|After converting a ringtone,
the notes are right but it is too slow or rapid, why?
That problem is most often seen on Motorola and
Ericsson cell phones. Uniring makes the best it can to convert
ringtones to other formats, some of which are VERY limited compared
to the Nokring/RTTTL or Nokia formats. One of my articles, ranking
the various ringtone formats according to their qualities, should
help you understand how they compare.
For instance, recent Motorola cell phones
include a melody composer that only features 3 note duration
types: quarter notes, half notes and whole notes. These are the
slowest note duration types, which means that, if you input a
Nokring/RTTTL ringtone with fast notes such as eight or even
sixteenth notes, the converter will have no choice but to use
the closest note duration. So, when converting a ringtone with
eight notes to the Motorola II format, it will have to interpret
eight notes as quarter notes (twice as long in duration) and
quarter notes as half notes, and so on... That's the best we can
do when the target format is so limited and the result is, of
course, a ringtone that sounds much slower than the original
What can be done about this? Not much. Your
best option is to choose another ringtone, one that is already
slower, so that the end result does not get changed too much.
Some cell phones may allow you to adjust the tempo manually
(check your owner's manual for more on this).