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Problems Creating Custom "Alert Tones" in .wav or .mp3

FP761

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I have been trying to create custom "Alert Tones" to use with my G5 pager. I am using Audacity to create either .wav or .mp3 files, but my G5 pager does NOT seem to like them. Not sure if the G5 requires specific encoding of the file? I import to PPS, and can play the tone through my PC, but my pager creates a very low pitched version of the tone, which does not represent the actual frequency that it should be (1800 hz beeps).

Anyone able to offer help on this topic?
 

pfdradio

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Check what the G5 requires - Maybe 16 bit 22,00 sampling or something like that. I know the APX radios need the file with certain parameters set.
 

w2lie

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It is probably overkill, but my custom mp3 files for G5 programming is saved at 192 kbps bit rate at 44100 Hz Sample Rate
 

w2lie

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I was using an online service from odd sock to generate them. Now I used a paid service called speechelo. I save the mp3's and then quickly edit them with Audacity. One of these days I'll put a video together on the process.
 

a417

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if the default .WAVs are mono, @FP761 are the .MP3s you are making mono as well? It might not take stereo files.
 
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