How to put protected WMA files onto iPod?

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  1. jonny round boy

    jonny round boy
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    Got the g/f a 4GB Nano for christmas - set up iTunes etc no problem.

    There was an album she wanted, but Woolworths had it for download cheaper than iTunes, so she bought it & downloaded it. Trouble is, it's a protected WMA format. I've tried importing it to iTunes, but it says it can't import protected files.

    How do I convert protected WMA files to AAC?

    I even tried burning the WMA files to audio CD so I could import it that way, but that didn't work (I think my CD drive is faulty, doesn't want to write CDs half the time).

    Any ideas how I can get this on?
     
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    You could record each track using Windows Sound Recorder as it's played in Windows Media Player if your sound card offers the Wave Out Mix as a recordable input (i.e. a loop-back). Do a Save As for each file and click on Change... button to set MP3 format (which the iPod will play OK).
     
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    Burn the files off to CD (protection allowing) then re-rip them from the CD
     

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