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faq - how to set mp3 as ringer

by rumtummy    Apr 19, 2009, 2:35 AM

steps writen using Vista, Rant had upgraded firmware, i was drinking orange juice. your experience may varry...

    How To Set MP3s as Ringers for Samsung Rant:
    1.) find an mp3. download WavePad, install. download Pazera video to 3GP (be sure you have the right one, there are like a dozen different pazera applications), extract to a folder of the same name.

    2.) open WavePad and drag the song into it. you can drag your mouse on the graph to select sections of the song to copy or delete. you want the ringer to begin at a part that is attention getting and not all songs begin that way. also, anything longer than 30 seconds is probably wasted space.

    3.) File > Save As > choose MP3 as extention, NOT WAV. go to that mp3 file's folder, if you see filename.mp3 then rename the .mp3 to a .avi ...unless you only see the file name (and no .mp3) in which case you must first hit Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab > Advanced Settings: make sure "Hide extensions for known file types" is UN-checked. now you can go back and rename it to an .avi properly.

    ...after you have a few .avi files of different songs and fart noises made up:

    4.) run "videoto3gp.exe" in the Pazera folder and drag/drop the .avi files into Pazera. in the middle of the program is a drop-down labled Profile, choose either High Quality 3g2 setting (96kbps is the best we're going to get).

    ...fiddling with the volume slider is not reccomended.

    5.) top of the program screen in bold, white letters on a green background is the word CONVERT. click it now. go back to the folder that your edited mp3/avi files were in and you should see a similarly named .3g2 file.

    6.) connect the computer and the phone via usb. from main menu on phone go Tools > 6. Mass Storage > 1. Connect to PC. if it's the first time it may take a moment for the computer to figure things out. tell it yes if it asks you if it can figure things out. to speed things along you might go to Start > Computer > and see if it's listing a "removable drive." most likely it'll pop up when you plug in, so tell it you want to open it like a folder (bottom option).

    7.) from within the phone (actually, the memory card) go DCIM > 100SSMED. this is where you want to drag and drop your new .3g2 files. if the folders are not there already you can either make them or stop now, disconnect and use the phone to make a short camcorder video. this creates both folders when you save the video (and it won't hurt anything to delete the video from the computer when the usb is connected again).

    8.) now... two ways to change ringer:

    - A - change default ring via Main Menu > Settings > 2. Sounds > 2. Ringer Type > 1. Incoming Calls > 1. With Caller ID > 4. My Videos > 2. Memory Card... now you can't see names which sucks huge but you are able to hit the right soft key to bring up Options and chose 1. Play with the Menu/OK button. listen to them and use the Back key to go back. choose the ringer you like by hitting Menu/OK while that ringer is hilighted.

    - or -

    - B - change ringers for individuals in your contact list. from the Main Menu > Contacts > hilight the person's contact and chose the right soft key to bring up Options. scroll down to Ring > 4. My Videos... aaand it's the same from here as detailed in -A-

    note that the files play at half volume. don't judge them too soon as being prohibitively quiet.


    please note:
    this was written for a friend. cleaned up and copy / pasted here on a whim. anyone this helped, you're welcome. if this is against some rule or courtesy i apologize. any questions, comments or corrections about this FAQ will probably be left to gather dust. i don't anticipate coming back to check on this.

    also, the freeware programs used above were chosen at random. use what works for you.

    links that helped me: ... » ... » ... »

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