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4/20/09

Tip to Convert a Song on your PC or Mac to a Ring Tone on your I PHONE

This is the tip for making a ring tone for your I Phone--

Things You’ll Need:

* iPhone
* iTunes
* Mac or Windows Computer
* Non-DRM song (i.e. one not bought from the iTunes Store)

So, you bought an iPhone. You love the phone and all its features, but wish you didn't have to pay for your songs twice to get a ringtone. There are plenty of songs in your music library, but no way to make ringtones from any of them. Actually, with a little bit of trickery (nothing illegal) you can create ringtones from any one of your non-DRM songs in your iTunes library easily, and for free. This works on both Mac and Windows PCs.

*Please note, there may be differences among all the possible combinations of iTunes versions & Operating System versions - Please see the Tips section for a way to work around the syncing issues.

Step1
Open iTunes.
Step2
Find the song that you want to make into a ringtone.
Step3
Listen to the song and find the part of it you want to use. The chorus may be a good place to start.
Step4
Write down the start and stop times of the clip.
Step5
Right-click the song and select "Get Info."
Step6
Click the "Options" tab.
Step7
Type in the start time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Start Time" in the minutes:seconds (i.e. 2:01) format.
Step8
Type in the end time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Stop Time." Make sure the ringtone is no more than 40 seconds long.
Step9
Click "OK".
Step10
Right-click your song again and select "Convert Selection to AAC". Wait for iTunes to convert your song. It will create a duplicate version.
Step11
Right-click the ringtone and select "Delete".
Step12
Click on the "Keep Files" button.
Step13
Find the file. It's usually in your User folder under Music > iTunes > iTunes Music and under the band's name. It will have an extension of "m4a."
Step14
Replace the "m4a" extension of your ringtone with "m4r". You can either double-click slowly to re-name your file, or right-click and select "Get Info" on a Mac or "Rename" on a Windows PC.
Step15
Click "Use .m4r" or the PC equivalent when the system warns you that the change may affect the use of your file.
Step16
Double-click the ringtone file. ITunes will automatically add it to your ringtones folder in your iTunes Music Library.
Step17
Connect your iPhone and sync your ringtones.
Tips & Warnings

* For everyone having problems syncing the ringtones to your iPhone: Find the ringtone in your Ringtones folder and change the extension back to .M4A & attempt to sync again.
* Instead of deleting it, you can also drag the newly converted ringtone to your desktop from iTunes and follow the rest of the steps.
* There may be some problems with the latest version of Leopard - renaming the file may not work properly, and you won't be able to add it to the ringtones folder.
* This will not work with songs bought at the iTunes store or that has DRM (copy-protection). Your best bet is to use a song that you have imported from a CD.

please note This Blog is not responsible for any damage you may cause by performing these tips

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