Very Basic Music Syncing Problem From Complete Idiot
I just won an iPad2 a couple of weeks ago and have spent all my free time during this time uploading my entire CD collection to my computer with the intention of transferring it over to my new toy. I never realised what an arduous process this would be, but I finally finished yesterday and was happy that the folder size was only 10.3 Gigabytes. Having won a 16GB iPad, I thought this would be fine. I hadn't downloaded any apps, so there was plenty of room. However, when it came time to adding the songs to iTunes, I soon found that the vast majority of them had to be converted from WMA format into whatever weird format Apple recognises. I had to leave the computer running all night in order to complete this process. Now to my dismay I see that at the bottom of the iTunes page it's saying 19.14GB! I've been too scared to try and transfer them over now because of this. Here are my oh so dumb questions:
1. Is this file size figure (i.e. 19.14 Gigs) accurate or can I ignore it?
2. If it is accurate and I tried to transfer them over, what would happen when the iPad reached it's capacity?
3. Are there any ways around the problem I have illustrated here?
One final question if you don't mind...
4. In addition to the horrendously large file size, iTunes has written right next to it '8.4 days'. Does this pertain to the entire collection's playing time or how long it will take to transfer to the the iPad? If it's the latter then I can't think anyone in their right mind would bother!
I apologise in advance if my problem(s) has been answered a thousand times before and/or if I've posted in the wrong place. Rather than admonish me I'd simply appreciate a quick (and helpful!) response. You can then feel free to delete this entire post if you wish.