WMA file in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zarusoba, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. zarusoba macrumors 6502

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    There's a song I want to buy but it's not available on iTunes Australia. But it is available on Telstra's music service. However, the file is WMA.

    Will I be able to play the file in iTunes?

    If not, is there a way to get it work with iTunes?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Not really. The Windows version of iTunes can convert WMA to something that'll work in iTunes, but I doubt it'll have a chance if the file is encrypted with DRM. :eek:
     
  3. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    You can buy (very cheaply), EasyWma. Or, for free, this new, unproven app. called CoolWmaWmav.

    EasyWma works fine for me.
     
  4. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tips.

    It seems that Telstra has a selection of MP3s and another selection of WMAs. The song I want is only available as WMA.

    It's frustrating bulls**t. I could easily rip the audio for this song off the YouTube clip, but I want to get it legally.

    Incidentally, the song is by The Stone Roses: "She Bangs the Drums".
     
  5. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyway, I just found the song for .99 on Amazon as an MP3.
     
  6. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, Amazon MP3s are for North Americans only?

    Obviously the music industry doesn't want me to buy their stuff.
     

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