[Windows] Create custom ringtone with AVGO Free Ringtone Maker

AVGO Free Ringtone MakerThere are many ways to personalize your devices. If you want your PC or laptop to look more appealing, you can use wallpapers and skins. As for your smartphone, you can choose a fancy or trendy-looking case or cover. You can also make your favorite song as your custom ringtone or notification. Speaking of which, there’s this simple ringtone maker that you can use to trim almost any type of audio or video file. It’s called AVGO Free Ringtone Maker.

What Is It and What Does It Do

Main Functionality

AVGO Free Ringtone Maker is a software that you can use to create all sorts of custom ringtones. It supports different types of audio and video files so you can easily trim or crop your favorite songs and videos and save them according to your preferred format. Therefore, you’re free to save your custom ringtone as MP3, WAVE, SMAF, 3GPP, 3GPP2 or M4R. This tool also supports batch conversion plus you can apply some audio effects such as fade in and fade out. There’s also no ringtone size limit so you’re free to create a ringtone of any length or duration.

Pros

  • Easy to use, user-friendly UI
  • Supports different types of audio and video files such as .mp3, .m4a, .wav, .wma, .avi, .flv (for YouTube Format), .mp4 (for iPod Video Format), .wmv, .mkv, .rm, .ra, .mov, DivX, XviD, 3GP, etc.
  • Can create ringtones that are compatible with various devices (ex. Samsung Mobile, Nokia, iPhone, etc.) – features six different types of ringtone output profiles – MP3, WAVE, SMAF, 3GPP, 3GPP2 and M4R
  • Supports batch file conversion
  • Configurable settings
  • Features two simple audio effects – fade in and fade out
  • You can customize your ringtone’s begin point and end point
  • You can specify the folder for your preferred file output path

Cons

  • Ad-supported
  • You cannot resize the UI
  • You cannot set a custom filename for your ringtones

Discussion

AVGO Free Ringtone Maker for WindowsAVGO Free Ringtone Maker is free to use. However, it’s actually ad-supported but it only shows ads that promotes the rest of AVGO’s products. It also has a donate button so even if it’s not compulsory, you can opt to support the developer by donating some of your spare cash.

Functionality wise, this software works just fine. I like the fact that it supports batch conversion plus you’re free to create a ringtone of any length or size. Nonetheless, if you opt to use its fixed maximum ringtone duration, you can only create a ringtone with a maximum length of thirty seconds. When it comes to its UI, AVGO Free Ringtone Maker sports a decent-looking user interface. It’s just that its UI isn’t resizable so you cannot adjust its window size.

To use this software, all you need to do is to open and load a file from one of your media folders. Since this ringtone maker supports different types of audio and video files, you’re free to create a custom ringtone out of your favorite songs and videos. After which, you can start trimming your audio or video file by dragging the little markers that you see on the seek bar. Alternatively, you can set the begin point and end point of your custom ringtone. If you want to preview your ringtone, just click on the “Output Preview” option. In addition, you can also add some simple audio effects so don’t forget to tick the boxes for audio in and audio out.

Once you’re done, you can set your preferred output path and output profile. The output profile is where you can select the format of the ringtone that you want to create so that it would be compatible with your device. By default, this software will set the format of your ringtone to MP3 but you’re free to change it to WAVE, SMAF (.mmf), 3GPP (.amr), 3GPP2 (.awb) or M4R (for iPhone). So once you are ready to save your custom ringtone, just click the “Create Ringtone Now” button. A pop-up window will then appear and it will prompt you to open your output folder to check your output file. You can also opt to open iTunes to directly import your ringtone/s. After this, you’re all set to transfer or send your new ringtone to your mobile device.

Conclusion and Download Link

All in all, I can say that AVGO Free Ringtone Maker is a very decent ringtone maker. It can easily create ringtones without any glitch plus it’s user-friendly. It’s just that some users might not like the idea that it’s ad-supported. Fortunately, the ads aren’t that obtrusive but it would be really great if there weren’t any. So if you still haven’t found a decent ringtone maker, go ahead and feel free to give this software a try.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.3.2

Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8

Download size: 12.7MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 1/48

Is it portable? No

AVGO Free Ringtone Maker homepage

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