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    LavonneJ
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    This was very difficult to figure out, and there isn't much on the web in the way of support or help for this, so it took me a couple of days of trial and error.

    But I have FINALLY figured out how to turn your MP3s into ringers on your M500. (and without Bluetooth or accessing the web)!

    The only way I could figure out to do it was with Quicktime 7 PRO (you need to have a serial # to access Pro, I found one on Emule, or you can purchase it for $30 or borrow from a friend who has one).

    STEP #1: convert file
    a) I used Audacity to do this.
    b) your ringtone should be 30 seconds or less, and 512kb or less, so you must trim your mp3 file.
    c) Open your MP3 file in Audacity, and click where you want the ringer to start. Then you can drag the shaded grey area to where you want it to end. You can pay around with it a bit until you get it perfect.
    d) With your ringer section highlighted in grey, click edit at the top and then select "Cut". There may be an easier way to do this, but this is how I did it and it worked for me.
    e) to the left of your music, the title of the song is displayed, with an "x" to close it to the left. Click that "x" to close the song.
    f) Now you'll have a blank space. Go up to Edit and Paste. Your cut selection will appear now.
    g) go to the FILE menu and select "export as MP3...".
    h) select the folder you want your ringer saved in. Save it as a simple name with no spaces or dashes and as .MP3
    i) Open the edited song in your Quicktime player. Got to the FILE menu and click "export". Where it says "Export:" with a drop down menu, click "Options"
    j)for "file format", select "3GPP2". this is the video settings, so everything else should be greyed out. (because there is no video, only audio)
    k) there are five horizontal buttons entitled "video" "audio" "text" "streaming" "advanced". click on the "audio" button. you should see a list of audio settings. any settings should work, as long as the file is less than 512 kb. here are my suggestions for a good sounding ringtone:
    l) for "audio format" select "AAC-LC (music)".
    m) for "data rate" select "128 kbps"
    n) for "channels" select "stereo"
    o) for "output sample rate" select "44.1 khz"
    p) for "encoding quality" select "better"
    q) look at the bottom and you'll see the estimated filesize. it should be comfortably under 512 kb. if not, try using a lower "data rate"
    r) click "ok"
    s) find the appropriate location to save your ringtone (the desktop is the best place to find it later), and click "save"
    t) this part will be different for all phones. upload the file via usb jump drive, usb cable, or bluetooth to your ALBUM directory in your DCIM directory. it should be something like "100blahblah". (to find out which directory to use, turn on the camcorder on your phone, take a short video and save it. whatever directory that .3g2 video file is saved is where your ringtone should go. the ringtone MUST be in this directory or the phone won't be able to find it.)
    u) go to your contacts, or ringer type settings on your phone.
    v) go to where you select your ringtone, and select "my albums", "my videos" or something similar.
    w) navigate and find your ringtone, assign it, and you're done!


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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    tried the steps above but when i try to assign em... i get a error message "Media File saving has failed" any clue on whats up with it? i have a samsung m 500.



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    That's the same meaage I got when I formatted the files using other programs besides Quicktime Pro. Is that what you used? Quicktime Pro is the ONLY program I could find that worked, because it allows you to edit the data rate and all that. If you're using Quicktime Pro and it isn't working, make sure you've got the settings right before saving, and that you have your ringtone in the right folder on your memory card.. It has to be in the folder that your videos get saved it.

    Other than that, I don't know why you're getting that message. I got it a million times before figuring this out, but if you do exactly what I did, it will work for you. I saved about 15 ringtones on my phone and it worked every time doing it.



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    Sorry i never thanked you sooner but i finally got it to work... apparently it doesnt like spaces in the file names.. and thats what i kept doin wrong... until i stopped using spaces it finally worked.. well thanx alot!!



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    Thanks I will definately try that!!!



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    I Have a similar problem, except with a video. I used Nero Vision to edit my video down to a smaller size and then a 3gP converter to convert my file to the appropriate format. I did this and transferred my file which was under 512kb. I checked the file post transfer and it played correctly, after I set the video as a ringer the sound would no longer play on the video. Does anybody know how I can fix this?



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    You are the Man This worked perfectly for me!!! JUST MAKE SHURE THAT YOUR FILENAMES CONTAIN NO SPACES IN THEM AND THEY WILL WORK PERFECTLY!! Oh by the way I am using Samsungs latest phone The UpStage!!



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    hey guys the .3g2 format has to be used (i have seen questions about it), no spaces can be made...

    I THINK THAT ALL SPRINT PHONES ACCEPT .3G2 FORMAT (including motorola and sanyo phones) THIS FORMAT CAN ALSO BE USED FOR CONVERTING TV SHOWS FOR YOUR PHONE SO YOU CAN WATCH IT ON YOUR PHONE.
    I LOVE TO HELP!



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    Now you have convinced me to purchase the Upstage!!



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    i cant find a serial for Quicktime Pro, can u send me a link to one thats not on a torrent or file sharing network

    i wood be very appreciative



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    I just bought Quicktime Pro to try this. Apparently they have changed the export menus in version 7.2, because there are more choices. I made the choices that seemed most in accord with LavonneJ's write up and ended up with a .3g2 file. But now there are several choices for exporting .3g2 files. The hardest part for me was finding the file after it was in the phone. Yes it is in the correct folder, but it is not recognized as a ringtone. It is recognized as a video. So you have to be looking for videos, not ringtones. Fortunately you can assign a video to be your ringtone.

