3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2009 7:56 AM by WHas
WHas Level 1 (0 points)
I have some cd's which I copied using my old laptop and windows media player to my nokia n95. now I have a mac and wanted to add the cd's to the itunes library but a few cd's were damaged. So I try to copy the files from my phone to my mac. So far so good: I got the aac files on my mac.

Problem: iTunes does nothing after selecting the songs to import or play. Quicktime says it is not a movie file and won't play it either.

How can I get iTunes to recognise and import these files?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

20" iMac 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPod nano 1st gen, iPod nano 4th gen, nokia n95 8gb
  • Limnos Level 8 (47,342 points)
    Does Windows Media Player actually encode to aac? Are you positive those are AAC files?
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)
    To the best of my knowledge, Windows Media Player still does not use industry-standard AAC but rather uses Microsoft's own offshoot version which is not supported in iTunes. You'll probably have to find software that can convert the WMP format to one iTunes can handle (standard AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAV); Sound Converter is a possibility.
  • WHas Level 1 (0 points)
    As I don't have the original files (laptop) anymore I can't say what the media player converted the files into. All I know now is that the files finally copied from my n95 onto my mac have the aac extension.

    Any ideas?