Absolutely frustrated trying to make text tone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Broph, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Broph macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    #1
    I need some help.

    I'm trying to make this a text tone:

    http://crackberry.com/ringtone/captain-incoming-message-star-trek-tng

    When I download it, I save it to my desktop (it's an mp3).

    I drag it in to iTunes, but I can't find it anywhere.... It's not in the 'music' section.... BUT, when I go in my playlist called 'recently added', it's in there. So really, I have no idea where abouts in iTunes it actually is.

    Anyway, through the 'recently added' playlist, I've ticked the start and stop times (even though the whole tone is 3 seconds), I've created an AAC version, which (same thing), wouldn't show up in my iTunes library anywhere, would only show up on my recently added playlist.

    I managed to use spotlight to find the .m4a file, and renamed it to .m4r... Now, for the life of me, I can't get this .m4r file in my library (I assume it's going to go in to the tones part of the library).....

    What's annoying is that now, on my iPhone, I have about 4 or 5 different versions of this thing in 'music', but it's nowhere in my library.

    I used this site to follow instructions:

    http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/04/make-free-iphone-ringtones-in-itunes-10/
     
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

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    Instead of looking under music look under the tone section in itunes.

    If you haven't got it enabled you can add it in preferences (edit - preferences - general - make sure tones is ticked).
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    #3
    I had a similar issue. Some tones I downloaded are nowhere to be found in iTunes. When I tell iTunes to "sync all" tones to my phone, they are there (still not viewable in iTunes). I basically assumed this was just a bug, possibly in the current version of iTunes.
     
  4. bandofbrothers, Jul 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012

    bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    #4
    Create AAC and drag that to your desktop. Then change its name to m4r

    Go back into iTunes and Delete the copy in iTunes.

    Double click on your desktop version for it to play and it should then show up in the tones section of your iTunes library.
     
  5. Zaft macrumors 68040

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  6. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    This is how you do it. It's a bit of a convoluted method for something so simple. Here's a more detailed guide if you need it.
     
  7. davehutch macrumors 6502a

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  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Whoops.......me bad, and I've corrected my post.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  9. Broph thread starter macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    I FINALLY got it to work (essentially same method - which is what I did last night).... Only difference is, this time iTunes decided to play nice(r).... I had to shut down itunes completely first, then double click the song to get them in iTunes.... Then they decided to show up in the tones section....

    Thanks heaps, all!
     

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