Creating an iPhone ringtone...

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  1. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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    Okay so im trying to create a ringtone and read that you need to convert a "AAC" file to a "M4R" file. How do I do that?
     
  2. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Search is your friend, has been covered ad-nauseum in the forums.
    Yep Google is working...
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  4. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    HA! a reference to my thread :p i dont remember seeing a sticky but maybe if the mods would like to sticky that one :).

    helloimD4NNY just follow my guide and you'll be on the slippery slope to Iphone ringtone addiction
     
  5. vlinkz macrumors regular

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    This is very easy if you have a Mac. Just drag your song into Garageband, activate the loop setting, select the part of the song you want to be the ring tone (40 seconds or less), then go to "Share" at the top and click "Send Ringtone to iTunes".
     
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  7. ZizousamA macrumors member

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    Using Itunes,

    1) Select the song you want
    2) Hit command+I
    3) Go to options
    4) Determine start and stop time (0.30 time limit).
    5) Select okay
    6) Go to the advanced list in the menu bar at the top
    7) Choose create AAC version
    8) Drag the AAC version created to the desktop
    9) Double click it to rename it.
    10) Change the .m4a into .m4r and confirm.
    11) BEFORE YOU DRAG IT BACK TO ITUNES, DELETE THE AAC VERSION FROM ITUNE FIRST THEN DRAG.

    Looks kinda long but it is very easy to do. Takes just a few seconds
     
  8. milani macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that's the method I use to make iPhone ringtones (or at least to get them to the m4r format, anyway)!
     
  9. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    There's nothing out there to create custom SMS tones. :(
     
  10. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    quite the contrary, look at my guide in my sig it will tell/show you how to make Custom SMS Sounds or even Custom system wide sounds, like lock unlock new mail sending an sms etc...
     
  11. taimur macrumors member

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    Gotta make sure file size is less than 3MB and/or smaller than 40 secs. Otherwise it won't work.
     
  12. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I'd recommend Ringer. (http://pixelresearchlabs.com/) It's a very cool, easy to use application. I did a review for them on my YouTube page. It's the only way i make ringtones now. :)
     
  13. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Why install another program when you can do it straight in iTunes? Same results..
     
  14. The Admiral macrumors member

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    i believe that it is very important to put a 250 Hz high pass filter and at least 3 dB of limiter on anything you wish to use as a ringtone. i have never used garageband but i know it has a pitch correction plugin, so it ought to be able to do those things. if not, audacity can.
     
  15. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Not everyone is willing to jailbreak their iPhone just for the custom SMS ringtones, though.
     
  16. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    This is true and unfourtunately for those that don't I don't think they ever will be.

    I do have a theory though, if pwnagetool can be used to create custom .ispw's then wouldn't someone be able to create a firmware with the desired SMS sounds? And not have the rest of the jailbreak?(cydia ryp icy)?

    Could they not change the entire phone and not hVe those jailbroken apps installed?
     

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