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All my music files are MP3s except for one, which is an WMA file. How can I convert this to MP3 so that it will be compatible with my iTunes and iPod?
Wikipedia suggests that (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3_tag) ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format. It allows information such as the title, artist, album, track number, or other information about the file to be stored in the file itself.Amie said:I already tried dragging it to iTunes. Nothing happened. I guess that means it's protected? I have no idea. How do you check?
If I install EasyWMA, can I convert it to MP3 format--even if it's protected? And I have no idea what "ID3 tags" are.
That's really odd. I just checked the Software Update and it's telling me that I'm up to date. So, I guess that means that I have the latest version of iTunes. Yet, when I drag the WMA file into iTunes, it does absolutely nothing. No alert, no conversion, no message, zip.sinclair_tm said:do you have the lastest version of itunes? and yes both versions (mac & win) will convert unprotected wma files. now, you've doubled checked your library to make sure there is no new tracks? if it were protected, itunes should tell you so.
If the song was available on CD or for sale, I'd definitely buy it.fryke said:Just a reminder: Even *if* you manage to transcode from WMA to MP3 somehow, you'll lose quality. If it's an important song, I'd consider buying the CD or the track from iTunes.
According to the Wikipedia iTunes page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itunes)sinclair_tm said:do you have the lastest version of itunes? and yes both versions (mac & win) will convert unprotected wma files. now, you've doubled checked your library to make sure there is no new tracks? if it were protected, itunes should tell you so.
So, you'll need another app to do the conversion. EasyWMA or ffmpegX will do the job nicely. VLC could probably also do it. ffmpegX is a bit of a pain to install, though, and even VLC is a hassle to use. So I recommend EasyWMA.Note: When you add unprotected WMA files to your iTunes library (Windows only), iTunes converts them to new files that iTunes can play, based on your import settings.