Creating my own mp3 ringtones

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by floyde, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. floyde macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2005
    Monterrey, México
    I thought it would be very easy to create mp3 ringtones for my Motorola PEBL phone. So I chose an mp3 from my music library, sliced it to about 20 secs in length and then I transfered it to my phone via bluetooth. I thought that was all there was to it, but when I try to play the mp3, it tell's me that the file is damaged... (it's really not, I transfered it back to my Powerbook and it plays fine)

    Is there a special format for mp3 ringtones? Perhaps I need to use a lower bitrate or the file is too large? Does anyone know about this? Thanks
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    What program are you using? I use Cacophony and then iTunes to convert back to MP3 (I usually am coming from M4A, export AIF, then to iTunes for MP3 conversion), and it works great with my RAZR.

  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    1. Convert the mp3 file to the following settings in iTunes:
    - 48kbps​
    - 20.050KHz Sample rate​
    - Stereo​

    2. Right-click on the song and select "Show song file."

    3. Drag the song file from the open Finder window to the desktop (not mandatory but makes it easy to find).

    4. Click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and hit "Send"

    5. Accept the transfer on the phone.

    I have tried dragging the song from the iTunes library but it won't work, you have to transfer the file from the finder.

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