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How to convert songs from PC to Mac?

by Mike.DS / December 24, 2008 12:55 AM PST

I just purchased a new Macbook. My problem is that I have been using Windows (XP) all the time before and have 600 songs in iTunes. How do I convert these songs so that they can be used on a MAC?

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Converting PC iTunes for Mac
by Dan Filice / December 24, 2008 3:42 AM PST

I would think that you could simply save the iTunes library from the PC to either an external drive or burn them to a DVD as data (not as songs), then simply import them into the Mac iTunes. The Mac will import the PC formatted tunes and reformat them as necessary. Don't forget to open the Mac's iTune preferences to tell it in what file format you want it to import song files (MP3, AIFF, etc.).

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Dan is correct,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 8:03 AM PST

there is no "conversion" necessary from PC to Mac on iTunes.

You music is either stored as data and if it plays in the Windows version of iTunes, it will play in the Mac version.

Just follow his tips on moving them to your Mac (Note the capitalization. MAC = Media Access Control, Mac = Macintosh, a computer made by Apple) and you will be good to go.

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