Downloading .WMA files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alibumaye, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. alibumaye macrumors newbie

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    on my new macbook, whenever i download a .wma file, it saves on my desktop as a doc file instead of music file. Is there a way i can change this??
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    click to select file, select Get Info from the File pull down menu, select "Open with", change to whatever, click the "Change All..." button.
     
  3. alibumaye thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it won't let me open wit' itunes because it saves them as a document, not a music file. I've tried that before.
     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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    He means the file that shows up on your desktop when you download it.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Download the file.
    Click once to select it.
    Get Info.
    Open with -> Change apps
    Click Change All button.
     
  6. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    iTunes doesn't play WMA files. It's a Windows format.
    Something like Popwire or Flip4Mac (Google them) will play them in QT.

    I think that's what you're asking . . .

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  7. andrewheard macrumors regular

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    But iTunes should automatically convert them for you.
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 601

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    When you say "doc" file, do you mean a Microsoft Word doc file? If so, maybe you've downloaded a bogus word document meant to look like a wma file. Then when you open it, a word macro virus launches. But luckily, you're using a Mac.

    If not, then maybe you don't have the latest codecs for wma files (aka Flip4Mac).

    ft
     

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