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    Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

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    I have a blackberry 8700, and ive noticed some of the mp3 ringtones i downloaded dont work, but some do.

    I uploaded some of my own mp3 files to use as ringtones, and they wont play

    Maybe im saving them as mp3 using the wrong codecs are something, any ideas?
    What other file types does the 8700 support for ringtones?

    here are 2 that ive been messing around with

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    ttp://h1.ripway.com/lawfulchaos/atmosphere.mp3
    ttp://h1.ripway.com/lawfulchaos/trade.mp3
    be sure you add the h if you want to try them

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    hey well to be honest I dont have an 8700 I have a pearl but sometimes it is known that using variable bit MP3s sometimes dont function on certain devices even though the device itself does support MP3s. When I went and sampled the ringers you made I noticed the bit rate changing and that means it is a variable bit mp3. Possibly try getting an mp3 that doesnt have this!

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Downloaded and saved on my 7130c, but would not play at all.

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Is this a second post?

    Or did I have a post disappear?

    Or am I just imaging that I posted in this thread earlier?

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Nevermind...Found it...Going to cross reference these so I don't confuse myself again.

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...ringtones.html

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    alright assuming that its because its the variable bit rate how do i go about fixing that. I have used an audio editor to shorten the mp3, and reduce quality as needed to get the size right, ive also tried another program to convert other file types to mp3 types. I dont know why they are having a variable bit rate, im sure i have set the bit rate.

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    LawfulChaos, Welcome to PinStack.

    What editor are you using to create your ringtones? make sure you are using a fixed rate export function when saving. I use Audacity and haven't had any problems since I started using it.

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    LawfulChaos, Welcome to PinStack.

    What editor are you using to create your ringtones? make sure you are using a fixed rate export function when saving. I use Audacity and haven't had any problems since I started using it.

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    ok so i used audacity still having the same problem, can you give me a short walkthrough and what your doing, to get your to work

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Lawful, I'l need while to verify, it's been a while since I did it. I'll have to check my settings and everything.

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Digging this thread back up, as I am having the same problem. I just got my Pearl yesterday, and tried to transfer the MP3 ringtones from my old phone, and most of them do not work. I have tried a number of settings in Audacity, dropping the bitrate down to 56K.

    One of the problem files is here:

    w w w . shedracing . com/redalert.mp3

    Sorry for the formatting, the board won't let me post a link.

    It is a short (6 second), small (44K), Mono low quality file, and it seems to work fine in every other device.

    The really strange thing is one of the ones that works, is Stereo, 128kbit, 2.6MB and 2 minutes long.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Tom A, Welcome to PinStack.

    I haven't made any ringtones in a while, but here are the settings I have used in the past.

    Sample Rate 44100 hz, sample format 32-bt Float, MP3 Export Bit Rate 56. Every thing I have produced using these settings has worked on both my 8700 and now my 8100.

    Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help with this problem or your BB.

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Tom A, Welcome to PinStack.
    Sample Rate 44100 hz, sample format 32-bt Float, MP3 Export Bit Rate 56. Every thing I have produced using these settings has worked on both my 8700 and now my 8100.
    Thanks for the reply.

    I tried those settings. I found them posted them in another thread (it may have even been from you). I even tried converting them to .wav files, then converting them back and it still didn't work.

    To make things even stranger, I cropped and resized the 2.6MB one that worked using the same settings, and it still worked just fine.

    When I try and play them using the Media player, I select ringtones and see them listed. I select them, and they load, but nothing plays. I click the trackball to restart the player, nothing happens.

    Very strange, and quite frustrating.

    Tom

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Well, I found a workaround. A PITA workaround, but I got the files to play.

    I had to burn the problem files to an audio CD, then re-convert them to MP3 using iTunes. Once I did this, all of them worked, except the one I linked.

    For some reason, it won't work at all as an MP3. I did convert it to a wav file, and got it to play, so I am using it in that format. It is a small enough file that the lack of compression isn't a problem.

    Another strange thing, once I got a wav version that would play, I tried converting it back to MP3 and loaded it to my BB again. When I tried to play it, the BB crashed and rebooted itself.

    Bizarre.

    Tom

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    Re: Why arnt my mp3 ringtones working

    Is It Possible To Upload Ringtones To Your BB From your Comp?

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