    Now there is another problem. I think I followed LavonneJ's suggested settings, I even used Audacity, but the ringer volume is barely audible. If the phone was not set to vibrate, I would not have known it was ringing. When I put it to my ear, I could hear it. I burned up most of the night trying to find the file, so I'll take another look at the other Quicktime Pro settings in the morning and see if I can fix the volume.



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    I don't know if I did something different this morning but it worked with Quicktime Pro 7.2 - not perfect, but to a major extent. Here's the subtle adjustments to LavonneJ's post. I do Audacity differently but I left everything the same down to step i. After that I use numbers because I do things a little differently. For the sake of completeness, I'm going to put his a-h steps in above mine.

    STEP #1: edit file to 30 seconds or less
    a) I used Audacity to do this.
    b) your ringtone should be 30 seconds or less, and 512kb or less, so you must trim your mp3 file.
    c) Open your MP3 file in Audacity, and click where you want the ringer to start. Then you can drag the shaded grey area to where you want it to end. You can play around with it a bit until you get it perfect.
    d) With your ringer section highlighted in gray, click edit at the top and then select "Cut." There may be an easier way to do this, but this is how I did it and it worked for me.
    e) to the left of your music, the title of the song is displayed, with an "x" to close it to the left. Click that "x" to close the song.
    f) Now you'll have a blank space. Go up to Edit and Paste. Your cut selection will appear now.
    g) go to the FILE menu and select "export as MP3...".
    h) select the folder you want your ringer saved in. Save it as a simple name with no spaces or dashes and as .MP3

    STEP #2: convert file from .mp3 to .3g2 (a 3GPP2 file)
    1. Open the edited song in Quicktime Pro ($29.99, sorry but this is not entirely free) Go to the FILE menu and click "export." The Exported file dialog box will open. One of the dropdown menus says, "Export:" On that dropdown menu, select "Movie to 3G." Then click the "Options..." button.

    2. The 3G Export Settings window will open. All the settings I used were the same as LavonneJ's but the window seems slightly different than he described. Here are your settings
    File format: Select 3GPP2 near the top. There is another 3GPP2 (EZMovie) that also works but you'll use different settings and things will be subtly different on the phone.
    The next dropdown menu is untitled and defaults to "Video." Click the unnamed dropdown and select "Audio." A new set of dropdown menus will appear. Set them as follows.
    Audio Format: AAC-LC (Music)
    Data Rate: 128 kbps
    Channels: Stereo
    Output Sample Rate: 44.1000 kHz
    Encoding Quality: Better
    Frames per Sample: 1 (you can't change this)

    3. Click OK to return to the Export dialog box.

    4. Navigate to the location on your computer where you want to save your exported ringtone and click Save to save and return to Quicktime Pro.

    5. Note that the file extension will be .3g2. If it is not .3g2, then you did something wrong at Step#2-2 above.

    STEP #3: Put ringtone on phone
    1. Connect the phone to the computer and drag the ringtone file from your computer to the phone as follows: Use your flash card, usb cable, or bluetooth to navigate to your DCIM directory on the phone. Inside that folder is a folder named 100xxxx. This is where the .3g2 video file (your ringtone) should go. If the ringtone is not in this directory then you won't be able to find it when you're looking for it from the phone.

    2. Drag the file from your computer to your phone. If you have several ringtones, you can move them all at once.

    3. End your session on the phone and go back to your startup screen. At this point it does not matter whether you disconnect the wire or not. If you installed directly on your micro flash chip, just plug your chip back into the phone.

    STEP #4: Assign the ringtone
    1. Go to where you select your ringtone for either a contact or to your ringers in general.

    2. Select Edit > My Videos > Memory Card
    NOTE: Now we have another problem. Videos have no text to identify them, so your ringtone will appear as an empty thumbnail with an X in it. We'll deal with this next.

    3. When you select a file, use Options > Play to make sure it is the ringtone you want (if you have more than one). If not Back up and select a different file.

    4. When you have the right one, click Assign and wait for the phone to assign it.

    5. Push Done and wait again until the phone is finished. When the phone is finished you can click the End button to return to your Wallpaper.

    When you assign these ring tones, they show up either as "no title" or just blank for the ringtone; but they do play correctly.

    If anyone has an easy way to make a title for these ringtones, I'd like to know how.



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    Okay I have another update - thanks to the geniuses on Instructables. Instead of using Quicktime Pro, there is a free program called Super that will convert .mp3 files to .3g2 for the modern phones. Download Super here and use it like this.

    1)Open up the program and drag and drop in your mp3 to the gray area near the bottom of the Super window.
    2)On the "output container" at the top left of the screen, drop down box select "3g2 (sony ericsson)"
    3)Check disable video
    4)Select your bitrate etc.
    5)Click "Encode (active files)"
    6)File will be outputed to C:\



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    Re: Here's how to make your MP3s into ringers on your M500

    Does anyone know if this procedure will work on a M510 as well?

    Thanks



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