Can I make a ringtone from song purchased in iTunes?

spif91

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I have been making custom ringtones using iTunes for a couple of months now and am wondering if anyone knows a work around to make a R.T. with a purchased song from iTunes store. They seem to be mp4's and will not let me convert to an aac file when I right click on it. Is says this is a protected file. Any ideas?
 

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I think your only option is to burn it to a CD as an MP3 and then import it back to your library and then turn that MP3 version into a ringtone. You won't be able to do anything with the DRM version.
 

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the simplest way is to burn them to a cd, and then import the CD into iTunes. this in effect removes the media protection from the .mp4.

edit: so yeah, what she^^^ said.
 

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I use a cd-rw to burn protected single songs. This way you can erase the cd and use again.:cool:
 

spif91

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When I burn the playlist to a dvd-rw it still shows the files as m4p's. I imported the song back into iTunes and it still won't let me change it to an aac file. What am I doing wrong?
 

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When I burn the playlist to a dvd-rw it still shows the files as m4p's. I imported the song back into iTunes and it still won't let me change it to an aac file. What am I doing wrong?
Are you using iTunes 8? When you've selected a playlist to burn to a CD and the Burn Settings dialogue comes up, you must select MP3 CD for Disk Format. Then they'll be MP3 files when you re-import them to your library afterward and you can turn these into ringtones.
 

spif91

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My bad........I grabbed a dvd-rw out of the drawer by mistake and didn't have the mp3 option available........Got it....Thanks again.
 

redneck47441

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Okay so yesterday I downloaded two songs that iTunes said could also be used as ringtones how do I apply them as ringtones when I go to my iPod on my phone their there under downloads now what?
 

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Do you have a Mac computer with garageband 4.1.1 or higher?

If so you are in luck, check this link on how to do it.
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If you are running Windows you can find tutorials on Google to make then for free.

The last way is to make them in iTunes after paying an additional 99 cents to do it.
 

ki4ppg

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or go to myxer.com and click the make your own
 

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iRinger is free and easy to use for those on PC's.
 

tadaw07

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phonezoo.com is free too..ive been using them for a while :laugh2::laugh2::p