Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). itunes WMA>AAC doesnt work - iPod + iTunes + AppleTV Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In itunes WMA>AAC doesnt work ipodandimac Posted: May 6, 2004 1:39PM 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? Comments Reply 1 of 20 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member May 6, 2004 1:43PM Are they DRM'd? iTunes won't handle DRM'd files. Reply 2 of 20 ipodandimac Posts: 3,273member May 6, 2004 1:56PM 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 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member May 6, 2004 2:08PM Edit: ast3r3x - 1Brad - 2403^487 Reply 4 of 20 mattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member May 6, 2004 2:13PM you can use sound converter, i think, it's on VT Reply 5 of 20 zo Posts: 3,115member May 6, 2004 3:23PM worse comes to worse, try Audio Hijack Reply 6 of 20 paul Posts: 5,278member May 6, 2004 3:50PM Reply 7 of 20 mrmister Posts: 1,095member May 6, 2004 6:46PM iTunes conversion only works on the PC--you know that, right? Reply 8 of 20 mattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member May 6, 2004 7:16PM Quote:Originally posted by Paul um, paul, what is this? Reply 9 of 20 ipodandimac Posts: 3,273member May 6, 2004 8:12PM 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 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member May 6, 2004 9:29PM 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 c Posts: 17member May 9, 2004 11:52AM 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 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member May 9, 2004 6:13PM Quote:Originally posted by John E C I really liked the picture! Wish I could do that.John haha, thanks Reply 13 of 20 heifetz Posts: 26member May 10, 2004 2:14AM 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 cosmonut Posts: 4,872member May 10, 2004 8:41AM 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 sobelizzard Posts: 130member May 12, 2004 11:17PM 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 noleli2 Posts: 129member May 13, 2004 4:48PM Quote:Originally posted by heifetz less Ahem...Fewer, actually. Reply 17 of 20 heifetz Posts: 26member May 14, 2004 12:44AM 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 idunno Posts: 645member May 23, 2004 5:13AM How do you know if a WMA is protected?Les. Reply 19 of 20 mattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member May 23, 2004 12:01PM 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 idunno Posts: 645member May 24, 2004 7:04AM 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. Sign In or Register to comment.