How to Transfer Music From iTunes to Media Player

Updated April 17, 2017

Though iTunes is a popular destination to purchase music, it is not the only source from which to play it. The synergy of purchasing and playing music within a single source is convenient, but programs such as Windows Media Player offer a different interface and alternate capabilities that may be desirable to some users. Transferring music from iTunes to Windows Media Player requires only a few basic steps.

Click the "Start" icon and select iTunes from the menu.

Click the "Music" icon if it is not already highlighted.

Click the "Start" icon and select "Windows Media Player" from the menu.

Click "LIbrary" in the Windows Media Player screen.

Go to the open iTunes page and choose the music files you wish to access in Windows Media Player. To select the music files, either hold "Shift" and click on two bookends to select whole sections, or depress the "Ctrl" key and click on individual songs.

Click on your selected music within the iTunes page and drag it to the open Windows Media Player Library page, then un-click it. The music will drop into the Windows Media Player Library and will be available for use within the program after a few moments.

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Working out of the Pacific Northwest, Martin Woodfield has been writing professionally since 2000. Woodfield regularly covers health, politics and social issues. His work has appeared in "Mad Magazine" and "McSweeneys." He is a featured contributor for StudiousBison. Woodfield has a Bachelor of Arts in film studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.