Making a ringtone from a .mov file?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greenpaz, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. greenpaz macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    I would have thought this would be easier to find, but I'm having trouble locating any helpful web page in terms of converting a .mov file to a ringtone. It's very simple: I have the song trimmed exactly the way I want it. Now all I need to do is convert the .mov file to an aac file (or whatever). I tried to do this through ffmpegx, but converting it to an audio file kept it as a movie file. Huh? Any help out there?
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Use Audacity to capture the sound directly while the .mov is playing.
  3. greenpaz thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Good but not great

    The sound quality is bad. I need something where I don't need to do a recording. I just want to convert the file itself. Thanks, though.
  4. brucem91 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2009
    If you are on a mac, it is very easy. Make a new garageband project, and drag the .mov into garageband. Now with the movie track selected(should be the color purple), hit cmd + delete. You say the .mov is trimmed down how you like it, yes? Go to SHARE -> SEND RINGTONE TO ITUNES. It will ask you to adjust the length, so click on ADJUST. You will see a yellow bar at the top of Garageband. At the beginning and end of that bar, you can left click and drag to adjust the length of the ringtone. Once set, again go to SHARE -> SEND RINGTONE TO ITUNES. This time it will work(assuming the length is under 40 sec), and iTunes will open. Now, right click the ringtone you just made, and click on GET INFO. In the INFO tab, you can change information like Ringtone Name, ect. Hit OK when you are done. Now just plug in your iPhone, and you will be done.
  5. greenpaz thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Exactly the info I needed. Thanks, Bruce!

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