Posts Tagged ‘Audacity’

How can I disable iPhone ringtone?

April 19th, 2013 1 comment

I need to know a way to disable iPhone ringtone so that it only vibrates. The switch can go down easily, and sometimes in the worst times.

Easy way: settings > sounds
turn vibrate on for ring and silent, turn phone ringer down all of the way in ring (non-silent) mode. Set to silent for good measure if you have personal ring tones for certain friends or contacts or text notifications.

Thorough way (free):
Record some silence and set that as your ring tone.
In windows you can use start > accessories > entertainment > sound recorder
I’m not sure what you’d need for a mac.

After you have recorded nothing from your computer you can then follow the procedure for making a custom ring tone out of that silent sound file. However, it should be noted that ring tones set for specific people will not be affected, so in conjunction with the easy way you should be assured only vibrations and no ringing unless your phone volume accidentally goes up, the switch is removed from silent position, and a friend with a custom ring tone specific for them calls.

To be eligible to be an iphone ringtone it needs to be in aac format which usually has the m4a extension (but needs m4r for a ringtone.) You can download audacity for free from You may also need to grab the lame mp3 decoder for audacity since your ringtone is in mp3 format. You will probably need the ffmpeg plugin for audacity as well. (However, that plugin might only be needed to save to mp3.) There should be a link after you download for the plugins. You will then have to install audacity onto your computer and load the songfile into audacity.

After you have done this select the song portion you would like and select edit>trim, then file>export…, finally save as (aac) m4a. Then simply rename the file extension to m4r and throw it into itunes and it will recognize it as a ringtone.

After that, just make sure it is set to synchronize with your phone under the ringtones tab when you plug in your device.

To summarize:
get audacity (free and open source) with lame mp3 and ffmpeg
file > open ; select area of song wanted ; edit > trim ; file > export ; save as (aac) m4a
rename *.m4a to *.m4r
put into itunes

Thorough way (paid):
I have heard there are apps from the app store that allow you to record something and use it as a ring tone without a computer. I’ve never used them, but I conjecture that you could record something very quiet/silent for the same purpose.

How do you music on the Samsung Beat?

December 24th, 2012 1 comment

I have windows media player 8 i think.When i copy it on to the phone its says the file is not supported on this phone.


First plug in the phone using the USB cable

Then a portable device window should pop up, giving you three options: open device to view files, sync digital, media files to this device, take no action

Click on the first one: Open devices to view files

Another window should then pop up with: Memory Card and Phone Memory. You can click on either one.

(Your media file may not be supported. It should be an MP3. Is it not?)

This site actually helped me create ringtones but it will also convert your song files to MP3 format if it isn’t already.


Download Audacity 1.3.4 (Beta)

Run Audacity

Open a song that you want

Go to <File<Export


It will ask you for a LAME code

Download this one:

Save it somewhere that it’s easily accessible

Back to Audacity. Browse for the LAME code.

Then it should export the file to a MP3 which should work in places such as iTunes.

Go the folder with the new MP3 song. Copy then paste in the Memory Card or Phone folder.

<Menu<Fun & Apps< Files
Depending on where you saved it, it should either be in Music or Memory Card.

PS: If you want it to show up in your Music player, you should turn off the phone then back on and the songs should automatically be in the Library playlist.

Good Luck! I hope this helped!!!

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October 17th, 2012 2 comments

can someone give me STEP BY STEP directions how u get ringtone for your iphone.
i know you go to itunes and thats it.
please help. and be discritive

Alright I’ve been searching the web how to add your own custom ringtones to the iphone. There is but u need version 1.1.1 on your iphone, and for those who already did the update to 1.1.2 ur sol. Well here is another way to add ringtones to your iphone with out a third party app. First u need to download audacity, download version 1.2.6 next u need is current itune 7.5. You extract the file then open the program. After that is done you will go to file open find where ur .mp3’s are click on one of them and it will open it into the program after that u will select a 30 second section of song u want for your ringtone then you go to file click export selection as wave save onto ur desktop. then u will drag that wave file into your itunes libary. then u will right click on the ringtone u just made and convert to acc after that is done delete the wave file then u will right click on the acc file that you just made and select show in windows explorer or what ever the apple one is. then u will rename the last part from .m4a to .m4r example"roe.m4a" to "roe.m4r" then u will drag the file from the folder into the ringtones on your itunes. then all u do is sync the ringtones to your phone. ohh yeah btw delete the acc ringtone that u made bc it will no longer be there.
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