Using Windows Media with iPhone 4s
I know, just use iTunes. I don't want to. When I do an online search for how to do this I see some 3rd party software for sale which for all I know is great but I'd like to ask the pros here if anyone has an easy method for doing this.
Thanks in advance.
- 06-04-2012, 07:15 AM #2
First of all, what do you mean by "Windows Media?" Do you specifically mean .wmv files? If so, you're SOL for the most part.
If you simply mean you want to load music to your iPhone without syncing with iTunes - that is the easy way. It remains the biggest negative to Apple.
I mean simply using Windows Media to load music files onto my iPhone. I see software out there that claims to do it but I'd like to hear first hand accounts before I mess with / pay for it.
I love the iPhone but I agree with this music file issue being the biggest negative to Apple. If iTunes is so great than people would use it even if the iPhone was made to be MP3 or WMA capable.
- 06-04-2012, 08:14 AM #4
- 06-04-2012, 09:24 AM #5
I use iTunes for everything on my phone and am happy with it. It's reliable, fast, and efficient for my needs. However I am not too sure anyone here would have first hand experience using Windows Media Player to sync since Apple tends to lock that program out. If there is an app, you're going to have to go at it alone and try it. TOFTT.
The iPhone plays MP3s? You sure about that? I thought iTunes converted everything to AAC first so that it could be played on Apple devices.
Using WMP would just be easier and conserve hard drive space. It would be a cool move to allow this.
Last edited by edd; 06-04-2012 at 09:46 AM.
- 06-04-2012, 10:05 AM #7
- 06-04-2012, 10:10 AM #8
I can't see Apple ever willingly giving up that control. They even protect their ecosystem from other media players - remember the Palm/WebOS hacks to iTunes a few years ago... it's all part of Apple's cat and mouse game with the rest of the world. It's just how it is.
I can't say enough how much I enjoy this phone but there's something inside me that doesn't want to wade too far into Apple's waters. I always keep an eye on the WP7 phones but Sprint's selection is close to non-existent so the iPhone is an easy choice since I'm not willing to switch carriers yet.
- 06-04-2012, 11:04 AM #10
- 06-04-2012, 07:09 PM #11
The downloader for AmazonMP3 even will add downloaded tracks to your iTunes library automatically and put it's own storage folder inside the iTunes folder.
All you need to do is use iTunes. You don't need to ever buy anything from it as long as everything is in a compatible format. For audio this is easier since it plays MP3 which is very common. The simplest way to find out is, if it plays in iTunes it will transfer and play on your iPhone. For videos unfortunately they must be in a specific format.
Last edited by sting7k; 06-04-2012 at 07:15 PM.