1. macdude08's Avatar
    I'm trying to create a ringtone in itunes. The audio file I have is not something I downloaded from the itunes store. When I choose Store>Create Ringtone, I get an error message that says "A ringtone cannot be created from the song 'NCIS Theme Music'. You can create iPhone ringtones only from songs purchased from the iTunes Store." My question is why is that? Why can't I create a ringtone from a song downloaded outside the itunes store?
    04-07-2010 11:32 AM
  2. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    The reason for that is that is what Apple does , they want you to buy the ring tones from them .

    Check out this tutorial How to Make Custom iPhone Ringtones for Free | eHow.com

    Also check you tube
    04-07-2010 12:52 PM
  3. aureatenova's Avatar
    get a program called iRinger. thats what I use and it works fabulously.
    04-07-2010 01:28 PM
  4. macdude08's Avatar
    I tried to go to the iringer website, but I get a message that says "Service Unavailable". Do you know where else I can go to download iringer?
    04-07-2010 03:07 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    You can d/l iRinger here: iRinger - Download
    04-07-2010 05:31 PM
  6. w00dy's Avatar
    Thanks BENGRIMM...!
    The ehow method is simple and very effective. Thanks for the link!
    04-07-2010 08:10 PM
  7. aapierre's Avatar
    Can any of you guys tell me why itunes sync wants to remove all of my music and video if i try and sync the ringtones i have created ?
    09-21-2011 06:55 PM
  8. aapierre's Avatar
    Not to worry

    I use manually manage and as a result I just needed to drag and drop the ring tones not try and sync them.
    10-07-2011 05:08 AM
  9. Optic Dev's Avatar
    You can trim songs by changing the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" by right clicking the tracks in iTunes and selecting "Get Info". After you have trimmed the clip, create an AAC version of the song, and change the file extention to .m4r and add it to iTunes. You can change the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" back to normal after this.
    10-07-2011 09:02 AM
  10. xtremeled's Avatar
    The process described in "how to" is the one i used many times and as long as you follow the steps its great
    10-07-2011 01:55 PM
  11. Rick0926's Avatar
    I use the app in the app store, Ringtonium. It works great!
    10-07-2011 09:20 PM
  12. AlexW52's Avatar
    You can trim songs by changing the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" by right clicking the tracks in iTunes and selecting "Get Info". After you have trimmed the clip, create an AAC version of the song, and change the file extention to .m4r and add it to iTunes. You can change the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" back to normal after this.
    This has worked for me before. I have even been able to email some to my dad on his blackberry and he can use them as well.
    10-07-2011 11:15 PM
  13. ivhs72's Avatar
    Use Garage Band. You can import music, trim it, adapt it, play with it, and then export it as an iPhone ringtone.

    So simple a caveman could do it......
    10-08-2011 12:25 AM
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