Make3GP 1.0.3
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Make3GP is a utility for converting 'mp3' audio file to the '3gp' format .
What's New
Version 1.0.3:
  • Convert .m4v to 3GP
  • save User setting
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, QuickTime 7.0.3 or later

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Don Morris reviewed on 11 Oct 2006
I used Make3GP to convert a 9.4MB MP3 (spoken word) file to a 1.9MB 3GP file. This successful first use was marred by several usability issues:

- The application couldn't find an internal settings file until I moved it from my desktop (not on my startup volume) to the Applications folder on my startup volume.

- I agree with an earlier comment that a file selection method would be useful. I was forced to create a source and destination folder, which I later deleted.

- I assume that the size of my source file had something to do with Make3GP reporting an Applescript timeout. While it didn't affect the outcome, it did affect my perception of the app.

- Unfinished UI, including multiple references to "NewApplication."

Value and features rank high, but ease of use and stability rank low due to error messages.
[Version 1.0.3]


billyfuster tipped on 17 Aug 2006
Very nice program - you can use it to convert mp3 files to 3gp files for use as ringtones. Many phones apparently restrict you from using mp3 files supplied by you (as opposed to bought from them) as ringtones, but 3gp is allowed. On my Samsung T509, mp3s I upload are greyed out in the ringtone selection screen, but 3gp files created by this program work. I use "Ringtone Chop Shop" (available here on MacUpdate, free license) to create the source mp3. Strangely Ringtone Chop Shop can't directly save the resulting mp3 onto your computer; the documentation suggests you're supposed to e-mail it to your phone's e-mail account (perhaps because in pre-bluetooth days it was difficult to transfer files from computer onto phone), but you can enter any e-mail address. The e-mail you receive will contain a URL; you can open the file in a web browser but unless you have QuickTime Pro you can't save the darned file; then again, QuickTime Pro can also save mp3 files as 3gp, making this program unnecessary for those with QT Pro. So use "SimpleWget" (also available on MacUpdate, free license) to grab the file. Feed thru Make3GP, and you're set.

My only suggestion to the developer of Make3GP program would be to add a *file* selection dialog instead of the current "drag & drop" of source and destination *folders*. I don't need batch conversion by default -- I just want to convert an occasional file.

But thanks! Hope this helps folks.
[Version 1.0.3]

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Version Downloads:7,358
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
Date:14 Jan 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Make3GP is a utility for converting 'mp3' audio file to the '3gp' format .

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