11804 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2010 1:13 PM by shantilia
I just bought some songs from the Itunes store, however I don't have an Apple anything, can my songs sync to my windows media player,to then sync to my MP3 Player?
Almost certainly these tracks will be standard AAC format with the file extension .m4a and not be protected by DRM. Therefore they will be usable by Windows Media Player when the right steps are followed.
Firstly Windows Media Player 12 as included with Windows7 will itself support AAC tracks and can even read the meta-tags from them including embedded cover art. For Windows Vista I don't know if WMP12 is available and whether it also under Vista support AAC, but I can say that it is possible to use WMP11 under Vista to play AAC files. See the AAC section on this page for information written by myself, http://thewelltemperedcomputer.com/SW/WMP/FileFormat.htm
Unfortunately even though it is possible to get WMP12 under Windows7 to also play Apple Lossless, Microsoft have as usual cocked up and even though Apple Lossless also uses the same MPEG4 file format, the same file extension and the same tagging format, it will not treat them as music (it treats them as 'other' media). It was possible do also add Apple Lossless properly with early versions of WMP i.e. 9, 10 and 11, as per my instructions on the above webpage.
will likely be m4a or some Apple format that may not player on your player = which finding a program to convert your music to mp3 files
In addition to John's comments above, you can use iTunes to convert to MP3 (if you need MP3).
See this-> iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format