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Can you use music as a ring tone on lumia 800?

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jayrs
Posts: 45
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Can you use music as a ring tone on lumia 800?

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As the title says, I can't find a way to set music as a ring tone as I have been able to do with all my other nokias in the past

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N8one
Posts: 91

Re: Can you use music as a ring tone on lumia 800?

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This is a copy pasted reply from microsoft.com.

 

Add or create ringtones

You can use your own ringtones so you can match your jingle to your mood, or match just the right tune to your contacts. Just make sure the audio file is:

  • In MP3 or WMA format.
  • Less than 40 seconds.
  • Less than 1 MB.
  • Not protected with digital rights management (DRM).

To make any file that fits these criteria into a ringtone, all you have to do is assign it the genre of ringtone. If you have a PC, you'll use the Zune software. If you don't have the Zune software on your computer, see Install the Zune software. On a Mac, use iTunes to assign the genre, and then sync the file using the Windows Phone Connector for Mac. To learn more, see Sync and get updates with my Mac.

To add a ringtone to your phone
  • 1

    Connect your phone to your computer using a cable, and then sync the file to your phone.

  • 2

    On Start, flick left to the App list, then tap Settings  > Ringtones + sounds.

  • 3

    Tap the Ringtone list, then find the new ringtone you just added.

     

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/start/create-ringtones.aspx

     

     

    Edit: To change the genre: in Zune, right click on the song and select EDIT. you can assign the genre "ringtone" in there. 

Counsellor
jayrs
Posts: 45

Re: Can you use music as a ring tone on lumia 800?

ah right, thats great fella, i'll give it a go.

 

it should fit all of that, i downloaded it off of zune.

 

edit, just checked, it 1.19 long:smileysad:

Sage
N8one
Posts: 91

Re: Can you use music as a ring tone on lumia 800?

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jayrs wrote:

ah right, thats great fella, i'll give it a go.

 

it should fit all of that, i downloaded it off of zune.

 

edit, just checked, it 1.19 long:smileysad:


You can edit the length of songs easily. The easiest way is to use Itunes (god i hate saying that!). you can google it to find out how. Just make sure the track is not rights protected or Zune will not allow it.

 

edit: here ya go as I'm feeling nice:

In Itunes, right click on the song and select get info. Then select options and you can edit the start and stop time. Just make sure they are less than 40 secs  apart. VOILA! new ringtone!

Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: Can you use music as a ring tone on lumia 800?

@jayrs

 

You can currently also trial this application EasyRing & Music for free:http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/c55f00a0-1be0-4111-b529-1913f97064b5

Happy to have helped forum with a Support Ratio = 42.5

Counsellor
jayrs
Posts: 45

Re: Can you use music as a ring tone on lumia 800?

nice one guys, thank you.

i have i tunes on the pc anyway as the wife has a iphone and 2 of my kids have ipod touches, once ive finished updating the IOS on the iphone i'll plug the lumia in and get started.

 

while its finishing off i'll check that link out

 

cheers again guys.