| | 10-30-2012, 04:28 PM #1
It appears the restrictions for custom ringtones have been loosened.
On Mango, the ringtone was restricted to being smaller than 1 MB, 39 seconds, MP3 or WMA only, and DRM-free.
If you can play a sound file on your phone, it isn't protected with digital rights management (DRM), and it’s smaller than 30 MB, then you can use it as a ringtone on your phone.
I remember a lot of complaining about the restrictions way back when. Looks like people can upload any song they want without editing (good for those who may just want the first 30 seconds of a song to play or something) or use higher quality bitrates in their ringtones, or use any file format the phone supports. Nice!
Add ringtones to my phone | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
Also, it'll be easier to add ringtones:
3.Find a sound file on your PC (for example, music files are often in the Music folder and organized by artist and album), and then drag the file into the Ringtones folder.