How do I make a QCP file (voice ringer for Sprint phones)?
To make a ringer out of an MP3 file or a WAV file for only Sprint
phones, you need to convert it into a QCP
file. Detailed instructions are at the
Forum, or you can follow my instructions.
First, if you are not starting with a WAV file, you need to convert your
file (probably a MP3 file) into a WAV file. Use
Google and search for "mp3 to wav
freeware" (or whatever type of file you are starting with). You can find
several good programs this way. One nice program is
Converter. There is also an online converter that is a free service.
Now you need to downsample the WAV file to make it smaller and so that
PureVoice can convert it. Change it to 8 khz (8,000 hz), 16-bit sound,
At this point, I strongly suggest using the Windows sound editor to make
it about 30 seconds long or shorter. If you plan on using it as a ringer,
you likely won't hear any more than 30 seconds of your song. By making it
shorter now, you make the file a lot smaller.
Now you need to use Qualcomm's PureVoice Converter.
Download and unzip it. The converter is a little DOS-based program. The
easiest way to run it is to just drag your WAV file on top of the program,
and it will automatically create a QCP file for you.
Sounds complicated? Check out Geekboy'a
article for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He walks you through the
entire process, step by step.
Alternatively, I have been told that there is a program called "CMX
Studio" that can make QCP files easier and of a higher quality.