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Which tracks are iPhone ringtones???

1266 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2008 4:46 PM by john.grayson RSS
Prospector1010 Calculating status...
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Aug 6, 2008 11:30 PM

I am trying to create new ringtones for my iPhone and have read the manual on creating 30 second ringtones from compatible tracks within the iTunes music or ringtones tabs. According to the manual, to view compatible tracks simply go to the view tab, click 'view options' and tick the check box for ringtones. After doing this, any compatible tracks should have a ringtone symbol next to the track title.

My issue is that the view options tab doesn't have a check box for ringtones. Could anyone help with this please?

  • Sarkazein Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2008 12:16 AM (in response to Prospector1010)
    You can only create ringtones from tracks bought through iTunes. The ones that are available to use for ringtone creation are marked with a little bell symbol. Please note that creating a ringtone this way WILL cost you another 99 cents (USD) to purchase the ringtone.

    Alternatively, if you have iLife '08 you can use GarageBand to create your own ringtones for free from any audio file.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Chris Blackwell1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Aug 7, 2008 5:16 AM (in response to Sarkazein)
    I have the same issue here, no check box in the 'View' menu for ringtone and no bell symbol anywhere on iTunes denoting that the track is available for purchase and editing as a ringtone. I am in the UK and using the latest version of iTunes.

    Any ideas?
    Intel 24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • DaleKKiller Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2008 7:05 AM (in response to Chris Blackwell1)
    Chris, ringtones are not available in the UK store. I use which is free plus you can make your own. Ringtones are saved as a podcast which you then need to sync to your iphone.
    Compaq C701 EA laptop, Windows Vista
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
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    Aug 7, 2008 7:38 AM (in response to Prospector1010)

    In order to offer ringtones in a in the iTunes Store for a given country, it requires licensing with whomever holds the distribution rights. In many countries they are different than the distribution rights for the whole song or album.

    At this time the iTunes Store only currently has ringtones for purchase in the US Store.

    You can create ringtones with Garageband 4.1.1 or later for content you have created or from Apple Loops. Editing commercial music may violate copyright in your country.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.
    iMac G5 17" (work), Mac OS X (10.5.3), iMac 20" Aluminum and Home built Win XP machine
  • john.grayson Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2008 4:46 PM (in response to Prospector1010)
    GarageBand is a mac only progra
    macpro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)


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