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post Nov 2 2009, 07:49 AM, updated 12y ago

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There has been 2 - 3 question on how to do this. Personally i think google just made it a bit confusing, but if you understand how the system works it's quite simple.

You can put any MP3 into as your ringtone by playing the music in the Music players this is one of the most simplest way.

There are several all out there that helps set and modify MP3 as ringtone, i personally like Ringdroid, it allows you to choose the mp3 and set it as a ringtone or notification sound at the end.

All above are by using another application to augment the process of putting the MP3 as a ringtone. The most simplest way is by organizing your folders in your SDcard.

This is how i set my folders.

SDcard > Media > Audio > Ringtones
SDcard > Media > Audio > Alarms
SDcard > Media > Audio > Notification
SDcard > Media > Audio > Music

If you set up your folder like above, once you reboot your phone, the OS will automatically set all the mp3 in Ringtones as an option when you go to menu.
All the mp3 in Alarm folder will be selectable when you want to choose a Alarm tone.
And all the mp3 in the notification folder will be able to be used in any app when you try to set a notification tone.

Another tip : If you guys are annoyed that all your mp3 even the one from GPS navigation software comes up in your music playes, or all the pictures come up in the album app, then there is a simple way to remove it.

There’s a common Android problem of unwanted media files appearing in the song list of music players. This annoyingly causes your favorite songs to get mixed in with audio files associated with other apps, such as voice files for a GPS navigation app.
There’s a simple solution for this issue. We’ve already covered how you can hide certain files by changing a folder name to start with a dot, but you run the risk of causing problems with the app that’s linked to those files. Instead, there’s a similar solution: create a “.nomedia” file.
Here’s an easy trick that should only take a couple of minutes to keep unwanted audio files from popping up.
1.       On your computer, open Notepad or any other text editor
2.       Save the blank file as “.nomedia”
Make sure that the Save as type is set as “All Files” instead of “Text documents”
3.       Copy that file to the folder on your SD card containing audio files you don’t want to show up.
(Example: If you want to block CoPilot sound files from coming up, place the .nomedia file in the sdcard/copilot folder)
4.       Reboot your phone and the files should no longer be viewable
This same trick works for folders containing images or videos that you don’t want to appear in the Gallery app. The files will still be accessible from your original app or an explorer like Astro or Linda, but you’ll finally be able to stop hearing “Turn left” announcements after a great song.

Taken from : http://androinica.com/2009/08/28/how-to-hi...-media-players/

This post has been edited by naTTan: Nov 2 2009, 07:51 AM
post Nov 2 2009, 08:02 AM

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How about sms ringtones?
post Nov 2 2009, 08:03 AM

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Just create \notifications, \ringtones, and \alarms on the root of the card and dump the mp3 to these folder will work as well.
post Nov 2 2009, 10:44 AM

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make sure all folder names are lower case.
so "Notification" should be "notification"

folders that have uses are
"notifications" - this is for alerts like new email, new sms/mms
"alarms" - this is for your alarm sound
"ui" for ui sounds like the camera snap, selection tones.
post Nov 10 2009, 03:16 PM

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