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MortRing - ringtones and SMS sounds per contacts/category

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By Mort, Senior Member on 29th April 2005, 10:27 AM
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Here's another program in the style of RingtoneX and Caller-ID.
Magician users might already know it, because I started telling about it here. But I think it's a bit too well hidden there, and I'd like to know if it works on other devices as well...

Ringtones seem to work fine on MDAc with a reasonable number of contacts, while I've got a feedback it doesn't work on an MDA II with over 500 contacts. I don't know whether it's because of the device or the number of contacts, so just try if it works for you, and give me some feedback...

SMS notification sounds should work on all devices, but it might need a soft reset to activate the messaging plug-in. This plug-in can be used by other programmers as well: If you create a registry key with <window title>=<window handle> (as DWord) in HKLM\Software\Mort\SMSNotify\Windows, you'll receive a WM_COPYDATA with a string containing "SMS\n<sender>\n<text>" whenever an SMS comes in...

Oh, btw: As all my other programs, this will remain free, but I gratefully accept PayPal donations to [email protected]...
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29th April 2005, 11:22 AM |#2  
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Hi Mort,

would you be so kind to upload some screenshots of your application? I would like to see, how the program's gui is done.

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BGK
29th April 2005, 11:36 AM |#3  
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Here you are...
Don't expect too much, it's been made to work for me, not to look pretty...

The call and sms popups are not modified, i.e. the one of Windows is used. I only replace the registry entry for the ringtone resp. sms notification sound...
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29th April 2005, 04:18 PM |#4  
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Your App is great! Are there any changes to Ver. 0.5?
29th April 2005, 05:08 PM |#5  
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Are there any changes to Ver. 0.5?

The SMS sound is reset a second after the notification was handled and on exit, so it won't set the most recently used one as default on next startup.
Addionally, there are now three "pseudo" categories for all other numbers: contacts without assigned number (either direct or by category), unknown numbers, and calls with supressed numbers. The sounds for these categories are set to the currently used ones as defaults until the category settings are saved.
29th April 2005, 05:16 PM |#6  
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Mort, you are just GREAT!

Thanks 8)
29th April 2005, 09:19 PM |#7  
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It is really amazing specially changin SMS tone :shock: .... Keep it up.... I hope if you could....:

- Include all rings under Windows folder and sub folders cause there is no need to copy all tones in /Windows to /Windows/Rings...

- The ability to set Tones in Storage Card.

- The ability to listen to the Tone before setting it.

- The ability to view the Recent Caller Name not only number...

I will keep testing it and let you know ASAP ... Waiting for your next release :P , do not be late :wink: ...
30th April 2005, 08:55 AM |#8  
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It is really amazing specially changin SMS tone :shock:

In fact, the SMS tone even was more easy to achieve...

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- Include all rings under Windows folder and sub folders cause there is no need to copy all tones in /Windows to /Windows/Rings...
- The ability to set Tones in Storage Card.

Both of this is not possible as such, because the Windows call program doesn't support paths in the used registry values. (That's why RingtoneX copies the files of other folders to \Windows\Rings...)
But can can modify the path for the ringtones in the registry. It's stored in the Value "Directory" of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\Rin g. MortRing uses this value, too (because I use \Storage\Ring).
But currently, MortRing will list ALL contained files of this directory, as I didn't want to limit it too much. Thus, setting it to \Windows would make choosing a ringtone taking quite a while...

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The ability to listen to the Tone before setting it.

Currently, all I could do would be opening the file, so it's played by WMP or the "Pictures" application (which also plays MMF, MID, and some other audio codecs...). I don't know of a simple way to play anything but WAV directly in my app.

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- The ability to view the Recent Caller Name not only number...

Technically, that would be no problem, but I think the default "missed calls" list is far better for this. The output's mostly for debugging reasons anyway...
30th April 2005, 12:31 PM |#9  
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Guys, the most sophisticated gadget I ever had prior to owning the Magician is a Sony Ericsson P800. Judging by how confused I am with the Magician's set message alert tone / ringtone capability as it is now, kindly explain, as you would explain it to a child, how Mort's program works.

Thanks!
30th April 2005, 01:49 PM |#10  
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Guys, the most sophisticated gadget I ever had prior to owning the Magician is a Sony Ericsson P800. Judging by how confused I am with the Magician's set message alert tone / ringtone capability as it is now, kindly explain, as you would explain it to a child, how Mort's program works.

After installation, the program's in the autostart folder. After a soft reset, you'll see a tray icon that looks like a cell phone.
If you tap this icon, a popup menu appears. The most important entries are "Contacts" and "Categories".
In "Categories" you can assign ring- and sms tones to the contact categories. If a contact has multiple categories, the order of the list in this dialog is used. I.e., if a contact has both "Private" and "Friends", it will take the "Friends" settings if it's in the list prior to "Private".
In "Contacts" you can assign ring- and sms tones to single contacts, thus overriding the category settings. The currently used category ringtone (or "*other contacts*") is shown there if no specific contact ringtone is set. To remove a contact ringtone (and this way restoring the category setting), press the fitting "X" button ("X"=remove). It's only activated if a contact ringtone's assigned.
30th April 2005, 02:05 PM |#11  
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Its really a great program, very simple to use, and not complicated at all 8)

Thanks for the great work, Mort
What you've done is really something cool 8)
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