Thanks Bald Eagle that Switch is what I was looking for the first few "freewares" I tried to use didn't work so well. i also got burnt on downloading a free ware last year so i was afraid of trying to many.
I think the issue is that when I ripped from the CD's they converted to WMA looks like if I change in the ripped at that time windows will bring them in as mp3's versus doing the conversion.
now to load up the garmin with some tunes while it is freezing out.
bet you are setting there on the beach thinking wow i would love to be up north now