downloading mps from emails to itunes

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

  1. trueman macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2008

    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


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    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


    Dec 7, 2007
    You could also download VLC and use it to play your .wma files.

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