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 +====== How-To Make iPhone Ringtones ======
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 +Here are some instructions for creating iPhone ringtones under Linux.
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 +===== The Audio File =====
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 +Start with an audio file.  Just about anything will work; a recording, or a music file.  In my example, I start with a WAV file my kids recorded on their cell phone.
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 +===== Edit the File =====
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 +First, I loaded the file up into audacity and cut it down to just the part that I want.  Then, I exported it as a WAV file.
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 +If that works for you, GREAT, it makes the process a bit easier. ​ But, for some reason my computer couldn'​t play the wav files that audacity exported, so I exported it to OGG format, then converted it back to WAV.  There'​s some loss related to that, but for a ringtone, it probably doesn'​t matter much.
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 +===== Convert to WAV =====
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 +Next, convert the file to WAV format. ​ I used mplayer for this, here's the command line.
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 +  mplayer -ao pcm kids_song_cut.ogg -ao pcm:​file="​kids_song_cut.wav"​
 +
 +===== Convert to M4A =====
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 +Now that I have my WAV, I'm going to convert it to a ringtone file (M4A format). ​ For that, I use faac.  Here's the command line.
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 +   faac kids_song_cut.wav -o kids_song_cut.m4a
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 +===== Rename to M4R =====
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 +iTunes will recognize it as a ringtone if the file extension is changed to M4R.  So, rename the M4A file to M4R and you are ready to drag and drop it into iTunes.
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