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Is there additional ring tones? or How to make custom ring tones?

Hi,

I am thinking about adding additional ring tones.

Is there any site I can download the ringtones for cisco 7940, 7960, 7940G, 7960G?

or

Can I make custom ring tones by myself?

If there is an application to do the ring tones, pls anyone let me know?

thanks

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Re: Is there additional ring tones? or How to make custom ring t

Hi San,

Just to add a note to the great tips from Ingo and Bethany (+5 points each folks for your nice work here :)

Here we go :)

PCM File Requirements for Custom Ring Types

The PCM files for the rings must meet the following requirements for proper playback on Cisco Unified 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.

•To create PCM files for custom phone rings, you can use any standard audio editing packages that support these file format requirements.

Configuring a Custom Phone Ring

To create custom phone rings for the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G and 7945G, follow these steps:

Procedure

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

Step 2 Upload the new PCM files that you created to the Cisco TFTP server for each Cisco Unified Communications Manager in your cluster. For more information, see the "Software Upgrades" chapter in Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide.

Step 3 Use a text editor to edit the Ringlist.xml file. See the "Ringlist.xml File Format Requirements" section for information about how to format this file and for a sample Ringlist.xml file.

Step 4 Save your modifications and close the Ringlist.xml file.

Step 5 To cache the new Ringlist.xml file, stop and start the TFTP service by using Cisco Unified Serviceability or disable and re-enable the "Enable Caching of Constant and Bin Files at Startup" TFTP service parameter (located in the Advanced Service Parameters).

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cuipph/7965g_7945g/6_1/english/administration/guide/7965cst.html#wp1097651

There is a nice little Step by Step here;

http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/whitepaperdetail.asp?pageid=502&wpid=473&country=United+States

Or search sites like this one;

http://www.adman.net/cisco/ringtones/browse.asp

Hope this helps!

Rob

PS: Interesting tunes from your link Bethany, I'd love to hear "Scar Tissue" as a ringtone, pretty cool :)

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Community Member

Re: Is there additional ring tones? or How to make custom ring t

Hi,

With newer phones you can use Ciscos Phone Designer utility to customize backgrounds and ringtones.

Other than that you can add custom ringtones directly to the CallManager (should work with older phones too):

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/admin/7_0_1/ccmfeat/fsrings.html

hth

Community Member

Re: Is there additional ring tones? or How to make custom ring t

There are some .raw ringtones at http://bitofeverything.viviti.com

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Is there additional ring tones? or How to make custom ring t

Hi San,

Just to add a note to the great tips from Ingo and Bethany (+5 points each folks for your nice work here :)

Here we go :)

PCM File Requirements for Custom Ring Types

The PCM files for the rings must meet the following requirements for proper playback on Cisco Unified 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.

•To create PCM files for custom phone rings, you can use any standard audio editing packages that support these file format requirements.

Configuring a Custom Phone Ring

To create custom phone rings for the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G and 7945G, follow these steps:

Procedure

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

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

Step 2 Upload the new PCM files that you created to the Cisco TFTP server for each Cisco Unified Communications Manager in your cluster. For more information, see the "Software Upgrades" chapter in Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide.

Step 3 Use a text editor to edit the Ringlist.xml file. See the "Ringlist.xml File Format Requirements" section for information about how to format this file and for a sample Ringlist.xml file.

Step 4 Save your modifications and close the Ringlist.xml file.

Step 5 To cache the new Ringlist.xml file, stop and start the TFTP service by using Cisco Unified Serviceability or disable and re-enable the "Enable Caching of Constant and Bin Files at Startup" TFTP service parameter (located in the Advanced Service Parameters).

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cuipph/7965g_7945g/6_1/english/administration/guide/7965cst.html#wp1097651

There is a nice little Step by Step here;

http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/whitepaperdetail.asp?pageid=502&wpid=473&country=United+States

Or search sites like this one;

http://www.adman.net/cisco/ringtones/browse.asp

Hope this helps!

Rob

PS: Interesting tunes from your link Bethany, I'd love to hear "Scar Tissue" as a ringtone, pretty cool :)

Community Member

Re: Is there additional ring tones? or How to make custom ring t

You can create custom ringtones quite easily. Use a program called CoolEdit or somehting similar and the output specs should reflect those listed below. The files must be in .raw format to upload to Cisco Call Manager. Also, you must update the RingList.xml file for each ringer you add to the TFTP server.

The wav files have to be made with the following settings:

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 must be evenly divisible by 240

Ring should start and end at the zero crossing

I would like to get a site up and going for .raw files available to download. Anyone have any suggestions for ring tones or background images?

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