How to Transfer Music between Windows Media Player and iTunes

Summary

Part 1 - How to add Windows Media Player music to iTunes library; Part 2 – How to convert iTunes music to Windows Media Player.

Kelly Woods

April 27, 2012

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Transfer Windows Media Player Music to/from iTunes

Merge Windows Media Player Music with iTunes

For iOS devices, you need to import music from computer to iPod with iTunes. For Zune, Windows Media Player is the manager tool. Here's a solution to transfer music between Windows Media Player and iTunes.

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Part 1: Import Windows Media Player Music to iTunes

  • Browse to your Windows Media Player music folder, which can be found by: Right click on the songs > Open file location:
  • Find Windows Media Player Music Location

    Find Windows Media Player Music Location

  • Open iTunes > File > Add Folder to iTunes > Follow the same directory as where Windows Media Player saved the music:
  • Import Windows Media Player Music to iTunes Step 1

    Add Folder to iTunes

  • If you have files in WMA format, you will be prompted to convert those WMA files to AAC. This is a necessary step if you want those tracks available to play on your iPod or iPhone.

Part 2: Transfer iTunes music to Windows Media Player

  • Open Windows Media Player > Organize > Manage libraries > Music:
  • Transfer iTunes music to Windows Media Player Step 1

    Open Windows Media Player

  • Click Add to browse the file folder location of your iTunes library. And Click OK.
  • Transfer iTunes music to Windows Media Player Step 2

    Click Add to browse the file folder location

The Bottom Line

Both Microsoft and Apple provide effective pathway for syncing media content from computer to devices. But whenever you feel uncomfortable with iTunes or WMP, for instance, you just want to transfer iPod music onto computer, then you should find a way alternative.

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