moving wma files to itunes

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

  1. Jalo76 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2007
    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


    Nov 3, 2005
    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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