Originally Posted by JSanders
Wirelessly posted (8310; The Juggernaut)So you can have a 2 minute ringtone, but yes, it's pointless and only creates a larger file in an already overcrowded device memory. Right?
you can set how long before voicemail intercepts the call in your voicemail settings. i have mine set to 6 rings.
as for device memory, it's only caching the song, and therefore gets released once the call is over... hence why no matter how many times the ringtone plays, it still gets cut off. it stops caching immediately after the ringtone plays.
it's a waste to make it much longer than what you prescribed, although for people who have longer ringer settings, a little more is ok is all i'm saying... as it's based on file size and memory card xfer speeds more than file length.
and people may also use a full song they have in their playlist... a song that may be recorded at a higher bitrate that will not be able to xfer fast enough to play more than a couple seconds. and to those people, i recommend reducing the sampling rate to 128kbps max with VBR compression. this will give them a relatively high quality mp3 recording with the smallest file size so it caches quickly for ringtone use AND sounds good for playlist use.