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Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

For what ever reason I can see the file in my Song List on my computer, if I search on it in My Music.  After I drag it to my desktop, rename it as a m4r file and the icon changes to Ringtone.....I can't get it to my Ringtone Libratry. I've tried click and Drag, Add to Library, jsut about everything anyone has suggested on the Forums and nothing. If I click on it it opens and plays in iTunes, but I can only find it in My Music.  I have copied it on my IPhone 4 as a Song...but can't get it to Ringtones...it's 29.5 seconds long I've tried everything, but as iTunes should automatically place it in my Ringtone Library it doesn't. H E L P! ! !


iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,275 points)

    Before you played around with the file on your desktop was it a 128k AAC file of less than 30 seconds duration? Having the stop time set short on a longer file won't help, and iTunes won't move files of the wrong format/bit rate into the Ringtones area even if Windows "thinks" it is now a ringtone becuase it has the m4r file extension.

     

    Juts dropped some existing ringtone files into the Automatically add to iTunes folder to check there are no issues with the 10.4.1.10 build and they got added just fine.

     

    tt2

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The Original recording was a Voice Mail of 11 seconds..I copied it three times using Audacity and shortened the recording to 29.5 seconds...iTunes has not asked for a stop start time...it shows it as a 30 second recording.  when I converted it to ACC file the conversion was set for iTunes Plus 128K ACC.  I read that it might not work and then tried the Spoken Podcast Conversion and this too did not work.  Any ideas why and or what else I can try?

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I forgot to mention the Original File is a WAV File.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,275 points)

    Set your iTunes Import Settings (Edit > Preferences > General) to 128 ACC, then right-click on your existing file and select Create AAC Version. Might pay to set the stop time down to 29 seconds first just to be on the safe side. The resulting file should get properly detected once given the m4r extension and thrown into Automatically add to iTunes.

     

    Just compared my voice memos to my ringtones. The voice memos are 64k mono, ringtones range from 128k-320k stereo, so perhaps it is mono vs. stereo that caused your problem.

     

    tt2

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The iTunes Plus is set to 128K ACC...I can set the ACC to High Quality or iTunes Plus which both use 128K,,,,.I used the Mic on my Laptop to record the Voice Mail and it is recorded in Stereo not Mono.....When you say thrown into Automatically add to iTunes...what does that refer too......

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,275 points)

    There should be a folder at the path ...\iTunes\iTunes Media\Automatically add to iTunes\ (or inside your designated media folder.) Dropping files in there is a quick way to add them to iTunes and ensure they get moved to the correct location, even if you normally organise your files by hand.

     

    Just try getting iTunes to re-encode the file anyway, it can't hurt.

     

    tt2

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm lost...I'm very new to iTunes...I was using the "Add File to Library" and it won't add, then tried click and drag and that won't work...I've tried converting to both ACC 128K using iTunes Plus and High Quality...it doesn't help...I tried the Spoken PodCast setting to convert it to ACC...and nothing....iTunes has it as a 30 Second Song...but I can't get it to convert it or load it as a Ringtone....it's on my iPhone 4 as a Song.....but not a Ringtone...when I rename the m4a file to a m4r file it won't copy to iTunes only the m4a file does.  Converting the m4a file to ACC using iTunes Plus should work, but it doesn't let me copy the file to iTunes.  I can't find the folder path you are referring to I'm using 32 bit Windows 7...and that's relatively new for me as well.  iTunes does recode the file to ACC then I drag it to my desktop, rename it to m4r and the Icon changes to an iTunes Ringtone Icon, if I click on it it opens and plays in iTunes, but I can't get it to copy it to the Ringtones Library.

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just found a designation that says the file IS a mono file......how can I convert it to stereo?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,275 points)

    Audacity should be able to manage that trick.

     

    tt2

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well it's now a Stereo Recording, but still won't load in my Ringtones.....

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (55,275 points)

    Well I'm stumped for now. If anything else occurs to me I'll drop in...

     

    tt2

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And it still won't copy over, but it plays.  I looked at the about for the file and compared it to my other Ringtones made from songs and it shows the same information.but it shows them as Ringtones Low Complexity Stereo, and they are longer 29.80 seconds...mine is 29.58 seconds...but I'm looking at the m4a version....because I can't get the m4r version to save in iTunes

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for all your Time a Effort today....it is VERY MUCH Appreciated........one would think if it Plays it would copy over........

  • Migman911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for all you Time and Effort today......it is VERY MUCH Appreciated.

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