Windows OS users who have iPod, iPad or other Apple gadgets may wonder how they could possibly transfer songs from Windows Media Player to iTunes so that they can enjoy their music collection in computer on portable device as well. But there’re problems in synchronization because of the restrictions set by iTunes, so a feasible method is required at this point.
Default way to import songs to iTunes
You can directly add songs in MP3, WAV format to iTunes in the following steps. But keep in mind that this method only works when your audio files are compatible with iTunes and not copyright-protected.
Step one: Once you have opened iTunes, click the “File” tab on the top left corner and select “Add File to Library” from the drop-down menu.
Step two: Navigate to Music directory where your audio files are located and choose the song you would like to add to iTunes.
Note: As iTunes is only compatible with the following audio formats: MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC, M4A, so if your song is in WMA format(Windows Media Audio) which is not supported by iTunes, a window will pop up to remind you of converting it to AAC format. Just click “Convert” button to continue.
Step three: Then you will find the songs you have just added in the iTunes library.
However, iTunes can only be used to convert unprotected WMA files. So if your songs are DRM protected, then the above steps won’t work. But you don’t need to worry about that, there still exists several ways to transfer music from Windows Media Player to iTunes. Check them after the jump.
Method one: Streaming Audio Recorder
Perhaps the best way to add DRM-protected songs in Windows Media Player to iTunes is by using Streaming Audio Recorder. As it allows you to generate iTunes compatible music files and add to iTunes directly. Moreover, this method is applicable for all music file. To be specific, Streaming Audio Recorder is a comprehensive audio recording program that comes with a dozen of features such as audio converting, audio editing, CD burning, CD ripping, etc. You can check out the following steps to import music from Windows Media Player to iTunes.
Launch this desktop program and change the default settings as you want.
Hit the “On” button to start recording, then you can play the song in Windows media player.
Click the “Off” button when it’s complete.
Select “Add to iTunes” from the “Tools” menu.
Hit on “Add” tab and choose the songs you want to add to iTunes.
Click “Start” button and then you’ll find the songs in iTunes Library.
Additionally, it can also meet your needs of entertainment as it allows you to search and download MP3 based on the keywords you entered. Plus, it recommends some radio stations as well as appealing songs for you to download.
Method two: Noteburner Audio Converter
Noteburner Audio Converter is a DRM removal tool that would help to remove DRM protection from songs by burning those audio tracks to a virtual CD with Windows Media Player or Winamp. After that, it enables you to convert those files to unprotected audio tracks in MP3, WMA or WAV with fast conversion speed.
However, one of the downsides is that this tool is not compatible with Windows Media Player 11 or higher. Besides, it does fall short on features.
Above are my suggestions on how to transfer songs from Windows Media Player to iTunes, hope it helps!
You can transfer music to iTunes with going to “Files”>”Add Files” to choose files from your windows media player on pc to iTunes. Then, you can move to connect your iPhone to iTunes on PC and select “Music” tab under summary tab to sync music data from iTunes to iPhone. Or you can use iPhone Transfer to handle this transferring.