M4R File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a M4R file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .M4R files.

What is a M4R file?

Files that contain the .m4r file extension hold custom ringtones that have been created for the iPhone mobile device. These ringtones are created with iTunes and can only be created from songs that have been purchased from the iTunes Music Store.

Not all iTunes Music Store songs can be used to create M4R ringtones. In order to create an M4R ring tone from an iTunes song, the song must allow for M4R ring tone creation.

Some M4R files can be created with third-party software applications or may be downloaded from the Web. These files may not be copy protected and can be played on other media devices.

An M4R ring tone is automatically transferred to a user's iPhone when the iPhone is synced with the user's computer.

How to open M4R files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension M4R for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different M4R openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension M4R

While we know of one file format using the .M4R file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .M4R file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of M4R files. Remember, different programs may use M4R files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
SpotifySpotifyUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
MixPad Multitrack Recording SoftwareMixPad Multitrack Recording SoftwareUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with M4R-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with M4R-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!