Don't you hate it when people say: 'It's so simple, I can't be ar$£d answering!' Yeah, it's soo easy ONCE YOU KNOW HOW! So here's how...
Make sure you have switched on 'Ringtones' in your iTunes general preferences and then proceed as follows...
1. First get the song you want to make the ringtone from.
2. Open it with quicktime pro (or any other editor)
3. Cust out the section you want as the ringtone and save it as a new mp3.
4. Import it into iTunes
5. in iTunes go into
Preferences > Advanced > Importing
Set to Import using: AAC encoder 128Kbps
6. Right click on the file you want as a ringtone and select:
Convert selection to AAC
Your file will now be converted to an AAC file. (appears in iTunes under your original file) - call it a different name, so as not to confuse, ie: instead of Song.xxx, call it Song1.xxx
7. Right click on the new file, click on show in finder (or open folder on windows)
8. You will now see your AAC file, all you have to do now is change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r
9. Drag the file out of the folder to the desktop, then drop it back into iTunes. (Hover over your 'Ringtones' in the left menu list of iTunes, or it will just go into your main library)!
You miss the point of the post. Its not annoying that people are asking for help, Its also not annoying that they are asking simple questions, as like you pointed out, its easy when you know how.
Whats annoying is that people create an account and post a question on a forum without having searched to see if this question was asked before! They want a taylored answer just for them instead of reading up on it.... Its just lazy. After typing in "how to put ringtones on iPhone" brings up 3 youtube guides and 797,000 pages that answer the question! lol
Thanks ComputerLove! I recently just got an iPhone and have searched over all sorts of boards for some answers to questions (and found this place as a result) - instructions aren't always as easy to find or follow as they should be. I actually had this same question, so I appreciate your willingness to help out.
Im sorry but I disagree. I think that on a forum - people should search to see if the question has been asked before. Buy hey, ive done it in the past and posted a topic without checking, so Im not going to jump on the guys back. You must admit it is quite annoying though
No worries LeeAnn4 - if you still get problems after that... unSync your Ringtones from your iPhone, via iTunes. Then go to 'Deauthorize' (still in iTunes), type in your password... then immediately go back to 'Authorise', type in your password again, then go back to Sync Ringtones... hey presto, iPhone recognizes it as a bonafide ringtone! Woohoo. Happy Days. It's grim up north... but I love it!
Me too, either that or Reason, FruityLoops, LogicPro, Cubase, etc, etc... That (QuickTime) was actually someone's advice to me, but I personally wouldn't use QuickTime to Truncate a song into a ringtone, but I reckon most people have that on their Macs...
That's why at point No.2 I say: "or ANY editor", as, unlike you or I, they might not have a Mac and, thereforee, if they have a PC, it's likely they will not Have GarageBand. I think the word 'any' usually covers it. My thread is how to save ringtones, not how to make them!
Oh, and I would keep your ring tone to 30 seconds or you might find iPhone might struggle at 40, at standard settings, but I have a trick for that too... Overall, it shows our individuality that we can't stand the default ringtones lol!
After i read the thread, I noticed Dillon16 posted a totally ridiculous question. The eniterty of this thread it about two things. Primarily using the SEARCH function within EIC and secondly how to make ringtones. I couldn't even believe he posted... "hey, how do i make ringtonnnnnnnezzz yo?'