Aeotec Doorbell: how can I load and play custom sounds?


(Joseph Whistler) #1

I’ve seen several references to the ability to load custom .mp3 sounds in the doorbell, and to be able to make a call to a specific file, but can’t find any clear “how to” information.

I have several door sensor and would like to assign a distinct sound to each one when the door is opened.

I have to doorbell working, but can’t figure out how to load and make calls to custom sound files.

Thanks!


(Joseph Whistler) #2

Sorry all…I think I have it figured out, mostly. Took a while for my brain to click onto the right track!


(Ricci Hoffer) #3

Was just about to reply to you. Hope you sae that the first file should be a dead sound/blank/no sound mp3. Sometimes the speaker triggers for no reason. When it does this, it plays the first track. Having a blank sound file first keeps from having a doorbell sound when it does this in the middle of the night, etc.


(Joseph Whistler) #4

I did not know that! Thanks for that. Now I’m trying to get the numerical listing to sync with the selection made in the smart app. I have files
01 - X1.mp3
02 - X2.mp3
03 - X3.mp3

09 - X9.mp3

I copy those to the doorbell, but when I select, say 02, it will play a different file.

I’m (as usual) perplexed :slight_smile:


(Ricci Hoffer) #5

Did you start with a formated/erased drive? It actually assigns the track number in the order the mps3 are added to the drive. First mp3 saved=track 1. I copy them over one at a time in order and use a similar name format you are using to keep everything straight. I found tat if I copied more than one at t time the order got messed ip.


(Joseph Whistler) #6

that’s the fix! thank you so much…now I can get some sleep!

I’ll quite while i’m ahead. Thank you! :+1:


#7

I’ve never had an issue with the speaker randomly announcing (although I have seen that other people do) so I changed the first .mp3 to my voice saying “The power is back on” since the speaker uses the first .mp3 when it’s first plugged in (or if, you know, the power goes out, and then comes back). It’s in the back of my house so if it should start randomly announcing “The power is back on” it’s not a big deal.


(Joseph Whistler) #8

Do I understand that, anytime I want to change a single mp3 file, but want to retain the existing order, I should wipe the files off the doorbell storage and reload all files back 1 X 1?

I like your idea of making the first file announce that the power has been restored! :slight_smile:


#9

Thanks! And you are correct - wipe files, and re-upload.