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Convert WMA to M4A for Free – Import WMA to iTunes Properly and Effortlessly

Author by Oswald

Updated on Jul 10, 2020

If you're having trouble adding WMA music to iTunes library, having no clue about M4A files, and wondering whether you should or how to convert WMA to M4A, this page is the right guide for you.

There is some important information about WMA, M4A, WMA to iTunes and WMA M4A conversion listed up front. May that help you sort things out.

About WMA, M4A, WMA to iTunes and WMA M4A Conversion...

1. M4A files stand for Audio-only MPEG-4 files, with .m4a as a file extension (in most cases). M4A is mainly applied to, and perfectly supported by iTunes. WMA (Windows Media Audio) is not natively supported by iTunes. One can neither add to nor open WMA in iTunes directly.

Tips: Audio formats that iTunes supports are: MP3, WAV, AIFF, MPEG-4, AAC and Apple Lossless.

2. M4A files are unencrypted. iTunes Plus tracks, for instance. The ones in iTunes Store encrypted by FairPlay Digital Rights Management use the .m4p extension instead. So if we're talking about adding music to iTunes, Digital Rights Management is out of the picture – You don't have to pay for M4A.

3. iTunes can't recognize unsupported types of audio files, one of the common causes of the "can't add music to iTunes library" issue.

4. Among all iTunes supported audio formats, M4A possesses the best balance between quality and size. And M4A surely is more compatible with iTunes as it was designed by Apple. Those are what make M4A (MPEG-4 Audio) the best choice for us to convert WMA for iTunes.

5. M4A is on a par with WMA in size and quality – which means you won't be faced with quality loss or larger file size after the WMA M4A conversion. And M4A has better compatibility. By the way, M4A is supported by Windows Media Player, just as WMA.

I hope you've got the gist since we're here –  WMA to M4A conversion is the best shortcut to add WMA to iTunes. Apart from importing WMA files to iTunes correctly to enrich your iTunes library, you get to enjoy WMA audio collection on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. as a bonus.

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How to Convert WMA Files to iTunes

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Step 1. Load WMA Files into the WMA iTunes Converter

Install & launch WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the Converter interface. Then click "Add Files" to add WMA files or drag them to the program. Press the inverted triangle button at the bottom to specify an output path.

Step 2. Convert WMA to M4A

Click on the "Click to change output format" section on the right. As I suggested above, M4A is the recommended format. Select "Audio" from the category box above > Click the M4A icon > Click the "Run" button to commencet the conversion.

Problem solved! Your audio files are now in M4A format and can be properly recognized by iTunes now. As you may notice, there are plenty of other formats & devices for you to convert to, but I'll skip that for now.

Learn more: WMA to MP3 | WMA to WAV | M4A Cutter

Optional Solution: WMA to M4A Online Converter

There are quite a lot advantages of online converters: Handy, easy, no software installation, no device limitation, etc. But I wouldn't trust them with large/hi-res audio files since they can be unsteady sometimes. But if you are dealing with small WMA files and you don't really care much about audio quality, they can be of great assistance.

Here's a decent one I'm currently using: Online Audio Converter. Let's convert WMA for iTunes with it right away!

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Step 1. Navigate to Click the "Open files" button to add WMA files and wait for the upload procedure

Step 2. Set M4A as the output format

Step 3. Customize advanced settings if needed

Step 4. Click "Convert" to start the conversion

Step 5. Download the M4A file on your computer or save it to Google Drive/Dropbox


Aside from WMA to M4A conversion, with the help of WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory, compatibility issue will no longer haunt you. And there are more special-designed functions for iOS devices: Convert M4A to iPhone Ringtone, convert AAC to iPhone Ringtone, play WebM video with your iPhone, etc.

Have a good one.

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