How To Make Music Video Ringtones for Android Phones

Posted: July 9, 2011 in Tutorials
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YouTube link for mobile viewing

Are you tired of using MP3 ringtones, or even those built-in ringtones that your phone came with? Would you like some nice visuals whenever someone calls you? This will be a quick tutorial on how to make custom music video ringtones for your Android phone, no computer needed.

To do this, you will need three apps:

TubeMate (free) – this app will allow us to easily download music videos from YouTube at the resolution we desire (anything from 240p to 1080p).

Market Link ||  Official Website

TubeMate occasionally goes missing in the Market. If it’s gone, just download it from the official website and install it as normal

VidTrim (free) – this app will allow us to trim our video down to ringtone length

Market Link

Video Caller ID (free) – this is the app that will allow us to set the video as a ringtone

Market Link

1. Use TubeMate to navigate YouTube and download a music video of your choice. To download a video, go to the video’s page and press the on-screen down arrow. Once the video is finished downloading, it will be visible in your Gallery in a Video folder

*If you don’t want to use TubeMate to navigate to the video, you can use the official YouTube application to go the video. Once you find it, hit the More button on the top-right, and tap Share. The application your going to share it with is TubeMate. Once you do that, proceed to downloading the video by selecting which resolution you want to download the video with. (To ensure reliability, don’t use a resolution which requires you to use a VLC Player)

2. Use VidTrim to select the part of the video you’d like to use as your ringtone. The green circle displays what part of the video is playing, while the two white circles indicate the start and end point.

3. After trimming your ringtone, open up in Video Caller ID. Press the Menu button and go to Settings. Make sure Activate The Service is checked. Under Global Sound Settings, make sure Maximum volume and Mute Ringtone is checked.

*Note: Your video ringer volume is not controlled by the normal ringer volume, it is controlled by the Media volume. To make sure you hear your phone when it rings, turn your normal ringer down as low as possible without it being on silent/vibrate and make sure Maximum volume is checked in the Settings.

4. To set a default video ringtone, scroll down and check Set default video and tap the icon to search for the video. This will make a video play whenever anybody calls you. If you want to set up specific video ringtones for certain contacts, press back and navigate to the contact, tap the icon on the left, and set the video. If the video plays in portrait mode instead of full-screen landscape mode, tap the contact’s icon, hit Preview Video and touch the little yellow arrow on the left to switch viewing modes.

To customize your ringer view, go to Ringer View. Here you can adjust the settings to make a video play with on-screen Answer/Reject buttons, what caller ID attributes to show on an incoming call, if you want to use the Menu and Back button to answer and reject a call, and a bunch of other goodies. Play around with these until you get it how you want it.

That’s about it, enjoy!

  1. Anonymous says:

    So, the App Tube Mate is no longer available on the Market, now what?

  2. Richard says:

    thank you, works perfectly on Xperia Play R800i. 🙂

    For those who don’t have app tube mate, download the video via youtube downloader then edit the video with any video editing software. then connect the phone via USB cable select mass media mode. then follow the instructions above

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