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Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by explicitlyambiguous, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. explicitlyambiguous

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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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    Try putting just one .ogg sound file in the directory that is very destinctive ... and see if you still have the same issue ...
     
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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...?
     
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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 ...
     
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    Any idea what software to use to convert mp3 files to ogg files?
     
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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)
     
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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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