1. denzilla's Avatar
    I tried to create some ringtones from mp3's and all the context menu offers is to create an mp3 version. It's already an mp3, so not much good there. Did they remove the convert to AAC option?
    01-16-2016 06:26 PM
  2. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Make sure in your Import Settings in iTunes under Preferences it is set to AAC Encoder and not MP3.
    01-16-2016 07:23 PM
  3. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Yeah, the other day I was trying to create a ringtone & it wouldn't work. I also changed the import settings & nothing worked b
    01-16-2016 07:57 PM
  4. denzilla's Avatar
    I changed the import settings from mp3 to AAC and it brought the option back. I didn't have to do that before....strange.

    Thanks!
    01-17-2016 09:03 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I changed the import settings from mp3 to AAC and it brought the option back. I didn't have to do that before....strange.

    Thanks!
    Thanks for the update, and we're glad you got it figured out. Enjoy your Sunday...
    01-17-2016 09:07 AM
  6. scruffypig's Avatar
    I changed the import settings from mp3 to AAC and it brought the option back. I didn't have to do that before....strange.

    Thanks!
    Yes, this has been the situation since day one. If you ever change the import setting to MP3 or Apple Lossless, etc., or even change the bit rate for what ever reason, this will also change your "convert to" for when you right click on a file. I have always wished Apple would change this, but it's a minor complaint of mine.
    01-17-2016 09:13 AM
  7. denzilla's Avatar
    Changing the import settings to mp3 is something I do by default with any iTunes install. Maybe I forgot after a fresh install or something.....
    01-17-2016 09:56 AM
  8. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    So I have to change the import settings to MP3 not AAC ?
    01-17-2016 10:27 AM
  9. scruffypig's Avatar
    So I have to change the import settings to MP3 not AAC ?
    Change it to what ever you want.
    01-17-2016 06:24 PM
  10. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Change it to what ever you want.
    I did that, it didn't work
    01-17-2016 07:33 PM
  11. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    I did that, it didn't work
    What "didn't work"?

    What file format is the song you are trying to convert?
    01-17-2016 07:39 PM
  12. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    What "didn't work"?

    What file format is the song you are trying to convert?
    MP3, I'm trying to turn one of the songs in my library into a ringtone. I tried the convert options & etc. I gave up
    01-17-2016 08:56 PM
  13. denzilla's Avatar
    You have to change your import settings to AAC in order for the "create AAC" option to be available. Your import settings determine what it offers to create.
    01-17-2016 09:46 PM
  14. denzilla's Avatar
    Once you convert the song to AAC, you have to trim it to no more than 30sec in length and lastly, you have to change the file extension fro m4a to m4r.

    It's damn stupid you can't just select an MP3, m4a, etc and use it as a ringtone. Maybe this will get dealt with one day.
    01-17-2016 09:50 PM
  15. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Once you convert the song to AAC, you have to trim it to no more than 30sec in length and lastly, you have to change the file extension fro m4a to m4r.

    It's damn stupid you can't just select an MP3, m4a, etc and use it as a ringtone. Maybe this will get dealt with one day.
    Thanks, I'll try this out. It's really stupid u gotta go they this much for a damn ringtone
    01-17-2016 10:46 PM
  16. denzilla's Avatar
    I use a program named Wavepad to edit my audio files. It's free for home use.

    Audio Editing Software. Sound, Music, Voice & Mp3 Editor

    The catch is the free version will not allow saving in AAC format, so you have to jump through some hoops to create the ringtone:

    Open MP3 in Wavepad, trim file to no more than 30 seconds and save as MP3. Now use iTunes to create the AAC version. Once you've done all that, simply change the file extension from m4a to m4r and add the file back to iTunes.

    I know there is probably a simpler way to go about this, but it's what I'm used to doing.
    01-18-2016 09:17 PM
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    07-31-2016 06:42 PM
  18. Mathias80's Avatar
    I am trying to make a ringtone on my Mac through iTunes. The song kind is "Purchased AAC audio file". I go through the steps to change the length and hit OK. It does not duplicate it into my library, instead it just changes the original song to the shorter length. And there is no option when I right click to change to an AAC. I assume this is because it was already one to start with. My AAC Encoder is on as well. What am I missing here????
    12-20-2016 03:15 PM
  19. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    I am trying to make a ringtone on my Mac through iTunes. The song kind is "Purchased AAC audio file". I go through the steps to change the length and hit OK. It does not duplicate it into my library, instead it just changes the original song to the shorter length. And there is no option when I right click to change to an AAC. I assume this is because it was already one to start with. My AAC Encoder is on as well. What am I missing here????
    What format is set in your "Import" settings?
    12-20-2016 05:42 PM
  20. Mathias80's Avatar
    AAC encoder and iTunes plus. Use error correction box is unchecked.
    12-21-2016 01:16 PM
  21. mark-d's Avatar
    I've done it using an MP3 that I got from a promo site. I chop it up in Adobe auction, import it to iTunes, convert to AAC from the file menu then show in explorer, rename it from m4a to m4r and double click to reimport it into iTunes
    12-21-2016 01:41 PM

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