Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Jan 12, 2014.
how do i make a song that i downloaded a ringback tone without having to pay for it.
You mean a ringtone. (The ringback is the tone you hear when the phone you're calling hasn't answered yet. It's generated by your central office to let you know that the other phone is ringing.)
If the song is an mp3 file, put it into your phone, where your particular phone keeps its ringtones. (Different phones use different places.) At worst, make a folder on the SD card named mp3. Inside that make a folder named ringtones. Put the song in there. (You can also make folders for notifications and for alarms and put sound files in them.)
If it's not an mp3, ogg, or some other format that your phone recognizes for ringtones, you can use Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder to read the file in, then export it as an mp3. You can also edit the file - make it shorter, use only a part in the middle, etc. (Download the Lame encoder if you're going to be dealing with mp3 files - the instructions come with Audacity. You don't open and save mp3 files, you import and export them - in the file menu.)