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Deval 11-25-2004 04:54 PM

How to create AAC ringers for your MultiMedia Phone
I am going to list 2 ways to create AAC ringers, depending on what software you have installed on your machine.

Option 1
If you have Quicktime Pro installed, you can make them very easily. All you need are 2 programs, Quicktime Pro, and Mp3Trim. You can download mp3Trim from http://www.mptrim.com/mpTrim.zip.

To create your own AAC files, first open any MP3 which you want to make as a ringer in the mp3Trim program, and use the "How much do you want to trim" section to pick which part of the file you want to make as a ringer. Use the Frame tab if you want to start the ringer at an exact moment. Now, where it says "From the end", make sure to use the UP arrow when you find the end of the ringer, and not press the down by mistake. It will reset the starting time if you do. On the same section, there is a little timer which shows how long the file will be. Keep in mind that the ringer should be about 30 seconds, because after that, it will goto voicemail.

Once you have picked out the part you would like as your ringer, click on "Save As" and save the file on your desktop. This program also has a volume control so if you find your files are too low, you can make it louder. Now, there is also a fade option so you can fade out the end of the ringer just in case.

Once you have the file saved on your desktop, open up Quicktime Pro, and goto File -> Export. In the drop down option titled "Export:", make sure you select Movie to MPEG-4, and click on Options....Once you do that, under the dropdown, select Audio, and make sure Audio Track is set as "Music", and and set the slider for the kbits/second to 24. Under channel, set it to "Mono", and Output Sample Rate to 22.050kHz. Now, set the Encoding Quality to "Best". Click on OK, and click on Save. This will save your file on your desktop.

Now, you have a (filename).mp4 file. Make sure to remove all the spaces in the file name, and rename the extention from mp4 to m4a. If you can not see the extentions, you need to enable that in your windows folder options.

You now have an AAC-endcoded file, and can upload it by using various AAC uploaders.

Option 2
If you do not have Quicktime Pro installed, download a free program called Wavepad, available from here: http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/masters.html

Wavepad Instructions
After you download and install the program, you can just open Wavepad, and goto File->Open File..., which will allow you to load up the MP3 file you want to use to create the ringer.

You have now a screen which shows the song in a visual mode, so you can edit it by highlighting which part of the song you want to use as a ringer. Play back the song, and click the part on the screen where you want the ringer to start. Once you do that, there will be a yellow line going down the screen. Now, hold down your mouse over that yellow line, and drag back towards the beginning of the bar graph. This will highlight a section of the song which you do not need. Once you highlight it, press DELETE, and it will start cropping the song.

Now, play the rest of the song till you find a part where you want the ringer to end. Remember, the file can not be more then 30 seconds, or it will roll over to voicemail. Once you find that spot, click on the bar graph, and it will put that yellow line, just like before. Now, click on the line, and drag it all the way to the right, highlighting all the parts of the song which you dont need, and press DELETE.

This will leave you with a short part of the song which you want to make into a ringer. Now, all that is left to do is to clean up the song and remove bass, in order to make the files sound clearer.

Once you are done cropping it, goto EDIT->Select All, and then goto EFFECTS->Normalize, and set that to 80%, press OK, then do EDIT->Select All, and then goto EFFECTS->High Pass Filter. Set the Frequency (hZ) to 160, and press OK. This will play back your file, and remove the bass which would normally distort and cause ringer speaker blowouts on the phone.

Once you are done, goto File->Save File As, and in the drop down, select 'MPEG-4 Audio (*.m4a)', and give it a name with no spaces. Once you have the file saved, all you do is goto www.sprintusers.com/focus and upload it.

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