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    Thought people here might find this useful, Just been messing about on my laptop trying to get the custom ringtones, so heres how to get them:

    Download Audacity here Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

    Install it

    Open it, and Click and drag whatever song you want to create a ringtone from and drop it in the main grey area in Audacity

    Let it load up the waveform of the song

    Next find and decide what part of the song you want to be the ringtone. It has to be less than 39 seconds long to work as a ringtone by the way.

    Now at the bottom of audacity, select your time line; what I find handiest to do is, select the start point of the ring tone you want, then enter the time in the "selection start" box.

    Next, change the button beside that from "End" to "Length". Then under that, enter the length you want the ringtone to last for.

    Next, go to Edit -> press Cut. Select File -> New -> Edit -> Paste

    Go to File -> Export. Press the "save as type" drop down list, and select MP3 files. Name your ringtone, then select Options on the right of the window.

    Change quality to 128kps I advise. Select Joint stereo if you prefer. Press OK, then Save it.

    In the Edit metadata pop up window, leave everything empty apart from Genre. In genre enter "Ringtone". Select Ok.

    Open Zune on your PC. Connect phone via usb. In collection, under unknown artist at the top of all your other artists, the ringtone should be there. Click and drag it into your phone on the bottom left to sync it.

    Disconnect phone and on your phone, go to settings -> ringtones -> ringtone and at the top under custom should be your ringtone.

    Done! :D
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    You don't have to cut and paste. You can export selection or crop it.
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    Going to have to retry during lunch or something. When I went to save it was giving me all kinds of different options.
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    Got it to work!
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    Smudge Dope, you sir are THE MAN!!!!!
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    It doesn't allow me to press cut, or 95% of the buttons for that matter after I do everything preceeding that. I got my ringtone, selected a starting point, selected a length, seems like I'm missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J4rrod View Post
    It doesn't allow me to press cut, or 95% of the buttons for that matter after I do everything preceeding that. I got my ringtone, selected a starting point, selected a length, seems like I'm missing something?
    I ran into that too and discovered that if you played the part you selected to preview it and then hit pause, it won't let you do anything. You have to actually click stop.

    And on another note, I was trying to do this yesterday and I kept getting the error that it couldn't find the mp3 codec or whatever and I had to download it. At that point I just said screw it because I didn't want to download extra stuff for something that I will rarely use.
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    You do have to DL an additional encoder. After that all you have to do is open Audacity drag over the song from your PC library. Select the begining time. Select length and enter 39then select it back to end time. Click file and export selection. Save it. Edit Metadata window opens. Delete everything. In Genre type in Ringtone. Save. Drag to zune. Drag to phone. Hook phone up. Sync. Unhook phone. Settings/ringtons + sounds/rington. All your custom ringtones are at the top of the list.

    It is very easy once you get it down.
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    Or if you're lazy like me, find someone who's done all the hard work on Audiko and download the ringtone ready to import into Zune. :D
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    This is too hard for me. Can anyone make a Ringtone out of the first 39 seconds of Nyan Nyan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    This is too hard for me. Can anyone make a Ringtone out of the first 39 seconds of Nyan Nyan?
    Is it this one? Download ringtone nyan nyan - Free Ringtones - Audiko
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    Does anyone know how make your ringtone last the whole 39 seconds when someone calls? When I play the tone preview it is the full 39 seconds but when i set it and someone calls, it only lasts for maybe 20 seconds before it goes to voicemail, is there an option to lengthen the tone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amgray86 View Post
    Does anyone know how make your ringtone last the whole 39 seconds when someone calls? When I play the tone preview it is the full 39 seconds but when i set it and someone calls, it only lasts for maybe 20 seconds before it goes to voicemail, is there an option to lengthen the tone?
    I would imagine that's just the standard time before Voicemail kicks in on most carriers. Not an actual phone setting.

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    Its not the length of your tone its the time it takes your voicemail to kick in. I know you can change this on o2 by sending a code through dialpad but not sure about other network operators. Should find this easy through bing/google :-)
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    I dont know where I am going wrong but I keep following your instructions and my ringtone never appears. I have attached the mp3 file but changed the extension to .zip. Can someone tell me where I am going wrong?
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    A smart alec would say your phone is just not a cubs fan. But not me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfa1 View Post
    A smart alec would say your phone is just not a cubs fan. But not me!
    My phone is a fair weather fan :lol:
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    Then it would the wrong time of the year right now for a cubs ringtone.
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    According to the Zune software the ringtone has been added. I do not see it under ringtones and I do not see it under my music either. Does anyone know what else I can do?
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    After several hours of playing around, I figured out my issue and I am good now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuafox@yourgadgetguy.com View Post
    After several hours of playing around, I figured out my issue and I am good now.
    So how did you figure it out and what was the solution? Inquiring minds want to know (for future reference)
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    I have been trying for months to find a way to make a custom SMS tone for my LG quantum with no luck. I was able to add custom ringtones but I am unable to use them. I want a custom SMS tone so I can set my text to silent and vibrate while my ringtone is set to vibrate and full sound. I hope someone knows how to do that. My phone is always silent/vibrate because texting is supposed to be discreet and to turn the volume on for my ringtone will cause my phone to ding when I receive a text. Please help if anyone knows a way to fix this. Thanks. :)

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