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Apple's former custom ringtone editor, no longer present in iTunes 10
As noted by Mac|Life, iTunes 10 appears to be lacking the ability to create ringtones from songs purchased from the iTunes Store. The feature had allowed users to select iTunes-purchased songs from their libraries, trim them down to desired ringtone lengths, and purchase the resulting custom ringtones for $0.99 each.
After looking around in the application, it seems that ringtone creation has been pulled from iTunes 10. We checked iTunes and were met with only information on how to sync ringtones from iTunes.
A support document outlining the process for creating a custom ringtone in iTunes is still posted on Apple's site despite the fact that the feature no longer exists in the updated iTunes.
You can create iPhone ringtones from many songs purchased from the iTunes Store on your computer. Personalize your ringtone by choosing up to 30 seconds of your favorite song with the easy-to-use iTunes ringtone editor. You can also fade the ringtone in and out, and choose how long to wait before looping the ringtone.

Created ringtones are only available for purchase from the U.S. iTunes Store on your computer.
Custom ringtone creation was added to iTunes in September 2007.

Article Link: Apple Removes Custom Ringtone Creation in iTunes 10
 

Ivan P

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Ah well, there's still GarageBand which is easy to use... and you don't have to pay .99 to make it.
 
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AllieNeko

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Sep 25, 2003
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Exactly, why would someone pay 99 cents to use this rather than GarageBand... I'd be very surprised if it ever got many users...
 
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rprebel

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I wasn't aware iTunes had a ringtone editor. Also, why would I pay for a ringtone of a song I had already purchased?

I guess I'll just keep using Amadeus Pro to make my ringtones.
 
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sbrhwkp3

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Step 1: Choose the song in your library you want to turn in a ringtone, and select get info.

Step 2: Set the start time and stop time to match the section of the song you want to use as your ringtone.

Step 3: Convert selection to AAC.

Step 4. Drag the AAC version to your desktop.

Step 5: Get info, convert extension to .m4r

Step 6: Drag back into iTunes, and BAM! Custom ringtone, made for free.
 
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daddywags214

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Sep 26, 2006
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I always wondered if Apple included the functionality in GarageBand as a purposeful middle finger to AT&T, who had stipulated that ringtones had to cost money. I never knew where the profit was went ... Apple or AT&T? Both?

At least GarageBand still works!
 
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Lazlow

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Sep 6, 2007
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Probably removed it because everyone knew there were 5000 ways to do this for free... IMO they should have just kept it in iTunes and made it free.
 
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cowcaster88

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tried it like twice in Sept 2007 when it first came out and thought it was pointless & waste of $. Much rather find ringtones on the internet and just upload them to my phone.
 
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Sean4123

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Step 1: Choose the song in your library you want to turn in a ringtone, and select get info.

Step 2: Set the start time and stop time to match the section of the song you want to use as your ringtone.

Step 3: Convert selection to AAC.

Step 4. Drag the AAC version to your desktop.

Step 5: Get info, convert extension to .m4r

Step 6: Drag back into iTunes, and BAM! Custom ringtone, made for free.

.....ya... or you could just use GarageBand...
 
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7o7munoz7o7

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Jun 30, 2010
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Step 1: Choose the song in your library you want to turn in a ringtone, and select get info.

Step 2: Set the start time and stop time to match the section of the song you want to use as your ringtone.

Step 3: Convert selection to AAC.

Step 4. Drag the AAC version to your desktop.

Step 5: Get info, convert extension to .m4r

Step 6: Drag back into iTunes, and BAM! Custom ringtone, made for free.


Open garage band, get song you want, send ringtone to itunes, good day sir.
 
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Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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Can't get Garageband created ringtones to work in iPhone 4 either. But that was done on the older garageband that worked on 3gs.
 
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RTiii320

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*cough* audiko.net *cough* lol

Im sure for some reason this was left off accidentally, even though not many people use this feature i doubt that Apple would eliminate a feature that makes them ANY amount of money, even a little bit... I'm sure it'll be back.
 
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onecubed

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Aug 30, 2010
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for anyones who's interested, i wrote an app that lets you do the same thing on your phone. i know that there's a ton of ways to already do this, but i thought it'd be useful for some to be able to do it on the go right from their phone. it's called FoneTones http://bit.ly/aPd24l for anyone who wants to check it out.
 
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