: Canada - Ringtones and Editing Them


nwyman
Aug 18th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Hello All
Just joined the forum, I bought my iPhone about 2 weeks ago and loving evry minute of it.
one problem i have is finding ringtones... and i'm wondering if anyone can answer the following:
1. are Ringtones available for purchase/download in iTunes Canada?
2. if not, does anyone know when they will be?
3. is it possible to create custom ringtones with songs i've already purchased or with MP3's? (i don't have garageband)
Much appreciated!

KMPhotos
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:45 PM
This site is great.
Audiko (http://audiko.net)

chas_m
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
3. is it possible to create custom ringtones with songs i've already purchased or with MP3's? (i don't have garageband)
Much appreciated!

How is it possible you don't have Garageband? It came with your Mac!

Anyway, there are various third-party tools to create ringtones from DRM-less audio files such as MP3s. Two I've used are iToner (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/25702/itoner) ($15) and MakeiPhoneRingtone (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/25788/makeiphoneringtone) (free).

nwyman
Aug 18th, 2008, 08:37 PM
that would be because i'm a PC user ;) i can't afford a mac...

makeiphonerington is mac only apparently.

any other suggestions?

Chealion
Aug 18th, 2008, 09:31 PM
You can use iTunes itself to do it. (Found by searching ehMac)
https://www.ehmac.ca/ipod-itunes-iphone-apple-tv/67311-free-iphone-ringtones.html#post706935

thadley
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Does it have to be GarageBand of iLife '08 to make ringtones? Cause I have iLife '07, and it doesn't seem to want to make a ringtone...

And yes, Audiko is awesome. But beware Audiko will MAKE 40 second long ringtones which the iPhone won't load, they have to be under 40 seconds (this can be like 39.99 or 40.00 seconds). At least in my experience.

seymorerage
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:37 PM
that would be because i'm a PC user ;) i can't afford a mac...

Once you buy all the crap for PC it isn't that much different! You think the iphone is good wait till you see a imac:lmao:

But seriously glad you are enjoying the phone.

nwyman
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:38 PM
You can use iTunes itself to do it. (Found by searching ehMac)
https://www.ehmac.ca/ipod-itunes-iphone-apple-tv/67311-free-iphone-ringtones.html#post706935
thanks chealion... i'll give those instructions a try.
i wasn't sure if there was a more automated/formal way of doing this, and whether this technique actually works.
i'll also give Audiko a try

chas_m
Aug 19th, 2008, 02:30 AM
Does it have to be GarageBand of iLife '08 to make ringtones? Cause I have iLife '07, and it doesn't seem to want to make a ringtone...

You don't have iLife 07 because no such product exists.

You have iLife 06.

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imobile
Aug 19th, 2008, 03:23 AM
Does it have to be GarageBand of iLife '08 to make ringtones? Cause I have iLife '07, and it doesn't seem to want to make a ringtone...

And yes, Audiko is awesome. But beware Audiko will MAKE 40 second long ringtones which the iPhone won't load, they have to be under 40 seconds (this can be like 39.99 or 40.00 seconds). At least in my experience.

Check out Audacity X ...
Audacity X 1.3.5d software download - Mac OS X - VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15063)

I have a Sony K790 phone ( the one with the real camera !! Dig, dig! )
Can't afford an iphone as have a sailboat.
That said, one can 'rip' into Audacity by using iTunes to convert an Mp3 into a wmv .. select the duration and voila,,,, a $5.95 ringtone for free ... simply add it to one's (Sony Ericsson) phone! Sorry Rogers!

ruffdeezy
Aug 19th, 2008, 02:58 PM
How to get free custom ringtones for your iPhone 3G | ehPhone.ca - Canada's iPhone Home! (http://www.ehphone.ca/2008/08/ringtones/)

kevleviathan
Aug 19th, 2008, 03:09 PM
+1 to the above link. Here's how it goes:

1. Load any file into iTunes.
2. Right click on it and hit Get Info
3. Set the play duration to what you want, max 30 seconds. So if you want the first 30 seconds of the song to be your ringtone, set 0:00 to 0:30.
4. Right click on the file and hit Convert to AAC.
5. Right click on the new file it makes in iTunes and hit Show in Finder.
6. Drag the file it just showed you to your desktop.
7. Delete the new duplicate AAC file from iTunes, leaving your original.
8. Rename the file on your desktop to .m4r extension.
9. Put it wherever you want for organizational purposes (I have a Ringtones folder) and then double click it. It will be added to iTunes as a ringtone.

Enjoy!

doubles87
Aug 19th, 2008, 06:46 PM
This site is great.
Audiko (http://audiko.net)

It's good yet the quality when I made my own wasn't great. I haven't tried a pre-made one yet.

sdm688
Aug 19th, 2008, 08:45 PM
+1 to the above link. Here's how it goes:

1. Load any file into iTunes.
2. Right click on it and hit Get Info
3. Set the play duration to what you want, max 30 seconds. So if you want the first 30 seconds of the song to be your ringtone, set 0:00 to 0:30.
4. Right click on the file and hit Convert to AAC.
5. Right click on the new file it makes in iTunes and hit Show in Finder.
6. Drag the file it just showed you to your desktop.
7. Delete the new duplicate AAC file from iTunes, leaving your original.
8. Rename the file on your desktop to .m4r extension.
9. Put it wherever you want for organizational purposes (I have a Ringtones folder) and then double click it. It will be added to iTunes as a ringtone.

Enjoy!

+1 for the instruction as above. I've made 5 or 6 the way it was described above.

uPhone
Aug 30th, 2008, 08:44 PM
+1 to the above link. Here's how it goes:

1. Load any file into iTunes.
2. Right click on it and hit Get Info
3. Set the play duration to what you want, max 30 seconds. So if you want the first 30 seconds of the song to be your ringtone, set 0:00 to 0:30.
4. Right click on the file and hit Convert to AAC.
5. Right click on the new file it makes in iTunes and hit Show in Finder.
6. Drag the file it just showed you to your desktop.
7. Delete the new duplicate AAC file from iTunes, leaving your original.
8. Rename the file on your desktop to .m4r extension.
9. Put it wherever you want for organizational purposes (I have a Ringtones folder) and then double click it. It will be added to iTunes as a ringtone.

Enjoy!


This seems like a great solution but it's not working for me.. like.. I open the file from the desktop in iTunes but it doesnt add it to ringtones... then I try and drag and drop it from windows explorer to the ringtones section of itunes but nothing happens.

What do I do?

Thanks