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Windows media dosn't let me use itunes songs

For whatever reason, I can not import my itunes music into windows media, because when I go to the different folders named after the artists and then go to the album names, no song files show up. Is there a trick to it or something I missed. I need to finnish this in two days. Help ASAP!!!

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  • lbdarn Nov 23, 2008

    That works, thanks :)


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I tunes won't talk to media player, This wiil be fixed in version 12. The only choice you have is to burn audio CDs then rip them back into media player.

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Will iTunes cause my DVD burner to be unrecongnizable by Slideshow Expressions? How can I fix this?

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I found the following information on Individual Software's website. Yes, music downloaded using iTunes may indeed cause problems with SlideShow Expressions. I include a link for more reading; go to 'frequently asked questions':

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Why won't my music files work in Photo & Video Expressions?

Photo & Video Expressions is not compatible with audio files that have been protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) functionality. Most audio files purchased online through Internet music retailers like iTunes, Urge, or Rhapsody are encrypted with some form of DRM. Similarly, audio files that have been extracted from a CD or DVD (the process known as "ripping") using certain media applications (iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.) often have default settings that encrypt the files extracted.

There is no way to use DRM audio files purchased from online music retailers with Photo & Video Expressions. However, if you want to use music and audio files that you have extracted from your CD collection, then all you have to do is change the ripping setting in your media application before you extract the files to your computer.

To Change Your Ripping Settings:


  1. Click Edit on the iTunes menu bar and click Preferences.
  2. Click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window.
  3. Click the Importing tab.
  4. Click the Import Using drop down arrow, and click MP3 Encoder.
  5. Click the Settings drop down arrow, and click the desired sound quality.
    (NOTE: The higher the kbps (kilobits per second), the larger the file.)
  6. The Custom... setting allows you to adjust more specific settings.
  7. Click the OK button when you are finished.
  8. Click the CD title in the left pane of the iTunes window.
  9. Click the checkbox for each track to rip, and then click the Import CD button in the lower right corner of the iTunes window.
  10. Once the extraction process has completed, you can use these audio files in your Photo & Video Expressions project.

Jan 16, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions


3 Important Tips for iTunes on Windows for the non-MAC users There are times...

3 Important Tips for iTunes on Windows for the non-MAC users
There are times that software would bug down or get messed up. We do not have total control over them. Either software gets infected or damaged by a virus or even for an unknown reason its files just get messed up. Same is true for iTunes.
There are times that we experience doing an upgrade for iTunes and then all of the sudden it stops, crashes or this nasty little error window would pop-up. There are even times that we had to reinstall iTunes and, upon doing so, discover that we have lost our valuable music. This guide is the answer to all that problems.
Tip#1: Make sure that you know where all your data is being saved. For the iTunes Media Folder, the location is in your My Documents Folder ("My Documents\My Music\iTunes" to be exact). And that is the default location unless you changed it manually. Now, why do we need to know this. Simple. If things get messed up, this is where all your precious music are located. This is the folder you need to backup.
Tip#2: How do you make sure that all your music, downloaded or imported, is in that iTunes folder? What you need is to setup your iTunes to copy everything there. The reason why you need to do this is that everything will be organized. You would not have your music files all over the place or in different and random location, which would just give you headaches later on. You would then not need to search all your folders for your music files. Also, this prevents you from having problems during iTunes reinstallation where in most cases a lot of people would suddenly discover that some or a lot of their music is missing right after that process. So, how do you do this? On your iTunes menu at the top, click Edit. Then click Preferences. Click the advanced tab. Here you will notice that you have the location of your iTunes Media Folder. Right below that make sure you have a check on "Keep iTunes Media Folder Organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Media Folder when adding to library." The last item is the important one. This makes sure that all your data is copied to that folder. This item is by default not checked. So, make sure that there is a check mark on it.
Tip #3: What happens if the inevitable happens? If I could not update iTunes or if iTunes gets messed up? What do I do? As long as you have followed Tips #1 and 2, you are safe from the hassle of searching, downloading and importing all your data again. First, go into your iTunes Media Folder and copy all your data to a separate folder. This is your backup. Now, it is safe to uninstall iTunes. After you have uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes make sure that you follow Tip#2 again. Then after that just import them all back using iTunes' import functionality under the File Menu.
Now that you have these 3 steps you are all set and confident that, whatever happens to your iTunes, you will be able to recover all your data.

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I have a new I mac computer I tunes is all ready loaded but how do I download my music library to this computer ?? Thanks Bill

Depending on the size of the existing library, you can do it manually by downloading all of those files to your iMac over a network (this may take some time, depending on how much music you have) Then:
1. Launch iTunes
2. Select the iTunes drop down menu at the top of the screen
3. Select "Preferences".
4. Select "Advanced" to the far right of the window
The first input field allows you to specify the folder that iTunes uses for your music. Change this to match the location of your newly transferred music.
5. Uncheck the box that reads "Copy files to itunes Media folder when adding to library"
6. Select "OK" in the bottom right corner of this window.
7. Press command (apple) and "O", iTunes will open a window allowing you to add songs to your library. Select the folder where you have just located all of your music, then select "Open" in the bottom right corner of the window. It is not necessary to individually select each song, just the main file.
ITunes will now import your music into its library. This may take a few minutes, depending on the amount of music.

Jan 04, 2011 | Apple iTunes

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When I try to import a cd I get the message "itunes is not working properly" and it closes

Update your itunes to a latest version, also check is this happening on a particular cd ? Check the windows updates as well. Try to rip the cd using windows media player. if none of this helps then reinstall itunes. remember to backup your music before doing that.
thanks if this was helpful then kindly rate me

Dec 16, 2010 | Apple iTunes

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I have a PC running Win XP Pro. I have just purchased an iPone4 and am trying to add all my music from my old MP3 player. Itunes imports 200 odd songs justt fine (converting them from ogg to AAC along the...

iTunes.exe has been set to run in compatibility mode for an older version of Windows. For best result, turn off compatibility mode of iTunes before you open it.
> 1. Make sure iTunes isn't running. 2. Click Start, type regedit, then press Enter. 3. Navigate to this Registry location:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers 4; Its better you clean/repair Windows registry with Reg In Out. 4. Look in the main pane for a key that refers to iTunes. If you find one, delete it, then exit the Registry. 5. Start iTunes. The offending message should be gone!

Sep 27, 2010 | Apple iTunes

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import the cd into another music software such as windows media player and import the music into iTunes libary

Sep 13, 2009 | Apple iTunes

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open the itunes media library and drag the video files onto it . itunes will convert them automatically for synchronisation to the ipod or iphone whatever you have

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as far is i know this only works with music files not video or music that are non plus.
make sure that when you import the files that you are importing as mp3.

Mar 10, 2009 | Apple iTunes

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