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    civic98mi
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    OK, i'm really new to this.....I have the data cable, installed the drivers that came on the cd, installed bitpim 6.2, etc.....

    I successfully downloaded wallpaper, and erased the "Verizon Wireless" greeting, but i'm having some problems with ringtones.....

    I open up an mp3 song, change it to a WAV file, cut out the 12 seconds or so that I want for the ringtone, and save it as an MP3 again, and tried multiple compression techniques (ie. mono, 16kbps, 32kbps, 44000hz, etc.)

    I've tried both dragging the mp3 into bitpim, and changing the mp3 into .mid before dragging it. I can usually get it to be just a hair under 64kb (maximum file size for ringtone on bitpim) and I successfully transfer it to my phone.

    HOWEVER, I file never plays, it just does nothing after I send it to my phone.

    Any ideas? ANY info would be greatly appreciated. BTW, i've used multiple programs (sound forge, cdex, etc.)


    See More: LG 4400 - Downloaded MP3 tones wont play




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    stop trying to do it... it wont work. The LG VX4400 isn't designed to play MP3's this is why you can't play them on your phone.
    You may have been able to change the file's extension from an mp3 to a midi but it's still an MP3 and it wont work



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    So there isn't any way to get ringtones other than the insturmental ones that are on Get It Now? other than getting a new phone probably?



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    As far as I know... no you cannot play MP3s on this phone.
    You can get other ringtones (beyond the Get It Now ones) that are midi files... But, you'll need a USB cord for your phone to be connected with your computer. Well, that's one way



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    Sorry, your phone doesn't have mp3-support. And changing the extensions won't work either. Just stick with polyphonic midi files.



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    Well civic, no offense but those guys don't know wut they are talking about. I have nothing but mp3s on my vx4400. You have to sample them down and keep them under 30 secs. I use Adobe Audition to cut them to 30sec and convert from 44100Hz to mono 16000Hz, 16Kbs. Then just drag and drop them into bitpim...works great for me. I even recorded some of my own mp3 ringtones.....good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higasauras
    Well civic, no offense but those guys don't know wut they are talking about. I have nothing but mp3s on my vx4400. You have to sample them down and keep them under 30 secs. I use Adobe Audition to cut them to 30sec and convert from 44100Hz to mono 16000Hz, 16Kbs. Then just drag and drop them into bitpim...works great for me. I even recorded some of my own mp3 ringtones.....good luck.
    You're correct!! I don't know what I'm talking about!!!

    Which is why I called a representative. And this phone does not have the capability to play MP3s!!!
    ... so I know that much!!!



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    So you're saying I'm hallucinating the ringers coming out of my phone...lol.



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    I just know what I've been told...



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    BTW... the definition of hallucinate: to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions



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    hallucination
    Encyclopędia Britannica Article

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    the experience of perceiving objects or events that do not have an external source. For example, a person may hear his name called by a voice that no one else seems to hear. A hallucination is distinguished from an illusion, which is a misinterpretation of an actual stimulus.

    OK, now that everyone knows what hallucination means...instead of trying to be a smarty pants, why don't you try wut I just told you. You can probably use other programs to down sample the mp3s if you can't get Audition.



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    You can find more info here...

    www.brewbackups.com



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    Thanks for the enlightenment... do you feel better about yourself now? I do



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    Okay, okay! Let's be respectful here higasaurus okay? TwinAmato is just helping out and her opinion is based on experience and fact... according to the folks at Verizon what she says is accurate:

    "Available formats include .mid and .qcp. Midi files should be set for maximum volume within the midi itself. Additionally, they should be roughly 30 seconds long. Typically your phone will only ring for less than 30 seconds before rolling to voicemail anyway. Longer files will simply use more memory than what is needed. QCP files (actually a proprietary file type for Qualcomm phones) have not worked well, but research continues."

    I know Twinamato personally and believe me... she has a great deal of experience and knowledge on this subject. I'm not quite certain if what you say does indeed work and I'd give it a try but I don't have that model to try it... but what you're doing does require quite a bit of know-how and access to this other software which many folks just don't have... so even if what you say is true it doesn't help most folks. I just wonder if by converting it to 16 kbps... if it's indeed an mp3 or if it's not actually saved as a midi? I will do some research though and see if it works...

    In the future, I suggest you be a gentleman and show some respect for our highly esteemed forum members newbie. Thanks.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. It's greatly appreciated. I got everything to work. Apparently, mono, 16,000hz, and 16kbps is the only compression rate that works for the 4400. It kinda sucks that you have to drop the quality down so much, but oh well, it works. As long as I turn down the volume in the mp3 itself it plays pretty good on the phone.

    Thanks again for the help!



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