Switching from iTunes to WMP

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Mikkel Guldberg, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. I ripped a bunch of CDs in iTunes but since I now am buying an mp3player (not
    apple) I would like to use media player. Is there any way i can transfer the
    songs in .m4a format to .wma or .mp3 so media player will recognise them?

    Mikkel Guldberg, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. It is possible to get WMP to recognise and play both AAC and Apple Lossless
    formats (both use the .m4a extension, file format and tag format). However
    it is likely that your non iPod MP3 player will have difficulties with AAC
    and completely refuse to deal with Apple Lossless.

    If you are using AAC and determine your non iPod device cannot play AAC or
    you are using Apple Lossless then you will need to convert the tracks to
    MP3. Fortunately this is very easy in iTunes.

    1. Go to preferences, and then the Advanced tab
    2. Go to the Importing options
    3. Set it to import in MP3 format instead of the default AAC
    4. Close the preferences window
    5. Select all the tracks you want to convert in your library in the iTunes
    6. Go to the Advanced menu and select the Convert to MP3 option
    7. In view of the quantity you have, leave it running over night and make
    sure you have enough disk space for both AAC and MP3 copies of each track
    8. When it has finished sort all the library by "Kind" (i.e. AAC grouped
    together and MP3 grouped together).
    9. Select all the AAC tracks
    10. Delete all the AAC tracks

    This will leave you with just MP3 versions which you can then easily add to

    Or instead of doing all of the above...

    Just get an iPod like everyone else :)
    John Lockwood, Mar 28, 2007
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  3. Thanks alot!! Worked like a charm...

    Mikkel Guldberg, Mar 29, 2007
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