Can't convert mp3 to m4a for ringtone?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by 8Apples, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. 8Apples macrumors member

    8Apples

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    I have done this in the past, however it will not allow me to do it now. I'm running OSX 10.9.5 with iTunes 12 (up to date). I imported an mp3 file that my dad created. I trimmed it down to 27 seconds, and 'created' a new mp3 file in iTunes. I was following this guide: http://www.docnazir.com/create-and-add-custom-ringtone-to-iphone-ipod-touch-or-ipad/ It is a little outdated, but not too bad. When I get to step 4, it is a little different. There is no longer this option in the left click menu. Instead, I found it located in File -> Create New Version However it will only allow me to pick the mp3 version. I have done this a few times, and have multiple copies of the same file as a mp3 version, but it will not give me any other options. Any help would greatly be appreciated. I would like to make this a m4r file to put on my iPad or iPhone and use as a 'ringtone' or alarm. Perhaps there is a newer method that I'm missing?

    8Apples
     
  2. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    That's strange, I'm using iTunes 12 as well, and I see "create AAC version" on the menu.

    Your settings are probably set for mp3 instead of AAC. Go to your iTunes preferences -> General -> Import Settings. Then you'll be able to change mp3 for aac - and AAC will now show up in the menu (either contextual or File/Create new version)
     
  3. Alimar macrumors 6502a

    Alimar

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    On a Mac? Use GarageBand to export as ringtone.
     
  4. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

    8Apples

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    Indeed that was the problem. Thanks!!!

    8Apples
     

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