I downloaded music to my ipod (4th gen) from my computer but it was mp3 format.  It shows that the music is in there but I can not play it.  It seems to  be in there as a file but not as music.

I downloaded music from my computer to my ipod (4th gen) but I can not listen to it. It shows that it is on there as files but not music is this because the music was format for a mp3.  How do I convert it to play on the ipod or move it to the music file?

The iPod can play MP3 files, so that's not the problem.
It sounds like you're accessing the iPod as a disk drive, and copying files in Windows Explorer.
This is not the way to put music on your iPod. You have to install iTunes on your computer, and put your music in iTunes. Then you can use iTunes to select the music you want on your iPod.

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