Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

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animestrinity
Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

Okay, so since my new laptop came, I've been playing around with it a lot... and tonight, it was BLUETOOTH DISCOVERY ... or what I like to call 'Anime Doesn't want to do her Homework time'

So, I figured it out!

On most newer phones, to get an MP3 ringtone, you have to PAY for them from your carrier's site.... well that's fine and dandy if they have the songs/clips you WANT... but sometimes, they don't.

But there's a loophole on these DRM protected phones.... wav files.

For those of you who don't know what DRM protected phones are, it just means that you can put MP3s on your phone, but can't set it as a ringtone. You can only use the drm mp3s that are available through your carrier, that you have to pay for. Rip-off! I've mentioned before, that I don't mind paying for these, if a) they have the song I want b) the song isn't edited c) it's the clip of the song that I want and d) it doesn't sound like sh*t when it plays on my phone... so call me picky... that could just be because I like songs that happen to have a lot of swearing in them, and don't like them to fade out on the best part.

So here's the solution that I've found... I'm pretty sure this will work if you have any way to hook up your phone to your computer, but I like my bluetooth best, well... since I just figured it out.

Ingredients:

 

Music Editing Software of your choice (you'll read more of this below)
MP3 of your choice
Computer (I recommend anything that Microsoft hasn't touched)
Cellular Phone (I recommend DRM protected ones, just because you'll feel cooler... and you probably need a chunk of storage space available on it)
Some way to connect your cell to your computer, either via cable or bluetooth
MP3 to WAV converting software (I use CDex which is free to download)

 

Recipe:

 

1) Get music clipping software... I'd tell you what I have, but I haven't installed it yet, and it's somewhere in the bottom of my computer cds... I'm sure there are tons of free music editing software available... google it or check out downloads.com or something

2) Select your MP3 file that you want out of your personal music library.

3) Use Music Editing software to clip the section you want, this is important because WAV files are bigger than MP3 files... and that's also the reason that it's good to have a memory card in your phone or a decent amount of space available on your phone.

4) Use your MP3 to WAV conversion software to turn your mp3 clip into a wav file... CDex works for me, and the quality was awesome

5) Send your new WAV clip to your phone either through a cable or bluetooth software, make sure you store it into the correct folder

6) Set your WAV file as a Ringtone... voila!

7) Most importantly: Rock on!

*Disclaimer: This is perfectly legal... as long as you use legal uncopyrighted songs... which I know you all will... there's no rule against WAV files as ringtones.

   

   

animestrinity
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

 Just googled for you guys... Audacity is free music editing software for all of you computer geeks... Linux, Mac, PC, and BSD

Haven't tried it yet... but it looks good... I'll let you know if it sucks.

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animestrinity
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

 Played with Audacity... you have to 'export' your files to be playable by anything other than audacity (rather than saving), which is awesome because they have an 'export to WAV' so that you don't even need to go through the conversion software, Audacity does it for you!

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

But the free version of Audacity (or at least the one I found), puts an audio ad over top of the beginning of your music file. Blah.

supervioletrays
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

Dunno what version that is, but its not the good version. Here is a version that is audio-ad free.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

ok i downloaded the program and got the section of the song i wanted and exported it as a wav now how do i get it on my lg nv3 ?? detals please...........thankyou

animestrinity
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

It depends...

If your phone has a microSD card, you can use that and a card reader on your computer and transfer it directly onto the microSD card...

If your computer and phone are bluetooth capable you can send it through bluetooth

If not, you can find a program that allows you to send files via SMS to your phone from your computer.  This way is a little more complicated as you need to find one that works, AND you need to be able to save the file from the message to your phone once you receive it.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

um ok im not trying to beet a dead horse hear but my computer is not bluetooth capible, i need to buy a micro sd card .. but where i run into the problem is once i get it on the card how do i get it set as a ring tone ? i made the ring tone 28 seconds long and i tryed opening my yahoo email and attached the file and then tryed to send it to my cell that way (555,555,5555@vzwpix.com) and it took forever to attach the file then it said the file exceded 10mb...so that wont work unless i did somthing wrong ........thank you for all the help you seem to know your stuff =) i love my nv3 but this ring tone issue is makeing me want my nv2 back .......but like i said thank you for your help .......do you know of any programs that send files via sms ?? i know mymyxer did that but in my first post i said how that whent down lol
matt

animestrinity
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

I forgot to mention if you have a cable that connects your phone to your computer, that would work too.

The reason your file is so large is because .wav files are far bigger than mp3 files (well, when comparing the same file in both formats)... I won't go into details, but basically a .wav file that's a fraction of a song can easily be bigger than the full song version .mp3... You may want to see if there's anything you can trim from the clip, or if you really *HAVE* to have the full 28 seconds... take a second to think, if you hear your phone, you won't let it ring for the entire song... you might also want to take into account how long your phone will even ring for... does it ring for an entire 30 seconds before going to voicemail? If it only rings for 20 seconds, then a 28 second ringtone is overkill...

I'm not sure how to extract the file onto your phone through your email, because I do mine far differently... especially with newer phones, it's easier to connect to a computer (usually a cable is included)... depending on your phone's capabilities, maybe zip it to make it smaller? I have no idea if you can unzip on your phone though, so that could be completely useless... I don't even know if you can save files from email attachments on your phone since I haven't used that one before.

But once you have the ability to save the song to your phone, just put it in a music folder, or a ringtone folder... all phones vary as far as where you can write files to or not... then go to your settings and go like you're going to change the ringtone... from there you just need to locate where you put the file.

As far as programs that will send a ringtone from your computer to your phone via sms, that also would depend... I haven't used one in years so I can't even remember what it's called, but since doing things that way is a little outdated, you'd have to find one compatible with both your phone and operating system (XP, Vista, etc)... I don't want to tell you to use a certain program if I'm unsure if it would even work for you...

Also, you may want to check your phone's memory space... if you don't have a microSD card in it to expand it, and depending on what games or whatevers you have on your phone (pictures, music, text messages, etc), you may not have enough space for a file that big... or much space afterwards... that's just another thing you may want to take into consideration as far as your ringtone length or going out and getting a microSD card...

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

yes i do have a cable with my phone, see im completly lost because mymyxer sent it via email or sent it through sms but the quaity sux! lol i have 89.7 mb of space left on my phone and i plan on buying a 4gig card 4 my phone so what do you sugesti do btw thank you so much 4 puting up with all my questions and helping me

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Your Own Ringtones, Even on DRM Protected Phones!!!

is there any way to hack in the phone and make it non drm protected lol just a question lol

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