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Old 12-09-2007, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have looked but have not been able to find a post/thread that addresses this issue.

I downloaded a ringtone (a song in m4a format) that I have assigned to one particular contact. I have a different default ringtone and the ring volume in my profile is set to Normal. However, when this person calls the downloaded ringtone plays so load that it sounds like it is literally going to damage the speaker(s) in my Blackberry. Other than changing the profile settings (Loud, Vibrate, Quite, Normal, and Phone Only?) I don't know any way to adjust the volume specifically for individual ringtones. Even when scrolling through the various ringtone options, this tune plays louder than any other ringtone in the list. The ringtone was actually downloaded from a link on my carrier's website (AT&T) and not some questionable third rate source so I would have thought that the ringtone would have worked on my phone. Could someone please advise me on what to do about this. This is the first ringtone I have ever downloaded and at $2.50 I hate to waist money on something that isn't even usable. It's not "a little loud", it's "MAY DAMAGE MY PHONE LOUD!"

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I think it has more to do with the way it was originally created! May not be much you can do
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If then there is no way to determine if the ringtone will be useable before you download it, how do you keep from blowing $$ on one's that don't work (too loud, to low, etc.) Is there a reputable source for downloading ringtunes or a source that you can download songs without having to pay $2.50 per song. I would have thought that my carrier would have been a reliable source.
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Try tuneusin.com
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I've never paid a penny for ringtone in my life.

And there are people on the forum starving for a loud ringtone.
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I have looked but have not been able to find a post/thread that addresses this issue.

I downloaded a ringtone (a song in m4a format) that I have assigned to one particular contact. I have a different default ringtone and the ring volume in my profile is set to Normal. However, when this person calls the downloaded ringtone plays so load that it sounds like it is literally going to damage the speaker(s) in my Blackberry. Other than changing the profile settings (Loud, Vibrate, Quite, Normal, and Phone Only?) I don't know any way to adjust the volume specifically for individual ringtones. Even when scrolling through the various ringtone options, this tune plays louder than any other ringtone in the list. The ringtone was actually downloaded from a link on my carrier's website (AT&T) and not some questionable third rate source so I would have thought that the ringtone would have worked on my phone. Could someone please advise me on what to do about this. This is the first ringtone I have ever downloaded and at $2.50 I hate to waist money on something that isn't even usable. It's not "a little loud", it's "MAY DAMAGE MY PHONE LOUD!"

I use a program called Goldwave. You can change the volume and save it. Goldwave allows you to change many things including recording your own tones, changing formats stc. I purchased it many years ago. I believe you can try before you buy it. You may find similar free programs. Check it out and go from there.

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I use a program called Goldwave. You can change the volume and save it. Goldwave allows you to change many things including recording your own tones, changing formats stc. I purchased it many years ago. I believe you can try before you buy it. You may find similar free programs. Check it out and go from there.

GoldWave - Audio Editing, Recording, Conversion, Restoration, & Analysis Software
Perfect solution! EXACTLY what I was hoping to find when I submitted my post! A big thanks to all who replied
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You can do the same things as above in a program called Audacity. It was free when I downloaded it and I believe it is still free. I use Audacity to create and edit my ringtones and it works beautifully.
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Thanks, I downloaded the GoldWave software but was ultimately unable to edit the file. I transfered/copied the file to my desktop using the media manager tool in the BB Desktop Mangement Software. The file is an MPEG4 audio file so it is copywrite protected and uneditable, even with all the additional updates for GoldWave. I decided I would download the song itself from the iTunes store for only $0.99 and then use the ringtone feature in iTunes. Well after all that I got a message saying that that particular song is no longer available to be converted to a ringtone :(. Not one to give up easily, I continued playing with my BB and discovered a solution. I had mistakenly thought that the profile settings (Loud, Vibrate, Quiet, Normal, Phone Only) were the same as ring volume. I found that within the Normal profile you can change the ring volume to loud, medium, low, escalating, etc. My Normal profile was set to loud. Although the particular download still sounded even a little loud on medium, it works great on escalating, which is how I wanted all of my call anyway, I just wasn't aware that it was an option. I am going to download the Audacity software too, I seem to recall hearing good things about that program before.

Thanks again everyone.
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I use Audacity to edit songs into RTs by choosing the 15 second clip I want and save it. You have to dl a LAME encoder an install it into the program's files. I don't remember if you can alter the gain of the track with it. I use Mp3Gain for that. It's a lot easier to use then Audacity and the track has to be an mp3 (duh).
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