Kyocera Ringtone Converter for the Mac

Posted by Thoughts and Ramblings on Monday, February 6, 2006

Download The latest version of the Kyocera Ringtone Converter for the

About this Program This program was written by Graham Booker. I wrote this program shortly after getting my Kyocera 7135 in 2003 and being annoyed by the slight that was given to mac users by Kyocera not creating a ring tone converter for the mac. It is now 2005, and I got emailed by a nice user requesting some documentation, so I decided to write some.

Using this Program First, select the sound you would like to use. This program is designed to work solely with mp3 files, so you should make sure your input is in an MP3. Several programs exist out there to do this conversion in ways much better than I can do myself, so I leave this task up to the user to do with another program. I recommend keeping the bitrate of the mp3 at or below 128kbps as the kyocera 7135 seems to have issues with higher bitrate mp3 files.

Open the kyocera ring tone program. Select your input file by hitting the change button next to the Input file field. Select an output file name to save (remember where you save this file, you will need it later). Select a name for the ring tone in the next field which is less than 32 characters. Next select a ring type. I am not sure what all the ring types are for as I ripped off the UI and the strings from kyocera’s program. This is also compounded with the fact that I have not used this program myself in the past 2 years. I believe that “Wild” can be used for multiple things on the phone, Alarm can be used for palm alarm sounds, Ringer is, of course, the ring tone. The rest, I am not sure about, feel free to experiment.
Lastly, you can choose to select a maximum file size, or duration of the song. If you choose filesize, the beginning of the ring will be used up to that filesize. If you used the duration, you can tell it to skip the first number of seconds in a file, and then create a tone from the next number of seconds, for example, skipping the first 30 seconds, and using the next 10 seconds as the tone is a possibility. The algorithm for cutting a tone does actually read the mpeg headers and splits accordingly, but it is not perfect. If it fails to deliver the desired results, again, I ask you to resort to a real editor. Hit the Create Tone button, and it should do its job. Take the output file it created, and copy this to your phone in any way you see fit. It is a pdb (palm database?) file, and just goes straight into the palm.

Contact The best way to reach me is likely through my sourceforge account. My sourceforge username is gbooker, making my email address “gbooker at users dot sourceforge dot net”. This program is hosted at Source is included, and it is in an open source license which is less restrictive than GPL. Do whatever you like with it. I only ask that if you do something interesting, let me know, but this is not required.

That is all, enjoy!

Legacy Comments:

Graham’s Site » Blog Archive » Blast from the past - Feb 6, 2006

[…] I had someone ask me a few days ago if I was responsible for the Kyocera Ring tone generator for the mac. I had to let him know that I was guilty as charged. Anyway, I have put up a website for the thing. Hopefully this means that people actually use it. I changed the license of the software so I am basically giving it away now without the restrictions of the GPL. We will see if anything comes of it. […]

Joan Short - Feb 17, 2009

Your link is dead. “The latest version of the Kyocera Ringtone Converter for the Mac can be downloaded here” That link. It’s dead. I need it, too.

Graham Booker - Feb 25, 2009

The file was lost when someone formatted the server. I believe it is still on my old computer, so I will dig it up soon, assuming I don’t forget.