Introduction: IPhone Ringtones DIY in Windows
Ever wondered how to quickly make your own ringtones for the new Iphone4 IOS in windows:
Heres what you'll need
1) Audacity 1.3 Beta (can convert any audio file type to any other audio file type...neat little FREE app)
and 3 plug-ins:
LADSPA plug-ins 0.4.15 installer (.exe file, 1.5 MB) - over 90 plug-ins.
LAME MP3 encoder - Allows Audacity to export MP3 files.
FFmpeg import/export library - Allows Audacity to import and export many additional audio formats such as AC3, AMR(NB), M4A and WMA, and to import audio from video files.
2) Any .mp3 song of your choice.
3) ITtunes and IPhone
Step 1: Things to Do Before We Start
Download & Install Audacity with all required plug-ins and any additional add-ons you want. Install all add-ins into the Audacity folder.
Create a folder called Ringtones under your root directory or External drive. (Which ever you choose)
Navigate to the folder options ----- and select VIEW whilst in the Windows explorer window. (Organise.....Folder and search option...VIEW.... under vista & win 7)
UN-tick the HIDE FILE EXTENSIONS OF KNOWN FILE TYPES box.......Apply.......OK ......close all boxes and windows....
Step 2: Making of the Ringtone.
Navigate to the mp3 you want as your Ringtone:
Right click and open with Audacity
*Depending on your PC/Laptop specs, this may take a few seconds:
Now.... Highlight about 20 -- 30 seconds of the song you want as your ringtone. The new IOS on the Iphone only recognises ringtones no longer than 30 seconds.
Once selection is highlighted go to File:-------and select Export selection
Select your Ringtone folder as the Save location.
Enter a file name for your ringtone (preferably the name of the song)
Save as type M4A (AAC) and enter.......
After export complete close Audacity and don't save any changes....
Step 3: Finishing the Ringtone.
Navigate to the Ringtones folder and find your .M4A file.....
Right click on this file and rename
Only the file name and not the extension is highlighted.....Using your curser navigate to the extention and retype the .m4a to .m4r extention......enter and ignore all warnings
Close all folders/windows and open ITunes......Do not connect your IPhone just yet....
Step 4: Loading Ringtone Into ITunes
Navigate to File --> Add folder to library
Select your ringtone folder and ADD
You will see a new RINGTONES folder appear under your library
Connect your device and sync required folder
Eject your device
In the future if you make any new ringotnes just Add the file to the library not the folder................
Step 5: Hey Presto Your Done!
Now on your device
Settings --------Sounds --------Ringtones and select your newly created ringtone
Repeat these steps for more ringones or do a batch of ringtones before loading to your IPhone