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Master Geek

# 47387 11-Nov-2009 13:46
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Hi, I found a similar post that did not really answer my question - hope there is an answer!

I really just want my old BlackBerry ringtone (Mr Whippy - Greensleeves that someone from Geekzone kindly extracted from the Mr Whippy site a year or so ago for me!) on my iPhone but I can only download ringtones through iTunes and they are all just silly songs that I don't really want as ringtones...

Is there any way I can just paste my ringtones into iTunes ringtones folder so it will sync with the phone?

This is why I don't usually like Apple stuff - it's like nanny state! Do love my iPhone though and as yet have not regretted giving up three years of BlackBerries!

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Uber Geek

  # 272163 11-Nov-2009 21:37
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Hi there,

Follow the guide in the link to create custom ringtones for your iPhone.

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Master Geek

  # 272292 12-Nov-2009 09:41
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Haha yeah I tried for a couple of years to find the right one then some awesome person here at Geekzone extracted it from the Mr Whippy site after they told me I couldn't have it. I can email it to you or upload it just not sure where you upload these things...


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Master Geek

  # 272312 12-Nov-2009 10:10
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Satch: Hi there,

Follow the guide in the link to create custom ringtones for your iPhone.

Hi - that's really helpful, thanks for that! One thing though, when I double click the track in the last step it does not load into iTunes, Media Player just opens and plays the track...

Any ideas? Do I need to change my default media player? If so, to what?

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Uber Geek

  # 272358 12-Nov-2009 12:10
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Rather than double click the new .m4r file, just drag it from your desktop (or wherever you saved it) into iTunes. Achieves the same result.

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Master Geek

  # 272423 12-Nov-2009 15:18
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Sorry, I am new to iTunes - I have tried this and all it does is add it back into my music list, not into the ringtone list...

When I followed steps 13-15, my tune never had a .m4a filetype name, it only had the name it originally had so I just renamed the file itself and I did not get the warning in step 15...

I have just tried it again with another file and the computer will just NOT register the changed name, I tried cutting and pasting it directly into the iTunes Ringtones file folder (not into the iTunes interface) but as soon as I double click it it changes the name back again and moves it back into the file/folder it was originally in.
When I go into properties it says the name of the file is trad.m4r.m4a so obviously I need to be able to change it to a ringtone filetype...

Starting to regret buying this thing now, I feel like I have gone back in time to when everything was a list of steps and 'workarounds' to be able to customise your phone...

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Master Geek

  # 272435 12-Nov-2009 16:08
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Have solver my own problem after sifting through Google!

Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View and UNcheck Hide Extensions for Unknown File Types

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