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How to select music as ringtone?Support

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  1. log1c

    log1c Well-Known Member

    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....

  2. Midiman

    Midiman Well-Known Member

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  3. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I have always used ringtone trimmer. I know that isn't the solution you want but it does provide a more instant solution than scouring the web trying to get it to work like it does on other devices ;)

    My infuse was limited to songs less than 30 seconds ...if the song did not meet the criteria, the option was not available

    I will continue to mess with it. Have you tried the suggestion in the other thread about this?
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  4. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

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  5. log1c

    log1c Well-Known Member

    Thanking everyone in here, what I did was

    my files>media>audio>click menu>create folder>name Ringtones>copy song in there

    settings>sound>phone ringtone>mp3 was in there

    I sort of find this really annoying because I am copying the same file onto a ringtone file which basically causes more memory use, how dumb of samsung
  6. Midiman

    Midiman Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Lol...the other solution (an app) would have taken less time and created the folder for you

    Base android doesn't do it, Samsung or att chose not to add it we will never know

    All carriers are known for stripping this sort of thing out of roms so that you will big ringtones from their carrier specific service . Its been done for years

    Regardless....glad the solution worked for you!
  8. Midiman

    Midiman Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't a learnt nuthin frum a app.
  9. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    True dat ;)

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