Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Community Member

Custom Ring tones?

Is there any way to customise ring tones on 7940/60's?

TiA

14 REPLIES
Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

HI

u can do it

1. push SETTINGS in your phone

2. go tu Ring Type

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

Sure, they are all standard ringtones though, I want to add and customize ringtones...

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

oh, im so sorry

well i hope u find it soon and tell me what we can do ti

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

Custom Phone Rings

Cisco IP phones ship with two default ring types that are implemented in hardware: Chirp1 and Chirp2. Cisco CallManager also provides a default set of additional phone ring sounds that are implemented in software as pulse code modulation (PCM) files. The PCM files, along with an XML file (named RingList.xml) that describes the ring list options available at your site reside in the TFTP directory on each Cisco CallManager server.

This appendix describes how you can customize the phone ring types available at your site by creating your own PCM files and editing the RingList.xml file.

Creating a Custom Phone Ring

The following procedure only applies to creating custom phone rings for the Cisco IP Phone 7940 and 7960 models.

Procedure

Step 1 Create a PCM file for each custom ring (one ring per file). Ensure the PCM files comply with the format guidelines listed in the "PCM File Requirements for Custom Ring Types" section.

Step 2 Use an ASCII editor to edit the RingList.xml file. See the "RingList.xml File Format" section for information about how to format this file, along with a sample RingList.xml file.

Step 3 Save your modifications and close the RingList.xml file.

Step 4 Place the new PCM files you created in the C:\ Program Files\Cisco\TFTPPath directory on the Cisco TFTP server for each Cisco CallManager in your cluster.

RingList.xml File Format

The RingList.xml file defines an XML object that contains a list of phone ring types. Each ring type contains a pointer to the PCM file used for that ring type and the text that will display on the Ring Type menu on a Cisco IP phone for that ring. The C:\ Program Files\Cisco\TFTPPath directory of the Cisco TFTP server for each Cisco CallManager contains this file.

The CiscoIPPhoneRingList XML object uses the following simple tag set to describe the information:

The following characteristics apply to the definition names:

DisplayName defines the name of the custom ring for the associated PCM file that will display on the Ring Type menu of the Cisco IP phone.

FileName specifies the name of the PCM file for the custom ring to associate with DisplayName.

The DisplayName and FileName fields must not exceed 25 characters.

The following sample shows a RingList.xml file that defines two phone ring types:

Analog Synth 1

Analog1.raw

Analog Synth 2

Analog2.raw

DisplayName and FileName are required for each phone ring type. The RingList.xml file can include up to 50 ring types.

PCM File Requirements for Custom Ring Types

The PCM files for the rings must meet the following requirements for proper playback on Cisco IP phones:

Raw PCM (no header)

8000 samples per second

8 bits per sample

uLaw compression

Maximum ring size — 16080 samples

Minimum ring size — 240 samples

Number of samples in the ring is evenly divisible by 240.

Ring starts and ends at the zero crossing.

You can use any standard audio editing packages that support these file format requirements to create PCM files for custom phone rings.

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

David, Great info! Thanks for your help with this...

Paul

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

hey

this is faboulos...

but where do i create the PCM?? and the others else..

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

you'll need sound editing software. Try a program called cooledit. www.cooledit.com

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

ok

i will try to find it next monday at the office

thanks

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

You can actually use the Sound Recorder Utility that comes with every Windows 2000 installation.

It allows you to change the format of any .wav file to PCM 8bit 8kHz.

Bronze

Re: Custom Ring tones?

Don't forget to Stop/Start the TFTP Service after you make all the changes above or your new ring tones will still not play.

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

Is there a limit to the number of ringtones?

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

I believe the limit is 50 on the 60's...

Also note that while the 7960's are actually fairly forgiving of violations of some of the ring requirements (particularly sample length) other models - particularly the 7912 are not - so practice doing them right today and you won't frustrate yourself like we did redoing the sound files correctly for the phones that enforce some of the other elements of those requirements :-)

- Ken Johnson

Mgr Network Services

LeTourneau University

----------------------------

Join fellow IP Telephony users at the 2003 Cisco IP Telephony Users Group (CIPTUG) conference in Dallas, TX - Oct. 6-8.

Visit www.ciptug.org to register or for more information

Community Member

Re: Custom Ring tones?

OK so how do you get a PCM/wav file to a *.RAW file?

Bronze

Re: Custom Ring tones?

A audio editing program such as cooledit can save as .raw files. Windows sound does not support .raw.

238
Views
10
Helpful
14
Replies
CreatePlease to create content