Windows Media Audio (WMA) is the name of a series of audio codecs and their corresponding audio coding formats developed by Microsoft. WMA files are not compatible with Apple players like iTunes and portable devices like iPad, iPhone, and iPod. To make it possible, a simple but the best way is to convert WMA audio files to MP3, WAV, AAC or other compatible audio formats. Here we will show you 2 free options on how to convert WMA to iTunes supported formats.
Option 1. Convert WMA to Apple's Compatible Formats with iTunes
iTunes is an inbuilt application on Mac operating system which is often used to backup files or as a media player. You can also use the iTunes to convert incompatible audio files to iTunes supported format AAC. In the following steps, you will find how to convert WMA to AAC.
Preparation: Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed on your computer. Otherwise, download the latest version from Apple's official site.
Step 1. Launch iTunes and opt to "Add File to Library" on the upper-left corner from the drop-down menu. Then browse to select WMA file or drag and drop WMA file into iTunes directly.
Step 2. After you imported WMA file, a window will pop up to show you that iTunes will automatically convert WMA audio file to AAC format, so that they can be added to your library. Click "Convert" button.
Step 3. When the converting process is done, you can find the AAC format source audio in music playlist.
Option 2. Best iTunes Alternative to Convert WMA - VideoSolo Free Video Converter
iTunes is ideal to support WMA conversion. However, if you try converting WMA file to iTunes unsupported format, in which case you may need a desktop converter. VideoSolo Free Video Converter is the best one of them, which enables to convert WMA to iTunes with fast speed and high quality. This converter can convert audios and videos to different output formats and devices. Moreover, VideoSolo Free Video Converter is simple to use owing it to its simplified user interface and secure.
Step 1. Add WMA Files
Open YouTube video files by clicking on "Add File(s)" button. If you are out of patience, you can press the drop-down button for "Add Folder" to add more files at one time. Besides, you can just drag & drop the YouTube video files to the utility.
Step 2. Set iTunes Formats
The uploaded WMA file will now be displayed on the main interface. Click the drop-down menu of "Output Format", then move the cursor towards "General Audio" and choose output format like MP3, ALAC, M4A, AAC, etc.
Step 3. Change Output Path
The output folder is chosen by default, but you can change it to other destination folders.
Step 4. Convert WMA to iTunes
Once you finish the output settings, just click the "Convert" button to start converting WMA to iTunes. It will then begin to convert WMA file immediately. The converter will shut down the computer after conversion is done if needed. Now go ahead and play your newly converted file!
If you want to edit or convert a certain audio file to iTunes at top conversion speed and super-stability performance, the pro version VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate can help. More Features is here:
1. Convert video and audio files to 300+ formats and devices
2. Convert videos/audios to iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Samsung, PS4, Xbox, Smart TV, etc.
3. Include basic editing functions: clip, crop, rotate, watermark, etc.
4. Improve video quality and remove video noise with the built-in video enhancer
5. 6X faster speed with NVIDIA, AMD & Intel GPU acceleration
When your friend sent you a load of great songs ripped from his old CDs in WMA format which cannot be played in iTunes on your Mac. Now you can try the mentioned 2 methods to solve it.