Archive for audio

Make Your Own Ringtones

Posted in General, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, 9 December 2008 by Deems

Are you one of those who likes changing their ringtones to your favourite song of the moment? Do you have that song you always liked but could never get on your mobile phone? Are you worried about subscription services that will hook you in after you’ve downloaded that one and only song from their service?

Yeah, I know, this is starting to sound a little like one of those infomercials. Well it’s not, it’s just me rambling.

Well there seems to be a painless, easy and FREE way to do it (and according to their registration details they’ve been around for at least 3 years). It’s not a subscription service, you don’t have to even provide your mobile number, carrier, or even your email address.

It’s called (very original) MakeYourOwnRingtone.com – It’s got a nice intuitive interface that’s easy to follow – simply click the upload (eject icon) button, pick your favourite song you want to convert (it appears to cater for a number of MP3, WMA and OGG source formats), wait for it to upload, select the start and end point and if you’re feeling adventurous, play with a few settings, click the Make Ringtone button and your file is downloaded to you in the selected format. Easy as 1, 2, MP3 🙂

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I’m not really one of those that changes their ringtone every second week or really bothers about ring tones, in fact my ringer is set to vibrate first before ringing and some of the times it’s permanently on silent vibrate anyway – but I was asked my opinion of the website and it’s service and about mobile ringtones, so here’s my 2 cents. Maybe you’ll find it useful too.

If you have any problems, be sure to read their FAQ section for help. [via Connie]

Video: Top 10 YouTube Hacks

Posted in General, Technology with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, 20 August 2008 by Deems

Earlier this month I talked about how to download YouTube videos to your desktop as well as a few video/audio tools for video and audio extraction of YouTube videos.

LifeHacker has put together a Top 10 page with lots of useful goodies, FireFox extensions, to bypassing location-based restrictions some YouTube videos have and more.

Web tools for video/audio extraction

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 by Deems

Ever wanted an audio clip of a music video you saw on YouTube or wanted to keep the video you saw on YouTube on your hard drive for later viewing or sharing with friends? Well here’s a short list of a few websites that offer just that:

Vid2Mp3 – copy and paste the YouTube URL and it gives you an MP3 link to download – bearing in mind quality of MP3 will be that of the audio in the video, and low-res videos will probably have mono audio.

MediaConverter – converting videos from a number of portals to just about any audio format.

CatchVideo.Net – paste the YouTube URL and specify the output video and/or audio format.

If you have any others, please pass them on via comments to this post.