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Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 8, 2007.
An updated step-by-step to use your own Ringtones in iTunes 7.4.1 (thanks JPyre)
Wow, this is great! I will try it right now! Now Apple is working on iTunes 7.4.2. I was looking forward to Apples updates before but now they are updating so frequently that I am worried that they are not testing these softwares before they are releasing them and we are doing the testing for them.
This is awesome. Long live free ringtones!
Oh hi Apple, nothing to see here.
When I do this, I get the error saying they cannot be found. I've tried a bunch of different ways from the original thread. Not sure why it works for everyone else but not me
1) Are you sure you are renaming the file extension in the "get Info" / "Properties" dialouge and not just normally?
2) Are you selecting ringtones that are actually there? I have several tones that don't exist, yet still show up in iTunes.
BTW all thanks goes to saaber joemaller.com and rwross
1. Completely positive. I always have file extensions shown, the icon changed, I've double checked within properties... changing filetypes is not something new or foreign to me.
2. From the different tries I now have 2 sets shown in itunes, but only set 1 within the Ringtones folder (as I deleted the first set when it didn't work, and I started the entire process over). So it's understandable that the first set wouldn't be found as the genuinely aren't there, but the new set it should find according to everyone elses results. I can actually change them back to m4r and get the other error (file type is not supported by the iphone) even, so it knows they're there.
Works great! I hope that we can eventually figure out how to delete those items off of the list, as I messed up on one, and so it is double listed.
Well, there goes my 100% down the drain arn
You're using Windows? Can anyone else verify Win support, or lack thereof, for this method? I really don't want to SwapTunes and fire up VPC just to check...
I am indeed using windows (XP). Is anyone else using windows that did get it to work?
To get rid of the "phantom" tones that still appear in ringtones tab after you delete them, go here it involves deleting the library's directory list and re-adding (not importing) your music folder. This should not affect artwork, but will delete playlists, so back them up too.
This process may not work if the bitrate of your M4R/M4A file is too high. I recommend not using higher than 128 kbps.
I Renamed my aac file to .m4r using Get Info, and the icon changed. I double clicked it to open it in itunes. I closed iTunes. I went to username/music/itunes/itunes music/, and there was no ringtones folder. I tried it with protected and unprotected files of varying lengths. All had a bitrate of 128 kbps.
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
Hmm, it bothers me but not the the point where I want to deal with re doing my playlists and re-syncing my ipods, iphone, and apple tv. I'll just leave it, oh well. I was thinking maybe once the "Ringtone" part of the iTunes Library is unlocked next week that maybe we can delete these phantom files, so I'll just wait.
It took me a couple tries to make this work in 7.4.1 on my Mac..
1) Make sure the tag info isn't the same as another song in the library. If it's already in iTunes, shorten the title, remove the track # data, and drag a copy out. Delete the iTunes copy.
2) Put it in the iTunes Music/Ringtones folder. Create folder if needed.
3) Uncheck both "Keep my Music Folder Organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Music Library when adding to library" in preferences. Otherwise it'll rename the file to .m4a and move it into the real library
4) Add it to iTunes from the Ringtones folder
5) Rename the extension to m4a.
Now it should show up and sync. If I didn't do the above steps, it would either get lost on import or moved into the normal music collection.
I just updated itunes in Windows and the custom ringtone I made yesterday is still in my phone after I sync it.
Nope, they broke it in the windows version at least. After trying a few times I can't get new ringtones on and it removed the one I had made before.
This just strikes me as lame by Apple.
I spent some quality time making ringtones yesterday (legally, using music I'd written and some royalty-free stuff). Now Apple wants so take them away.
I'm going to hold off upgrading iTunes from 7.4 until the dust settles.
Will you guys...
stop releasing this so publicly so that they stop these 7.4.x updates? You know we'll be seeing a 7.4.2 on monday. #*(!@
Mabe....or maybe not...
Those that are having trouble with this are using Windows it seems, so why recommend iToner? We can't use it.
I posted this in another thread, there is a free ringtone program that Apple Gazette has made that works with 7.4 and 7.4.1.
Attn: All Windows Users
Majorgeeks.com still has the 18.104.22.168 iTunes for download!
I have yet to test it, but all Initial reports say it works...
Updates to come!
Garageband to ITunes to Ringtone?
Is there a possibility to create in garageband....export to Itunes... and then convert to ringtone?
I finally was able to get it to work on my G4 Powerbook.
Find eligible AAC music file in iTunes.
Drag to Desktop.
Rename as *.m4r
Create folder Ringtones in iTunes Music folder
Drag file from desktop to Ringtones Folder
Double Click (whether iTunes is open or not)
The file should NOT play in iTunes
Go back to Ringtones folder and rename song as *.m4a
Two of the seven files I converted didn't work. I'll retry to see what happens.
I'm sure this will be corrected by Apple soon!
Can anyone tell me why I don't even see a ringtones option on the left of Itunes in 7.4.1? Is there an option I have to enable? thanks.