- 02-24-2009, 12:51 AM #51
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- 04-28-2009, 09:32 PM #54
I finally managed to create, thanks to Audacity, small MP3 files of less than 45 sec. Then managed to convert them to ACC with iTunes, then renamed them (my trusty, outdated, but still working Norton Commander helped) to .mr4 files and got them imported into the iTunes "Ringtones" section.
Feeling proud, I then synced my iPhone and nothing happened when it came to importing the ringtones to my iphone. I have not managed to get the little files into the phone.
I downloaded some iPhone ringtones from a site (Nakko.com, I think -- it is on my home computer, I am at work now and they popped into iTunes and from there they popped into my iPhone! But the ones I made just sit there and don't move into my phone...
Also on this thread, yes I have read it all, mention is made of "dropping" a file into iTunes. I have tried, but never managed to drag and drop anything into iTunes, it just doesn't go into iTunes. I am using (under protest) Vista. My HP laptop is not factory-made in such a way that XP will not work on it (Microsoft conspiracy?)
I have iTunes version 8.1 for Windows.
- 04-28-2009, 10:07 PM #55
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- 06-21-2009, 05:07 PM #61iPhone Intermediate
- 136 Posts
Actually I used a variation of the above process by CrazEtooN. For the 1st 4 steps, I just use my own music, right click and go to Get Info, then Options, and then click a Stop Time that is less than 45 seconds....I usually use 0:30. Then click ok and right click on the music file and choose Create AAC version. From steps 6 on the process is the same as above. Also make sure to go back the music you changed the Stop Time and unselect the stop time you choose....this will bring the stop time back to the original.
Using this method, you don't need to use anyones ringtones, since you can create them from your own music. You also need no software, besides itunes.
- 06-22-2009, 05:34 PM #62
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- 07-12-2009, 12:25 PM #64
I can make ringtones from my music library (purchased too) right from Itunes! no extra software to install. It is quite simple. most of the steps are mentioned above but seem to me to be a bit complicated. perhaps because these instructions are for a PC?
if you need clarification or simplification let me know and I will post here. otherwise I feel I am stepping on some toes as I said all the steps have already been mentioned
- 07-12-2009, 01:22 PM #65
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- 07-20-2009, 04:28 PM #69iPhone Nanite
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Hi guys. I'm new to this forum and the iphone! Just got the new 3GS and I'm loving it!! Althugh I don't like the limitations especially with the ringtones so this thread has been very interesting reading! Thanks to all the poster for their comments and suggestions.
I still have one problem. I can create a ringtone from my Music Library as per the steps listed here by iphone_aggie and CrazEtooN (which were great). The ringtones appear in my Library in the Ringtones folder but not in the Ringtones tab when I connect my iphone. So when I sync they do not appear in my phone. What a bummer!
Does anyone know why this is? I downloade the latest itunes update recently and maybe they closed this loophole?
I am in the UK by the way if that makes any difference.
p.s. I am using a pc (Windows XP) not a mac
Any help would be appreciated.
Last edited by Swordfish101; 07-20-2009 at 04:31 PM.
- 07-21-2009, 11:45 AM #70iPhone Intermediate
- 147 Posts
Hi Swordfish, I had the same problem and I'm in the UK and also use a PC. I ended up using Nakko.com which sends the ringtone to the podcasts folder so I can then sync the Nakko podcasts to my iPhone. I think it may be something to do with the fact that we still can't buy ringtones in the UK iTunes store.
- 07-24-2009, 10:00 AM #71iPhone Newbie
- 17 Posts
how i do it
I take the clip I want, it has to be short though, and then click convert to AAC in itunes. Then, you click show in finder. You have to find the AAC, which is a .m4a, and click copy. Paste it, in the same window. Then you click enter on the title, and change the ending to .m4r. then open it, but itunes must be closed before
Thats on a mac
- 07-24-2009, 10:06 AM #72
If you use Audacity, you can download the plug-in that let's you directly export the sound clip to a .m4a file. Prior to saving, you can even manually change the extension to .m4r. If you work with your sound clips through Audacity, then that let's you cut out a lot of extra steps.
- 07-29-2009, 12:19 PM #73iPhone Newbie
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- 07-29-2009, 03:10 PM #75iPhone Newbie
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yeah audiko is nice as well. I see they also have the youtube feature like brinked. I dont see any point in uploading from a URL, I would probably just rather upload from a youtube video since there is a much wider selection.
brinked and audiko would probably get a slight edge over using itunes because of the option to make ringtones from a youtube video. Nice tutorial though, I have not updated my itunes in months so ill need to get the update to check out that feature.