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