How To Download Windows Media Player Music To Iphone

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How To Download Windows Media Player Music To Iphone

Getting iTunes & Windows Media Player to play nicely

  1. How to Transfer Music from Windows Media Player to iPhone without iTunes.
  2. Find where your Windows Media Player music is being stored. Windows Media Player loads music files stored on your computer. In order to load these songs into iTunes, you simply need to know the location of all of your music files. Open Windows Media Player. Click File → Manage libraries → Music. If you don't see the menu bar, press the Alt key.
  3. Import Windows Media Player playlists, albums and artists to Apple Music instantly in 2021. MusConv helps to transfer songs to various music services.

Open up Windows Media Player and click on “Playlists” to display all your playlists. Next, right-click on the playlist you want to transfer and then click the “Open File Location” command. If you prefer to navigate there in File Explorer, the files are stored in the following location (replacing YourUsername with the.

Short version

If you want WMP & iTunes to live in harmony then disable WMP's options for updating or reorganising media, then tell it that its Rip Folder is the same as your iTunes MediaMusic folder. Move anything you want to add into iTunes either into the Automatically add to iTunes folder, assuming you are happy letting iTunes organise things, otherwise place them where you want, but inside the iTunes Media folder. If you are letting iTunes Keep the iTunes Media folder organised then WMP will work out when iTunes has moved something, but the reverse is not the case. WMP will also detect and add compatible (non-AAC) files that have been ripped or downloaded using iTunes, unless you tell it not to of course. If you want to automatically add compatible (non-WMA) files created by WMP into iTunes use iTunes Folder Watch or manually re-add the iTunes Media folder . You should probably settle on .mp3 as your default media format so that the same audio files can be used in either player without unnecessary duplication of files. Choose a bitrate that gives you good enough quality, probably 256k or above. N.b. Most video formats will only work in one of the two media players.

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Longer version, with pictures

Using Edit > Preferences > Advanced take a note of the location of your iTunes Media folder, here for example I show the default path for a user called Steve. I choose to organise my files manually but generally recommend setting the Keep iTunes Media folder organised option to others as it requires less housekeeping. Having Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library set often encourages unnecessary duplication if you repeatedly import the same content when located outside of the media folder but the choice is yours. If you are going to let iTunes manage the files then you can move or copy your imports into the Automatically Add to iTunes folder (inside the iTunes Media folder) otherwise arrange them to your taste within the iTunes Media folder before manually adding them to the library.

On the Preferences > General tab set your Import Settings to mp3 with a sample rate to suit your taste and the capacity of your devices.

In Windows Media Player use Tools > Options > Rip Music to set WMP's rip folder to <iTunes Media Folder>Music. Set the format to mp3 and choose your quality settings. Disable the Rip when CD inserted option so you can choose whether to rip with WMP or iTunes.

On the Library tab make sure the highlighted check boxes are not ticked. This prevents WMP from automatically updating files and moving them about which can confuse iTunes. With both programs sharing the same media folders you should also take care when deleting tracks from one library that you don't accidentally delete the files if they should be left for the alternate library.


WMP is able to detect when media has been moved from one location to another (providing it is monitoring the target folder) so you can move any music that is currently organised in your main <User's Music> folder into your iTunesiTunes MediaMusic folder and WMP will reconnect to it. You can then add those folders that you want to into iTunes without creating duplicates. Of course you may have already duplicated some material so you'll need to consider this before deciding what to move around and what to delete. See also my DeDuper script for removing duplicates and this thread for more background on it, including tips on how to dedupe manually.

Existing WMA or AAC files in each library can be set out in the same folder structure accessible only to the WMP or iTunes libraries respectively or you can opt to convert them to a common format when the need arises.

See Backup your iTunes for Windows library with SyncToy for a suggested backup strategy.

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See Make a split library portable for more on the benefits of sticking to the standard iTunes layout.

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This user tip was generated from the following discussion: Problem with Windows Media Player stealing the files from iTunes.

When it comes to playing music on Windows PC, one of the most common platforms used by majority of the users is Windows Media Player. Also abbreviated as WMP, it is an application of media player that enables the users to play audio, view images and videos on their PCs and other devices. Developed by Microsoft, Windows Media Player works on PC with Microsoft OS and mobile devices based on Windows. If you have your collection of favorite songs on Windows Media Player and wish to enjoy them on your iPod, then they need to be transferred to the iDevice first. On the other hand, if you have some of your favorite songs on iPod and you no longer wish to keep them on iDevice, then you can transfer the songs to WMP so that you have access to your favorite playlist. Thus you need to sync iPod to Windows Media Player in order to complete the transfer process.


The following article will help to know the ways to sync iPod with Windows Media Player and transfer music between Windows Media Player and iPod.