Best practise to create a iPhone 3G ringtone from a .m4a with iTunes 9?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dance, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. dance macrumors member

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    Hi,

    What is the best practise to create a ringtone for my iPhone from a custom .m4a I have created? I can create fade in an out and the clip in my WAV editor. How do I get it added to my iPhone as iTunes 9 says I need to buy it from iTunes (which is of course impossible)?

    Thanks
     
  2. aygie macrumors regular

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    open it in garage band and click share, then send to itunes as ringtone (or something along those lines). Not at my Mac at the mo. :)
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    First of all, are you running Windows or Mac OS X?
     
  4. dance thread starter macrumors member

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  5. aygie macrumors regular

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    Ignore my post, sorry was mac specific. :(
     
  6. dance thread starter macrumors member

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  7. mephiska macrumors newbie

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    right click the song, get info, then under the options tab set a start and stop time (must be under 40 seconds in length). Click ok

    Now go to now preferences --> general tab --> import settings and make sure import is set to AAC. Also make sure the settings are the same as your import file or higher to prevent or reduce loss of fidelity. (not sure if you feed the AAC encoder a file of the same bit rate as the target that it will just pass the file through or re-encode the whole thing again, but any audio quality change should be minimal if it does)

    Now right click the song and choose create AAC version. Once complete, right click the new song and go show in windows explorer. Change the file extension to m4r then go back into itunes and add that file to your library. It should now show up as a ringtone.

    That's how I've done it and it works great.
     
  8. dance thread starter macrumors member

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    Perfect worked a treat! :) Thanks
     

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