Howto create ringtones with Linux and open source software

by on April 18, 2007 · 3 comments· LAST UPDATED July 24, 2008

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Have you ever wondered how to create mobile phones ringtones with open source software?

This guide will teach you howto create ringtones using Ubuntu and some Open-Source software:

Download and Install Audacity. The Audacity package specific to Ubuntu can be found at the Ubuntu Download Site. Alternatively you can type the following from your command line.

Since most cell phones use the MP3 codec, you'll also need to install the LAME library separately (it doesn't come with Audacity because of patent issues). The LAME library can be found at the LAME project site on Source Forge. Once you've downloaded LAME, install it with the following commands.

=> 3 Steps to Creating Ringtones with Ubuntu (link is no longer working, hence removed!)

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dennis July 18, 2008 at 9:35 pm

the link to 3 steps to creating ringtones with ubuntu points to cell phones and not the instructions.


2 nixCraft July 24, 2008 at 3:22 pm


I’ve removed the link. Thanks for the heads up.


3 Sandip November 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Hi Dennis,

I need the commands to create ringtone in linux if you can help me.



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