program needed to chop mp3's short to make ringtones?

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  1. jayd macrumors member

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    i need a program that i can use to make ringtones for my phone. i want to be able to pick a song, chop it to like 30 seconds long of the part i want. and i also need the program to be able to set different settings for the mp3 file. i need the settings on the mp3 to be 80 kbps, 24000hz, and to set it to stereo. any body know an easy to use program?
     
  2. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    that website wont work for what im trying to do. i need a specific program just to cut mp3's and set certain settings that i mentioned at the top.
     
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    guys dont forget that i need the program to be able to change the settings on the mp3 to be 80 kbps, 24000hz, and to set it to stereo. can you do that on mp3 trimmer or audio slicer? i just downloaded both programs and i didn't see the option to change those settings.
     
  6. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    What I do is use Quicktime Pro to chop the song, save it as an AIFF file then use a custom mp3 encode with iTunes. Works well enough for me. Can probably chop songs with regular ol' Quicktime as well.
     
  7. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    i need the program to be able to change the settings on the mp3 to be 80 kbps, 24000hz, and to set it to stereo.
     
  8. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes Is The Quickest And Easiest

    First, open iTunes Preferences, click Importing, and select the bit-rate, ect you want.
    (I use 64Kbps mono).
    Navigate to the song you want, and Get Info (Command I), and select Options.
    Select the in/out points.
    Under the Advanced menu, select Convert Selection To MP3.
    After a few seconds, your new MP3 will appear right below the original.
    Drag it to the desktop or wherever, and use Bluetooth File Exchange to upload to device.
    Don't forget to switch the importing bit-rate back to normal when you're done!
     
  9. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    snide, i dont understand your directions. ok so i went to preferences>import and i changed the kbps and set it to stereo. then i highlighted the mp3 file and hit command i and i dont see anything that says options? and im also trying to change the mp3 to 24000hz. i dont think i can switch it to 24000hz anyway. forget about it. thanks anyway
     
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  11. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    sillygirlysays, can you show me how to use it to cut a mp3 and get it on my computer with the right settings? this is one of those pc looking like programs that looks complicated. if you can walk me through it, it would be a big help. thanks
     
  12. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    i use iTunes to edit mp3's for ringtones

    get info>options>set start and stop>advanced>convert selection to Mp3
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Same here, I use Audacity and the Lame library to encode MP3s. Works great. It's slightly more involved than a simple trimmer, but its still quite easy
     
  14. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    its not that easy because i cant figure out how to do it. i love the mp3 trimmer program but i just cant change it to 80 kbps and 24000hz and put it in stereo. is there a seperate easy program that i can encode it after i trim it with mp3 trimmer? if i can just find an easy to use program to switch hz, kbps, and stereo, il be all set.
     
  15. younker macrumors member

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    Audacity is the best choice I think, I use the latest development version, but it doesn't support Chinese file name of path name.
     
  16. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    iTunes hands down..once you figure it out it shouldnt take more than 2 minutes to make a ringtone
     
  17. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    once and for all can you change the hz with itunes?
     
  18. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    MP3Trimmer. http://www.deepniner.net/mp3trimmer/

    Nuff said ;)
     
  19. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    can i get my mp3 format to these settings with that program?

    Sample rate - 8000 hz
    Resolution - 32 bits
    Channels - Mono
    Bitrate - 48 kbps

    i dont think you can. can you? i already cut the mp3, i just need to change the format
     
  20. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Considering I posted this less than 10 minutes ago, I have to wonder...did you try it? I can use those settings and it is playable. I havent uploaded anything to my phone, but I will try in a while and confirm if it plays on my phone.
     
  21. jayd thread starter macrumors member

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    i used mp3 trimmer to cut the mp3 a couple hours ago and i didn't see any options to change the format of the mp3. i have a nextel i870. nextel phones work entirely different than the type of phone you have. i cant even load my ringtone to the phone on a mac. i have to do it with my pc. i need the mp3 in an exact format or it wont work. a regular mp3 doesn't come in the format you see below. you have to change it. if its possible to change the format with mp3 trimmer than please show me how to do it.

    Sample rate - 8000 hz
    Resolution - 32 bits
    Channels - Mono
    Bitrate - 48 kbps
     
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    Don't bother unless you have the same model.
     

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