How to convert WMA to iPod
Lots of people new to iPod and iTunes service who own the most of the albums in Windows Media Player WMA audio format. But WMA files are not works with Apple iPod. You need to convert WMA to iPod supported format such as AAC, MP3.
If the WMA files you may want to enjoy on your iPod are common files (no DRM protected), you can easy convert it. You simply drag and drop them into iTunes Library and these wma files should be automatically converted to iPod format that you chosen in iTunes preferences for importing.
However, iTunes can not convert DRM protected WMA files. Music or songs that downloaded from the online music providers like Napster To Go, Nokia Ovi Music, Rhapsody, BearShare, iMesh, Kazaa and many more are DRM protected. DRM is a debatable enforcement on digital intelligence rights protections. WMA codecs doesn't include any DRM but the ASF container format can have DRM facilities. And WMA file is embed ASF in container. That's to say, together with Windows Media DRM, wma can be protected files too.
The following guide will show you how to convert both protected and unprotected WMA (Windows Media Audio) music files to MP3 format for Apple iPod or other MP3 music players.
How to convert DRMed WMA songs to iPod with this step-by-step
Step 1. Download DRM Converter software and install it (Windows Media Play should be preinstalled)
Note: If you are a Mac user, please download AllMyMusic for Mac.
This software can convert wma to mp3 or aac/m4a for iPod playback, including protected DRM WMA files. It is a powerful DRM remover, which can help you convert protected WMA to iPod music. And it can convert DRM protected videos as well.
Step 2. Import WMA files
Add your bought WMA music to the program by clicking "Add..." button.
Step 3. Choose Output folder
Click "Browse" button to specify an output folder where your converted files will be saved)
Step 4. Output format setting
Choose an output format (MP3, AAC, M4A, WMA are palyable on iPod) from "Audio files to" listing.
Step 5. Start convert WMA to iPod
Click "Start" button to start WMA to iPod conversion. It will remove DRM from WMA files and convert WMA to MP3 that can be played on any music player.
When the conversion is completed, connect your iPod to Laptop or computer and sync the converted music files to iPod with iTunes. Enjoy your favorite songs on iPod.
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