microsoft and ipods

  tony58 20:24 20 Jan 2006

i have about 100h of music on my computer and would like to put some or all of it on a mp3 player, but have been told that i can,t buy a ipod because microsoft uses a different format or something . could you please help, (in simple terms ) tony

  frior-one 20:57 20 Jan 2006

my daughter has an mp3 which can play mp3's or wma (windows format). we copy to it by using windows media player to rip the cd then open up the music folder and copy to the player like copying to a folder.

  Computerdope 22:23 20 Jan 2006

winXP, plus software, that came with the IPod

  SG Atlantis® 23:21 20 Jan 2006

files that end in .mp3 will be fine
files that end in .wma won;t be on an Ipod.

mp3 is a standard format used by all players
wma is windows media audio used by some players this format is owned by microsoft.

If you have wma files they are easy to convert to mp3 (the standard format).

Just buy the best player that you like.

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