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How do I convert all my music to iTunes format?

6303 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2013 10:19 AM by turingtest2 RSS
RasoolB Calculating status...
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May 16, 2013 4:42 PM

I just got an iphone5 so I need to get all my media files into iTunes. Right now I just have some of my music on iTunes but not most. I have a windows 7 PC. Thanks!

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,570 points)
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    May 16, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to RasoolB)

    Drag the remaining files into the open iTunes application window. It won't accept protected WMA or WMV files.



  • keeferaf Level 4 Level 4 (1,070 points)
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    May 17, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to RasoolB)

    iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format


    Convert music to different formats (all compatible for iTunes, iOS, and iPod)

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,910 points)
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    May 17, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to RasoolB)

    RasoolB wrote:


    Thanks for your quick and helpful response. I have 2 follow up questions. I notice that some of the music I previously placed in iTunes is scattered. One album has 15 tracks. 10 of them appear in the album, and then the other 5 have featured artists and each of the 5 songs are in their own album folder with just that song (and not in the main album folder with 10 songs). What's the best way to fix that? Should I delete the album from iTunes and try again? Or should I try something else?


    See Grouping tracks into albums.


    2nd question: When I dragged the files into iTunes, is that creating a duplicate music file so that now there are two albums on my hardrive? If so, what's the best way to make the files just in iTunes and no longer in another place? Just go in and indivdually select the files in My Music and delete? Or is there a better way?


    Move files you want to add to iTunes into the iTunes\iTunes Media\Automatically Add to iTunes folder. See also Getting iTunes & Windows Media Player to play nicely if you want to be able to use multiple applications with the same set of media.


    While random duplications of your media files are undesirable a complete backup is a good move.




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