iPhone 3G Ringtones

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  1. smtty00 macrumors newbie

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    With the new iTunes release, what is the current best method for getting custom ringtones onto your iPhone?

    I dont mind paying the money, but iTunes unfortunately does not have the song I am looking for. If I download it from another source, is there an easy way to get it on my phone?

    Thanks.
     
  2. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    I can see that u are new around here, but that question has been asked so many times before. There are multiple threads in existence on this topic. Just do a search and you will find what u are looking for.
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    IF YOUR PC:


    have the song in iTunes Music library

    1) right click>Convert to AAC

    2) rename the second one(the AAC one whatever you want thats diff than the first one)

    3)right click>Get Info>Options tab

    4)check the Start time and End Time boxes, and put in the 30 seconds you want as your ringtone

    5) after that, hit OK, go into My Music>iTunes>iTunesMusic>(insert artist name here)>(insert Album here)>and then rename it from "whatever.m4A" to "whatever.m4R"(w/o quotes)

    6) go to iTunes>File>Add file to library> and then find it, and add it and itll be in your ringtone section under Library


    if your in Mac, do the same thing only instead of My Documents>My Music

    put wherever your iTunes folder is(im not expierienced wit Mac, so idk)
     
  4. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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  5. bigscotal macrumors 6502

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    I used the following guide. Worked a treat for me and lets you create fade in and outs etc on the tones.

    As long as you are reasonably competent on a PC and follow it through properly it's a doddle :

    Clicky

    (Hope it's ok to link to another forum??)
     
  6. Stardotboy macrumors regular

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    If you're using a Mac and like to get your ringtones 'just perfect' (fading in/out, adjusting the volume etc) this is the way I do it.
     
  7. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    I love using Garageband to create ringtones for myself. Of course you'll need a Mac to do that. :p
     
  8. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    use garageband

    if you don't have garageband, means you don't have a mac
     
  9. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    This is a site worth visiting I have found a few I really like from here.
     
  10. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    lol not everyone can afford a mac, not to mention microsoft is the standard in most college classes ect. its not always convenient for everyone to have apple computers. you dont have to be so rough on the guy.
     
  11. The General macrumors 601

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    Audiko.net doesn't hipass or hard limit the tracks, so the ringtones distort and sound like freaking garbage.

    Sync these to your phone and test them if you don't believe me. Daft Punk - Robot Rock. I made the first one in Audacity with a 100hz high pass and a ~4db hard limiter. The other one I made with www.audiko.net

    Audacity:
    http://idisk.mac.com/tedroddy/Public/Audio/audacityrr.m4r

    Audiko:
    http://idisk.mac.com/tedroddy/Public/Audio/audikorr.m4r

    The Audacity one is louder AND not distorted. The Audiko one is quiet AND really distorted.

    And don't even TRY to make ringtones out of songs that were recorded before the Loudness War on www.audiko.net. LOL. Compare these two Michael Jackson ringtones I made, same thing as before. Audacity vs. Audiko.

    Audacity:
    http://idisk.mac.com/tedroddy/Public/Audio/audacitydontstop.m4r

    Audiko:
    http://idisk.mac.com/tedroddy/Public/Audio/audikodontstop.m4r

    I think I'll stick with my step by step procedure and you can stick with your lawlz and "/thread" attempts. ;)
     
  12. smtty00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Audacity

    Thanks General. Seems like Audacity is the way to go.

    Im having issues with it recognizing the mp3 files I downloaded however. Any suggestions?
     
  13. hkftw macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info about that. I used to use www.audiko.net but you've opened my eyes :cool:
     
  14. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I didn't think that anyone on this thread was being rough on the guy. They merely said they use garageband. If you dont have garageband you dont have a mac. Calm down mate. Or prove me wrong, I could have missed that post.
     
  15. JCredible86 macrumors newbie

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    This Doesnt work @ all. But You know that
     
  16. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    actually...that works for my iPhone...so i figured itd work for yalls iPhones...i dont know why, but my bro's iPhone 3G, doesnt work wit it because OF HIS COMPUTER.. somehow it wont show the .m4A extension on the end of his name..
     
  17. Pagem804 macrumors newbie

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    Garageband works great for making your own ringtones. Just use the effects loops and think of a theme for your friends and family. Insert loops adjust the timing (fading in & out) and export, or plug in a microphone and record what ever song you want live and cut and edit the section you want and export.
     
  18. biggangstar macrumors newbie

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    you should try also http://iamgamers.com they say they have latest ringtones i get mine from there as bonuses:p
     
  19. darkflounder macrumors regular

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    Here's what I do.

    Convert file to AAC
    Open in Quicktime Pro
    Set a 30 second selection
    Trim the song to that 30 seconds
    Save as .m4r file
    Add file to iTunes library

    It works great. I'm not about to pay iTunes to make a ringtone for a song I already own, especially since a lot of my ringtone songs aren't available on iTunes (The Beatles, Frank Zappa).
     
  20. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    When I'm using my PC at home I use a program called iPhoneRingToneMaker

    works pretty good too. Even automatically adds it to iTunes.

    But on my mac at work I use GarageBand
    or on my Linux boxes I'll use audacity
     
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  22. prasad16 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone Ringtone Maker

    Guys IMO this is the best and easiest way to transfer the ringtones. iPhone Ringtone Maker lets u create a ringtone from ur favourite song. It creates the ringtone and sends it to the Itunes...u can then sync it up with the iphone.

    www.iphoneringtonemaker.com
     
  23. dboy261 macrumors newbie

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    no songs just tones

    can someone tell me how i can make simple ring tones i dont like haveing a song for my ringtone but i would like some more choices maybe make my own for some simple tone or melidy ringers is there a web site or program that does this thank you
     

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