Ringtones for the 3G Help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by msarway, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502

    msarway

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    i am sure this has been covered befor but i am confused. i have the new 3G and i want to put some good ringtones can anyone direct me to an easy way or web address to do it or my only shot is itunes. also instructions on how to add ringtones.

    Thank you all!
    m
     
  2. domness macrumors 6502a

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    I think a good search on these forums will do wanders.

    Or maybe Google?

    It's to do with changing m4a to m4r etc etc. Just search a few keywords.
     
  3. nathans89 macrumors newbie

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    its very simple... assuming you did not buy the track from itunes... anyway;

    1. choose the part of the song you want (right click, get info, options) you can select a maximum of 30 seconds for your ringtone.

    2. right click on the song you have just 'shortened' and convert to AAC

    3. go to your itunes music folder and change the filetype from .m4a to .m4r

    4. copy your new ringtone to the ringtone folder in the itunes music library, if its not there then just make it...

    5. whilst still in the ringtone folder double click to open the ringtone and it should play and come up in the ringtone section in itunes

    6. remove the shortening from your original song from hence the tunage came

    7. enjoyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    iRinger

    iRinger. (google it)

    There, I just saved you a bunch of hassle.
     
  5. brianld macrumors member

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    Audiko has been a nice find in my opinion ... lots of stuff there already to choose from, and you can upload any of your own MP3s to use their web-based tool ...

    Only thing I will say is that the site is sometimes unavailable, but the price is right (in other words, FREE), so I can't complain too much.
     
  6. hkftw macrumors member

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    Great site, use it all the time
     
  7. Samwise592 macrumors regular

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    You can use garage band as well. Just go to the share menu and select "ringtone" once you have cut up the song how you want it.
     
  8. msarway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To all you guys thanks much i am up and running added new tones. thank you all for help.
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Unless of course the OP doesn't run Windows. Good advice though, for windowsrumours.com.
     
  10. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    My mistake - I didn't realize everyone here only runs on a Mac. Jus' trying to help is all.

    Should I cancel my account? I only have an iPhone, after all.
     
  11. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    You could just send us your iphone until you get a Mac. We will hold it ransom for you! :p
     
  12. pundapun macrumors newbie

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    Go to tonecrusher.com. It's free to download.
     
  13. Greggio macrumors newbie

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    Aaaahhh!

    Can anyone suggest why this won't work. Using a PC with Vista.

    Followed all of Nathans89's steps with the song. It's there as a .m4r file and when I go to the info for that file, it shows as being a ringtone.

    I then went to preferences in Itunes and checked the "Ringtones" box so that the folder appears, but it won't let me add the ringtone to that folder.
     
  14. spank2223 macrumors member

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    if you have a mac and ilife 08, use garageband. Import your song>choose 40 secs or less> then in menu forget which one>click export to itunes as a ringtone.
     
  15. Greggio macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately,

    I don't - just my laptop, which is a PC.

    Any suggestions from the PC users?
     
  16. hard-case macrumors regular

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    Can you give some detail as to what specific error you get?
     
  17. Greggio macrumors newbie

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    ok

    Making progress!

    I have now managed to get the ringtone into the Ringtones folder - the trick is to put it on the desktop, delete it from iTunes, then open it from the desktop.

    And, it's showing now in the ringtones on the iPhone when I look at the folder list in iTunes with the iPhone connected. But, it doesn't show in the list of possible ringtones under settings, sounds.

    Any suggestions for that?
     
  18. Greggio macrumors newbie

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    Don't worry

    All sorted now - it was 31 seconds for some reason. I'll sort that and I should be in business.:D

    Cheers
     
  19. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Wow, i can't believe some of you still do all of this...

    Just go to www.audiko.net, search for your song and it could be made already, if not just upload it and crop it.


    Then download it and put it in iTunes.

    Remember to make it for 30 seconds or less.

    Done.
     

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