My daughter has just bought an iPod nano. Previously she had an MP3 player, and she downloaded a lot of songs from MSN music and subsequently from Nokia Music. These are all on our computer, and she now wants to put them onto the new iPod. She has been trying transfer them to the iTunes folder that she has just downloaded, so that she can then put them onto the iPod.
Problem is they have a suffix .wma, and she gets a message telling her that wma is a protected format which cannot be converted.
Many thanks for the replies, we're starting to investigate this, I've found a lot of information by doing a Google search as suggested, and I've looked at the website suggested by mark2.
Problem is that I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to this, and am really looking for a website with a simple explanation of the whole process, so I can advise my daughter. Obviously there's some downloads that are completely free and some that aren't. I'm also wary about what we're about to download onto our computer, I assume it's safe.
The more I read, the more confused I'm getting! If anyone can point me to something that explains all this clearly and simply that would be great please.
I assume you have the latest i Tunes. Basically, if you buy i tunes on line, the default for 79p is .m4p - drm protected format. You can pay more - 99p to download in the universal .mp3 format. You can also, by burning an audio CD from i tunes (about 20 tracks per CD) then re - import as mp3. Also you can se i tunes to import CD tracks as .mp3. There are converter programmes to convert .wma and other formats to .mp3. I use Roxio Creator 2009, a paid for programme. Having assemled youe converted files int a folder, simply " add folder to library" in i tunes music.
I use Radiotracker 5 Platinum, (about £25) for my grand children ,that "looks" for your choice of songs / artists on thousands of FM radio stations and saves them as mp3. Good and legal (in the sense that it is no different from the old way of recording Top of the Pops on tape in the old days)Also little risk of virus - I would not touch file sharing sites. I buy i Tunes as well.Strictly speaking there are DRM issues on recording from the radio, but no one has been prosecuted for it if for own use and not used for public entertainment.