Can't figure out how to get the m4r file into ringtones

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Matth3w, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have the file in the library, but can't get it into the ringtones folder (either one, whether the phone is connected or not).
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    You have to right click, save as...or whatever you do with MACs...but either way, I just got iPhone PC Suite instead and drag n drop.
     
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    ozziegn

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    do you have a link where I can download that program? is it in Mac or PC flavor?
     
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    To make your own ringtone, use GarageBand to get them into iTunes, or use iToner to upload them yourself.

    TEG
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't remember, check it out on google.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    If you have the ability to SSH your phone, then you are in business. Your Ringtones folder is in the beginnings of your iphone where the var folder is located.

    /Library/Ringtones Here you will find all your ringtones, formatted in m4r, and if you SSH your phone, its a drag and drop, plus any changes to the phone shouldnt bug the tones as they are part of your regular tones....=) Are you an a Mac or a PC? Whichever the platform, just google for an
    SSH program. Let me know if you need help.
     
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    If you have a Mac...

    1) Pick your song you want to turn into a ringtone in iTunes.
    2) Right click>Get Info or File>Get Info or Apple>I.
    3) Go to Options when the Get Info window opens.
    4) Click the check boxes to initiate Start and Stop time, manually entering the start and finish time of the song you want as a ringtone.
    5) Now, hit Okay.
    6) Next, go to Advanced>Convert Selection to AAC, this will create a copy of the song, but just the portion you want as a ringtone.
    7) The copy will be right under the original in iTunes, you will see the difference in times with the selection you chose should be at a ringtone length, like :30 seconds or so. Right-click on the selection and choose Show in Finder, or File>Show in Finder, it should be an m4a file.
    8) Simply click on the file name to edit it and change it to an m4r, this will change it into a ringtone to be recognized by iTunes.
    9) Go back to iTunes, find the short selection of the song that you converted to a ringtone and drag it out of iTunes to your desktop.
    10) It will make a copy of it and it should now be in your iTunes and desktop. Then, back in iTunes, delete the selection you just moved to the desktop.
    11) Double-click on the file you dragged to your desktop and it should open up and play in the "Ringtones" section of your iTunes.
    12) Sync.
     
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    ozziegn

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    well, I did what you suggested and it did work. this seems like a ton of work to do just for some custom ringtones but at least its free.

    this means I can't complain at all. LOL
     
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    It seems like a lot, but once you get used to it-it takes about a minute... glad it worked for you.
     

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