Introduction: DIY Ringtones
This Instructable is designed to help make your own ringtones for your phones. I have seen other instructables talking about making your own ringtones; however, this instructable will only use one piece of downloaded software, iTunes. The other piece of software, Windows Movie Maker is damn near on every Windows machine out there.
Step 1: Gathering the Song You Want to Be Your Ringtone.
First, you must locate the song that you want to be your ringtone.
1) Open up both Windows Movie Maker and iTunes.
2) Go to iTunes and locate the song you want. ( In my case, I picked Throw This Money by U.S.D.A)
3) Drag This File To Your Desktop.
!!!IMPORTANT!!!!! Make Sure The File is in .mp3 format. You can do this by going into iTunes, right clicking the song you want, then saying convert this selection to Mp3. Locate that file by checking what was the newest song added to your library. Then follow step 3.
Step 2: Editing This Song With Windows Movie Maker.
Here, we will edit the song using Windows Movie Maker.
1) Drag and drop the .Mp3 file into Windows Movie Maker
2) Drag that new file into the Audio/Music Storyboard.
3) Follow The Pictures....
Step 3: Saving the Clip....
This will describe what must be done to save the clip.
Just Follow The Pictures..........
Step 4: Finishing Touches....
These are the steps for the Finishing Touches...
Follow The Pictures......
Depending on your Carrier and also Phone's Capabilities you can either email this to your phone, Bluetooth, or use a data cable to transfer it to your phone.
If you email it to your phone, find out the max size limits of MMS and tailor your file accordingly. Also, find out your phone's email address. IE Verizons is your ten digit firstname.lastname@example.org. They allow up to 305-310 KB.
If you Bluetooth or Use a Data Cable, Your File Can Be Larger, however, Then It Depends on Your Phones Limitations.
Hope This Helped....IT seems cumbersome at first, however once you do it a couple of times, It becomes second nature....If you would like to hear a sample of what one of my ringtones sound like, I can gladly send one to your phone....
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