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    I have some nifty ringtones from my previous phone I'd liketo transfer to the 650, but they export as a pdb file rather than a midi file. Is there a way to convert the file back to a midi file so I can import in into my Treo?
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    What was your previous phone?
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    Kyocera 7135 (don't hold that against me)
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    How did you import the midi into the Kyocera? If you just beamed it or installed it without having to convert it first, it's possible that it was just renamed as a pdb. If you rename it as a midi file, will it play on your computer?
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    This ring tone was a native ringtone in Kyocera - I didn't import it in (in fact the name of one of the ringtones is 'kyocera ringer"). I went to the Kyocera website to get some of them in midi format but to no avail (can't find the specific file as a midi). There are a few files that I'd like from the old phone but the only way I was able to extract them was a sloppy transfer to a sd card and transfer the card (using file manager in the Kyocera phone) to the treo - it transfered over, but as a .pdb file - frusterating....

    wait a sec - I just tried changing the extention file to a midi and it worked!! Boy, do I feel like a luddite...

    Thanks for the time and help!
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    ok - here I am cap in hand..problem still not solved

    I changed the pdb file to a midi file, and it played fine on the desktop. However when i transferred it to the 650, it doesn't play. Then I noticed that the file was substantially larger than the other sound files (ie the files are typically 0.4 to 0.7 kb, whereas this file is 17kb) - likely the problem. So, I'm still not quite there..

    Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas
    ok - here I am cap in hand..problem still not solved

    I changed the pdb file to a midi file, and it played fine on the desktop. However when i transferred it to the 650, it doesn't play. Then I noticed that the file was substantially larger than the other sound files (ie the files are typically 0.4 to 0.7 kb, whereas this file is 17kb) - likely the problem. So, I'm still not quite there..

    Any suggestions?
    Sorry. I've noticed that not all midi files that play on my Windows desktop machine will play on the Treo; I haven't been able to identify the significant difference between those that do and those that don't.
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    Hi, jas!

    Google led me here, and I thought I'd go ahead and reply, even though it's been ages since anyone posted in this thread.

    I just had exactly the same issue. My trusty Kyocera 7135 died, and I had to move to a Treo. While I've been fairly pleased with the Treo, and been able to get it to do the things I wanted, I missed some of the very nice Kyocera rings. The Treo rings seem boring in comparison.

    I have put together a little utility that lets you extract the ring tones from the Kyocera's PDB files. It's a Perl script, and requires several modules and a couple of Unix tools.

    If anyone needs it, let me know and I'll be happy to share.

    Since it's kind of a pain to set up this tool, I'd be willing to convert a ring tone or two for people. Just drop me a note, and we'll see what we can do.

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