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how do i transfer data from windows media player to itunes

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please help

  • John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)

    You need to be a bit more specific.

     

    Are you talking about music, movies, playlists, other? What format(s) are you using?

     

    As the most common situation is sharing music, a starting point for you is that realistically only three music formats can be shared between iTunes and WMP, these are MP3, AAC, or Apple Lossless. These three formats can be fully used in both and you only need to keep a single copy of the music file for both. It is possible to import WMA music files in to iTunes but these are then converted to AAC format in iTunes.

     

    Once you provide a bit more detail as to what you want to do I can give a more detailed answer.

  • CharlesfromCentennial Calculating status...

    I have alot of music in media player and only a little of it went to itunes

  • CharlesfromCentennial Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have Windows Vista 64 huge amount of music only only alittle of it went to Itunes

  • John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)

    CharlesfromCentennial wrote:

     

    I have Windows Vista 64 huge amount of music only only alittle of it went to Itunes

    You need to clarify what format the music is in, especially the music that fails to copy across. iTunes will not import FLAC files, protected WMA files, and I am not sure about lossless WMA files. It will do MP3 and unprotected lossey (normal) WMA files.

  • CharlesfromCentennial Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Placed cd's in player Windows Media Player Pro on windows vista 64 192Kbps

  • John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)

    CharlesfromCentennial wrote:

     

    Placed cd's in player Windows Media Player Pro on windows vista 64 192Kbps

    If I interprete your reply correctly, you imported your CDs in to WMP. However this does not answer what format you are using. It does make it likely to be either MP3 or WMA lossey.

     

    I have seen WMP be extremely stupid (duh! it's from Microsoft) and apply DRM to tracks you import yourself.

     

    You need to look at properties on one or more of the missing tracks and see what format it says it is and whether DRM is applied to it.

     

    The way I import music is to use iTunes and import as Apple Lossless. It is then possible to share this music still in Apple Lossless format with WMP. (You do need to install an Apple Lossless directshow filter and MPEG4 meta-tag plugin.) If you need to sync the music to an iPod or iOS device and want to use a smaller file size this is no problem because iTunes can automatically convert while syncing. WMP can be set to 'watch' the iTunes folder for new music.

     

    If you want to stick with what you already have then we need to check as above the properties of the missing tracks.

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