Ringtones (Again)

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  1. alexboy45 macrumors regular

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    does anyone have any info on when ringtones are coming to the uk? or does anyone know of an app like itoner that works on windows with the nre iphone 3g
     
  2. millerboy814 macrumors member

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  3. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    This link cropped up yesterday, and it's literally amazing!

    http://audiko.net/en.html

    Just upload your choosen song in .Mp3, cut,
    and download in .M4r format for iPhone!

    I take no credit in finding this, someone posted it yesterday.

    R-Fly
     
  4. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    no, you cant in the UK, thats what hes asking
     
  5. iPaul macrumors regular

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    Also, if the song isn't DRMd you can put it in GarageBand (if you have a mac) and then make it 40 secs or less and hit "Share -> send ringtone to iTunes"
     
  6. millerboy814 macrumors member

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    why can't they in the UK?
     
  7. alexboy45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    this is what i would like to know.
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    For the same reasons that certain music isn't in certain countries stores. They have to talk to the record labels at that locale about creating ring tones.
     
  9. tucker101uk macrumors member

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    You can in the UK!!!

    You cant download them from itunes, but there is a process of creating them manually, and for a bonus, you dont have to pay for them!!!!

    Search the forums and you will find the instructions easy enough.
    T
     
  10. rball1979 macrumors regular

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    Course you can!!! You can take your existing songs in itunes and cut them down as per the below:

    1. Click on iTunes – Library
    2. Click the song you’d like to edit
    3. Locate the start and end times of the selection you want. To do this, move the iTunes playback head (at the top of iTunes) to the start of the selection and note the start time. Then move the playback head to the end of the selection and note the end (stop) time.
    4. Click on the Song File – Get Info – Options
    5. Click on Start Time and enter the start time you noted
    6. Click on Stop Time and enter the end time you noted
    7. Click on OK
    8. Click on iTunes – Edit - Preferences – Importing
    9. In Import Using, click on AAC Encoder
    10. Click on OK
    11. Right Click on the Track thats been added – Convert Selection to AAC
    12. Right click the new AAC track and choose to find in on your computer
    13. Rename the new AAC track as a .m4r
    14. Double click the new .m4r which will open up into the ringtones section of iTunes
    15. Sync new ringtone to iphone
     
  11. millerboy814 macrumors member

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    thats the way i do it too, lol,
     
  12. tucker101uk macrumors member

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    As he said ^^^^^

    :cool:

    Just make sure that in your preferences tab you set your importing encoder back to mp3 before you forget and stick another CD in!
     
  13. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    ok, you can do it that way but im pretty sure the OP was looking for the legit way to do it. there is a way to do pretty much anything on a computer if you search it but he wanted the Apple way to do it.
     
  14. luckygyrl83 macrumors 6502

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    So this process can be done on a PC or only Mac?
     
  15. dubis07 macrumors member

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    That's a great method that I say on Yahoo Answers last night. Works like a charm.
     
  16. schield macrumors member

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    I would like to know the answer to this as well. I can't get step 14 to work. It just goes back in my library, not in the ringtones category.
     
  17. Lasarett macrumors newbie

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    Garage Band has to be the easiest way for mac users. Just drag the MP3 file in and turn cycle region on, then share with iTunes as a ringtone, and done.
     
  18. schield macrumors member

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    Okay, step 14 isn't working out. I renamed the file with the .m4r extension and then opened it in windows explorer and it places it in the music library. Did apple change how this works in 7.7?
     
  19. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    Is it actually a .m4r file though?

    Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types'.

    You should then be able to rename it to an actual .m4r file and it will open in the ringtone section.
     
  20. M0bile macrumors regular

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    What's not legit about making a .m4r? If it's not legit then why would Apple put the "send ringtone to iTunes" option in GarageBand? Are you telling me I shouldn't have done what the directions say (except using MP3s) and sent ringtones to my RAZR via bluetooth so that I could pay Alltel $2.99 for someone's terrible 20-second clip choice of a song I really like rather than the 20 seconds I really want? No.
     
  21. schield macrumors member

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    Thanks, works!
     
  22. alexboy45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that worked brilliantly. now to have fun with ringtones
     
  23. sara123456 macrumors member

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    Fantastic site thanks
     
  24. Akaal macrumors member

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    Your my saviour...
     
  25. rball1979 macrumors regular

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    How is that not the legit way? It's all basic, built in itunes functionality and renaming a file to m4r!! Nothing illegitimate about doing that! :rolleyes:

    I've done the above on my PC and on my MAC...as someone said, makes sure that you are displaying the file extension.
     

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