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How to Convert YouTube to M4R for Making Ringtone for iPhones

Author by Vita

Updated on Jan 20, 2024

Attracted by the engaging BGM or melody of a YouTube video and want to set it as your personalized iPhone ringtone? Now let's move on to how to create iPhone ringtones from YouTube videos step by step.

Install this go-to YouTube to M4R converter below and get ready:

Tired of your monotonous ringtones? More and more people prefer to replace the default iPhone ringtone with their favorite songs or funny sound effects. People typically purchase the ready-made iPhone ringtones from iTunes store, but what if you can create your personalized iPhone ringtones from the rich YouTube sources? Well, that must be cool!

However, you know that 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. This post will guide you through how to convert YouTube to M4R for making iPhone ringtones step by step.

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 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. Download the all-in-one toolkit and let's get started.

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How to Convert YouTube to M4R

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Step 1. Copy the YouTube Video URL

Open a YouTube video that you want to make a personalized ringtone from, copy its URL from browser address bar.

Step 2. Paste and Analyze the Video URL

Open WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, select 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.

Convert YouTube Videos to M4R

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 to convert YouTube to M4A. Similarly, you're allowed to add multiple tasks for batching download. BTW, YouTube playlist or channel download is supported as well.

After the download process is complete, click the Folder icon on the bottom to locate 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.

YouTube to Ringtone

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 both sliders along the timeline bar to determine 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 M4R iPhone ringtone.

Further Reading: MP3 Ringtone Free Download Sites | Convert MP3 to iPhone Ringtone | Get Free Ringtones

Importance: Downloading copyrighted content from the Internet isn’t legal. WonderFox doesn’t advocate any illegal downloading or using copyrighted content for commercial intentions without permission. This post is for personal fair use only.  

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 software or add-on. Since most online video converters don’t come with the trimming feature, it takes me quite a long time to find a capable online YouTube to M4R converter. Finally, I find that supports both YouTube M4R conversion and audio trimming. Here are the steps of converting a YouTube video to ringtone using

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Step 1. Open

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.

Note. won't work with videos containing copyrighted 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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