While MP3 files are among the most compatible and accessible audio files used on computers, a variety of other file types are used for multiple purposes. Among these alternate types, WMA files are compressed Windows Media files that are popular on Windows systems. While these extensions work with Windows programs, they do not play on popular devices such as the iPod. They can, however, be easily converted to MP3 format using the free iTunes media player offered by Apple.
Download and install Apple's iTunes player on your computer from the program's official website. Launch the player on your desktop.
Drag and drop the WMA file on your computer onto the iTunes library.
Select "Edit">"Preferences">"Import Settings" in the upper menu of your iTunes.
Select "Import Using: MP3 Encoder" in the "Import Settings" menu and click "OK."
Right-click on the WMA file in your library and select "Create MP3 Version" in the pop-up menu. This will convert your file to MP3 format and will place the new version of your file in your library directly below the original.
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