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Initial post: Nov 11, 2011 6:48:12 PM PST
tazman says:
is there a way to download my itune music to the kindle fire? if there is, will it be that difficult. I'm not to computer smart. thank you

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 7:29:40 PM PST
M. Murphy says:
use the Amazon Cloud. you can store your music on the internet, and the amazon cloud player has an mp3 uploader that automatically scans the music in the itunes and media player folders. so long as your music is in mp3 format, you can upload it.

It provides 5 gigs of storage for free, and all amazon purchased music doesn't count towards the 5 gigs. I spent 20 bucks and upgraded to a 20 gig drive with unlimited music storage. I have about 3k songs, and it took maybe half a day of my computer uploading it all the the cloud. Once I get my fire, it will be able to play music from the cloud directly, or I can download some music directly to it.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 7:45:46 PM PST
Peasorama says:
Amazon Cloud also supports .m4a -- AAC files, your iTunes store purchased files that are not DRM protected. iTunes stopped DRM protection in Jan. 2009. You can do a sort in iTunes to show which music files are DRM protected or not.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 8:33:39 PM PST
ledobe says:
ugh...I just bought a $20 a year plan to include the 13,644 songs that Amazon now says it will store for free on my cloud drive. It's a great value, but I have to LOL at how Amazon is taking over my little life. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 10:04:38 PM PST
Franklin I says:
You are totally right Murphy. I was surprised, all my iTunes Libs, PDFs, audio books and what have you (etc), were automatically overhauled to my Amazon Cloud. So now, I have my prototype library on the go with me any where, any time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 6:34:38 AM PST
grendlftz says:
Thanks for the info. I have quite a few downloads from ITunes and those I've downloaded from my CDs to ITunes. I REALLY didn't want to pay again for these.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 6:39:40 AM PST
grendlftz says:
Thanks for the info. I have downloaded quite a few songs from ITunes along with CDs I have downloaded to ITunes. Concerned about not being able to use these with the Kindle Fire. So, if I want to add songs from a new CD that I have to the Fire, do I just need to upload it to ITunes to make it available?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 6:41:42 AM PST
grendlftz says:
Thanks for the info. I have quite a few downloads from ITunes and those I've downloaded from my CDs to ITunes. I REALLY didn't want to pay again for these.

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 6:46:46 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
I downloaded several hundred songs to Cloud last night and it took about 8 hours and half my free space. I would like to download all the compatable songs I have in Itunes and it looks like I am going to have to break down and upgrade the storage.

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 6:51:45 AM PST
M. Murphy says:
grend: burn them onto your computer, and then upload them to Amazon's Cloud.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 9:52:56 AM PST
Once the music on on Amazon cloud can you only play the songs when you are on a wi fi network? All my itunes stuff shows up on Cloud but I am on my home wi fi at the moment

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 9:57:13 AM PST
Nina says:
I put over 5,000 songs on the Cloud over the weekend. It took about 6 hours, but I was streaming a football game at the same time.

Once the music is on the Cloud, you can listen to it from the cloud if you're connected to a WiFi network. You can also download it directly onto the Fire & then it can be stored on the Fire.

I'll probably put a few albums on the Fire for times when I'm not connected to the Cloud. But, so far playback from the Cloud has been terrific. So, I don't plan to use much of the Fire's limited space for music.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 3:35:27 PM PST
Please list these in steps format Like step 1...... That will help me understand how to do it thanks

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 3:42:24 PM PST
esanta says:
You can also copy music and video files to the Kindle Fire by plugging it into your computer using a USB to micro USB cable. The Kindle Fire appears as a drive on your desktop; copy the files to the appropriate folder (Music, Videos, etc...).

To locate the iTunes music files on your computer, you can right-click on the track in iTunes and select "Show in Windows Explorer" (on Windows) or "Show in Finder" (on a Mac). As mentioned earlier, the Kindle Fire will not be able to play protected tracks (.m4p files) but unprotected AAC files (.m4a) and of course .mp3 files are fine.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 4:35:41 PM PST
dee says:
I'm with you, Anne - I need the directions in Steps as well!

Is there a way to choose which songs to transfer to Amazon's Cloud? I have over 40 GB in my iTunes library but don't want to move all of it to Amazon.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 9:30:32 AM PST
cachingmom says:
I wanted to put music stored on my computer from mediaplayer on the Fire. I made a sync list, synced it and then when I went on the Fire it said playback error if I tried to play a song. Is there a way to put music on the fire that you already have or am I going to have to rebuy it from Amazon?

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 9:41:24 AM PST
Mark J says:
I uploaded over 7,000 songs to my cloud music player, music that for me formerly lived in iTunes.

The Amazon cloud uploader will automatically identify and upload mp3 and other common files. If you have the non-DRM iTunes files, these can be converted to MP3 by iTunes.

The only thing you can't upload is the old DRMed iTunes files. If you want those in the cloud, you'll have to make an audio CD and then import them onto your computer again.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2011 9:42:30 AM PST
Mark J says:
The best thing to do with your music is upload it all into the cloud player. Then you can access it all when you have wifi, or download specific items to the device for when you don't.

the Fire is a cloud-based device, embrace it.

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 6:55:23 AM PST
W. E. Walch says:
I connected my Kindle Fire to the internet. Then it says I need to download a faster browser and gives me some choices. I clicked Internet Explorer 8. In the box at the top it says I can't get it to do the download. The round circle composed of two arrows is not turning. What do I do?

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 7:40:46 PM PST
bulldog says:
The playback error occurs because Kindle fire only supports aac and mp3 files. wma files need conversion to playback correctly

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 11:16:55 AM PST
What kind of adapter do I need to hook up to download the music from Itunes to the Fire? Or do I just download right on to Amazon and then tranfer to fire?

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 11:23:47 AM PST
C. Graham says:
You just run the Amazon Cloud Music Uploader and it automatically finds, converts, and uploads your iTunes music as long as it was purchased after 2009.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 8:33:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2011 9:07:20 AM PST
R. Moshe says:
Which files in ITune is the protected tracks (.m4p files)?
can it be transfered without the cloud?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 10:17:35 AM PST
Shelly Case says:
do you have to be "online" in order to access your music and stuff?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 10:31:33 AM PST
Yes. .M4P is protected audio. .M4A is the iTunes non-protected audio file format.
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