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Support Making music files a ringtone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by overkill, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. overkill

    overkill New Member
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    So I could easily do this with my other Captivate before I traded in for a new one (last one was defective, thats a different story) they are both rooted. the thing is I can't remember how I set my song as my ringtone. It is a full song and I easily set it as my ringtone. I didn't put it in a custom "ringtones" folder or anything. I know there are other threads on this but my situation is different.
    Help please.
     

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  2. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member
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    In the music player select a song, then when its playing (or paused for that matter, but on the now playing screen) hit the menu button and "Set As".
     
  3. crowley

    crowley New Member
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    Or move/copy the file into the "/sdcard/media/audio/ringtones" directory (create it if necessary) to make it show up in the ringtone list.
     
  4. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member
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    If you copy the file, it will appear twice in the music player app. If you add a .nomedia file to the folder, it won't show up as a ringtone.

    Far better to use "set as" from the music player.
     
  5. crowley

    crowley New Member
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    Good point! I'm using meridian instead of the stock music player, so this did not even occur to me. In fact, this annoying behavior (index *all* media files anywhere on the phone) was the main reason to use an alternative player.
     

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