Windows Media Audio files, also known as WMA files, are songs and other audio files most often associated with Windows Media Player. If you wish to add the WMA files to an iPod or similar portable media player, you may need to convert the files to a different format. Converting audio WMA files to a different format requires iTunes, which automatically converts the files for you, depending on your preferences, when you import a playlist.
Open iTunes on your computer.
Select "Edit," then "Preferences," "General," and then "Import Settings." to set the quality of your imported files. ITunes converts WMA files according to what you select here. Choose "Apple Lossless," or AAC, to ensure you can listen to the music on your iOS device. Choose "AIFF" to maintain quality; this option creates large files, however. Select "WAV" for songs you want to play on non-iOS devices. Select the quality level for the WAV conversion appropriate to the music.
Select "File," "Library" and then "Import Playlists" to import the playlist with the WMA audio files.
Open the songs in iTunes to confirm the quality of the conversion.
- ITunes on a Mac does not automatically convert your WMA files as of May 2012.
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