2 Ways to Transfer Music from Windows Media Player to iPod

Learn how to transfer music from Windows Media Player to iPod via iTunes and the third party softwares.

Mar 30,2020 • Filed to: iPhone Transfer • Proven solutions

Transferring Music from a Windows computer or Mac OS X to an iPod has always been tricky due to the differences that exist for different softwares and operating systems. Most of the people like to listen to music on Windows Media player and they use the same software to rip music from a CD. When you want to transfer music from the Windows Media Player to the iPod, there are two ways available. You can choose to transfer the songs from Windows Media Player to iTunes then copy these songs between iTunes and iPod. Alternatively, you can also use the third party software to transfer music directly from Windows Media Player to iPod.

Part 1.Transfer Music from Windows Media Player to iPod via iTunes

Step 1 Open Windows Media Player on your computer and locate the songs that you want to transfer to your iPod. Right-click on the songs and select "Open File Location". This will open the folder which shows all the musisc lists which you play in the Windows Media Player. Remember the location of this folder and we suggest you write down the location of this folder.

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Step 2 Open iTunes on your computer and Click on the little arrow button in the iTunes. Now, click on "Add file to Library". Go to the location of the songs that you found in the Windows Media Player and select the songs that you want to move to the iTunes and tap on "Open".

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Step 3 The final step involves the sync of these tracks to your iPod. Connect your iPod with the PC and finding your device as shown in the screenshot below. Choose the music in the left tab which will show all the music files stored inside your iPod, along with selecting the "Sync Music ". You can either sync the whole iTunes library or transfer the selected songs. Once you have selected the songs or playlists , please click on the Sync button at the bottom of iTunes.

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Part 2.Transfer Music from Windows Media Player to iPod with dr.fone - Phone Manager (iOS) (Recommended)

One of the biggest issues facing people when they transfer the songs from the Windows Media Player exists due to the format incompatibility of songs. The songs in the Windows Media Player are mostly stored in WMA format which is not compatible with the iPod. However, the dr.fone - Phone Manager (iOS)is created to resolve such problems with the ability to automatically convert these songs to Mp3 format and make them be compatible with the iPod. In adddition, when you use the dr.fone, it will not remove the existing contents from your iPod. Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to use this software to Transfer Music from Windows Media Player to iPod.

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Step-by-step guide to using dr.fone - Phone Manager (iOS) to transfer music from Windows Media Player to iPod

Step 1 Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Connect your iPod to the computer and launch the software. From the main window shown below, please choose the "Transfer" option.

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Step 2 Click on the "Music" at the top of window below and then click on ”Add“ button. Now, go to the location of the music files and select the songs that you want to transfer. Wait for a few seconds beofre the program finishes the transfer process from your computer to your iPod.

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