Converting mp3 to m4r for iPhone ringtone usage

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, May 30, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I have an MP3 file I'd like as a ringtone. I remember on Vista you just right clicked it and renamed it to M4R. Done.

    How do I do this on a Mac? I convert to AAC, open it in Finder, rename it to M4R. Won't open.
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    use garageband and edit the clip to what you want then export as a ringtone
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    And FYI: Just changing the extension name doesn't change the actual file type (ah, were it that easy ;)).
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    If the file really has been converted to AAC, then you can just change the extension to "m4r". Instead of trying to "open" it, try dragging it into your iTunes library (with iTunes open, drag from Finder to the iTunes window).
  5. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    You have to push the "c" key and drag the yellow bar to the portion of the song in Garage Band you want to be the ringtone and then go to Share>Send ringtone to iTunes.

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  6. 7LaVerne macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    Converting mp3 to iPhone ringtone

    Try this one:

    It is very simple and works like the proverbial charm.

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