.M4R File Extension

MPEG 4 Ringtones File

General Information

Title M4R File Extension
Extension .m4r
Full Form MPEG 4 Ringtones File
File Type Audio File
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type audio/x-m4r

File Function

Primary Function Store ringtones
Additional Functions Store audio, Alarm tones
Features AAC format, DRM option

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

iPhone Ringtones Yes
Custom Alerts Yes
Personalization Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Rare
Best Practices Legal sourcing, Regular updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2007
Latest Version Part of iTunes updates

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mp3, .aac, .m4a

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Apple iTunes Free Windows, Mac
Apple QuickTime Free Windows, Mac
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux