iphone ringtones--mp3s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benlee, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    I dont know about you guys but I like my ringer to be one of my favorites songs or have different songs play for different contacts. In the iphone video i didnt notice anything that would suggest this to be possible, but i find it hard to believe this feature isnt going to be available. all the songs are already on there and everyone has music for a ringtone. any one out there have any info or assumptions about this?
  2. AirmanPika macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Vandenberg AFB, CA
    I have a bad feeling that apple is going to rape us on ringtones thanks to that special tab you get when you connect an iPhone to iTunes. It sucks too because I prefer to make my own ringtones.
  3. drinkmilk15 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2007
    nobody really knows for sure yet. I would be really surprised if this wasn't a feature of the phone some how.
  4. r4m3n macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2007
    if you look at that 20 minute guided tour video on the Apple site, they show you the Settings menu and under ringtones, you only see the default ringtones the iPhone comes with. I didn't see any button or settings pane that allows you to choose mp3s or any other ringtone source. i'm a bit worried about this.
  5. beate macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    Check out the video in this link. The ipod settings for syncing the iPhone shows a tab for ringtones. It's toward the end of the demo. Video is 6 min. & counts backwards. Ringtone info is at about 1 min.

  6. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    i dont think mp3's would actually be practical. think about it. what if your ringtone was the song u were listening too?

    how would u distinguish an incoming call from ur ipod.

    and yes i also predict apple is gunna screw us over and make additional ringtones purchasable thru the apple store.
  7. loudestnoise macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Are you saying people want to use anything besides the beautiful Marimba ringtone? It will be unfortunate though, I've enjoyed being able to make my own mp3 ringtones with my various phones over the years. Even my RAZR can do it. Not gonna stop me from buying one though. This is for sure.
  8. darwen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    California, US
    Yeah, that would be really odd. The song fades out and then starts playing again.

    I am probably going to leave it... it is pretty good.
  9. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
    Umm... songs as ringers work fine, plus it would use a different speaker (loud external) and mute your headphones if you were listening to music.

    I've used mp3 ringers on my Palm phones that I've made myself since like... 2003. I like being able to make them myself and not have to pay a fee for them when really I already "lease" the copyrighted material for myself, and the ringers are just for me on MY phone. Charging for ringtones has always seemed a ridiculous and unnecessary glut of profits and I refuse to buy them.

    If there is no even 3rd party hacked way to put your own music ringers on the iPhone from music you own, I will be PISSED. That could almost be a dealbreaker because it would make me so angry. But I know Apple wants profits and blabla... so I'd probably get an iPhone anyway and just wait it out or deal with the defaults, and maybe buy one special ringer for the hubby. :) But still, I'd be angry having to pay for it. :mad:
  10. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    I think the next version of GarageBand will have an Export To Ringtone option. More likely than that, you'll be able to use any song in iTunes as your Ringtone. They'll probably add a Ringtone Snippet feature in iTunes 8 that allows you to select a portion of a song in your iTunes Library and add it to a Ringtones area, much like the Podcasts or Movies areas.

    Here's the logic behind why they won't completely rape you with a separate ringtone section of the iTunes store:
    You own the music that's in your library, so you can play it on your iPod. This was the basic philosophy that the music industry fought against initially, but has accepted. Extending this to ringtones isn't any less wrong, legally, than with music, and I think Apple will take advantage of that.
  11. kamiboy macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2007
    Well, AT&T might have put the squeeze on Apple to prevent using your own songs as ringtones. Or They just decided that ringtones should be synced seperatly thrugh iTunes so you just add your own mp3 there on your mac. We will know in 6 days.
  12. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    exactly right on both counts. Ominous, though, that the demo-thingy made no mention of user-created ringtones (although they didn't show iTunes, so who knows).
  13. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    as far as listening to the song and that same song is your ringtone: maybe the ringtones could just be for the internal speaker when you didnt have the ipod feature playing.

    after reading some of these posts I definitely agree that apple will release a new version of itunes very soon. as much as SJ loves his iphone there is no doubt it is going to get special treatment in itunes. (probably to make your own ringtones or buy them for like $.49 on itunes. much better than verizon charging like $2 for a ringtone.
  14. terrrrrible macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2007
    Here's how I'm hoping the whole ringtone thing is going to work...

    That tab that was shown in iTunes, when you select it, it lists all the songs in iTunes that you're using as a ringtone, and shows which contacts they are set to. As for how to set them, you just select a song in the list, and either with some "right-click" action, or somewhere in the menu, there will be an option that says "Set this song as a ringtone". From there, it will bring you to your contact list, and you'll select the contact or group that you want to assign the song to.
  15. Dermot81 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
    Blah, not having MP3 ringtones is something most of us Verizon users are all too familiar with :)

    That said, there are methods for getting mp3s on verizon phones...Similarly, I'd expect someone will find a way to use mp3 ringtones with the iphone within a few weeks of release.
  16. r1mantuxa macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008

    how i put its easy first time its harder to download and like that but 2nd its well easy to put mp3 as ringtones in iphone folow steps and its all

    1.U need to download winscp and install it. u can do it here http://www.soft32.com/Download/Free/WinSCP/4-307-1.html
    2.Open winscp on left bottom corner there is advanced pres it and now u got all settings go to connection put 45 sec on server response timeout then press save there gona pop up some screen press ok. when u saved on right top corner is load press it on Host name type your iphone ip adress u can get it going to iphone general settings wifi.now careful on username u need to put root and on passsword alpine make sure u type it right. Now press save and then login its gona take like 45 sec until gona pop up some screen u need to type yes. when u loged in on right side is all your iphone folder and more.
    on top is name root pres it and change it to / <root> now go to library and ringtones(if u want u can delete them all.) minimaze winscp u gona need it after 3 step.
    2.download this program its audio converter good one :)
    install it run it and convert your song to .m4a format
    3. after u done these steps find that song which one u cenverted rename it to .m4r.
    4. and now just open winscp and copy your song to ringtone map.
  17. r1mantuxa macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2008

    sry about english i hope u understod me i m not enlgish i m form latvia so i m just learning it :) if something wrong tell me :) and i got iphone with 1.1.4 version it worked for me i dont now about other versions
  18. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Not sure if you noticed but the last post before yours was from June of last year. There's load of different ways of doing this today.
  19. Azmontana macrumors regular


    May 27, 2008
    Is this possible on the iPhone 3G or is there an app which will allow me to use my mp3's as a ringtone
  20. nfg315 macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    VERY easy

    ok, this is definitely the best and easiest way to make ringtones for the iphone

    just use the site, make your own folder called ringtones, put all the ones you want in there, and double-click to add to itunes, they will automatically go into your ringtones tab and sync...the site also has pre-made ones you can search for

  21. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    use iTunes to convert the file to AAC (m4a) then rename the file to .m4r, then reimport it to iTunes

    cut it down to 30 seconds or less
  22. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2007
    In ur GF's bed, Oh no he didn't!
    I use hacked ringtones one my iphone right now...
    so everyone YES you can but you have to go through the conversion process. Just watch the million youtube videos that explain how this works.
  23. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2007
    In ur GF's bed, Oh no he didn't!
    Thanks for that link
  24. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    well you can also crop 30 secs of the song(whatever you want thats in your iTunes), right click>Convert Selection to AAC format> rename it to whatever~Ringtone or somethin wit ringtone on the end of it...go to My Documents>My Music> Itunes> iTunes Music>(the artist of that song)> and rename the ____~Ringtone.m4a to ____ringtone.m4r....and then add file to iTunes
  25. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

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