I just installed MotoCast on my new Razr Maxx so I could explore the music function, and it synced all of the music that was on my iTunes from my computer onto my phone, which is great. Now I want to pick one of the songs (I have like 800 in my iTunes library) as my ringtone for my phone, but I can't figure out how to do it. How do I make one of the songs in my MotoCast music library my new ringtone for my Razr Maxx?
You won't be able or want to stream them from your PC - they should be on your phone.
From what I've read, it's best to use internal memory as the external card gets read later and the files might revert. So you create folders in your internal memory (mount it using a USB connection and choose the MOT drive) and put mp3s in them to use for the custom ringtones or notifications. The file structure I had read was best based on the Android Developer's Dev Guide was:
- music/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as user music.
- podcasts/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as a podcast.
- ringtones/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as a ringtone.
- alarms/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as an alarm sound.
- notifications/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as a notification sound.
- pictures/ - All photos (excluding those taken with the camera).
- movies/ - All movies (excluding those taken with the camcorder).
- download/ - Miscellaneous downloads
I had also read it didn't really matter - android would find them anywhere - but to nest the above structure under 'media' for neatness. And, finally, a developer who was pretty adamant that 'SD Card / media / audio / ringtones ' was the default location and should be used. Although from what I can tell that's off the system directory which most users connecting via USB or using My Files wouldn't be able to emulate.
This made me all the more curious as to what to tell people wanting to store custom mp3's for notifications.
So I tested (within the sdcard, or internal memory, folder) using a few variations just to see what happened. All filenames were lowercase. My results:
- (sdcard) /sdcard / media / audio / ringtones :works for phone ringtones
- (sdcard) /media / :works for phone ringtones
- (sdcard) /media / ringtones :works for phone ringtones
- (sdcard) /sdcard / media / audio / notifications :works for notification ringtones
Realize when you look for the ringtone or notification that the name you're looking for is not necessarily the filename. The ringtone or notification name is based on meta tags so scroll through them all. Also, be sure you have them in the right folder. For example, notification sounds for emails are in the notification folder not ringtones. And finally, you may have to power off your phone and then back on.
If you want to only use part of the song, Ringdroid is a great app to edit the song to use the part you want.
Hope that helps.
Boy this is More than i found!.. good work Sally
Thanks, B33! Hopefully it will be helpful. I've seen this question on a number of forums. Mototola's FAQ on How Do I Download and Use Custom Ringtones is helpful but doesn't seem to really address this issue - which is the one most folks want to know.