BigMan24 02:55 11 Jul 2005

Hi there,

I've always used Windows Media Player to play and organise my music. But recently I've changed to Apples iTunes.

But, because of Media Player, most of my music collection is in WMA format. For iTunes, it is asking me to convert it to either an apple format (i cant remember exactly what it is) or MP3.

Now, my question is:

Should I convert my music from WMA to MP3 on the computer?


Should I use the cd's (i have the originals, and theres not too many) and convert the music from cd to MP3?

Which way do we think would be fastest?

Thanks very much!

  Meekster 03:21 11 Jul 2005

I would really be concerned about the quality not the speed.

Remember converting from cd to wma has thrown away information, converting wma to mp3 again throws away information ..

So, if may be better just ripping straight from cd to your required format.

Plus choose the highest quality or bitrate you can .

  De Marcus 05:35 11 Jul 2005

If there isn't too many cd's just rip them again using Apples lossles format if have plenty of room to play with, if not the 192kbps encoder will give you cd quality sound.

To get to these options, start itunes, click on edit, then preferences. A new box should come up with some options along the top, choose the importing one and choose your encoder from there.

P.s. If some of your cd's aren't in the best condition, put a tick in the error correction box and away you go.

Sorry if that's teaching you to suck eggs ;-)

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