Importing Files To iTunes

D3AD

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Aug 18, 2006
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Ok so I have been downloading some live concert footage from a band's website(these are all audio files), but when I downloaded the files I cannot import them into iTunes. I Have the file on my hard drive but it is only a "piece of paper" icon i think this means there is not a selected program chosen for opening this type of file, do i need another program to listen/sync this file type? when i try I get a message from itunes saying "does not appear to be a valid export file" do I need to convert the file or something?

I could realy use some help on this one thanks
D3AD
 

ipodcentral112

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Jun 21, 2006
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D3AD said:
Ok so I have been downloading some live concert footage from a band's website(these are all audio files), but when I downloaded the files I cannot import them into iTunes. I Have the file on my hard drive but it is only a "piece of paper" icon i think this means there is not a selected program chosen for opening this type of file, do i need another program to listen/sync this file type? when i try I get a message from itunes saying "does not appear to be a valid export file" do I need to convert the file or something?

I could realy use some help on this one thanks
D3AD
You could change the format of this music!
 

Scarlet Fever

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Jul 22, 2005
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What format are the files? It should have had the format when you were downloading the files.
Sounds like it is .wma. In that case, because M$ don't make anything in Windows Media 10 format compatible with Macs, it may be hard to convert them.
If you have a computer running XP available, i believe you can import them into iTunes, then convert them there, and copy them back to the Mac.
Other than that, i believe there are some programs which can convert some audio files into AAC or MP3 for you.
 

ipodcentral112

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Jun 21, 2006
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Scarlet Fever said:
What format are the files? It should have had the format when you were downloading the files.
Sounds like it is .wma. In that case, because M$ don't make anything in Windows Media 10 format compatible with Macs, it may be hard to convert them.
If you have a computer running XP available, i believe you can import them into iTunes, then convert them there, and copy them back to the Mac.
Other than that, i believe there are some programs which can convert some audio files into AAC or MP3 for you.
Yeah their are some programs like that! I forgot what they are called but if you go to versiontracker.com you can search for a program like that and pay the shareware fees or who knows maybe it will be free ware!