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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

iTunes ringtones go live ... sort of

So I discovered this morning that the new Ringtones feature is live in iTunes 7.4.x, sort of: My only attempt thus far at making a ringtone has ended in the following error:

Could not create ringtone. An unknown error occurred (-42160).
There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later.

No big deal. But the ringtone creation process has revealed a glaring issue with this process. Not only do you have to find a ringtone-able song in the iTunes Store, but you don't actually get full ringtone making capabilities for your $1.98. What you get is the right to edit the song once, online, and make a short clip. You can't go back and make a different ringtone from the same song if you don't like the first one, without paying for it yet again. So that additional 99 cent fee just covers a single online editing experience, and one 15-second ringtone.

Obviously, I'm not a big ringtone buyer. But this seems kind of silly to me.

I'll have pictures in a bit.

Update: I bought a new song and got it to work. Again, pictures soon.

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