MP3s in alarm?

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    Let's get this straight. You create all 4 folders off the root of the storage card?
    Or is Audio the first folder with Ringtones, Alarms and Notifications under it?
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    This is correct (create all folders off the root). And I was able to use wma's for alarms, but I did have to power off and back on before it would recognize them.
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    you can create these folders anywhere...the system will detect them HAH!

    you can create a single "media" folder with subfolders "alarms,notifications,etc" and it'll work

    or you can just create the alarms,notifications,etc in the root of the sd card, and it will work as well

    your choice!
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    Ok, good to know. Thanks.
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    thanks =] really appreciate it
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    Free app called tone picker will let you select any of your songs for any type of notification. When you click select ringtone, notification or whatever it gives the option to use tone picker and it lists all your songs and ringtones.
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    Yes you can create these folders ANYWHERE on the SD card...
    Though ive received feedback from users sayin it did not work. ( though a reboot fixed this)
    My file structure of a MEDIA folder with and AUDIO folder inside with the three event folders ( Ringtones, Alarms, Notifications) Has worked every time with no reboot, So i just gave the tried and tested way. To each their own, as long as you get it working RIGHT ?
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    I did this but when selecting alarm sounds I can't point to the SD card - only the onboard files. I also can't copy my sound into the System/Media/Audio/Alarm folder. Help.
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    You don't browse to the SD card when selecting an alarm. Anything in the Alarms folder will appear in the list along with the system ones.
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    Is this droid 2.0 specific? I've tried creating the file structure on my Eris and no luck in it picking up the mp3s in the alarms folder.
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    Make sure to unmount the SDCard from the computer and let it "refresh" it. (It will say Prepating SDCard) and then let it refresh after that's done for a few seconds so it recognizes the files.
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    Hi everyone, am new to DROID and new to this FORUM. I am trying to change the ringtone for my alarm so I don't have a heart attack when it goes off! I've read the above but still don't get it. I keep getting the same list of ugly alarm sounds. I don't know how to create the folders on the SD card...help please as I am using my old Blackberry as my alarm clock!
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    its phone, do i have to take it out
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    You can also create ringtones for the alarm with Ringdroid, I kind of flipped through the thread so if it's already been mentioned I apologize for the repeat. Ringdroid is very simple to use, might suit your purposes just fine.
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    OK I'll try that app, now I just need to find it
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    THANK YOU!!! So much!
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    So here's my deal. Right when I got my Droid I went all crazy and downloaded the first thing I saw to get music on it, Salling Media Sync (the free version). I put about 200 songs on my Droid from my macbook, no big deal. But now I really want to use some of them as a ringtone for the alarm because I'm getting terribly sick of the terrible stock tones. Following the above advice, I added a folder called "media" with folders for "ringtones" "notifications" and "alarms". However, I don't know how to get songs into the folders. I tried dragging songs individually on my computer desktop from my iTunes folder to my new Droid folders, but the one song I tried took FOREVER (like 30 minutes) so I stopped it before it finished. What am I doing wrong?

    Love,
    A frenzied girl with a Droid and a Macbook
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    thats weird, I have a macbook too and have never had it take that long. Even full length 1gig movies don't take nearly that long. Did you make sure to mount? Maybe the music is right protected? Maybe the computer wasn't running well, could try to restart it. Maybe too many apps were running on your droid? Maybe there isn't enough space on your sd card? I don't know if its even possible that any of these would cause a problem, I'm just trying to throw ideas out there.
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    yeah I have Media:
    Audio:music:alarms:notifications:ringtones
    Video:movies:trailers:droid video:music videos
    Photos:Wife: son: Droid: random: etc etc

    I like to keep organized
    Dear Fenzied Girl,

    go to the market and download Astro File manager.
    once installed open it up and navigate to you sdcard find the songs you wish to copy to your folders and long press of the file and select copy you can then go to the folder you want to paste it to and press the edit button and the paste.
    you new mp3 should show up as an option to use

    -=Jason=-
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    It's really easy. I created a directory called "media" on the SD card. Then in the media directory I created a subdirectory called "audio". Then in the audio directory created subdirectories called "notifications", "ringtones", and "alarms". Then I just dropped my files into the appropriate folder, and assigned ringtones to contacts, email, and messaging. I can tell what's coming in by the music it plays and sometimes who it's from if they have theie own assigned ringtone.

    For notifications: media/audio/notifications
    For ringtones: media/audio/ringtones
    For alarms: media/audio/alarms

    That's worked for me and after few months I've had no issues at all. Each assigned ringtone works every time. I get bored and drop some more in there all the time. I have mp3 files and some wav files. Pretty much anything will work. Hope that will clear it up for a couple of you.
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