How to make ringtones from YouTube Videos.

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You may have wondered how to make a ringtone from YouTube for some time now. In most cases, finding and putting a ringtone on your phone is done by searching for ringtones, or trying to make a ringtone manually with special software. Then one must also put the ringtone on their phone device. And despite the fact, that this may involve a learning curve and a lot of time spent, your ringtones may still not sound the way you wanted them, or the ringtone you have found does not play the part of the song or sound that you wanted in the first place.

Welcome to Ringtone Expressions, the best, fastest and coolest way to make a ringtone from YouTube videos.

In this article we will show you how to make a ringtone from YouTube in the fastest and least fussy way ever available. If you are looking to learn how to make a ringtone from YouTube, look no further! This is by far the easiest way! This article will show you the process, and within minutes you can start creating just about any ringtone, directly from YouTube.

So what is Ringtone Expressions?
Ringtone Expressions is a service which allows you to create ringtones as you want from your mp3 files, music purchased from Amazon or iTunes or even websites such as YouTube and any other website that uses Flash based audio or video players.

In addition, Ringtone Expressions can help you express your phone ringtones in Twitter and Facebook as it is integrated and provides a quick and easy way to send your new phone ringtones directly to these sites, and provides a way for you friends to listen to your new ringtones.

Before we start, it is worth saying here that Ringtone Expressions supports a very large number of phones, such as iPhones, Palm Phones (including the new Palm Pre phone), BlackBerry, Windows Mobile Smartphones, HTC etc. etc. In case you do not find your phone listed, your phone is very likely still supported, but you will need to select one of the generic types, as shown in the instructions.

The Guides:

A) Installing Ringtone Expressions

Before you learn how to make a ringtone from YouTube, you need to first install the software. The process is quick and easy, just follow the steps below:
1) Download the Ringtone Expressions Software here.
2) Install it on your PC.
3) Launch the software after installing.
4) Under the "My Phone" heading on the top left of the application, click on the text "Standard Cellphone" or the name of your phone if you have already changed it, and then click on "Change Phone".
5) If you have not done so already, you will be asked to sign in to your account. You can create a free trial account by clicking on the "Sign Up Here" button in the Sign in Screen. Once you complete the Sign up form you should be able to Sign in with your new account. Once signed in you should see the Change Phone screen.
6) In the "Change Phone", you should see a list (the one of the left most part of the screen) of cellphone manufacturers and providers. Find the one corresponding to your phone and click on it.
7) In the next list, you should now see a list of devices corresponding to your manufacturer. Here you can select your specific phone that you want to use. If you cannot find your phone, please the note below after step 10. 8) If required, you can change your phone number.
9) Finally, click on "Select This Phone".
10) Now you can start learning how to create ringtones. See our next guide below this one.

NOTE: If you cannot find your specific phone, you have two options. 1) If you know your phone is compatible (for example has the same system as one you know and saw in the list of devices), you can select that one and continue the guide above.
2) If your phone is not listed, but you know that your phone supports custom ringtones, you can simply click on the "My Phone Is Not Listed" link under the lists. Then, on the ringht side of the screen you will see a short list of generic phones that you can use. Select one of these and enter a custom name in the box provided. After selecting a generic phone, you can select that one and continue the guide above.


B) How to make a ringtone from YouTube

To make ringtones from sources other than mp3 or other sound files, instead of opening a file inside Ringtone Expressions, go to the left of the main screen of Ringtone Expressions, and click on "More...". Here you will see 3 different ways to make even more ringtones: YouTube, Website and Microphone. The process of creating a ringtone from these sources, is different only up to the point where you have recorded your selected sound source. once you have a YouTube, Website or Microphone recorded sound inside ringtone expressions, the steps to make a ringtone are exactly the same. so all you really need to know, is for each case, how to record your source. In this case we are interested in the YouTube feature. (Not that there is also a similar feature, the Website recording, which we also mention below).

Making a ringtone from YouTube.


1) As mentioned above, simply click on More... -> YouTube.
2) You should see a new window open now, that looks a bit like a browser. Also you will see that it opens the YouTube homepage.
3) Browse to your video that you want to record from, by either typing or pasting its address in the address bar, or looking around in YouTube. 4) Once you have found a video that you want to record from, make sure the video is not playing yet.
5) Click on the "Start Recording" button on the top of the window and then click play on the YouTube video. Ringtone Expressios will then start recording the sound played.
6) When you are happy and have finished recording, You can click on "Stop Recording" and then on "Finish". Note, that you do not have to watch the whole YouTube video to finish the recording. If you have recorded enough, and you are happy, then you may click on Stop Recording and Finish at any time.
7) One you click on Finish, the sound has been recorded, and it has been loaded in Ringtone Expressions. From here on you can just follow the standard way of making a ringtone as shown the previous guide on how to make a ringtone.

NOTE: As you get more familiar with this feature you will find that it is possible to press on the record button even before you browse to your desired media page. Also you can browse to multiple ones and record sounds from various videos by simply changing page while still recording. However we suggest that you get familiar with the software and play around a bit before you try this.

Making a ringtone from a website.

This way is very similar to YouTube, however, it is different in that it provides a more general way of recording for just about any Flash Based sound on any website. Examples of this, are google video, metacafe, vimeo, custom flash players etc. etc.

1) As mentioned above, simply click on More... -> Website with Music.
2) You should see a new window open now, that looks a bit like a browser.
3) Browse to your video that you want to record from, by either typing or pasting its address in the address bar, or looking around on the Internet for the sound that you want to use for a ringtone. If you find one, make sure that it is playable directly in the browser, and also that it is not played in Quicktime or Windows media player, as we only support flash at the moment.
4) Once you have found a video or music player that you want to record from, make sure the video is not playing yet.
5) Click on the "Start Recording" button on the top of the window and then click play on the media player in the site you are recording from. Ringtone Expressions will then start recording the sound played.
6) When you are happy and have finished recording, You can click on "Stop Recording" and then on "Finish". Note, that you do not have to watch the whole video or song to finish the recording. If you have recorded enough, and you are happy, then you may click on Stop Recording and Finish at any time.
7) One you click on Finish, the sound has been recorded, and it has been loaded in Ringtone Expressions. From here on you can just follow the standard way of making a ringtone as shown the previous guide on how to make a ringtone.

NOTE: As you get more familiar with this feature you will find that it is possible to press on the record button even before you browse to your desired media page. Also you can browse to multiple ones and record sounds from various videos by simply changing page while still recording. However we suggest that you get familiar with the software and play around a bit before you try this.

So there you have it! You have no excuses, you now know how to make a ringtone from YouTube. Get busy, and make sure you express your ringtones to Twitter and Facebook automatically using Ringtone Expressions!