How to Play WMA on iPod, iPhone, iPad?

WMA to iPod Converter - Convert WMA to iPod on Mac/PC

As per Apple official website iPod Touch can only play some audio formats, including AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3, MP3 Variable Bit Rate, WAV, AA, AIFF. So if you want to play some unsupported audio format, like WMA, you need to convert WMA to iPod Touch supported audio format, like MP3. The following article will just tell you how to convert iPod Touch unsupported audio formats, like WMA, to iPod Touch supported one.

Method 1: Use iTunes

Of course if you have run a Windows version of iTunes you can directly use the Windows version of iTunes to transcode the DRM unprotected WMA to iTunes supported MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc and then sync the transcoded audio format to iPod for playback.

Guide for Use Windows version of iTunes to transcode WMA to iTunes supported MP3, WAV, etc

Open iTunes> Click the Edit menu and select Preferences> go to General tab and then open Import Setting> Choose MP3 Encoder, WAV Encoder, etc from the Import Using menu>Add WMA file by clicking File button and then clicking Add to Library button, finally click Convert button.

After the transcoding is finished you can sync the transcoded MP3, WAV, etc to iPod for playback.


But if you have run Mac version of iTunes or your WMA is DRM protected you can not use your iTunes to transcode your WMA to iTunes supported MP3, WAV, etc for syncing to iPod. So what comes? How to solve this? Then here comes the following Method 2.

Method 2: Use Avdshare Audio Converter

Avdshare Audio Converter can convert DRM protected or unprotected WMA directly to iPod supported MP3, WAV, etc no matter what version of iTunes you have installed or whether you have installed iTunes or not.

Besides convert WMA to iPod supported audio format Avdshare Audio Converter can also convert iPod unsupported MPEG Layer 1, MPEG Layer 2, etc or iPhone, iPad unsupported audio formats to iPod, iPhone, iPad supported one.

What's more this Avdshare Audio Converter is also capable of converting between all audio formats, including MP3, FLAC, M4A, AU, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AAC, AC3, etc.


If you want to convert iPod, iPhone, iPad unsupported video formats to iPod, iPhone, iPad supported one you can search Avdshare Video Converter to help you.

Convert WMA to iPod Guide

The following step by step guide will take convert WMA to MP3 as an example and this guide can also help to convert other unsupported audio formats to iPod, iPad, iPhone.

Make Preparation: Free download WMA to iPod Converter


Free download the professional WMA to iPod Converter - Avdshare Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.



Step 1 Import WMA files

Click "Add file" button to import WMA file(s) to Avdshare Audio Converter. Dragging and dropping WMA to Avdshare Audio Converter or batch converting WMA is allowed.


Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Click "Profile" button to select mp3 as the targeted output format from the "General Audio" category.


Step 3 Convert WMA to MP3

Click "Convert" button to complete converting WMA to MP3.