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mikerochford.com Being technical

26May/090

Making your own ringtones for your Iphone (mp3 to m4r)

I have done much searching on the internet on how to convert mp3 files to Itunes m4r files. I really dont like using Itunes if I dont have to so I thought I would write something that will use my unix box.

This perl script will convert most mp3s to m4r.

I used 4 applications that can be installed on any GNU based system.

  • mp3info - An MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor
  • mp3splt - Mp3Splt-project is a utility to split mp3 and ogg files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding.
  • Mplayer
  • Faac - FAAC is an open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC encoder, it is licensed under the LGPL license.

or if you are running debian/ubuntu:

apt-get install mp3info mp3splt mplayer faac