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4090 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2010 11:07 AM by Moeandoli
assuming the WMA's are unprotected, take a look @ Switch Audio Converter (free).
use it to convert to e.g. MP3 and then iTunes' +convert higher bit rate+ ... functionality when syncing the files to your iPod
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iTunes doesn't react at all to WMA files ! That's just crazy !
It's not crazy at all. iTunes doesn't support WMA. iTunes for Windows will convert such files, but the Mac version will not. Switch, as JGG suggested, should handle the files as long as you are satisfied with MP3. If you want AAC or other formats, you'll probably have to pay for a converter.
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Well my research so far got me to that conclusion too. What a shame.
JGG, your suggestion is interesting, although MP3 is lossier than AAC (right ? I think so). I could convert to say WAV or something, which I believe would not loose any quality, use that on iTunes which supports it, and then convert to AAC using that setting JGG suggested.
That leads to another question however : what formats and bitrates does the iPod actually supports without need of any converting ?MacBook (white) 13 in. Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 Ghz 3 GB RAM, 80 + 120 external Go, Mac OS X (10.5.7), => It works wonders, what more is there to say ...
MP3 is lossier than AAC (right ? I think so).
MP3 is usually considered to be inferior in quality to AAC when two files of the same bit rate are compared, though it depends somewhat on what compressor is used; some MP3 compressors are better than others and I don't know what Switch uses.
what formats and bitrates does the iPod actually supports without need of any converting ?
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I could convert to say WAV or something
I would not suggest WAV as it does not have ID3 tags and none of the info (Artist, track name, album, etc.) will transfer with the file.
AIFF and Apple lossless are identical quality to the original file (as is WAV).Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 9.1.1 (12)
... and they support ID3 tags ? Works for me then. And I have an iPod Touch.
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