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shuddha Level 1 (0 points)

I will appreciate any help from anyone who shows me how to play wma audio files in Itunes. I do not want to use an outside non-Apple  audio video converter. The quick time program plays the audio file but I do not know how to bring it in the Itunes Library.

Thank you

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), wma files will not play in Itunes
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    If you don't want to use a non-Apple converter, then there's nothing you can do. Apple's software does not natively play WMA nor WMV content (if QuickTime plays it, you must have either the Flip4Mac codec or Perian, both third-party products), nor does any Apple software on Mac OS X have the ability to convert WMA to a format iTunes can handle.



  • shuddha Level 1 (0 points)

    I found it !

    I posted the question, and I have the answer!


    These wma files play QuickTime

    So as soon as they are playing, save them say in a Quick time folder

    Then right click that file

    An otion will be given to conver to mp3 or AAC file


    Go for the mp3 file. It then opens an internal converter

    Drag the file there and Presto

    It converts.


    Please make sure you have the latest iTunes and Quicktime software update.


    Best wishes

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,327 points)

    If they are playing in Quicktime on a Mac and converting then you must have the advanced version of Flip4mac installed.  There is no other way to play them (unless your computer is 10+ years old and running old software).

  • TonyAcree Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Chaitanya Level 1 (20 points)

    Fission wouldn't do it.

    Toast wouldn't do it.

    Osx certainly wouldn't do it.

    Switch required a $29.99 purchase to do it.


    But Adapter did so without the slightest trouble or cost, and it was faster than any other converter I've used.

    Converts Video as well.



  • cur1ous Level 1 (0 points)

    Downloaded Adaptor.

    Installed it.

    Used it for music conversion.

    Now using it for video conversion.

    Can't believe how fast and seamless it is.

    Getting rid of all my other converters.

    A dream application, a big Thank You!

  • Evansvid Level 1 (0 points)

    Assuming that they are not DRM protected files, If you're on Windows XP, iTunes will convert it when you import.  No need for another program to convert it. For Mac, The latest version of iTunes should have the capability of importing them, however, you may have to convert them to AAC using iTunes.  It is in the menues somewhere. I use a program called MP3 Converter for Mac, it converts wma to mp3. You can try that.

  • arminfromhamburg Level 1 (0 points)

    i will give it a try, thank you very much

  • JBirdseye Level 1 (0 points)

    I was looking for a more direct way to do this, but this what I've done.


    10.6.8, Perian and Flip4Mac are installed.  Quicktime 7 Pro. 


    In QT > Export > Aif.  Convert AIF in itunes.

  • Sheltox-abk Level 1 (0 points)

    I downloaded and used Adapter after reading your recommendation. I liked its performance and speed of conversion.

    Thank you for sharing

  • Akominatus Level 1 (10 points)

    I hate to spoil this chorus of approval for Adapter, but I had the same problem of listening to .wma audio files in iTunes. Sadly, Adapter keeps coming up with the error message "Unable to load source file - song 01.wma is not a valid video, audio or image file"...

  • Dar Mah Level 1 (0 points)

    I downloaded the free MediaHuman Audio converter by which you can very easily convert "wma" files to mp3 or else. The converted file will be stored in "music/converted by MediaHuman/, and can then be added to iTunes Library, or it can be used by mp3 players. All very easy & straight forward.

  • szeleczo Level 1 (0 points)


    Open VLC Player (free), drop files.

    Go: Streaming/Exporting Wizard > Transcode/Save to File

  • Hopper Darrelly Level 1 (0 points)

    I just find a powerful WMA Converter which has both Mac and Windows version


    It can easily convert WMA to iTunes supported AAC, MP3, AIFF, Apple Lossless ALAC M4A


    It even helps to convert WMA to WAV, RA, AU, DTS, FLAC, OGG, and etc

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