Create Custom Ringtones in Windows Phone 7

by filip 29. September 2011 14:14

The first thing you'll need to create a custom ringtone in WP7 is an MP3 file.  This file must be 40 seconds or shorter (and 1MB or smaller in size).  If your MP3 is too large, you can use a program like Audacity to crop it.

After you have your MP3 file the correct size, you'll need to open Zune and make sure that the MP3 is listed in your music collection. Find it in the collection, right click on the MP3, and click on "Edit".  This should bring up a window with the MP3 properties.  The only real important thing here is that the genre of the song must be changed to Ringtone.  See the image below. 

 

After updating the genre to Ringtone, click the OK button, and then sync the MP3 to your phone.

Finally, on the phone, go to Settings -> ringtones+sounds, and click on the Ringtone selector.  The ringtone you created should now be at the top of this list in the "Custom" section.

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Submit and Vote on features for Windows Phone 7

by filip 28. September 2011 16:43

Microsoft has setup a website where users can submit and vote on features they'd like to see in Windows Phone 7.

I've submitted a couple features I'd like to see:

  1. Treat the phone as a USB drive when plugged in to devices which do not have Zune installed.
  2. Integrate with Ford SYNC.... I think its crazy that iPhones work with SYNC but WP7 devices do not.

You can vote on them here: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/users/24151465-filip-stanek

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