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    Am I missing something here? My windows 7 phone used an app called easy ringtone and music to make almost any song into a ringtone. It seems to work on my Windows 8 Lumia 920 but when I go to change a ringtone for a contact the imported tones do not show up. I can't seem to find an app that simply uses the songs I already have on my phone (which would be my first choice) and I'm finding it really annoying in an otherwise really good experience with my new phone.

    Any ideas, suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
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    did you try nokia's ringtone maker?
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    Can't use DRM music to make ringtones. Wicked lame. Never a problem for years with previous phones.

    I'm sure there's a work around if you remove DRM from the songs before converting them to ring tones.
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    You don't have to trim your songs down like you did with wp7. You can just put the full length mp3 into your ringtone folder. But if you want to use a snippet, the Nokia Ringtone Maker mentioned above works great.
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    can't use DRM files, but non DRM's you can just copy the MP3 to the ringtones folder.
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    you can use mp3s the issue is you cannot load them in the music folder of your phone then copy them to the ringtone folder it just wont work. You need to load them directly from your computer straight to the ringtone folder...
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    Drag and drop is such an easy solution, thanks!!!
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    I dragged and dropped my mp3 files in the ringtones folder on my 920, but i still don't see them in the ringtones section
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    Quote Originally Posted by awneze View Post
    I dragged and dropped my mp3 files in the ringtones folder on my 920, but i still don't see them in the ringtones section
    it should be located all the way on top of the ringtone list
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    You should change the music style to be RingTone after put it to the ringtones folder. Did you have a try with the Mp3 Cut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by awneze View Post
    I dragged and dropped my mp3 files in the ringtones folder on my 920, but i still don't see them in the ringtones section
    I had the same problem. To correct it, I connected my phone to the computer with the USB-cable. I moved the file from the phone to my computers c-drive with drag and drop. Then moved it back with drag and drop. seems that copy paste and dragging and dropping are different actions in this case.

    see also How to set a song as ringtone on Windows Phone 8 like Lumia 920, HTC 8x
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    When you copy your music in the ringtones file make sure they are in windows media format not mp3 then you will get in ring tone list.
    It will be in the first group.Get going
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abraham Mpharalala View Post
    When you copy your music in the ringtones file make sure they are in windows media format not mp3 then you will get in ring tone list.
    It will be in the first group.Get going
    Thanks.
    Mp3īs will work fine too.
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    The window phone ringtone cannot read mp3, you must convert songs that you need to Window Media Audio. And than copy to your ringtone file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinsothea View Post
    The window phone ringtone cannot read mp3, you must convert songs that you need to Window Media Audio. And than copy to your ringtone file.
    Not true. I have a bunch of ringtones I made that I had in m4a format for my iPhone that I converted to mp3 specifically to use on my Lumia 810. All of them worked just fine. I added three to my 920 that I switched to back in May, again no problem.
    http://mowned.com/sig/metalchick719.extended.jpg
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    this worked for me....
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    Right click on the mp3 file -> Properties -> Details
    Add something to Title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinsothea View Post
    The window phone ringtone cannot read mp3, you must convert songs that you need to Window Media Audio. And than copy to your ringtone file.
    use the Nokia Ringtone Maker app. There's no need to change any metadata or format with this app- it works with mp3 and mp4
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    MP3 files work perfectly. Just make sure that they are not long. I know when I had the iPhone they couldn't be longer than 30 seconds. Maybe the same applies to WP8. I use Sony SoundForge for my cut and convert methods. I usually leave them at 128kbps and have no problems.
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    do not drag and drop just copy past the mp3 you want to the ringtones folder and voila

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