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george555 06-23-2005 11:09 AM

Does iPod mini play WMA files
Hi all, i was wandering if the IPod mini's play WMA files, and how do you put them onto the iPod.

jh-retired 06-23-2005 11:18 AM

No, but iTunes will import them and convert them to a compatible format. Read my tutorial here:

george555 06-23-2005 11:55 AM

How to play wma files?
Please could someone tell me the best way to play songs from cd's onto the iPod mini (a have them on my windows media player now as wma files) Is there anyway to get them onto my iPod mini? Thanks

Emultion_Rawks 06-23-2005 11:58 AM

Well, first of all, welcome to the iPodlounge forums!

Secondly, the iPod Mini will NOT play WMA files, so you will have to convert them to MP3/AAC.

To convert the songs, you need iTunes, which you will have got with the iPod Mini on a CD. If you have lost that just download it for free here:

Then, open up iTunes and it should convert the songs automatically. It should bring them in, ask you do you want them imported, and then it SHOULD begin converting them. If not, then you will have to re-download the songs off the CDs, but onto iTunes.

george555 06-23-2005 12:03 PM

Thanks, I dont have my iPod yet, but im going to download iTunes and see if it does that. Once the songs are on iTunes, will all of them play on the iPod?
Thanks again.

Emultion_Rawks 06-23-2005 12:07 PM

Yes, once the songs are on iTunes, they will ALL play on the iPod Mini.

Your very welcome! :)

george555 06-23-2005 12:14 PM

Well it seems to be going ok, it had 417 songs to convert, so i think its going to take a while. Thankyou for all your help.

jh-retired 06-23-2005 12:17 PM

Your two threads have been merged. Do NOT double post again. One thread is good enough to get your question answered promptly.

Good luck with your conversion.

george555 06-23-2005 12:19 PM

Yes, im sorry about that. I posted it but could not find it anywere. i though i didnt post. So i posted this one. Sorry!!

iheartdiana 06-23-2005 09:58 PM

it made me dl windows median player 9 before i could convert

mjmoonwalker 06-24-2005 04:08 AM

iTunes pwns Windows Media Player! :p

george555 06-24-2005 07:58 AM

Iv finished putting all my songs into my libary, but there all in one big long list, is there any way to put the list so that you can just see the albums? and also (sorry to keep asking quesions) but when I put all these albums and songs onto my iPod, will it automaticly put them into the correct album? Thanks for any help

Emultion_Rawks 06-24-2005 10:31 AM

First of all, keep asking questions! It's what this forum is for!

Secondly, if you click on 'Browse' in iTunes, with your library opened up, (browse should be in the upper right hand corner), then iTunes will open up a window within the library. Just select 'Albums' from the list, and it will show you all the albums you have.

And yes, when you put all your music onto your iPod, it will automatically arrange the songs into the right albums and genres ect...

george555 06-24-2005 11:12 AM

Thanks again! Im getting my iPod tomorrow! Is there any way to tell the differance between a 1st gen and a 2nd gen. I want to get the 2nd gen because it has more battery life. But i dont want to get ripped off in the shops? Thank

Emultion_Rawks 06-24-2005 11:31 AM

Ok, to tell the generation of an iPod Mini, just look at the back of the Mini. If it says either 4GB or 6GB then it is a 2nd Generation iPod Mini, BUT if it says neither, then it is a 1st Generation.

Don't let those darn shop clerks persuade you into buying another MP3 Player! :)

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