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    Default DIY: how to make a ringtone in under 60 seconds with nothing but iTunes
    permanent low quality video:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9AiIKhDDxc]YouTube - How to make an iPhone ringtone in 1 minute or less[/ame]


    Instructions:


    Select the song in iTunes that I want to use as a ringtone. Protected AAC files will not work.

    Right-click on the song and select Get Info

    Go to the Options page and select the start and end times for the ringtone, also use treble boost on the EQ setting and slide the volume slider to 100%

    Right-click on the song again and select Convert Selection to AAC

    Right-click on the converted song and select Show in Finder

    Drag the .m4a file from the Finder window to your desktop

    Go back to iTunes and delete the converted song from iTunes. If you skip this step, double clicking on the .m4r file to import the ringtone into iTunes will not work properly.

    Right-click on the song file on your desktop, select Get Info and change the file extension from .m4a to m4r.

    Open Finder and locate the Ringtones folder underneath your iTunes folder. The path should be /Users//Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Ringtones. If you don't have this folder, create it.

    Drag the renamed song file from your desktop to the Ringtones folder in Finder.

    Double-click on the .m4r file now stored inside the Ringtones folder. iTunes should change to the Ringtones folder under Library near the top and start playing the ringtone.

    Drag the ringtone to your phone.
    Last edited by one1; 09-01-2008 at 08:46 AM.
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    works, i tried it for windows

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    This method originally surfaced on a post made by jkwuc89 on another site way back in 2007, but I have tweaked it and put a video with it.
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    nice, I'll give this a shot in a little bit

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    worked in windows for me too. Some info for peeps with windows you need to change your folder options to see the file extention so you can remame it to .m4r and then after you delete it from your itunes just double click it and your ready

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    Does this work under 2.0? I'm a windows user and followed all the instructions and converted the song into m4r format and created the ringtones folder and double clicked the file and Itunes would play the ringtone, but when I want to drag the file into the iphone, nothing happens.
    Last edited by Mugenrd1; 08-19-2008 at 12:53 PM.

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    It works on 2.0.

    Try dragging the file directly into the ringtones tab.

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    Thank you for replying! It's working now..

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Mugenrd1; 08-19-2008 at 01:15 PM.

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    http://audiko.net/ or you could just go here

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    permanent low quality video:

    YouTube - How to make an iPhone ringtone in 1 minute or less


    Temporary higher quality video:


    http://www.lextech.org/images/stuff/...enSnapz001.avi


    Instructions:


    Select the song in iTunes that I want to use as a ringtone. Protected AAC files will not work.

    Right-click on the song and select Get Info

    Go to the Options page and select the start and end times for the ringtone, also use treble boost on the EQ setting and slide the volume slider to 100%

    Right-click on the song again and select Convert Selection to AAC

    Right-click on the converted song and select Show in Finder

    Drag the .m4a file from the Finder window to your desktop

    Go back to iTunes and delete the converted song from iTunes. If you skip this step, double clicking on the .m4r file to import the ringtone into iTunes will not work properly.

    Right-click on the song file on your desktop, select Get Info and change the file extension from .m4a to m4r.

    Open Finder and locate the Ringtones folder underneath your iTunes folder. The path should be /Users//Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Ringtones. If you don't have this folder, create it.

    Drag the renamed song file from your desktop to the Ringtones folder in Finder.

    Double-click on the .m4r file now stored inside the Ringtones folder. iTunes should change to the Ringtones folder under Library near the top and start playing the ringtone.

    Drag the ringtone to your phone.
    thanks that was easy

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    for some reason i still get the same issue as Mugenrd1. however i cant for the life of me sync the ringtones to my phone. ive tried different methods and cannot figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedhawk View Post
    for some reason i still get the same issue as Mugenrd1. however i cant for the life of me sync the ringtones to my phone. ive tried different methods and cannot figure it out.
    Ditto. Just used winpwn 2.0 with 2.0.1 firmware.. not letting me drag the ringtone to my phone or have it available to sync.

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    That's a permissions issue with your iTunes, rather than the ringtone itself, provided you created it properly. FW doesn't have anything to do with it.
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    Also make sure that you chose to sync your ringtones. Just a thought.

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    Excellent instructions. Just put the iPhone commercial song as ringtone... will soon get bored of that though! Endless possibilities now!

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    eveything works fine, i create the ringtone, open it in itunes (opens in ringtones subfolder), then i manually drag to the ringtones folder on my iphone and it doesn't show up. If i sync instead the ringtones do not show up in my iphone ringtone folder. any ideas?

    I'm using windows and have an iphone 3g 2.01

    cheers

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    what do you mean 'manually drag'?

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    I mean that I have tried to sync the ringtones onto my iphone (in this case they do not show up in my iphones ringtone folder on itunes) and I have also chosen to manually 'drag and drop' the ringtones from the itunes ringtone folder to my iphones ringtones folder (in this case they show up in the iphones ringtone folder when viewed in itunes but i cannot find them on my iphone)

    thanks for your help, hope this reply wasn't too confusing!

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    this is great man, thanks for the info
    got it working a treat and soooooooo simple to do even on win XP !

    great tip now got my fav tunes as ring tones (and the death march tune for the monster-in-law !! )

    cheers
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