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    This is a "How To" make MP3's work as Ring tones on your W580i phone.

    As you know, Rogers (and perhaps other companies) have blocked you from using an MP3 as a ringtone unless you download it from them. But what if you already own an MP3 you've purchased via online? Can you use it? NOPE! Even know you've already paid for it legally, you still can't use it as a ringtone.... UNTIL NOW!!!

    The following shows you how to use MP3's as ringtones. If your using a Sony Ericsson phone you'd be using their software you got with your phone. If your using a different phone, use that software. I would however like to say out loud... I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THIS!!!! I have done a lot of riesearch over the last while to find this information. The example I'm using is by using my Sony Ericsson W580i. I'm pretty darn sure this will work on any Rogers phones. If not, please say something so I may edit it.

    Dalton


    Step 1.

    Download and install the Sony Ericsson Digital Rights Management Packager
    Windows : My Account
    Mac: My Account

    Step 2.

    Select a mp3 you would like to protect (use as a ringtone).

    Step 3.

    Run DRM Packager
    Start->Programs-> Sony Ericsson-> DRM Packager-> DRM Packager
    Go to File, add files and select the mp3 you would like to use.

    Step 4. (Configuration)

    Go to Options -> Configuration -> and select combined delivery and also uncheck
    “ Place rights in separate folder” and click the little box with the … on it and place where you want them to go (ex. My Documents/My Music folder) click OK
    A window will pop up saying “Before proceeding with the combined delivery…. “
    Click OK. Use the following info to fill in the blanks.
    Content ID: myCellPhone @ Blah.com
    Enable right = checked
    Check Start time checked and date set to (which ever today’s date is)
    Check End time checked and date set to (which ever today’s date is but year 2015)
    click OK

    Step 5 Creating the dm file(s)

    Click on your MP3 file to highlight it
    Click on Create DRM content
    Now you can send this file to your device , you will be able to set this mp3 as a ringtone.

    Adding new file to your phone

    1. Plug in your w580i or other cell phone. IMPORTANT: Choose Phone Mode
    2. Go to START – ALL PROGRAMS – SONY ERICSSON – SONY ERICSSON PC SUITE.
    3. Then go to your little phone icon by your clock (bottom right corner)
    4. Right click on phone icon and scroll up to File Manager and click on it
    5. MyPhoneExplorer. Will open, click on “Your phone” icon so Memory Stick and Phone Memory folders show.
    6. Minimize that window so it takes up only half your screen. Then pull up the folder you put the “adjusted” MP3 file you wanted to use as a ringtone. Minimize that too to half the screen so you can see that window AND the MyPhoneExplorer window at the same time. High light the .DM file you made out of your MP3 and drag it to the MyPhoneExplorer and put it under the Memory Stick folder and the Phone Memory folder.
    7. IMPORTANT: Do not go into memory stick or phone memory. It will take a bit of time to transfer. Check your phone. It will have a pop up saying you have transferred a music file, click yes to install it into the Music folder.
    After that another pop up will come up asking you how to use it. In the list of options, choose "Ring tone" and you are done!

    YOUR DONE!! Now enjoy your ringtone!!!


    See More: MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i
    Last edited by Dalton; 12-02-2007 at 06:21 AM. Reason: Keep on seeing minor adjustments.. lol. What can I say, I'm a perfectionist!!
    tavenger5, DitsyDew and aroy924 like this.



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    singingtiger19
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    Could I go ahead and download the sony digital rights program without having the phone?



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    Dalton
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    No.




    I'm kidding. Go for it. Just do me a favor though. Come back here to this section and give me feedback on what you used to get MP3's to work on your phone and what service your with and if it worked. You know... all the details so we can help others.
    Sony Ericsson W580i
    Provider: Rogers (Canada)



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    singingtiger19
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    Before I go about downloading this program:
    1.this is most likely what I will have to do to get my ringtones to work on service through AT&T?
    2. to start downloading, do I click on my accountthat is highlighted in the steps above? then enter the verification code?
    Last edited by singingtiger19; 12-02-2007 at 01:34 PM.



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    singingtiger19
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    I'm getting an error message after I have clicked on the ringtone and selected create DRM content a window pops up that says "could Not create a DRM subfolder in the original content folder" and then after I click okay I get another window that says "an error occured while saving the files". what do I need to do?



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    Dalton
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    Good question. I haven't seen that problem before. What I'd suggest is uninstall the program and then reinstall it. Let the DRM make it's own folder and then work from there. There should be no problems with that. It might take you a while to find your new mp3 but it should be ok. Sorry it took a while to return message, take ONE little sleeping pill to help you sleep and knocks you on your ass for hours!!! LOL

    Let me know if this worked.


    Quote Originally Posted by singingtiger19 View Post
    I'm getting an error message after I have clicked on the ringtone and selected create DRM content a window pops up that says "could Not create a DRM subfolder in the original content folder" and then after I click okay I get another window that says "an error occured while saving the files". what do I need to do?
    Sony Ericsson W580i
    Provider: Rogers (Canada)



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    RAIDER
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    Thank You Dalton, did everything step-by-step, very easy to follow, and worked GREAT!



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    Dalton
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    Awesome!!! Thanks for the feedback. Anything else you need, feel free to ask.

    Dalton
    Sony Ericsson W580i
    Provider: Rogers (Canada)



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    twocents
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    Thanks for posting this, going to try it out tonight and let you know how it goes. I just bought an Ericsson and as far as I knew till now this wasn't possible so I am dancing in my chair



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    K3V1N2K5
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    Re: "How to" MP3 your Ringtones for the W580i

    how come its not letting me place the .DM file into the Phone Memory folder ?



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