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Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

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Andyjash
Posts: 2
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Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Hi,

I recently purchased a Nokia Lumia 800 but i cannot seem to figure out how to choose my own music which i have transfered from CDs to my phone as a ringtone, the only options i can see are the windows phone and nokia ones.

 

help please :smileyhappy:

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Puigchild
Posts: 1,287

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

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Hi Andyjash,

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the forums!

 

Please follow these instructions to set your own track as a ringtone. Remember that the file cannot be more than 1 megabyte in size, 40 seconds in length and genre needs to be set as ringtone.

 

Let us know if this helps,

 

Puigchild

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Andyjash
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Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Thanks for the reply.

That did help slightly but I'm still struggling to find a way to convert a song into a ringtone. The one I want to convert is too big. Are there any trusted programs which could assist?

Possibly any which are probably already installed on my laptop? Running a on w7 OS if that helps?

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Puigchild
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Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

There are a couple of options for you. You could use a dedicated MP3 trimmer application such as mpTrim or a full featured audio editor such as Audacity. There are also online services available such as mp3cut.net, but if you want more control I would recommend using one of the applications mentioned.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Puigchild

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Heku
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Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Hi, I did exactly as instructed above - generated a ringtone on Audacity, under 1Mb and 39 seconds in length. Changed genre to ringtone on Zune and synced with my phone (Lumia 800) - still the tune does not appear in the ringtone list. Sync update however says it was successfully transferred over. Any suggestions?
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snipple
Posts: 1

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Such a long way around a simple task that should be able to be done on your own handset..........i too have recently got a Lumia 800 after moving away from my HTC desire HD. I am really thinking twice now about renewing with another Nokia/Windows phone, such simple tasks like selecting a ringtone from our own music when the options are not even on the handset settings. I cant even link via bluetooth to my work Blackberry, does not recognize the handset, even connecting my music/media from my Lumia 800 to my work van via AUX 1 setting to enable me to play my music is impossible. The Lumia 800 will only connect the phone ( calls etc ) and not the media.   

Never had trouble at all with my Desire HD or work Blackberry connecting calls and media to my work van................................very frustrated and disapointed..............They should make you aware of restrictions prior to choosing a handset like this one.

 

Is it a Windows issue or a Nokia issue ??????

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michaels
Posts: 8,556

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800


snipple wrote:

Is it a Windows issue or a Nokia issue ??????


 

This relates to the way Windows Phone handles music files, it differentiates between music and tones so that your music player does not pick up tones and vice versa. Consequently, only music files which have the genre set to 'ringtone' in the ID3 tag are visible in the tone settings.


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brad44444
Posts: 4

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

hi could you tell me what i have to put in the genre to have the file show up in the tones section for messaging

 

thanks brad

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brad44444
Posts: 4

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

vlc can cut the file and convert it for you

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Kosh
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Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Hi Brad,

 

Thanks for your post and welcome.

 

Windows Phone supports custom ringtones, but no custom message or notification tones.

 

Kosh

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brad44444
Posts: 4

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

thanks looks like a big mistake buying this phone talk about taking giant leeps backward
thanks again
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jlintula
Posts: 1

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Seriously! Not funny. A simple user-oriented task and one important way to customize your phone made almost impossible for not-so-tech-savvy users.

 

Hope you get this changed soon.

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poshjock
Posts: 1

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Hi, I was interested in the assigning music as ringtones.  The problem I have is that when I open the zune programme, it works for a few seconds then I get a message saying it has stopped working and the programme closes down, can anyone help

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cheyanne
Posts: 2

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

I purchased the Nokia Lumia 8 phone 3 weeks ago and FRUSTRATED is putting it mildly 😠 I have talked to 5 techs between. Version and Nokia, and store techs, for HOURS on how to put music ringtones on my contacts, and NOBODY has the answer. 😣 Wish I was informed about this before I bought this piece of sh.t. I have tried about 10 different apps and ALL say "sorry".....not for this phone 😭
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cheyanne
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Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

IF ANYONE HAS A SOLUTION TO DOWNLOAD"MUSIC" RINGTONES TO MY LUMIA 8........PLEASE, I'M BEGGING YOU TO HELP ME. I WISH VERIZON WOULD LET ME TRADE BACK TO MY DROID SMARTPHONE 😆
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deep9
Posts: 63

Re: Music-> Ringtone Nokia Lumia 800

Please download software of musical ringtones and use....
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