itunes WMA>AAC doesnt work

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Well, I have this DVD due at 7pm EST on thursday, and I need to import (or 'add to library') 2 WMA files my friend gave me. iTunes (4.5) refuses to import, convert, add to library, and everything else I've tried. Any thoughts?

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  • Reply 1 of 20
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Are they DRM'd? iTunes won't handle DRM'd files.
  • Reply 2 of 20
    ipodandimacipodandimac Posts: 3,273member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Brad

    Are they DRM'd? iTunes won't handle DRM'd files.



    i dont believe so--nothing in any of the file info points to protection.
  • Reply 3 of 20
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member






    Edit:



    ast3r3x - 1



    Brad - 2403^487
  • Reply 4 of 20
    mattjohndrowmattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member
    you can use sound converter, i think, it's on VT
  • Reply 5 of 20
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    worse comes to worse, try Audio Hijack
  • Reply 6 of 20
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
  • Reply 7 of 20
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    iTunes conversion only works on the PC--you know that, right?
  • Reply 8 of 20
    mattjohndrowmattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Paul



    um, paul, what is this?
  • Reply 9 of 20
    ipodandimacipodandimac Posts: 3,273member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mrmister

    iTunes conversion only works on the PC--you know that, right?



    Not until today. Problem solved BTW: I got to use different music (it was a DVD for an organization). Anyways, never again will I stoop to the level of even worrying about WMA.
  • Reply 10 of 20
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    Ugh...next time I just come right out and say it...not try to be clever and show a picture that explains it all.
  • Reply 11 of 20
    john e cjohn e c Posts: 17member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ast3r3x

    Ugh...next time I just come right out and say it...not try to be clever and show a picture that explains it all.



    I really liked the picture! Wish I could do that.



    John
  • Reply 12 of 20
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by John E C

    I really liked the picture! Wish I could do that.



    John




    haha, thanks
  • Reply 13 of 20
    heifetzheifetz Posts: 26member
    I think it is very dissapointing that you cannot convert WMA -> AAC in the Mac version of iTunes. What if a person switches from PC to Mac and wishes to transfer his/her WMA collection to AAC? Apple cannot expect people to know that Mac iTunes cannot do the conversion. I personally have many WMA files that I would love to be able to play in iTunes.



    And since when has Apple released Mac software that has less features then the corresponding Windoze version? This is nearing blasphemy imo





    .h
  • Reply 14 of 20
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by heifetz

    What if a person switches from PC to Mac and wishes to transfer his/her WMA collection to AAC?



    I think Apple's reasoning is that if the PC user wants to use iTunes on a Mac, they're probably already using it on a Windows machine, and therefore would have already converted the WMAs over to AAC.



    But I agree that Macs should be able to do it, too.
  • Reply 15 of 20
    check out the app EasyWMA on versiontracker.com. I used it last week to convert some files, and it seemed to work pretty well. Give that a go, if you ever have to deal with this ugly format again.
  • Reply 16 of 20
    noleli2noleli2 Posts: 129member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by heifetz

    less



    Ahem...

    Fewer, actually.
  • Reply 17 of 20
    heifetzheifetz Posts: 26member
    Damn, my wma's must be drm encoded since EasyWMA cannot encode them to mp3. It just creates empty files. Oh well..





    .h
  • Reply 18 of 20
    idunnoidunno Posts: 645member
    How do you know if a WMA is protected?



    Les.
  • Reply 19 of 20
    mattjohndrowmattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member
    if you open them in like, windows media player, or real, it will say "Protected something", and you can't convert them, so, yeah.
  • Reply 20 of 20
    idunnoidunno Posts: 645member
    Well I took the WMA file off my Mac, and onto the family PC, tried converting it in iTunes, but kept getting a warning saying it couldn't do it until I had Windoze Media Player 9. So i updated WMP , but still kept getting the warning ARGH! So I moved the WMA file back to my Mac, downloaded EasyWMA and three mins later had a formerly-WMA MP3 loaded into my iTunes and playing nicely.



    Thanks Easy WMA.



    Les T.
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