Help! Ringtone converted to m4r showing in itunes ringtones but doesnt seem to sync!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by larrymassive, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. larrymassive macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2007
    please help me i am starting to go crazy with this ringtone thing! I have gone through all the tips and help forums on the net which give me the same procedure for adding a ringtone but still cant seem to be able to get a custom tone on my phone!

    I am trying to get a real simple tone on to my phone which is the tone from the movie crank, its the correct format ".m4r" and it is showing in my ringtones tab on itunes but when i sync my phone it doesnt even tell me that there was an error syncing that ringtone and it does not show up in my ringtones option on the phone, am i looking somewhere wrong for this tone? if there was a problem itunes would tell me why it could not sync but its not mentioning anything wrong with syncing "crankringtone"

    please anyone have any ideas because these default ringtones suck and my mind is going mad seeing that this latest method is working treats for other people but me! I must of missed something real simple but just cant figure it out because i have done everything the correct way i thought

  2. larrymassive thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2007
    ahhhhh i found i had two "ringtones" folders so i deleted one then made sure the m4r was in and i also put the mp3 in the ringtone folder and now i have the ringtone on me phone! woop yes! get an error telling me it cant sync the one format of the tone though but i dont care because i have a different ringtone noW!!!
  3. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    not too complicated making ringtones. not sure why you have more than one folder. Here is how I do it.

    1. create ~30" m4a
    2. change suffix to m4r
    3. double click m4r
    4. iTunes copies m4r into ringtones folder to sync to iphone
  4. killie77 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2007
    Ringtones to iPhone

    New to the Forum first Post.
    been having problems syncing ringtones from iTunes to the iPhone
    my phone is running the 1.1.1 software has been since i bought it.
    I can get the ringtones in to iTunes I can play them in iTunes but when I go to sync nothing comes up in the Box. Would this be anything to do with me running 1.1.1 if I changed to 1.1.2 would that allow me to sync the ringtones.
    Sorry about the long Post
    When I say the Box I mean the one where it says Sync all Ringtones or select individual ringtones..
  5. dankind macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    I'm having a ringtones issues as well... I've tried the search but there's tons of ringtone threads and none seem to have the problem I'm having (or I missed it)

    My iTunes doesn't have a ringtones folder under 'Library' (iTunes 7.4.2)

    I created a <30s aac file, and modified the stik=14 metadata with atomicparlsey. I renamed the file to .m4r and when I load it into iTunes... nothing *appears* to happen... but in fact, iTunes has copied it into my ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Ringtones folder

    Nothing shows up in the iPhone/Ringtones tab either (no folders to choose)

    Anyone ever seen this before/know a way to fix it?

    iTunes 7.4.2
    iPhone 1.1.1 JB/unlocked
  6. glitchu1 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2007
    Hey, does anyone know of any way to convert a mp3 to m4r on a windows computer? without paying like $40 to get a program?

    Thanks, I never hear the default ringtones!
  7. dsgalit macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    On 1.1.1 make sure you put a space before the extension. For ex. godfather .m4r
  8. dsgalit macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Google "audio converter" and look for the NCH Audio Converter.
  9. dsgalit macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Just place a space before the file extension! example: Godfather .m4r
  10. glitchu1 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2007
  11. dankind macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    Space before the extension doesn't do much for me.. using iTunes 7.4.2... should I upgrade? (I don't have a ringtones playlist listed... but ringtones get added to the Ringtones/ subfolder on the HD)
  12. bbr2010 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012

    I was having so many problems trying to download a ringtone also is why I ended up here. I was not able to make it work with any of the suggestions given but I found out how to do it the easy way. Go to the apps store on your i-phone, type "free ringtones", I chose Hahaas Comedy LLC Ringtone Converter. Wow, it was so easy and quick!

    Enjoy life...

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