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#23996 12-Jul-2008 18:05
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i have a had a bit of a search around and there seems to be various methods of makeing and purchasing ringtones for iphone 3g but i cant even work out how to do it on itunes 7.7 is this feature of itunes 7.7 not avalible in nz yet?

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  #147815 14-Jul-2008 16:14
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Heya.

I'm running 7.7 and managed to get custom ringtones working.

  1. Ringtone must be less than 30 seconds long.  I'm also assuming its something other than AAC (wav, mp3 etc)
  2. Add your soon-to-be ringtone to iTunes.
  3. Right click it and "Get Info".  On Info tab, ensure only the Name field is populated.  Anything else in other fields will prevent it showing on the phone.
  4. Ensure your Preferences/Advanced/Importing/Import Using is set to AAC Encoder.  Also check on the General tab that Ringtones is checked.
  5. Right click on your soon-to-be ringtone and "Convert Selection to AAC".
  6. Find the newly converted file using Windows Explorer.  On Vista mine wind up in "c:\users\username\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Unknown Artist\Unknown Album".
  7. Rename the file from .m4a to .m4r
  8. Remove the file from within iTunes as we are about to reimport it.
  9. Drag the file from the above directory back into iTunes.  It should now appear under the Library\Ringtones folder.
  10. Perform a sync.  The ringtone should now show under the ringtones settings under a new "Custom" section at the top.


I'm still trying to figure out a way to add to the New Text Message section.

Jon

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Master Geek


  #147850 14-Jul-2008 18:17
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This place is great

http://audiko.net/en.html

 
 
 
 


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  #148114 15-Jul-2008 15:07
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If you're using a mac then you can trivially create your own ringtones from any music file that's not an aac.

1) Start GarageBand (comes with every mac as part of iLife)

2) find a song file you want to turn into a ringtone and drag it into garageband

3) Click the "Trurn cycle region on off" button to the left of the track timer at the bottom of the window

4) Drag the newly appeared yellow bar above your track to cover the time you want to turn into a ringtone. You can shrink and grow it by clicking and dragging the end of the bar. There's a max length of 40secs for ringtones so don't make it longer than that

5) Go to the "Share" menu on the menu bar and click "Send ringtone to iTunes

6) Open up iTunes and you should see it in the "ringtones" area of your music library


Enjoy!

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  #148118 15-Jul-2008 15:11
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I'm still trying to figure out a way to add to the New Text Message section.

Jon


Yeah, I beat my head against this for a while after I'd finished having fun creating ringtones in garage band.

My understanding is that the iPhone doesn't allow custom alerts on the handset itself, but does allow them as part of applications such as web apps etc...

Actually this is the driving reason for me to jailbreak my iPhone as soon as a crack has been developed. Apparantly you can get custom alerts if you're prepared to create the right type of audio file (.caf I think form memory, might be wrong on that tho) and manually copy them over to the right directory on the handset.



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  #148366 15-Jul-2008 23:27
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Arithon: Heya.

I'm running 7.7 and managed to get custom ringtones working.

  1. Ringtone must be less than 30 seconds long.  I'm also assuming its something other than AAC (wav, mp3 etc)
  2. Add your soon-to-be ringtone to iTunes.
  3. Right click it and "Get Info".  On Info tab, ensure only the Name field is populated.  Anything else in other fields will prevent it showing on the phone.
  4. Ensure your Preferences/Advanced/Importing/Import Using is set to AAC Encoder.  Also check on the General tab that Ringtones is checked.
  5. Right click on your soon-to-be ringtone and "Convert Selection to AAC".
  6. Find the newly converted file using Windows Explorer.  On Vista mine wind up in "c:\users\username\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Unknown Artist\Unknown Album".
  7. Rename the file from .m4a to .m4r
  8. Remove the file from within iTunes as we are about to reimport it.
  9. Drag the file from the above directory back into iTunes.  It should now appear under the Library\Ringtones folder.
  10. Perform a sync.  The ringtone should now show under the ringtones settings under a new "Custom" section at the top.


I'm still trying to figure out a way to add to the New Text Message section.

Jon



found a video on youtube using this method. probalbly the simplest and best method as nothing exra needs to be downloaded.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUfC4SVa_pQ

very easy to  follow

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Master Geek


  #148487 16-Jul-2008 13:13
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I've just done that and was delighted about how easy it was.  Thanks so much.

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Wannabe Geek


#149033 17-Jul-2008 23:16
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Hi, If you are happy to pay $9 NZD there is a great little program I downloaded last night called iphoneringtonemaker. It lets you convert 3 songs or whatever to a 30 second ringtone. Really easy to use.

 
 
 
 


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  #149035 17-Jul-2008 23:34
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after finding my way around the interwebs I found a torrent for this,

Great piece of software and Im buying it as we speak, Worth the $9

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  #149039 17-Jul-2008 23:46
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martin308: This place is great

http://audiko.net/en.html


It really is, thanks.

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