Problems with switch and wma converting

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AStarlitNathan, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. AStarlitNathan macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2009
    so i just recently got my, what seems like, right of passage for college, a good ol' mac book about a month ago.
    well i have a fair amount of music, and i've gotten a good portion of it onto my mac, but the problem is i have a few (around 4000) wma's, and i never really used iTunes on my home pc , i got stuck on winamp as a child and used it ever since, for familiarity's sake. and most of the CD's i have are either scratched, lost or weren't mine to begin with.

    i've looked around to find something to convert it all, and came across switch, which everyone seems to be in love with. but the problem is the poor program won't work on my mac, either because of snow leopard or... something i'm not sure of. it just "unexpectedly quits" and as i live about an hour and a half from campus and have a fairly busy schedule, going home to convert all this isn't much of an option. (i put everything on to a flash drive and have it on here) so is there any other way i could convert everything (and is anyone else having the problem??) or am i going to have to dedicate a weekend to converting and transferring??
  2. nerimiror macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    I know!

    I am having the same exact problem! Every time I click convert it "unexpectedly quits". I thought of just using real player or windows media for mac to play my wmas, but none of them have any organization system - you have to play file by file - no thank you. It seems like it works really easily for most people, why not us?
  3. grastafaram macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Same problem

    I'm having the same problem, and I'm trying to use a flash drive as well, pmaybe it has something to do with it. Does anyone out there have any answers??
  4. nerimiror macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    update surprise

    i don't believe it, but i got switch to work! apparently the problem wqas that it just hates .wma files - i successfully converted an itunes file into a normal mp3, and also into .aiff. it must be something with .wma!

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