How to Make YouTube Ringtones

by Jasmine Carpenter

Use a ringtone Web service that converts YouTube videos into MP3 files as a simple and convenient way to make YouTube ringtones. Websites such as MadRingtones, SmartMP3Splitter and MakeOwnRingtone allow you to choose the start and end point of a YouTube video or MP3 file, then convert the file into a ringtone that you can download on your computer. You can then transfer the ringtone to your phone, all without having to purchase new ringtones.

Navigate your computer's Web browser to YouTube.com.

Type the song title that you want to make into a ringtone in the YouTube search field and click the "Search" button. Click on the YouTube video that has the song you want.

Move your mouse cursor over the URL address and left-click on it. Hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "C" key on your keyboard to copy the URL.

Open Notepad. Hold down "Ctrl" and press the "V" key to paste the YouTube video URL address. Click the "-" button near the top of Notepad to minimize the window.

Go to a free ringtone Web service of your choice that converts YouTube videos into ringtones (see Resources). Make certain that the ringtone Web service also allows you to save your new custom ringtones in various file formats.

Click the "Upload" button on the Web page. A popup box appears on your screen. Click on the button "... from YouTube." Click on the Notepad icon on your taskbar to reopen the window. Use your mouse to highlight the YouTube video URL address, then hold down "Ctrl" and press "C" on your keyboard.

Paste the YouTube video URL address in the "YouTube" field on the popup box. Move your mouse over the field box, hold down "Ctrl" and press "V."

Click the "Load" button. Wait until the ringtone Web service converts the YouTube video file into an MP3 soundtrack. The conversion process may take a few moments to complete.

Edit the MP3 soundtrack. Choose a start and end point that you want to hear as a ringtone. Click the "Play" button to test how the ringtone sounds.

Click the "Save" button to download the file on your computer.

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About the Author

Jasmine Carpenter enjoys writing Web content articles and designing websites. She studied computer science while attending college in Columbus, Ohio. Carpenter has written several technology-related articles that have appeared on various websites.