If the back of teen music magazines are to be trusted then we can safely assume that ringtones are now big business, and Apple are probably selling loads on itunes. but even if you can find your favourite Naija tracks on itunes, do you really want to have to pay for them.
After all you're probably already paying higher than average mobile phone contract prices for iPhones are you really about to fork out more money for 15-second clips of your favourite songs? Why not make your iPhone ringtones for free.
All you'll need is an iPhone (of course) itunes,on your computer which you can install for free from the Apple website and your favourite Naija songs in MP3 format if you have'nt got any naija Mp3's then you can download them for free from my site Numusicstreet,com
Once you've got your favourite tracks ready, here's what you do
1.Open iTunes and select your favourite MP3 audio file.
2.Right-click (Cmd-click for Macs) on this file in your library to bring up the context menu.
3.Select Get Info Click for larger image This will open a new dialogue box showing various details about the audio file. Select the Options tab.
4.Check the boxes next to both Start Time and Stop Time and enter the times you want your new ringtone to start and stop usually about 25 – 30 seconds (the maximum length is 40 seconds) then click OK. This will return you to your music library.
5.Right-click (Cmd-click) on the same music file again and this time select convert Selection to AAC. iTunes will process this briefly and insert the new ringtone-sized file under the original file into your library.
6.Right-click (Cmd-click) on the newly created file and select: "Show in Windows Explorer (or Finder on a Mac)" new dialogue box will open showing you the location of this file. Select the file and rename it, changing the file extension from ".m4a" to ".m4r". Windows will warn you that this change may make the file unstable, but continue anyway. Back in iTunes, delete the ringtone file you've created from your library, then import the renamed '.m4r' file into your library. itunes will usually place the file into the ringtone library for you ready to use connect your iPhone and sync your playlist. You may have to manually drag the .m4r file into the Ringtones section on your iPhone. With your iPhone synced this file is now ready to be used as a ringtone
If all of this sounds like too much of a bother check out the ready made ringtones on the ringtone page of this blog they're all in Mp3 format for mobile phones and M4r format for iphones all you need to do is right click to download the files to your computer. If you're surfing the net with your a mobile phone then you can check out my mobile site numusicstreetmob where you can download ringtones directly to your phone.
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