Okay, this is great. This morning at work we were talking about YouTube videos, and then cell phone ringtones, and we got the awesome idea — let’s make some ringtones from YouTube videos! Sweet!
So I downloaded the incomparable video Charlie the Unicorn, used audacity to cut out the Candy Mountain song, and then uploaded it to my cell phone with Bluetooth using my co-worker’s Mac. Freaking right on.
It’s a mecca of love, the candy cave!
Okay, so if you wanna know the technical details, here’s specifically what I did:
Download the youtube video using youtube-dl:
$ youtube-dl -b -t “http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q5im0Ssyyus”
Extract the audio to WAV format using MPlayer:
$ mplayer charlie_the_unicorn-Q5im0Ssyyus.mp4 -ao pcm:file=candy_mountain.wav
Edit the WAV file with Audacity, select the song portion, and export it to MP3 with a64 kbps bitrate. The start point was 2:26 and it’s 42 seconds in length
$ audacity candy_mountain.wav
And that was it! Instant ringtone goodness. Here’s the MP3.