ringtones from songs for iphone3g

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wolf234, May 6, 2009.

  1. wolf234 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2009
    how do I create iphone 3g ringtones from songs.

    Thanks new to iphone 3g
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    If you have a mac you should use GarageBand and make the ringtones there, and export them to iTunes for free. It is super simple.

    Or if you have a pc, there are many programs that let you make ringtones, just do a quick google search for that. :)
  3. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    look at my sig for a great guide on creating free custom ringtones
  4. Cap41 macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2008
    audiko.net the easiest way to make a ring tone.
  5. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    yeah, but this way you can edit the clip further to your liking :)
  6. Yakko macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2009
    you can do it all through iTunes. I'm not sure if the process is the same on a Mac, but here's how I do it on a pc:

    -right click on the song you want to use and select "get info".
    -from the pop-up box, select "options".
    -check both boxes next to the words "start time/stop time".
    -enter the min./sec. you want the song to start/stop in the boxes and click ok(remember to copy the actual time in which the song ends first cause you will need to put it back in later).
    -right click the song again and then select "create AAC version".
    -right click the copied song(AAC version) and select "open in Windows Explorer".
    -change the file ext. from m4a. to m4r.(a box pops up; just click yes)(you will notice the icon has changed also).
    -double click the song and it should open in iTunes automatically and a new ringtone folder will show up under the main Library.
    -finally, just close the Windows Explorer box and go back to the main music library and delete the original AAC version of the song(the one that was copied), and change the original song back to its original running time.
    -from there just sync your phone as usual and the new ringtone should be on your phone.
  7. Devilishly Good macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    What the above poster said. Also your ringtone cannot be more than 40 seconds long.
  8. crazies007 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2009
    changing file extenstion in itunes

    I have tried numerious times to change the file extension from m4a to m4r i'm not sure if im not doing something correctly or if itunes just won't let me change it please help:confused:
  9. wolf234 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2009
    how to change file ext

    How do I change the file ext?

  10. Yakko macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2009
    After you have edited the song and created an AAC version, you right click on the new song and select "open in Windows Explorer". When the box comes up, the file should be highlighted(if not, just click on it twice(not fast tho)). After which you just change the file ext. there.
  11. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    This may help

    Go to the start menu, select Control Panel
    Look for “Folder Option”, Double click
    -Click view
    Under Advance Setting uncheck “Hide Extensions for known files types”
    Click OK
    Step Two
    Open iTunes
    Pick the song you want as your ringtone
    You can not use any song that was brought from iTunes if was brought before the DRM standards were changed . These are protected songs, to get around this burn the song to a CD then import it back into your library. You can then use the burned one to make the ringtone.

    Pick up to 40 sec of the song you want, keep track of where you want to begin and end.
    Ex. If you want to begin at 2:13 of the song and end at 2:44.

    Right click the song
    Click “get info”
    Click Opt.
    In the start box type the start time (ex 2:13)
    In the end box type the end time (ex. 2:44)
    Click OK

    Right click the song again
    Click “convert to ACC File”
    The song will show up in your music library

    You then will pick the converted file right click it and click Show in Internet explorer

    When the window pops up, right click the file and pick rename
    Change the file ext. from “.m4a” to “.m4r”
    Hit enter, answer OK to the question. The file is now changed to a ringtone.
    Double click the file it will show up in your “ringtone” file in iTunes.

    To add to iPhone just sync your phone pick ringtones manage them from there.
  12. siegfried0213 macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2010
    converting songs as a ringtone in your iphone

    1. under LIBRARY, choose MUSIC
    2. click VIEW, then VIEW OPTIONS
    3. under VIEW OPTIONS, uncheck all except ringtone
    4. in MUSIC select the song that you want as a ringtone.
    5. right click, then choose GET INFO
    6. under GET INFO click OPTIONS tab
    7. under OPTIONS tab, click the START and AND with corresponding START and END time value (that will only lasts for 30secs)
    8. click ok
    9. select the song again and click ADVANCED, then CREATE AAC VERSION, creating duplicate song in your music library.
    10. then choose the song that is AAC VERSION and drag it to your desktop
    11. the extension name will be M4A, then rename it to M4R
    12. choose the AAC version again in your music library then delete it.
    13. under LIBRARY, click the RINGTONE
    14. click VIEW, then VIEW OPTIONS
    16. then drag the M4R file from your desktop going to RINGTONE LIBRARY
    17. then click your device (with IPHONE ICON)
    18. choose RINGTONE TAB, then check the SELECTED RINGTONES then choose the ringtones you want be transferred in your iphone, then click SYNC
    19. after the SYNCING process go to settings/sounds/ringtones/custom (you will see your chosen song, set as a ringtone)

    NOTE: IN VIEW OPTIONS, UNCHECKING ALL the other categories such as ALBUM, ALBUM ARTIST, GENRE, ETC.., will avoid the failure of creating your chosen song/s as a ringtone, during syncing process

    My itune software version is
    My iphone 3gs version is 3.1.3 (7E18)

    It works 100%!!! Rock and roll!!!

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