Help getting .ogg or .mp3 files to use as ringtones, alarms or notifications?

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I converted some audio files as .mp3 and .ogg files and placed them into my Dropbox folder and am now trying to use ES File Explorer to either copy/paste or move the files into the /system/media/audio/alarms or notifications or ringtones, though each time I do, I receive a message that the file can not be moved.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Assault macrumors 6502a

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    Have to assume you are rooted?

    When it comes to moving files into the System directory, I highly recommend Root Explorer from the Play Store. Not sure if ES maintains formatted data or not, as I don't use it, and I also don't know if there is a button to change the directory from Mount R/W to Mount R/O, before you can edit or add to system directories?
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Neither am I, however all my files are stored inside a folder called "SD Card", inside there for me are my "alarms, pictures, music, videos, downloads, ringtones" etc folders.
     
  7. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, now it let me move files to that folder, whereas before for some reason it would not. However, the alarm is not recognizing the files for being used as a new alarm after they were moved. Anyone know if .mp3 files or .ogg files need to be encoded in a certain way or named a certain way?

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  8. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    After I move alarms into a folder I find I need to restart the phone for it to correct the names and locations. I've only ever used .mp3s though. I don't know if .ogg files work.
     
  9. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    It works with MP3 files. I don't know about .ogg files. I suggest you convert the .ogg files to .mp3 files.
     

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