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By akky, Junior Member on 7th April 2004, 01:27 PM
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Hi all

I have read in another thread that you can use MP4 files as ringtones.

I have a couple of very nifty mp3 extractions from the turkish (kiss) song. When I convert these files using "Easy CD-DA extractor" program to mp4 I am unable to play these files for ringtones.

But when I convert these pesky 65k files into wav, they end up being 2mb!!! Anyone know of a good conversion program?

These files are attached. I think this would be a pretty funky tune (although some others might consider it ...sad) haha
*****WHOOPS.. looks like the firewall at work isnt allowing these files to be uploaded
 
 
7th April 2004, 01:52 PM |#2  
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Using windows sound recorder (sndrec32.exe) you can convert the WAV file:

File->Properties->Convert Now

Change the Format to PCM
Attributes: 11.025 kHz, 8Bit, Mono is about as basic as you would want to go (poor quality, only use for small clips).

This should reduce the size down to about 100Kb or so. You can change the attributes for a better quality but keep the format as PCM. Also note that better attributes mean more memory.
7th April 2004, 01:54 PM |#3  
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is pretty good i'm not sure about the xda playing mp4 but it does play wma
also you can make it mono insted of stereo and reduce the samplerate to 11Khz this will also dec the size of your tone
7th April 2004, 02:05 PM |#4  
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and the loss of quality dont really mean all that much when it's a ring tone anyway since the speaker itself is hardly THX surround quality to begin with and of cause not stereo
7th April 2004, 04:14 PM |#5  
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thanks to everyone who responded.
7th April 2004, 06:10 PM |#6  
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Easier yet - if you can get them to wav format, then do so at high quality.

Then simply use Windows Media Encoder (free from Microsoft if not alreay on your PC), to save them as 96K .wma files.

These can be used straight away on the phone, and take up only around 400-500K for a full 40 second tone/song, in high quality 96K format!
7th April 2004, 09:03 PM |#7  
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high quality dont matter when played by the tiny mono speaker of the xda
7th April 2004, 10:43 PM |#8  
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you can use wma better and smaller than wav..
read this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/view...t=6425&start=0
7th April 2004, 11:23 PM |#9  
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Rudegar, I agree with what you are saying, but only to a degree.

Because, like anything in life, whatever you put into something bad, will only but be worse when it comes out.

So using a poor quality tone, to be played through a speaker that is already poor, is just asking for trouble.

Why I suggest using a decent quality tone, is not to have a mozart like outcome. But on the contrary, simply to ensure that the poor speaker doesn't make too much of a dogs dinner of it any more than is necessary.

But I know what you are saying.
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