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How to Convert YouTube to M4R for Making Ringtone for iPhones

Author by Vita

November 13, 2019

Attracted by the background music of a YouTube video and want to set it as your personalized iPhone ringtone? Today I will tell you how to create iPhone ringtones from YouTube videos using a good YouTube to M4R converter. Install the program at one click:

More and more people love to change their iPhone ringtone as their favorite songs or funny sound effects. There are many ways to get iPhone ringtones. Typically, you can purchase iPhone ringtones from your iPhone iTunes store or create iPhone ringtones using an ringtone maker. For people who seek personalized ringtones, making ringtone from music or video is surely a preferred option. However, the iPhone ringtone file format is M4R, if you want to set a non-M4R file as the ringtone for your iPhone, you need to convert the audio format firstly. Here mainly talk about how to convert YouTube to M4R for making iPhone ringtones.    

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A Handy Way to Convert YouTube Videos to M4Rs

To convert YouTube videos to M4R for making iPhone ringtones, first you need to convert a specific YouTube video to M4R, and if the file is more than 40 seconds, you need to further shorten the length as Apple limits all ringtone files to 40 seconds. It sounds a little complicated. Fortunately, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro offers the most straightforward and handy solution. It’s a multiple-purpose program coming with YouTube video converter and iPhone ringtone maker, which allows users to fast convert YouTube files to M4R and cut the desired part from the file. With it, you’re also able to convert YouTube to a wider range of other formats for your different usages. The whole operation is as easy as a charm.

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How to Convert YouTube to M4R

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Step 1. Copy the YouTube Video URL

Go to the YouTube video page, copy its URL.

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Step 2. Paste and Analyze the Video URL

Open WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, select Video Downloader, click + New Download on the top left corner and a new dialog will pop up. Select Paste and Analyze and the video URL will be analyzed at once.

Step 3. Download M4A Audio  

The YouTube to M4R converter will list all video and audio format options you can download. Navigate to the Download Audio section and choose M4A, click on OK to add the download task, and finally click on Download All.

After the download process is complete, click the Folder icon on the bottom to check out the downloaded M4A audio and change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r. For setting the M4R file as your iPhone ringtone, if its length exceeds 40 seconds, you need to cut off the needed part as follows.

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Step 4. Trim the Audio File and Make iPhone Ringtone

Head to the start-up window, select Toolbox > Ringtone Studio; click on Add File and add the downloaded file into the program; select the Apple device profile on the right side, then in the middle of the screen, drag the sliders under the blue timeline bar to set the start point and end point of the ringtone file; accordingly, the length of the trimmed section will be displayed. After you select the part you want to trim, click on Save to start making iPhone ringtone.

Optional Method: How to Convert YouTube to M4R Online

Here is the online solution for the conversion. By means of some conversion services, you don’t have to install any add-ons. Since most online video converters don’t have the trimming feature, it takes me quite a long time to find a capable YouTube to M4R converter. Finally, I find that Clipconverter.cc supports both YouTube M4R conversion and audio trimming. Here are the steps of converting a YouTube video using Clipconverter.cc.

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Step 1. Open Clipconverter.cc: https://www.clipconverter.cc/

Step 2. Copy and paste the video URL into the blank box and press Enter.

Step 3. Choose M4A as the conversion format.

Step 4. Under the Conversion Options section, uncheck Start of Video and End of Video box, then input the beginning and ending time of the ringtone file.

Step 5. Click on Start and convert YouTube to M4A.

Step 6. When the conversion is finished, it will direct you to a new page where you can download the converted file. Then change the extension of the file to .m4r.

Tips. Clipconverter.cc can’t deal with videos containing music and also doesn’t support preview of outputs.

In Summary

There are many available methods of converting YouTube to M4R ringtone and each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. Generally speaking, online solutions are free of installation, yet most of them don’t allow you to convert music videos or cut audio for making ringtone. By comparison, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help you download any YouTube videos and convert videos to M4R or other audio/video formats without hiccups. Its built-in Ringtone Studio gives you the simplest way to create high-quality and creative ringtones.   

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