- 01-07-2010, 01:36 PM #2
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- 01-07-2010, 01:52 PM #6
you're probably going to be rebuying your music and using itunes. the only songs that were purchased directly through media player that I know of will not play on an ipod or iphone.
basically if you bought it with Windows/Microsoft DRM it's out and you will be replacing it. If you bought it as an mp3 from somewhere like emusic or amazon it's probably ok and you can add it into itunes to sync.
that said, if it is protected with a non-Apple DRM you can attempt to hack the song and then convert it to a supported filetype, Apple will not play any windows media format regardless of if it has DRM.
or you can burn all the songs to a music CD and import them into itunes.
Last edited by flyingember; 01-07-2010 at 01:54 PM.
- 01-10-2010, 07:29 PM #7
Ooh yeah didn't think about that DRM stuff when I posted earlier, yeah that won't transfer, but if it's a regular mp3 that you ripped from a CD than it will transfer to iTunes, just go to the File menu in iTunes and select Add File or Add Folder. This is pretty easy and seamless...
- 01-11-2010, 08:08 AM #8
Go ahead and ask me how much I'm not enjoying iTunes. All of my music was organized in Windows Media Player. All in .mp3 format. ITunes only converted about half of it and uploaded it. The rest I'm having to upload from the original CDs - PITA! Plus having to reorganize everything all over again as to genre, put the compilations back together, some of the artwork won't pull up, etc. etc. It's taking forever to get my music back to how I want it.
PLUS, every time I add music to iTunes and sync my phone, the sync won't work, I have to de-select all music, re-sync which removes all music, then sync again to get it to put the new music back on the phone which takes a long time. And I mean that I have to do this EVERY TIME I add music to iTunes.
If anyone has a resource for using iTunes easier, please pass it along. It's the one thing I am not enjoying about the iPhone.
- 01-11-2010, 10:01 AM #9
How much music do you have (actual size)? Is it all mp3s <=320kbit?
Genre is super easy to fix. There's a field where you can enter it en mass Select multiple songs and choose the genre for all of them at once. There's also a field for compilations if I remember right. You can pick all the songs and put them in the same compilation at the same time too.
artwork doesn't pull up because they store artwork in different ways.
- 01-11-2010, 11:02 AM #10
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- 01-11-2010, 01:31 PM #13
you can make a smart playlist with all of one genre, or played a certain number of times, or this or that. and it updates automatically. genius playlists do work. my wife saved several of these. took her no time to make several playlists she liked
you can sync your playlists to the phones and the music stays correct with no extra work, making it really easy to switch between sets of music. choose your playlists of choice and it does the rest.
the music not syncing without removing thing is really weird. this doesn't sound right. are you manually managing the songs or syncing?
- 01-11-2010, 02:28 PM #14
I'm syncing and the whole sync fails. This is a known problem - I found the solution by searching this forum. The fix is to de-select music from the sync list, perform a sync (which removes all music from phone) then re-select the music to sync, and perform a sync.
- 01-11-2010, 03:19 PM #15
you can also update a playlist in advance of syncing.
not at all tedious
- 01-11-2010, 03:28 PM #16