Installing new rintones on your Treo/Centro isn’t really difficult unless you use the right programs. RNS:: has produced such an nice little program: TopNewRingtones. The software allows you to add any external file (supported formats: MP3, WAV, MIDI, AMR) as ringtone into the PalmOS ringtone database.
The utilization is simple. On launch you have the choice between importing single songs or all songs from a specified folder.
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Regardless which method you choose you will see a file browser window similar to this one:
tnt0000 New ringtones for your Treo/Centro
Here you have to choose your music file or folder. The “ok” button starts the importing process.
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After everything is finished you have the choice to change to the sound preference panel and apply the newly imported songs to any event (e.g. incoming call, new text message etc).
Before importing you should prepare your files:
Normally a MP3 file is relatively big in size. This is not very disadvantageous as your phone has got limited storage and the files are loaded into RAM. It is advisable to reconvert you files at first. This can be done with tools like audacity or BonkEnc by reducing the quality (through lowering e.g. the bitrate).

If you want to test the software before buying you can download a trial from the developer’s homepage. The full version costs $9.95 and can be purchased through several vendors.
Product page TopNewRingtones: http://www.ranosoft.net/treo/top-new-ringtones/

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4 Responses to “New ringtones for your Treo/Centro”

  1. My question is, where can one find good sounds to use as ringtones? Before I buy any software, I want to hear the sounds that I could use. And I like sounds, not tunes. Thanks to anyone who has any advice.

  2. Hi,

    Dmitry Grinberg wrote a small app to do this a while ago, it’s available for free, though it only works on mp3 files only, iirc… http://palmpowerups.com/downloads.php?cat_id=2&rowstart=30

    I like how Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give you up is one of the files there… Rano, you planning on rickrolling people who call you? :P

    ~Ryan

  3. Ryan, the advantage of TopNewRingtones over other utilities is the graphical file frowser, and the ability to install more then one ringtone at once. In practice these speed up ringtone installation a lot! :-)

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