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  • O NOES! iTunes 10 Doesn't Let You Pay For Ringtones


    People who had gotten used to making ringtones by paying Apple again for a song they'd already bought were dismayed to find that the feature had been removed from iTunes 10. MacLife's Roberto Baldwin wrote one of the first of many reports about the absence of the "Create Ringtone" option on the Store menu. However, the end-around many of us have been using for years - clipping tracks and changing .m4u extensions to .m4r - works fine with iTunes 10, so the change just seems to affect the folks who have been falling for the double-payment scam all this time.

    If you are just hearing about this scam now, my apologies. Take a look at one1's how-to right here; it's really easy and works with any song, not just ones you purchased from Apple. The only difference with iTunes 10 is that it won't work if you drag the .m4r into the iTunes Music window or the Ringtones folder. However, if you just double-click the file in the Finder, it will be appear in your Ringtones folder and be added to your iPhone at the next sync.

    Apple has given no reason for the change, though some suspect it's because the company is going to start selling ringtones itself on the iTunes store.

    Source: FSM
    This article was originally published in forum thread: O NOES! iTunes 10 Doesn't Let You Pay For Ringtones started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I don't need to worry because I don't have an iPhone.
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      All Mac users can create their own ringtones from songs, or if they want to get fancy, by mixing many songs and effects etc, through GarageBand and export to iTunes to sync with their iPhone. It isn't rocket science but easy guide can be found on YouTube.
    1. jiggyjae's Avatar
      jiggyjae -
      Exactly why I won't upgrade to the new iTunes.
    1. shadow-evillink's Avatar
      shadow-evillink -
      iRinger all day long it's free and it pops ur ringtone right to iTunes.
    1. redaro's Avatar
      redaro -
      I use iRinger too. Very easy!
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I haven't buy a ringtone on iTunes yet.

      Can't add anymore ringtones either. WTF
    1. Jay316's Avatar
      Jay316 -
      I never used that feature anyway, much easier and cheaper to just convert an MP3 to M4A, then changed the file extension from M4A to M4R, then SSH it on to my iPhone

      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy2timez View Post
      Seriously, Who pays for anything in iTunes. I buy some apps. but thats is. To fill my 64gb ipod would cost $10K in itunes. Screw that. Acquisition anyone. any one who buys music from overpriced Apple are suckers.

      On that note, If you bought the music and then paid for a ringtone again. You deserve to give apple all your money. So they can spend it wisely. You can not be trusted not to trough it down the toilet.

      On that note, If anyone bought the music and then paid for a ringtone again. You should to give apple all your money. So they can spend it wisely. You can not be trusted not to flush it down the toilet.
      I kind of agree with you, I buy the occasional cd but 90% of my music is acquired through "other means", however, if I buy an MP3 or album through iTunes, I should be able to make copies or ringtones for my own use, for free. Once I own it, legally I can do whatever I want with it
    1. XavierAlucard's Avatar
      XavierAlucard -
      I've always been a sucker for Audiko and the fact that it's free.
    1. warhusker's Avatar
      warhusker -
      I use Free Ringtones for mobile and iPhone - Audiko. very easy, songs already clipped and downloaded by other users. just drag and drop into ringtones.
    1. LanCo Rider's Avatar
      LanCo Rider -
      audiko.net

      I've always used it to create my own ringtones.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      The only app you need to fulfill your jailbroken iphone ringtone needs!! It's free and you can can change yor SMS to whatever you want!

      Unlimtones

      found in cydia!
    1. christopherjason's Avatar
      christopherjason -
      Itunes Already sold Ringtones.... Since the the first iPhone Tbh
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by christopherjason View Post
      Itunes Already sold Ringtones.... Since the the first iPhone Tbh
      I guess you didn't read the article, did you? Next time, do the world a favor and read before you comment. The article is about them stopping the sale of ringtones, not starting. Here's you sign.