Replying to: Mac Compatibility by nitbhatia
Re: Mac Compatibility
First, remember that itunes music file is a protected AAC. Even though modern Nokia phones will support these files, it does not mean that you can just transfer via bluetooth, or memory card reader. It will not work that way. You will have to convert the music file to MP3. Here's what you do:
1) Open itunes on your computer, select "itunes" on the menu bar at the top of your screen and a drop-down menu will appear.
2) Select "preferences" (3rd option from the top).
FYI: you can skip steps 1 and 2 by pressing the command key and the comma key simultaneously.
3) A window will appear titled "General". Select "Advanced".
4) Now select "Importing" option.
5) You should see "Import Using" next to a selection window; make sure "MP3 encoder" is selected.
6) Find a blank rewritable CD and copy the songs you'd like to transfer onto it.
7) Now that your mac is using the MP3 encoder you can import the music files back to your mac and they will be converted into MP3 files. In some cases, the suffix will show "MPEG" instead of "MP3", but that's ok.
By now, you should be able to bluetooth or drag your music selection to the phone's memory card. Make sure you have a card reader because the mac will not see the the phone if it is plugged into the usb port.
Most of my library was purchased from itune's music store, so these are the steps I would have to take. if you purchased your favorite songs on CD already, then all you'll need to do is activate the MP3 encoder (steps 1-5) and import your music.
1) When transferring songs by drag 'n' drop, be sure to go to the finder and select "Music". Open the "itunes" folder, then you'll see the "itunes music" folder. Select the artist's folder and you'll see your MP3 files to be transferred in there.
2) These are a lot of steps and it can be a pain in the neck, but this is how it will work until Nokia makes a Symbian OS that's more compatible with macs.
3) Beware of "false shortcuts" itunes library has an option which allows the use to turn a protected AAC file to an MP3; problem is that it's still protected. the 8 steps listed above is the best way to take out the protective properties of the file.
if anyone knows of an easier way to go about this, please share!
- Re: Mac Compatibility by roens