The problem I have is simple. Once you get the m4r into itunes, you try to sync the ringtone and itunes displays a message about how u will lost all your music, tv shows and movies off your iphone if you do the sync. And you do lose all of it as it happened to me and a friend.
Scott, I think it's actually the opposite. I have my iTunes set to manually manage and sync my music collection. And I get the message if I try to click on sync ringtones.noisyscott said:leftyx
That happens if you have iTunes set to automatically sync your music collection w/ your iphone. Try connecting your iphone, go to the "Summary" tab in iTunes and then check the "Manually manage music and videos" option at the bottom.
kingtech said:Here is the deal .. just verified this on my new 3g .. renaming to .m4r works .. however .. you can not have a ringtone and a song in the library with the same name in the tag. Here is the steps I took:
1. Drag song to desktop from iTunes (so you can save the original)
2. Go into Info on the song in ITunes and change the name
3. Drag renamed song out to desktop
4. Delete the song from iTunes
5. change file extensionon renamed song to .m4r
6. Double click it gets added to ringtones playlist
7. (optional) Drag original song back into iTunes
Bottom line .. you cannot have a song and a ringtone with the same name. Not filename but rahter the name in the info tag. If you dont need to keep the original .. just drag it out .. rename to .m4r .. remove the song from iTunes .. then add the ringtone.
Make sure you go into devices and tell it to sync ringtones.
Hope this helps.
I am finding that while you can get any song to show up in the iTunes Ringtones playlist. If the song is longer than :30 seconds it will not show up as available to sync with the iPhone.