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tdogg20
Oct 28, 2005, 04:15 PM
I saved all the music into a folder and i clicked open when i was in i tunes and it loads for a little bit and then nothing happens. How do i do this?



clayj
Oct 28, 2005, 04:18 PM
In iTunes, you have to choose File > Add File To Library (or Add Folder To Library) and then specify the files/folder than you want to import. iTunes will then convert the files into the proper format (if conversion is required) and copy them into the iTunes library folder.

tdogg20
Oct 28, 2005, 04:21 PM
I did that but none of the music shows up. It's like i didn't even do it.

clayj
Oct 28, 2005, 04:33 PM
I did that but none of the music shows up. It's like i didn't even do it.Wait... are you in Windows, or on a Mac? The procedure I described to convert "foreign" file formats to iTunes-compatible AAC only works in Windows.

tdogg20
Oct 28, 2005, 04:47 PM
windows

clayj
Oct 28, 2005, 04:48 PM
What kind of music files are we talking about here? What program was used to create them? Please provide more details...

tdogg20
Oct 28, 2005, 04:50 PM
I used Windows media player by putting cd's in, and copying them to windows media player

clayj
Oct 28, 2005, 04:51 PM
I used Windows media player by putting cd's in, and copying them to windows media playerDid you let Windows Media Player copy-protect them? If you did, they will not be importable by iTunes.

tdogg20
Oct 28, 2005, 04:56 PM
If i did is there anything i can do?

clayj
Oct 28, 2005, 05:02 PM
If i did is there anything i can do?Yeah... turn off the copy protection feature in WMP and then re-rip your CDs.

Nikore
Oct 28, 2005, 05:37 PM
Or re-rip them in iTunes!!

Fukui
Oct 28, 2005, 06:34 PM
http://www.apple.com/itunes/hottips/

andrew21
Apr 7, 2007, 08:41 AM
i use limewire to get my music then it goes to wmp but now i have itunes and i want all the music from wmp to go to itunes.does anyone know how to do that i tried the add file to library thing already

triobot
Apr 7, 2007, 05:00 PM
i use limewire to get my music ... blah blah blah

pirate... you're supposed to say you got them off a friend -_-; (baka)

Hmmm iTunes should give you an option to re-format them to what it chooses (default AAC)

either re-rip your collection, or find a media converter do to it for you... Lots of software these days do it for you...


GL
[G]ood [L]uck

andrew21
Apr 7, 2007, 09:27 PM
do you know of a specific one and where to find it on the internet?

triobot
Apr 8, 2007, 06:02 AM
do you know of a specific one and where to find it on the internet?

That would be telling ;) and i cba cos google can tell you the answers... (lol that's how lazy i am ^_^)

Hmm I'll give u info about some programs for windows......:::

Foobar2000, plugin Floola (never used it btw)
rockbox (yet again never used)
Monkey media (i use it cos of its logo ^_^) <-=- this supports most formats and can convert into WAV, MP3, and some other lostless ones... lol


There are lots of software online... Only a google away....

Eraserhead
Apr 8, 2007, 06:24 AM
WMP has an iPod plugin somewhere as does Winamp so you can use them with your iPod, otherwise you will need to rerip your music with iTunes (if WMP has added DRM, it's for the best anyhow as you don't want the music from your CD's to be DRM, above all it won't play on your iPod.)

@ Music acquired illegally (and which ideally should be purchased from iTunes or something ;)) will probably be mp3 and will certainly be unprotected wma, if it uses that format, so should almost certainly be importable into iTunes, I'm puzzled on that front, try using the open command on individual files, as iTunes might not be mining down correctly through your folders, at least it had problems back when I used Windows with iTunes 4.

triobot
Apr 9, 2007, 02:54 AM
blah blah blah... @ Music acquired illegally (and which ideally should be purchased from iTunes or something ;))... bs bs bs

I thought iTunes only dealed with its own formats (AAC) so you "had" to use them with iTunes rather than any other software...

Eraserhead
Apr 9, 2007, 05:23 AM
I thought iTunes only dealed with its own formats (AAC) so you "had" to use them with iTunes rather than any other software...

Oi, the rest of the post isn't bs.

iTunes uses MP3 too ;), it's just the store only sells AAC, but AAC isn't Apples format, unless it's got DRM Fairplay on it (which covers everything bought on the store, though not for long as EMI have done a deal with Apple where you pay 99p ($1.29) to get unprotected songs at a higher bitrate).

andrew21
Apr 23, 2007, 08:08 PM
i use real player now to get music onto my ipod but when i try to get videos it puts them in the music folder and i cant see them i can only hear them,can some1 help?

triobot
Apr 24, 2007, 01:44 PM
something about videos and only audio part blah blah...

The converter your using is old. Get a new one and try re-ripping them and use quicktime to see if you actually get a picture with the audio...

And this topic is nothing to do with WMP and iTunes so start a new thread next time or use the search feature on this site, or use the search feature on google...

-_-

kangaroojack
May 26, 2007, 11:14 PM
i got free downloads for two weeks on windows meida player but it wont let me transfer those songs to itunes. is there anyting i can do.

Darth Cruel
Nov 7, 2007, 10:27 PM
umm i found a way if u get ur music from a LIME in a tree wat u do is when ur in wmp u go to copy to a disk or drive put in a flash drive and copy to that then open i tunes and copy from a file and find those files and tadah!!!:)

Darth Cruel
Nov 7, 2007, 10:29 PM
i use limewire to get my music then it goes to wmp but now i have itunes and i want all the music from wmp to go to itunes.does anyone know how to do that i tried the add file to library thing already

u then do as i say up there /\

Izzil
Nov 22, 2007, 11:08 AM
I had the same problems transferring songs from WMP to itunes. It was like the songs were never downloaded and they didnt show up in my shared folder. This is what worked for me:

Once you download the song and it starts playing in WMP, go to the Library tab, you will see the song come up as a list, Highlight the song and Right click. Click 'Open File Location'. This should show you where the actual mp3 file is located (in my case some obscure file folder). Then you can just click and drag the file into iTunes.

Hope this helps!

chmonkey
Apr 10, 2008, 01:11 AM
I had the same problems transferring songs from WMP to itunes. It was like the songs were never downloaded and they didnt show up in my shared folder. This is what worked for me:

Once you download the song and it starts playing in WMP, go to the Library tab, you will see the song come up as a list, Highlight the song and Right click. Click 'Open File Location'. This should show you where the actual mp3 file is located (in my case some obscure file folder). Then you can just click and drag the file into iTunes.

Hope this helps!

Izzil thank you so much for putting that up. I have spent numerous pointless hours trying to work it out. So cheers...I have my music again. I had only 25 songs on my ipod for two weeks! Thanks again