What are the rules for custom ringtones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CBell, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. CBell macrumors regular

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    I made about 20 ringtones from mp3's that I have, and they all loaded onto my iPhone. I can see all of them when I hook up my iPhone to iTunes, but when I browse the ringtones on my iPhone only 6 of them show up. I'm assuming that their are some rules to follow that I'm not aware of.
     
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  4. CBell thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, lol, yeah, all m4r's. Most of them are 2 min or so. Full songs. But one of the one's that shows up on my iPhone is 39 sec. Go fig.
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Strange, it shouldn't show any that are longer than 30 seconds. Besides, the ringer will ring for only ~25 seconds before sending to voicemail so you'll never hear the entire thing anyway. 2 minutes is a waste of space sorry to say.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It might be something slightly more complicated than a fixed 30 second time limit, like a file size limitation or something. But yeah, two minutes isn't going to work. And since you said "from mp3's", make sure you're renaming AAC files into m4r files and not mp3 files -- you have to convert them to AAC first.
     
  7. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    What program are you using?

    Definitely make sure its < 30 seconds though. =)
     
  8. capo64 macrumors member

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    it's under 40 seconds :}, all mine are 40.. not that it matters cause it'll go to voicemail before it gets past 30 anyway.
     
  9. mBox macrumors 68020

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    I thought they had to be purchased from iTunes to work with iPhone 3G? Please tell me im wrong :)
     
  10. CBell thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I was just going through choosing songs I'd like as ringtones. I just converted the whole song instead of choosing 30 sec worth of it. I just got an iPhone yesterday, if that helps explain my noobisness.
     
  11. ivan123 macrumors member

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    you can either rename a m4p to m4r as long as it is under 40s, and then add to itunes, or use garageband on anything you didn't purchase from the iTunes store
     
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    You can also use www.audiko.net or www.myxer.com to make your own or download ringtones that others have made. Those are very easy and already formatted correctly for the iPhone.

    There's also a bunch in this thread. :)
     
  13. Breadbutt macrumors newbie

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    audiko seems to be broken lately...
     
  14. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Really? I was just on about an hour ago. :confused:

    Well, try myxer. It works.
     
  15. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    Before the iPhone came out, I thought Apple was saying the iPhone3G would have a built-in voice recorder and that we could use the recordings as ringtones. I can't even find a voice recorder on mine ... but I know there is one because a friend of mine with an original iPhone recorded someone talking once and played it back.
     
  16. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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  17. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    When you make a ringtone in GarageBand, it recommends 30-40 seconds.
     

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