11 February 2006

make your own ringtones

While in Hawaii, I couldn't get the song, "My Humps" out of my head. I figured the only solution would be to buy the song as a ringtone and use it on my phone. Unfortunatlely, there are six different ringtones for "My Humps" and none of them have the clip that I want ("I'ma git git git you drunk, get you love drunk off my humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps").

So, luckily, Wired magazine has written a very helpful article about how to create your own ringtones from MP3s. There are instructions for both PC and Mac and holy crap, it actually works. You have to download a couple pieces of (free) software and then send the file from computer to phone via bluetooth. The article says you can send your phone an email and then save the file attachment, but, I couldn't get that to work. The phone kept dropping the attachment.

Why can't you just use regular MP3s? Well, most songs are too long for one, and even if you edit them down, the file size is too large. Using Wired's method (and there may be better ones out there) it takes about ten minutes to choose, edit, save and send yourself the custom ringer.

Hooray.

So, by the time I figured all of this out, I decided I didn't want a "My Humps" ringtone (I plead temporary insanity). I think I'll make a Benny Hill one instead.

1 comment:

carmel said...

I used to have the Benny Hill theme song as my ringtone for my family (fitting), but lost it when my piece of crap phone died on me. Damn Cingular. of course right after I buy all these ringtones and games...