After the world has entered into the era of smartphone, users are paying increasingly attentions to mobile ringtones. If you are an iPhone user, different iPhone ringtones can not only inform you of the coming phone calls but also tell you if the caller is a stranger, a friend or a family member. Currently speaking, most iPhone ringtones are either purchased from iTunes Store or downloaded from websites. Even though users love to download free iPhone ringtones online, they can’t get abundant resources from those websites. Besides that, the fact that most iPhone users are reluctant to spend much money on iPhone ringtones also contributes to the situation that most users are forced to use the same iPhone ringtones for long.
However, if users can find a method to convert YouTube video to iPhone ringtone, the situation will be quite different. As is known to all, YouTube, as the largest video sharing website, is well-known for its abundant video resources. Therefore, one can easily find the songs he desires to use as iPhone ringtone on YouTube. To this extent, once users can convert YouTube video to free iPhone ringtone, the obstacles that prevent users from enjoying all kinds of iPhone ringtones will be solved. Here the post will focus on the process to help users get free iPhone ringtones from YouTube video.
Part I: Download YouTube video as MP3 file
Since only MV videos of the desired songs are available on YouTube, the first task for users to manage the conversion from YouTube video to iPhone ringtone is to convert the Flash video to MP3 audio. Of course, a free and powerful Flash to MP3 converter like Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter will be needed.
Step 1: Get to the YouTube video page, click “Share” tab, select “Embed” option and then check “Use old embed code” box in the drop-down menu. After that, choose the first part of the URL address from “Value=”.
Step 2: Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter, a free app designed to convert YouTube video to MP3 file. Then click “Browser…” button, choose “From URL” option in the drop-down menu and paste the copied URL address to corresponding bar.
Step 3: Click “Export” tab and then set the output file as MP3 audio in the drop-down menu of “Style”. After that, click “Convert” tab and start the process of converting YouTube video to MP3 file with corresponding buttons.
Part II: Convert YouTube video to iPhone ringtone
Since only M4R files are qualified as iPhone ringtones, users need to convert the MP3 audio to M4R files to make sure the ringtone works in iPhone. To make sure the conversion process works, users can refer to iTunes, a professional iPhone transfer.
Step 1: Download and launch the latest iTunes. Then open the iPhone transfer and import the converted YouTube video into iTunes with drag-and-drop operations. After that, right click the MP3 file and choose “Get Info” option in the drop-down menu.
Step 2: When a dialog box pops out, click “Options” tab in the panel. Check “Start Time” box and define the place where one desires to start the iPhone ringtone. Check “Stop Time” and define the place where one desires to end the iPhone ringtone. Make sure the ringtone is less than 30 seconds and click “OK” button.
Step 3: Right click the MP3 file again and choose “Create AAC Version” in the drop-down menu to get an M4A file that lasts for less than 30 seconds.
Step 4: Right click the M4A file and choose “Show in Windows Explorer” option in the drop-down menu to locate the M4A file. Then rename the suffix of the M4A file from “m4a” to “m4r”. After it is done, users have finished the process of converting YouTube video to iPhone ringtone.