For those of us who don't have the newest GarageBand and also want Ringtones for free

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NDimichino, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. NDimichino macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    1) Pick your song you want to turn into a ringtone in iTunes.
    2) Right click>Get Info or File>Get Info or Apple>I.
    3) Go to Options when the Get Info window opens.
    4) Click the check boxes to initiate Start and Stop time, manually entering the start and finish time of the song you want as a ringtone.
    5) Now, hit Okay.
    6) Next, go to Advanced>Convert Selection to AAC, this will create a copy of the song, but just the portion you want as a ringtone.
    7) The copy will be right under the original in iTunes, you will see the difference in times with the selection you chose should be at a ringtone length, like :30 seconds or so. Right-click on the selection and choose Show in Finder, or File>Show in Finder, it should be an m4a file.
    8) Simply click on the file name to edit it and change it to an m4r, this will change it into a ringtone to be recognized by iTunes.
    9) Go back to iTunes, find the short selection of the song that you converted to a ringtone and drag it out of iTunes to your desktop.
    10) It will make a copy of it and it should now be in your iTunes and desktop. Then, back in iTunes, delete the selection you just moved to the desktop.
    11) Double-click on the file you dragged to your desktop and it should open up and play in the "Ringtones" section of your iTunes.
    12) Sync.
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  3. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    Interesting idea.....for me it did not work. I transferred songs from a CD that I purchased. Followed the directions exactly. The songs do appear in the RingTones section. But they don't sync to the Iphone, even though it says that a Sync is occurring. I tried this multiple times without success.

    Yet when I took the same files and used a trial copy of Itoner, all songs synced perfectly.

    Also, I have noticed with the method posted above, the song is still at 128 kbs, which means it is still quite a large file. Any way to change this?

    I'd appreciate any comments........
  4. santangelo macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006

    where is

    3) Go to Options when the Get Info window opens.

    as i dont know what you mean by this

  5. NDimichino thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    After you select a song in iTunes and go to File>Get Info, there will be a window that opens, the "Get Info" window. Inside that window there are tabs. Click the "Options" tab.

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