Picture of How to make ringtone from songs
You will need on this instructable a cell phone that plays wav files and you have some way to connect it to your computer. Examples of connection would be infrared, bluetooth, usb, or a data cable for your phone. You will also have to have Audacity or some other audio editer. I am using Audacity. If you are using a diffrent audia editor then you might be able to bypass the lame_enc.dll (use Google to find it and place it in your plugins folder) that you need to make it a mp3.(if your cell phone supports mp3 files)
Also a program tha rips music to wavs or converts to wav. For that I am using Windows Media Player 11. So let's begin.
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Step 1: Ripping the music

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For this step you will need to start yoor ripping program and rip the music to wav files. In Windows Media Player 11 you go to the Ripping Music option under the setting and change the wma ripping format to wav.

Step 2: Editing the ripped music into a mp3

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After it is done ripping just go to audacity(or your audio editor)and edit the song to 30 secs or less so you phone will ring 30 secs(or less and not 4 minutes(if you dont edit the song) then export the it (or save it) as mp3 file.

Step 3: Export and Copy to Phone

Now goto File Export as (either wav or mp3) and save anywhere you want. Wait till it is done now just connect your phone to your computer and copy the fill to it (in Razors and SLVRS go to audio under the floder that is not iTunes) and goto your sounds option in the phones menu and Apply as a ringtone. (if it is a Razors or SLVR go to the change storage menu item and go to card and move to the phone off the microSD card)
And now you have made a song into a ringtone.
JamesMillan4 years ago
Thank you, good way to make ringtones and ripe music, but if you are under Mac there is not Windows Media Player, in that way good solution will be this free music ringtones site, with already done ringtones and caller tunes. In this case you dont need any bluetooth adapter and etc.
Batness4 years ago
I love using Audacity with the LAME add-on for making ringtones, thanks!

I don't have to use Limewire or anything like that, which is nice.

Also if you select the first couple of seconds of a song by highlighting them on Audacity, you can then go to EFFECT > Fade In. I like this that way if a ringtone is supposed to be an alarm, or I just didn't select the perfect amount of song, I can have it slowly fade in. You can do the same for FADE OUT and it's awesome.

I use http://www.myxer.com/make/ to upload the songs when I don't want to connect the phone to the computer. I can also then share the ringtones. :D
Gage9877 years ago
why don't you just go to websites like phonezoo and make them from files on your computer along with limewire/frostwire this is pretty amazing thats how I do it or myxer tones and use premades
crestind8 years ago
WMP! Lots of glassy goodness. Why is the bottom right corner of WMP11 missing when maximized? The instructable: Good documentation.
huh i never noticed that till you said something mine is like that to
yodskywlkr (author)  crestind8 years ago
Bloodymary7 years ago
I think your way is uncomfortable sometimes.
For instance, when I'm at my worplace, I usually use Make Own Ringtone Tool. It's free and fast and very easy to use even for a blonde like me ;)
how did you make that work? i saved it to my computer then onto my SD card but when i inserted it into my phone it would only show up in my media player but not in my ring tones
EnigmaMax7 years ago
ahh, but can you make songs from ringtones?
icedog5157 years ago
i wish i had a flippy-fone
Kevvixx8 years ago
have you tried it with a razr? Was it easy?
RedGreen8 years ago
for my LG phone, i transfer all my stuff from my computer to my MicroSD card via a bluetooth adapter, so you dont get hit with download charges Targus Bluetooth adapter was 40$...which i think is fair for having to fill my 1gig MicroSD card since i dont have a flash memory adapter (which in retrospect would have been cheaper :-/ )
modmaster8 years ago
I love the instructable and it is done amazingly. But, not to rain on your parade, you could just go to http://mobile17.com/ and make it there and send it to your phone. That website is just for the people that cant hook their phone up to the computer. I still love your way and I am going to try it right now.
Awwwwwwwyeaah! I was looking for a ringtone solution that worked sans hard wire connection. This may be it... 'zit really free with no catch? There must be a catch! Oh well. Now I can have an awesome HAVA NAGILA ringtone :D