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Help with MP3 player, itunes, windows media player, etc

shibi din Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
My daughter is the proud new owner of an MP3 player. I have managed to download some of her albums onto it via Windows Media Player - this puts them on as a .wma file.
I am trying to download an album via itunes, but it is putting them on as .w4a files which don't play on the MP3. How do I convert them to .mp3 files please?
Does it make a difference if they are .wma or .mp3, if the player plays them both, ie. is one preferable to the other?
Thanks for any replies/help.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Why dont you just "Drag and Drop" them onto the MP3 player instead of doing them via Media Player? Also yes you will have to convert them if you are downloading via iTunes, someone will help you out which programme you will need!! Also think it may not be able to lay wma file, not sure? :thumbsup:
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Im assuming its not an ipod she has got? itunes has digital rights management on all its downloads and will probably only work on an ipod (may be wrong there) but you can set it to convert the m4a to mp3 and also import as mp3. id would stick to windows media if its not an ipod.
#3
http://www.erightsoft.net/Superdc.html

"SUPER © is a FREE Multimedia software to download and use"

I think it is legal if you own certain cd's to download from torrent sites and use, which might be easier and quicker than converting. That being the case, http://www.slsknet.org/ is a good one.
#4
You can use Windows Media Player to RIP music from CDs and convert them to MP3 format then copy them over to the MP3 player.

:)
1 Like #5
Naeem786
Why dont you just "Drag and Drop" them onto the MP3 player instead of doing them via Media Player? Also yes you will have to convert them if you are downloading via iTunes, someone will help you out which programme you will need!! Also think it may not be able to lay wma file, not sure? :thumbsup:


I just did that - dragged and dropped - and on the Player's tracklist (in Windows Explorer) it says "shortcut to track01.cda". Where exactly do I drag it from? Sorry, I'm really new to all this mp3 stuff.

united002
Im assuming its not an ipod she has got? itunes has digital rights management on all its downloads and will probably only work on an ipod (may be wrong there) but you can set it to convert the m4a to mp3 and also import as mp3. id would stick to windows media if its not an ipod.


Thanks. No, it's not an ipod. Just a cheap-ish mp3 player, that looks like an ipod!!

rehydrated
http://www.erightsoft.net/Superdc.html

"SUPER © is a FREE Multimedia software to download and use"

I think it is legal if you own certain cd's to download from torrent sites and use, which might be easier and quicker than converting. That being the case, http://www.slsknet.org/ is a good one.


Thanks, but I have no idea what a torrent site is. :?
#6
StevenA2000_uk
You can use Windows Media Player to RIP music from CDs and convert them to MP3 format then copy them over to the MP3 player.

:)


Hi, this answer was there when I finished my last post.
How do I convert them to MP3 format?
Also, is MP3 format better than WMA or does it not really make any difference?
Thanks.

Edit : What you said about RIP the music from the CD is what I have done, but it seems to take ages.
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shibi din
I just did that - dragged and dropped - and on the Player's tracklist (in Windows Explorer) it says "shortcut to track01.cda". Where exactly do I drag it from? Sorry, I'm really new to all this mp3 stuff.



Thanks. No, it's not an ipod. Just a cheap-ish mp3 player, that looks like an ipod!!



Thanks, but I have no idea what a torrent site is. :?


Are all your songs on Media Player, or are they in folders? If they are in folder you just send them to the MP3 player by opening it up in My Computer and just transferring the files!! :thumbsup:
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I already supplied a converter for you ^^ above in my last post ^^ - SUPER - I also said that you can download the music if you already own the original, in a format which is more suited to your needs, to save you converting, using one of the many torrent sites, or from the other link I supplied you with. If you clicked on any of them you would have all the info you need...

http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=torrent :whistling:
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shibi din
Hi, this answer was there when I finished my last post.
How do I convert them to MP3 format?
Also, is MP3 format better than WMA or does it not really make any difference?
Thanks.

Edit : What you said about RIP the music from the CD is what I have done, but it seems to take ages.


This will help explain the ripping to MP3. http://mp3.about.com/od/windowsmediaplayer/ss/WMP_ripcd_tut.htm

When you plug in your MP3 player, WMP should recognise it as a device. All you do is create a playlist of songs that you want to put on your MP3 player device, select the device and then click sync.

Edit : I see you've got it all sorted now, good stuff! :)
#10
Naeem786
Are all your songs on Media Player, or are they in folders? If they are in folder you just send them to the MP3 player by opening it up in My Computer and just transferring the files!! :thumbsup:


The songs are on the original cds. I think the best way to do it is to rip them onto Windows Media Player then transfer them to the MP3Player as a WMA file.
Thanks for your help. Rep given. :thumbsup:
#11
rehydrated
I already supplied a converter for you ^^ above in my last post ^^ - SUPER - I also said that you can download the music if you already own the original, in a format which is more suited to your needs, to save you converting, using one of the many torrent sites, or from the other link I supplied you with. If you clicked on any of them you would have all the info you need...

http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=torrent :whistling:


Thanks, looked at the SUPER site and it looks like something I might be able to use. When I have more time I'll have a good read of it. Rep given for your help. :thumbsup:

StevenA2000_uk
This will help explain the ripping to MP3. http://mp3.about.com/od/windowsmediaplayer/ss/WMP_ripcd_tut.htm

When you plug in your MP3 player, WMP should recognise it as a device. All you do is create a playlist of songs that you want to put on your MP3 player device, select the device and then click sync.

:)


Looks like a good site - I'll have a proper read of it later. Thanks. :thumbsup: Your last sentence is what I think I've been doing - not clicking on sync though, it seems to do that automatically. Repped. :)

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