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Getting Ringtones on the Palm Centro

Totally off topic here, but just a quick one for Centro owners. I have this thing about paying for ringtones. I’ve been editing audio for a long time so the thought of paying $1.99 for a crappy snippet absolutely kills me.

There is a shortcut where mp3s can be sent with text messages but on the palm boards I found an even better solution. For the full post click here, otherwise here’s the punchline from Ridius, the smartest person on the Palm Forums:

Step 4: Now we actually need to import the songs. Here’s how you do it

1. Open the Blazer app (Web icon)
2. In the address field, type file:///cardname/foldername/filename (e.g. file:///MYSDCARD/Audio/PurpleHaze.mp3)
Remember that this is case sensitive so make sure you have all the capitol letters correct
3. Tap Go
4. Choose Save as Ringtone from the list
5. The rest is easy as you pretty much just tap ok

I only ran into a minor glitch as my card had not been named so the default “Card” did not work. I named it on my PC and it’s all good now, the Jack Bauer ringtone is in full effect.

The next Geek project is Opera on the Centro…

4 replies on “Getting Ringtones on the Palm Centro”

Getting Opera on the Centro is easy, because it’s just a download from Opera’s site. Getting it to work, however, is difficult, because Palm let their license expire to distribute the Java environment that Opera needs to run. So what you end up having to do is acquire said JVM (IBM WebSphere Micro Environment Java) from, ahem, alternative sources and install it that way.

That said, I’ve found it’s not great on the Centro, but I also haven’t had time to play around with it too much…

Steve – Thanks a alot, I’ll take your word for it then, rather than spend time screwing around with something that wasn’t “so cool you must do it now”…. And, I can’t wait for Fantasy Football to start up and defend my title!

Geoff – Yes, that’s another way to do it – you could also use this same strategy to put a web page on the card and then you could browse it from Blazer to make it easier than typing each file.

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