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[Q] Problem setting mp3 as ring/notification/alarm tone.

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By ziki, Senior Member on 17th November 2010, 01:09 PM
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Did someone able to set an mp3 as ringtone or notificationtone, or alarmtone using programs like "Rings Extended", "Tone Picker" or "HandcentSMS" that allow to browse and then select an mp3 stored anywhere in the SD?

On my O1 no one of that programs works: e.g. if I set the mp3 from Settings->Sound->Phone ringtone throgh that programs, when I call the phone it rings with a default android ringtone and not the mp3 selected.

The only 'working' method for me is to put the mp3 into
/sdcard/media/audio/alarms - for the alarms,
/sdcard/media/audio/notifications - for the notifications (sms too),
/sdcard/media/audio/ringtones - for the rings,
and then select it through the standard Andori interface (Android system, that in my O1 shows me only the files stored in the folders just listed).

Could that these programs are incompatible with the O1???
In the HTC Desire with Froyo of my colleague they work perfectly.

Did you have the same problem or it is a problem of my O1 only?

Many thanks for the help...I'm going crazy!
17th November 2010, 02:07 PM |#2  
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Did someone able to set an mp3 as ringtone or notificationtone, or alarmtone using programs like "Rings Extended", "Tone Picker" or "HandcentSMS" that allow to browse and then select an mp3 stored anywhere in the SD?

On my O1 no one of that programs works: e.g. if I set the mp3 from Settings->Sound->Phone ringtone throgh that programs, when I call the phone it rings with a default android ringtone and not the mp3 selected.

The only 'working' method for me is to put the mp3 into
/sdcard/media/audio/alarms - for the alarms,
/sdcard/media/audio/notifications - for the notifications (sms too),
/sdcard/media/audio/ringtones - for the rings,
and then select it through the standard Andori interface (Android system, that in my O1 shows me only the files stored in the folders just listed).

Could that these programs are incompatible with the O1???
In the HTC Desire with Froyo of my colleague they work perfectly.

Did you have the same problem or it is a problem of my O1 only?

Many thanks for the help...I'm going crazy!

Works like a charm for me. And i just placed mp3s in a /media folder on sdcard.
17th November 2010, 03:53 PM |#3  
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What works fine for you? Are you use an app like "Rings Extended"? Or are you set the ringtone from Settings->Sound->Phone with the standard Android interface? Or are you set the mp3 as ringtone from the music player?
18th November 2010, 06:50 AM |#4  
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I used "Ringtones" app and this works. But it seems that copy some melody into /sdcard/media/audio/notifications should be works too.
18th November 2010, 04:07 PM |#5  
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I used "Ringtones" app and this works. But it seems that copy some melody into /sdcard/media/audio/notifications should be works too.

There are more than one app called "Ringtones", please could you link the one you use?
18th November 2010, 04:18 PM |#6  
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OK, maybe I am not clear in my explanation...what does not work for me are the various mp3 apps ("Rings Extended", "Tone Picker" or " HandcentSMS) that allows you to select an mp3 in the various settings that ask to choose a sound file .
If I go to Settings->Sound->Phone ringtone with the standard interface of Android I can see only the mp3 stored in the specific folders under /sdcard/media/audio; with the app installed, I can select any mp3s stored anywhere in SD, but even if I select the mp3 then it always plays a default tone.

Yes, this is solved using the music player or even Astro, but the fact is that I would use an app like EasyProfiles to create and manage phone profiles so as to change the ringtone when certain profiles are selected. EasyProfile (like any other apps like that) calls the same interface to select the tone as when I go to Settings->Sound->Phone ringtone ... with the same results (default ringtone is played instead the mp3 selected).

Has anyone installed one of these apps to select the mp3 and/or could do this simple test? (in the Desire with Froyo of my colleague the apps work properly).

I have just made a SW reset and the problem persists ....
18th November 2010, 06:49 PM |#7  
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I have not problem with it.

For firstime I download Ringtones app and tried download some sounds via this app - it works fine, but there are only some songs and I like anothers

Now, when I read that it is possible just copy media files into right folder I tried it and it also works fine. Ringtone can be selected and when I tried to call myself and everething was fine.

There is two possibilites, why it doesn work:
1) You have your phone conected in USB in USB Mass Storage mode - in this case mobile phone can not acess into memory card, so file can not be used for playing.

2) You call from number, which have selected their own ringtone.


Also I noticed this:
When you are connected in Mass Storage mode and somebady call you, ringtone is reset. In this case copy ringtone into memory can help, but in phone isn't many space for this kind of waste of space.
19th November 2010, 08:13 AM |#8  
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The link does not work, but anyway from your description I understood that your application download and set the tone so, to set the tone you have to open the application. This is not what i need to do: I know that if you use the music player or other app like Astro and now Ringtones all it works, but as said I need to use application like "Rings Extended", "Tone Picker" or " HandcentSMS" the provide only an interface to the other apps or Android system settings to select mp3 stored anywhere in the SD.

So, to be clear, the only test that can clarify me the problem is the following:
1. install Rings Extended.
2. go to Settings->Sound->Phone ringtone, select 'Rings Extended', then select 'Select musuc (Rings)' and then select an mp3 that IS NOT stored in the folders (and subfolders) /sdcard/media/audio/.
3. now call the phone (or go to Settings->Sound->Volume and change Ringtone volume to have a preview of the tone) and check if the tone played is the mp3 selected or a standard gingle.

I repeat, this operation works in other smartphone like Desire and Magic, but not in (my?) O1.

If someone could do this simple test I will so happy :)
19th November 2010, 08:45 AM |#9  
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It seems that here was some communication noise Yes I can confirm this issue for you. Simples way will be contact developers of this app and let him know, that it not works. For now I haven't idea how to make this app works properly.
19th November 2010, 09:06 AM |#10  
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Many many thanks! :)
I do not know if it is "correct" to contact the developer of the app reporting a bug...this app and all the others app that do the same thing seem work well in all the other devices only in the O1 do not work :( .

I will try in anycase...hoping he has a O1 where test his app.
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