.tone?

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  1. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    So I know you will soon have the option to buy them at a store iTunes sets up.

    In GarageBand you can make ringtones remarkably easily and just drag them into iTunes and sync. The extension is .ring. Is it as easy as doing the same thing except making the extension .tone instead? Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I thought the iPhone ringtone extension was .m4r, not .ring.
     
  3. shandyman Suspended

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    We can already buy ringtones and make custom ones, they're .m4r, has been for a coupla years
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    system sounds are .caf
     
  5. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    if the extension is .tone idk where u got that tone then that seems plausible. if someone confirms this then it would help
     
  6. BrownManUPS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, sorry I don't know where I got .ring from. I think it is because it does say "ring" on the actual file.

    So maybe the extension is .m4t? It may be worth a try to export a short garageband song and rename it to that and see if it works.
     
  7. milani macrumors 68000

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    To reiterate what others have said:

    System sounds are currently .caf files, whereas ringtones are .m4r.

    It is possible that Apple will make another proprietary file format - like .m4t or something - for other system sounds; however, it isn't clear at this point whether Apple will allow you to upload and use custom SMS and other notification tones.

    At this point we can only hope that Apple does allow us granular control of system sounds in iOS 5. It would be great to be able to change SMS tones, email tones, and other notification tones. And if they do just create another proprietary format, hopefully it's as easy as importing those files into iTunes.

    Cross your fingers, people!
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    .m4r files are actually .m4a, just with a different extension.
     
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