moving wma files to itunes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jalo76, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Jalo76 macrumors newbie

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    I just left the evil empire of pcs and made the best decision of my life in buying an imac. My question is I currently have an external hard drive connected which I have a music folder full of wma,s. I'm trying to import my entire collection into itunes but all the music folders have a lock on them, so I suppose they're locked for some reason. Any way to unlock these folders and will they import into itunes correctly if so?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The lock is because the drive is NTFS formatted so cannot be written to from a Mac. WMA's can be converted to MP3 with a program like Easy-WMA (unfortunately not free) or ffmpeg if you like the command line so that they can be opened in iTunes. However for optimal audio quality its probably best to re-rip them as AAC's or MP3's with iTunes from the CD's if you can.
     

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