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LG VX8300 Ringtones

Discussion in 'LG' started by lemonbug, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. lemonbug

    lemonbug New Member

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    Hiya,

    Can someone direct me to info on how to add ringtones to my VX 8300.

    Thanks!
     



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  2. Brad729

    Brad729 New Member

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    Is this a Verizon phone? I'll move it to the Verizon forum for you, because the methods of transferring ringtones are usually carrier-dependent. Sorry I can't answer your question but I'm sure someone in the Verizon forum will be able to help! :p

    Oh and... WELCOME TO CPF! :party: :D
     
  3. lemonbug

    lemonbug New Member

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    sorry, my bad. this is a verizion phone. not that it matters, but i had a samsung 890 for 13 months and i got locked out. (1 month over warranty)of course they couldnt fix it so i had to by a new phone.

    and...i purchased ringtones from verizon but they are on my old phone and they won't give me credit even though its kinda their fault.
     
  4. paulcman

    paulcman New Member

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    Any MP3 file will work as a ringtone. Since you probably won't be able to upload these files from your PC, because Verizon disables that feature in their phones. However, you can "pix message" those files to your phone using a site like Mobile17.

    I hope this helps.
     
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  5. teamneon

    teamneon www.BigWireless.us

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    its basically the same as the 8100...
    You use QPST. If you need help with doing this let me know.
     
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  6. lemonbug

    lemonbug New Member

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    ill dig it up. thanks.
     
  7. EDenney

    EDenney New Member

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    It sucks, but the only way you can add ringtones to this phone is to send them as a PIX text message to the phone. To do this you have to send them to (your phone number)@vzwpix.com, i.e. 2125551212@vzwpix.com (Note: For some reason it only works for me when I reply to a Pix message that I've sent from my phone to my email on my computer, it doesn't work for me personally when I just create the email from scratch). You MUST make sure the MP3 file is under 340K (technically 350K but I've had a lot of files fail at around 345K). When you receive the PIX message and click on it, it will start playing the file. Once it does, you click on "options" and select "save as ringtone". Voila, you have a mp3 quality midi ringtone. If you do NOT make sure the file is under 340K or so, it will automatically compress the file to a different format and the audio quality will fall through the floor. The file should sound pretty much the way it sounded on your computer, if it doesn't then select the ringtone and click the "info" button under "options" and it will give you the file details. It should be a Midi file and should be the same size as the original. If it isn't, then the file was too big and was recompressed to a different format which it will specify when you click on "info", and the file size is typically 64K.

    What sucks is that you have to pay the cost to send a text message every time you upload a new ringtone to your phone, so if you don't have a text messaging plan this can be somewhat costly if you load a bunch of ringtones on the phone. In my case, I never found any posts saying the file had to be under 350K, so I created a ton of ringtones around 30 seconds long, and beat my head against the wall trying to figure out why some of them sounded like crap after I sent them to the phone. This cost me a lot of $$ and a LOT of time while I created, sent, and tested ringtones, until I found out they had to be under 350K, and actually under 340K to be sure it wouldn't get recompressed.

    This same process works for sending PIX to the 8300 that you can save and associate with your contacts so they appear when you send or receive a call from that person. You just save the file as a PIX rather than a ringtone.

    By the way, if you haven't already, you need to enable MP3 files to playback on your VX8300 since it doesn't support them by default and doesn't tell you have to activate them in your manual. Simply click MENU0#000000, which will take you to a hidden menu. Scroll down and select number 11 "Music Setting" then enable MP3s. To make it so you can activate and control the MP3s from the buttons on the front of the phone (AFTER you've enabled MP3s), go to the "SETTINGS & TOOLS" menu - select #5 "Phone Settings" - select #2 "Shortcut Key" - select #5 "Play Key" - and finally select "My MP3s". You can now launch and control your MP3s from the buttons on the front, and you will see the graphic equalizer on the front and inside display panels of the phone. You can also select an equalizer preset while a file is playing by clicking on the side button below the volume controls buttons.

    Cheers
     
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  8. paulcman

    paulcman New Member

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    Try using a website like Mobile17 to send your ringtones and wallpapers to your phone. the site automatically creates the PIX message and it works perfectly with Verizon phones. I used it to send ringtones to my daughter's LG VX6100 and my wife's Motorola Pink Razr V3c with no problems.
     
  9. Yhycorp

    Yhycorp New Member

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    Cant you just send email and make it as ringtone?
     
  10. bertofabulous

    bertofabulous New Member

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    I just bought my 8300 and I use BitPim to put MP3s, MIDIs or WMA files on my phone as ringers. With about 20-25 MB of space on the phone, you can fit many 30-60 second MP3s on the phone.

    -Berto
     
  11. bmidd

    bmidd New Member

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    waste of time texting them to urself, get the cable!
     
  12. wcspcbmt

    wcspcbmt New Member

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    I have a VX 8100 and I've put on a ringtone of over 700K and another over 500K (using bluetooth and bitpim). Both are the same quality, size, etc as the source, even after using them. I copied them back over to my computer and did hashes and other comparisions, the file is exactly the same. Also, the quality is amazing on the phone. When I copied the files over to the phone, I had to delete a certain index file from some other location, then restart the phone.

    My friend just got a VX 8300 and we put all of his old ringtones on, which included midi and amr. After copying the files over, he restarted the phone, and all were available. No files to remove. None of them were over 100K, but the sound quality was the same as on the computer.

    I highly recommend using either bluetooth or a cable. Why waste money/time/bandwidth downloading them via PIX?
     
  13. xplus222

    xplus222 New Member

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    I have a VX8300 from verizon and I loaded 15 MP3 ringtones on my phone.
    I used a data cable, with a driver for that cable and the BitPim software.
    You can use a wave editor to make your own ringtones from any MP3.
     
  14. lemonbug

    lemonbug New Member

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    Can someone direct me to the proper type of cable to get and where to get it?

    not that it matters, but i had a samsung a890 and bought ringtones from verizion. after 11 months i got locked out of the phone (i know many ppl who had this happen, but verizion claimed they never heard of it). anyhow, it was out of warranty and verizion said they couldnt fix it so they told me to buy a new phone and i got the 8300. anyhow, i asked them to give me credit for my ringtones so i could get replacements but they told me to piss off. so im not buying anymore from them.
     
  15. ncognetoe

    ncognetoe New Member

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    Replying to my message helped me. I was able to send the ringtone but nothing would show up, as if the attachment was being dropped. Do you have any suggestions on the settings for creating the ring tones so I can get the best quality out of it? The ring tones that I have created sound static and I think I lost some of the volume by the time they get to my phone.
     
  16. ronju99

    ronju99 New Member

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    USB Data cables cost about $6 on Ebay. make sure it's for Verizon and your phone modle. I use Audacity ti edit my mp3's for ingtones and then send them to the phone with bitpim. I have the LG VX8300 V.3 Works great.
     
  17. Gostkowski

    Gostkowski New Member

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    i cant find them on ebay
     
  18. ronju99

    ronju99 New Member

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    Just type in the search window (LG VX8300 data cable). There are plenty of them. I just bought one for my phone. Make sure the plug in for the phone has the correct notch for your phone. Some that are sold are for the older phones and have an extra notch (three I believe). The new phones have just two.

    Ron
     
  19. ohboyseth

    ohboyseth New Member

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    i need help on how to activate the mp3 thing like you did i tried to push menu and # and 000000 but it didn't work can you help me
     
  20. LarryBob

    LarryBob New Member

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    How come when ever i try to use the get new apps. button it tells me "unable to verify your ac**** information"?
     

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