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new mac user needs help with music files

by quoddyfox / December 6, 2010 10:54 AM PST

I am happily now a mac user..I have gotten more fed up with microsoft after each OS "improvement" since win 95.

I do have one problem I could use help with... I lost all my belongings in a house fire and only have survived wma files backed up...I need a way to reformat them for itunes format..I am not having much luck on my own..

MAC rules..I love the OS

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Not much out there
by Jimmy Greystone / December 6, 2010 11:30 AM PST

There's really not much out there to do this. Probably half the programs that claim to do it are scams of some sort or another, virtually all the rest are vastly overpriced. And every time you convert from one format to another, there's an inevitable loss of quality. WMA doesn't really have any quality to spare, so this probably isn't the greatest of ideas.

While not the most convenient solution, you might find it better to just listen to the WMA files using something like VLC Player.

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Another solution would be
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 8:57 PM PST

to find a friend with a PC, and iTunes, and import the tracks into itunes.
Then make a CD of them and import them back into your iTunes.

iTunes "might", on the Mac, handle them if they are not compressed in any way

Worth a try


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Back to the PC?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2010 1:00 AM PST
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It works
by iancoruther / December 19, 2010 4:32 PM PST
In reply to: Back to the PC?

R Proffitt's shared link works, I converted several wma files now I can play those songs on my iTunes thanks a lot

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