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Thursday, January 8, 2015

How to Convert Protected WMA Files to AAC Format via iTunes 12 on PC

The Windows Media Audio (WMA) format is a high-quality format that allows you to listen to music in a digital format with little to no quality loss. However, it is not the most compatible of formats, especially if you have an iPod personal music player. The Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format is the preferred format for iPods as well as many other media players, and converting WMA files to AAC is a very simple process. 

Converting protected Windows Media files to AAC is useful if you wish to put protected WMA files on your iPod. This is because AAC is the proprietary audio format that Apple uses. To do this, you can utilize Windows Media Player and iTunes . Both audio programs are free and can be downloaded.


Things you need
1. Computer with CD drive and blank CD-R:
2. iTunes

Detailed steps:
1. Open Windows Media Player.
2. Click "Burn." This will open a tab within Windows Media Player that contains a "Burn List." Drag and drop the protected WMA files you would like to convert to AAC into this "Burn List."
3. Place a blank CD-R into your computer's CD burner and then click "Start Burn" to burn the protected WMA files to the CD.
4. Open iTunes when the burning process is complete.
5. Open iTunes preferences. Within the preferences menu, select the "General" tab. Then open the "Import Settings" menu.
6. Select the "AAC Encoder" from the "Import Settings" menu. Then click "OK" to confirm this change and exit.
7. What you need to do next is insert the CD disc into the disc drive and then import CD into iTunes. On how to import CD into iTunes 12, you could check iTunes 12 for Mac: Import songs from CDs for details.

If you think these steps are not easy, and you happen to have some unprotected WMA audio files for converting to AAC format for iTunes, you could check 2 Ways to Convert WMA Audio Files to AAC Format for iTunes for easier solutions.

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