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Old 02-10-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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Back in 2005, I used to buy music from Walmart.com for 88 cents a song. Back then I used to just burn all the songs to CD. Then I met my wife and since her computer was better than mine, my old computer went into storage after we married in August 2006.

Just last night I decided to hook up my old computer as I am planning on getting rid of it and decided to see what files it had on it. I found all of my old music still on there.

These days I no longer buy from Walmart.com, but i do buy from iTunes as I now have an iPod. I decided to download all those music files to my thumb drive, as I want to add them to my iTunes library but the files are protected.

Does anyone here know how I can change the files (they're wma BTW" so i can upload all these songs to iTunes?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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If the files have DRM protection, in not sure you can do just a file import. You said they can be burned onto a cd; I would just burn them and then use iTunes to import to the new computer.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Wasilla Alaska
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If the files have DRM protection, in not sure you can do just a file import. You said they can be burned onto a cd; I would just burn them and then use iTunes to import to the new computer.
Use whatever program you used in the past to burn them, don't just drag and drop and then click burn, you'll probably have the same problem as dragging and dropping to/from the thumb drive.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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Well I just found a problem....apparently I can't burn the songs to the CD ROM, it will not allow it and just freezes up.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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Importing Windows Media Audio files with iTunes for Windows
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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"iTunes for Windows cannot import or play WMA files that are protected by Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM). These files usually come from other online music stores. Additionally, Windows Media Player encodes CDs to protected WMA format by default, though you may change that setting. "

To Deez Nuttz: Does it give you any errors or is it just a lock up? Try a different CD in the drive?

You could do a search for programs that remove the DRM, in this case you bought the music, it's yours, stripping that protection wouldn't be illegal for transferring to a new PC. Just be careful with what you download.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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To Deez Nuttz: Does it give you any errors or is it just a lock up? Try a different CD in the drive?
No errors, just the PC freezes up and doesn't unfreeze unless rebooted.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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If all else fails route the speaker output into a aux/mic jack on another computer. Not ideal but it will work.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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transcode to WAV maybe?
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