Custom mp3 ringtones for 2.0 and iTunes 7.7

coolguy8621

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ok so apparently after iTunes 7.4 they blocked custom made mp3 ringtones even if they are converted to mp4...has anyone come up with a way to do it on the iPhone 3g with the 2.0 and iTunes 7.7? The old way doesn't work of putting them in mp4 and trying to drag them over.
 

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ok so apparently after iTunes 7.4 they blocked custom made mp3 ringtones even if they are converted to mp4...has anyone come up with a way to do it on the iPhone 3g with the 2.0 and iTunes 7.7? The old way doesn't work of putting them in mp4 and trying to drag them over.
If you have a Mac, you can use Garageband and make it there. Then in Share, click on send ringtone to iTunes. I know it still works.

I tried it today.
 

coolguy8621

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i guess i should have said i have a PC and used quicktime pro to get them into mp4
 

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i just convert a 30 second song to AAC and change the filetype to .m4r
works great
 

coolguy8621

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sent you a message, not sure how to do the next steps after, how to rename the extension and when i drag it it doesn't show up anywhere
 

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ok so apparently after iTunes 7.4 they blocked custom made mp3 ringtones even if they are converted to mp4...has anyone come up with a way to do it on the iPhone 3g with the 2.0 and iTunes 7.7? The old way doesn't work of putting them in mp4 and trying to drag them over.
It still works just fine. I've already done it this morning to verify. You don't covert them to .mp4; you convert the .mp3 to AAC, then rename it as an .m4r file. Once you've done those two things, click on the newly renamed .m4r file, and it will automatically move to your iTunes>ringtones folder and start playing.
 

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It still works just fine. I've already done it this morning to verify. You don't covert them to .mp4; you convert the .mp3 to AAC, then rename it as an .m4r file. Once you've done those two things, click on the newly renamed .m4r file, and it will automatically move to your iTunes>ringtones folder and start playing.
It's not working for me. Maybe I'm using the wrong converter?

If I download this file:
meyerweb.com/sounds/yy-ringtone.m4r

It gets added to my Ringtone library and it will sync to my 3G iPhone via iTunes 7.7.

If I use dBpoweramp 12 and convert my MP3 to Apple Lossless or Nero AAC then rename file to .m4r it gets added to my Ringtone library but it will NOT sync to my iPhone.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help!
 

garretwp

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Make sure that the sound clip is under 30 seconds.

- Garrett
 

Ezekiel2517

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Ok, you should really try this: http://www.iringer.net/
its free and easy and it only takes 3 clicks. import, preview and export. and it sends it straight to iTunes. its the best thing for making iPhone ringtones.
 

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It's not working for me. Maybe I'm using the wrong converter?

If I download this file:
meyerweb.com/sounds/yy-ringtone.m4r

It gets added to my Ringtone library and it will sync to my 3G iPhone via iTunes 7.7.

If I use dBpoweramp 12 and convert my MP3 to Apple Lossless or Nero AAC then rename file to .m4r it gets added to my Ringtone library but it will NOT sync to my iPhone.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help!
How long is the ringtone? It needs to be less than 30 seconds.
 

guest4

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i just convert a 30 second song to AAC and change the filetype to .m4r
works great
That's what I was going to say. I have always done that. It's quite easy.
 

ISOHaven

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Make sure that the sound clip is under 30 seconds.

- Garrett
The file I posted was 33 seconds and works. My file was 32 seconds. I shaved off a second of dead space and now it works.

Thanks!

However, the file sounds great on my PC but for some reason sounds like crap on the phone speaker. Can someone recommend an app that can clean it up or make it iPhone speaker friendly?
 
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Hi! Thanks for the help, got my iPhone with a new ringtone~ hurray.

But about the sound quality fix, i found if you just lower the volume enough it works. 50% volume did the trick for me, sounds great, and its definitely loud enough to hear.

If that doesn't work, dunno what to tell you. sorry.
 

ISOHaven

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Hi! Thanks for the help, got my iPhone with a new ringtone~ hurray.

But about the sound quality fix, i found if you just lower the volume enough it works. 50% volume did the trick for me, sounds great, and its definitely loud enough to hear.

If that doesn't work, dunno what to tell you. sorry.
Dropped it down to -10dB....MUCH BETTER! Thanks for the tip!