The SE phones allowed creation of ring tones on the phone or with a PC application. Cingular allowed downloading to the phone via BlueTooth. My current carrier, t-mobile, doesn't allow things to be downloaded to the phone.
<br><br>Creating ringtones should be pretty easy. I'm at work right now, so I can't check it out, but I think tuxguitar will save things as midi or wav files. tuxguitar is good for creating loops, and getting the right file format should not be hard.
<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/24/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Jeff Andros</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
yeah, but they seem to be in the minority (my cingular SE phone works properly too) I'm thinking of going a step beyond this: not requiring you to whip out your computer at all. My Sony Ericsson has a program called "Music DJ" that I think I've played with all of twice, but it will let you mix loops to create your own ringtone... what if we go a step farther, and create a composition program with social aspects... allow you to record or create a ringtone on the device itself. The other part that makes this really cool is then uploading this to a sharing site... yes, I know, there's the chance that you record some song off the radio, so we need something to deal with DMCA (it seems a message that says "don't freaking put copyrighted stuff here" is no longer sufficient). Again, I'm having nightmares of people turning recordings of their kids screaming and worse into ringtones... but I think this could be one of the apps that really turns on the mass market