- Open your iTunes and find a song you want to turn into a ringtone. Make sure this is a song that you own and have the rights to. (non-DRM)
- Determine the portion of the song you would like to use for your ringtone. Note the start and stop time of the portion of the song.
- Right-click the song and click “Get Info.”
- Click the “Options” tab and enter the start and stop times of the song from step 2.
- Click “OK.”
- Right-click on the song again and then click on “Create AAC Version.”
- iTunes will now create a new version of the song that is only the portion that you chose in step 4. (This will become your ringtone.)
- Right-click on the new song (your ringtone) and choose “Delete.”
- Click “Remove.”
- IMPORTANT: The next box will ask you if you want to keep the file or move it to the trash. Choose “Keep File.”
- You will now need to find the file on your hard drive. It is most likely located in the iTunes Music folder (Music > iTunes > iTunes Music > Band Name” It will have a “.m4a” extension.
- Replace the “.m4a” extension of your ringtone with “.m4r” (this is the ringtone file extension). Do this by renaming the file.
- A window will pop up asking you if you are sure you want to change the file extension. Choose “Use .m4r”.
- Double-click the ringtone file. It will automatically be added to your ringtones folder in iTunes.
- Sync your iPhone.
- You can now set this as your normal ringtone or assign it to a specific person (or group of people).
- Rinse and repeat!
CouponGuy Monday, November 23rd, 2009
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