My flash drive stored so many songs and I want to transfer music from flash drive to itunes, does anyone knows how to achieve it ?
As flash drives become popular for sharing and transferring files, one may find themselves with the hottest tracks that they need to transfer to iTunes but not knowing how to. iTunes is a great way to store your media files with its ability to sort your albums and artists in a more orderly manner. For this reason, many people want to transfer music from their flash drive to iTunes.
Actually, iTunes does not support all music formats. Formats that iTunes supports are; MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, M4R, M4B, AIFF and AIF, of which you can directly copy them to iTunes.
So basically, songs in a flash drive can be divided into two types: iTunes compatible ones and iTunes incompatible ones. iTunes compatible songs can be added to iTunes Library directly. iTunes incompatible music can't be imported to iTunes at all. Moreover, if you are using an outdated iTunes, you'll come up with the iTunes Error (14), which will also make it impossible for you to transfer music from flash drive to iTunes music library. To reach your goal, you should try a workaround. In the following, 2 solutions are provided for you to transfer all music (all formats) from a flash drive to an iTunes Library hassle freely.
When your songs are in MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, AIF, AIFF, M4R, and M4B, you can directly add them to your iTunes Library.
Insert your flash drive into a USB port on your computer with the compatible music you want to transfer.
Double click iTunes icon to launch it, and then select “Preferences” which you can find on the ‘Edit” menu.
Go to the “Advanced Preferences” by clicking “Advanced” two options that need to be checked on this option:
On the iTunes menu, select “File”, then “Add file to library” or “Add folder to library” which depends on what you want.
Browse your computer to find your flash drive, it should be visible under “My Computer”. Choose the songs or the folder with music to import it to the iTunes Library from the flash drive.
Alternatively, you can open your flash drive, select the songs or folder with music you want to import, copy it, on iTunes, while on the music window, select “Edit” then “paste”.
The process should not take long though it will depend on the number of songs you are importing, the more, the longer it might take.
There is another way to Transfer iTunes Supported Songs from a Flash Drive to iTunes Library easily with the software Aimersoft iMusic.
Unfortunately, if songs in your flash drive are not in the above mentioned iTunes supported formats, you should use this professional tool "iMusic" to transfer them to an iTunes Library. Here, I talk about how to transfer these iTunes incompatible songs from the flash drive to an iTunes Library.
Click the Download button here to get the iMusic installation package and install it on computer. Separate iMusic (Windows) and iMusic (Mac) are both available right now. Choose the right version for your computer.
Connect the flash drive with music you want to import to iTunes to your computer by inserting it into your computer’s USB port.
From the top main window of iMusic, you can see a 'ITUNES LIBRARY' item. Click it to reveal the 'Music' window. On the 'Music' window, select 'Add Folder' or 'Add File' by clicking the + symbol on the right. And then browse you computer to import music from the flash drive.
During the process, if there are some iTunes incompatible songs, a prompt will pop up, asking you to convert songs to your Apple device supported format. Click 'Convert then Transfer' to enable the conversion. The songs will be transfered to your iTunes Library without any problem.
That's it, so easy right ? You have finished the process to export music from flash drive to itunes. Click here to know how to transfer music from iTunes Library to Flash Drive/USB/Memory Stick .