4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2012 8:46 PM by TonyAcree
tbdallas Level 1 Level 1

Has anyone converted wma audio files to mp3 and then tried to import to iTunes and they don't show in the music folder?  I can import the files into a playlist and they show in iTunes playlist but not in the music folder.

iMac, iOS 5.1.1
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7

    By music folder I assume you mean the Music category of your iTunes library that is accessible by clicking the Music category in the upper left hand pane of iTunes correct?


    Do they appear under the Recently Added Playlist?



  • tbdallas Level 1 Level 1

    The files are on an external hard drive.  I can drag and drop the files by album into the iTunes playlist.  I can then open the album there and it shows the individual tracks in list view.  I was advised by Apple if they show in playlist they should also show in the music folder, the one you mentioned in the upper left hand pane.  They DO NOT show there.  I tried to drag one of the titles from the playlist directly into the music folder and it still did not register.  If I drag the same album from the external drive directly to the music folder, upper left hand pane, it does not show.  I did a right click of the files on the external drive and under properties they do show as an MP3 file which I understand is the default for iTunes.  These are the files that were originally converted from a wma format by using a program called Switch. They are all audio (Music).


    Thanks for the response. 

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7

    What playlist are you seeing these added MP3 tracks under in iTunes?


    What happens if you import the files by choosing File -> Add to Library, browse out to these MP3's on the external hard drive and click Open?



  • TonyAcree Level 1 Level 1

    Converting WMA Files

    In iTunes for Windows, you can convert your unprotected WMA files to AAC files (or whatever file format is chosen in the Importing pane of iTunes Preferences) without changing the original WMA file. Simply drag the WMA files into your library in iTunes and iTunes does the grunt work, converting them for you. Windows Media Player 9 or later must be installed to convert unprotected WMA files. Protected WMA files cannot be converted.