Free Custom Ringtones

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Acronym, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    well i figured i'd save alot of topics on "how do i get songs for ringtones" so i made a quick guide on how to make ringtones

    P.S. if this could get stickied so it doesnt get lost that would be great

    its really simple

    ***NOTE*** IF THERE IS ANY SONG INFORMATION IN THE SONG INFO DELETE IT OR MULTIPLE RINGTONES SHOW UP IN YOUR RINGTONES ON YOUR IPHONE WHICH HAS TO BE DONE BEFORE RENAMING THE FILE FROM M4A TO M4R****

    ***NOTE 2*** DONT FORGET ONCE YOU HAVE MADE THE RINGTONE SET THE SONGS PLAY TIME TO NORMAL OR ELSE YOU WILL HAVE SHORTENED SONGS ***NOTE 2***

    ***NOTE 3*** YOU HAVE TO TRANSFER THE SONG FROM ITUNES I TRIED OTHERWISE AND IT CREATED MULTIPULE COPIES OF MY RINGTONES ***NOTE 3***


    1)you have to set known file extensions to be visible
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    2)Go into itunes Click "Edit" "Preferences" and click The "Ringtones" Box
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    3)songs have to be aquired some where other then itunes OR IT WONT WORK!!!


    4)import desired song(s) into Itunes
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    5)right click song click "get info" click options tab and set the start and stop time to a 30 second frame EXAMPLE 2:32 - 3:02
    MAKE SURE both boxes are clicked
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    6)once you have selected a 30 second segmant hit ok and right click the song again and click "Create to ACC Version"
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    7)once it is created copy it to the Desktop rename file from "Song Name.m4a" to "Song Name.m4r"
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    8) go back to itunes delete the ACC version of the song and click "Move To Recycle Bin"
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    9)import the "M4r" file back into iTunes it should show up in the ringtones part of itunes
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    10)sync or manualy drag the ringtone to your iphone and enjoy


    ***NOTE*** IF THERE IS ANY SONG INFORMATION IN THE SONG INFO DELETE IT OR MULTIPLE RINGTONES SHOW UP IN YOUR RINGTONES ON YOUR IPHONE WHICH HAS TO BE DONE BEFORE RENAMING THE FILE FROM M4A TO M4R****

    ****NOTE 2*** DONT FORGET ONCE YOU HAVE MADE THE RINGTONE SET THE SONGS PLAY TIME TO NORMAL OR ELSE YOU WILL HAVE SHORTENED SONGS ***NOTE 2****

    ***NOTE 3*** YOU HAVE TO TRANSFER THE SONG FROM ITUNES I TRIED OTHERWISE AND IT CREATED MULTIPULE COPIES OF MY RINGTONES ***NOTE 3***
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Bump posts are frowned upon: http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Minor_Problems. Please at least contribute more to your topic rather than posting "Bump".

     
  3. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    of course my bad im just trying to keep this near the top of the forums so that at some point they might sticky this so people dont have to continualy post more topics on "getting Custom Ringtones" etc.
     
  4. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    So, what If I make it longer than 30 seconds!??

    it wont work!?!?
     
  5. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    cant tell if you are trying to be sarcastic or not, but no it will not work.
     
  6. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    :D, nope that was a real Question, hehe, Im a newbie "yeeiii"... :p

    Sorry if that was stupid, I just wanted to know, since you didnt say why, and I actually have a "CTU" (from 24-Series) ringtone, and its 38 seconds long, and it works on the iphone. But I guess that the 30 second rule its only with this method? or something like that?

    Anyway, Good write-up, Mods should Sticky this, I already made 4 ringtones :D
     
  7. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If I'm not mistaken anything longer then 30 seconds won't play properly and no question in this topic is "newbie"
     
  8. Espo macrumors 6502

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    I, too, think that this should be a "sticky." Very good work OP, thank you.
     
  9. thomanjones macrumors regular

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    Awesome, thank you for the XP/Vista 'roll your own ringtones' tutorial. it's a piece of cake on OS X (via garage band), but now I can point my windows users over here instead of making their ringtones for them :)
     
  10. jdzialak macrumors regular

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  11. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the replies this should get stickied not everyone runs on a mac :p
     
  12. jdzialak macrumors regular

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    I have a Mac and never realized i could do this in itunes.
    I just followed your instructions. Only difference I saw, was an option to create ringtone, not convert to AAC...even easier.

    Thanks!


    Joe
     
  13. w3cum macrumors regular

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    I have been using http://www.myxer.com to convert and create all kinds of ring tones for my iphone....
     
  14. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah but that create ringtone option costs money my meathod doesn't :)
     
  15. SSpectre macrumors newbie

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    I use Audacity to make my ringtones from my mp3s.

    Save ringtone as mp3, import into iTunes, convert to AAC, rename file to .m4r, open with iTunes.

    Kinda convoluted, but gives me more control than iTunes alone.
     
  16. Acronym, Dec 11, 2008
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    Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I personaly have never used this method but if it works for you thats great
     
  17. Acronym, Dec 14, 2008
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    Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was doing a few tests on my computer with ringtones and found that a 37 second ringtone will work, while a 41 second ringtone simply won't show up on your iPhone.
     
  18. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    I thought an iTunes update had rendered this work around useless? Apparently not?
     
  19. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure I have the latest iTunes and I use this meathod all the time I have 20 plus ringtones for my contacts and wake up alarms
     
  20. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    Is it me, or when you do this, the songs lost all the quality!!???

    I've done 3, and all of them sounds terrible horrible, :(.

    or is it that all the ringtones are supposed to sound that bad!!??:confused:


    BTW: you can do it longer than 30 seconds and it will work, i've tested this...:cool:
     
  21. Kevinnijjar23 macrumors member

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    This is possibly the dumbest way to make ringtones for the iphone
    Download Iringer it is so easy to make them and it takes half the time it would to do it this way trust me i make all my ringtones off that program so easy to use
     
  22. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes it can be but not much i made a ringtone about 40 seconds long and it didnt show up when i synced the ringtone. the sound quality shoulnt change, it is probably just the iphone speaker cause if played through your computer speakers it should sound normal.

    hey if you have an idea for making rngtones feel free to post it in here dont come here and flame other peoples idea.
     
  23. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    added another issue that i found visit first page to find out what it is.

    feedback is always welcome
     
  24. joshuaehud macrumors newbie

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    text message sounds

    hey guys, is there a way to add customized sounds or ringtones to text messages???
     
  25. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not without jailbreaking and ssh'ing into your iPhone. I don't know how to create SMS tones but there are lots of people on here who do.
     

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