downloading mps from emails to itunes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trueman, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. trueman macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    have been trying to download some mps from my yahoo account onto my itunes using my mac book. When i did this on my old laptop it would work fine and the song would automatically open in itunes. However, when i try to download the attachment onto my notebook a text window pops up onto the screen with a load of funny writing on it. The file type is: audio/x-ms-wma if that's any help. Have also tried the 'open with itunes' function and that doesnt seem to work either.

    Thank you!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    this is a windows media audio file so you need to get Flip4Mac's WMV Player to play it in QuickTime Player. TIP: set the file to always open with Flip4Mac to get "WMA" QuickTime icons by option right clicking on it and choosing "Always Open With -> Flip4Mac".

    however it wont play in iTunes as you can only play & import MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC, and Apple Lossless into iTunes. so youll need to convert it to one of these formats. you can use QuickTime Pro to do this.
     
  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a

    karenflower

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    You could also download VLC and use it to play your .wma files.
     

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