- Create an AAC format copy of the original song (we'll call this x) - right click on the song and select "Create ACC version" (you might need to change your recording settings first)
- Change the start/finish times of x but make sure it's length doesn't exceed 40 seconds - right click on the song and select "Get Info", then go to the "Options" tab
- Create an AAC format copy of x - this version will be a lot smaller in size. (we'll call this y)
- Navigate to y's physical location (e.g. "C:\Music\Song.m4a") - right click on the song and select "Show in Windows Explorer"
- Rename the file and change it's extension to m4r (e.g. "Song.m4r") - right click on the file and select "Rename"
- Drag the file (or import) into iTunes and it should go into the Ringtones section - if you can't see a Ringtones section, go to Edit > Preferences > General and make sure the check box is selected for "Ringtones"
- Finally, sync your iPhone but make sure it has been setup to sync ringtones - click on the your iPhone (under "Devices") and go to the "Ringtones" tab
Thursday, 25 September 2008
The following guide is for creating custom iPhone ringtones using iTunes. Some instructions might be specfic to Windows but the same principles apply to other operating systems.
Posted by Andrew Gunn at 11:22