Connect iPod to your PS3?

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#1 Posted by Ratchetbuddy101 (6098 posts) -
I was wondering if I could transfer the songs from my iPod to my PS3 cuz I'm too lazy to get a transfer from my PC to my PS3. :P
#2 Posted by LtColJaxson (3234 posts) -
Doubt it.... it won't accept the file type of iTunes music.
#3 Posted by G-Legend (7294 posts) -
LMAO don't listen to him. Yes you can transfer your songs from yoru ipod to your PS3. I've done it. Some songs have different names like 4 letters example: JGRB or something but that's only a couple of songs the rest will be fine. You can also transfer photos and I think videos as well although I have not tried videos because I don't have an ipod video.
#4 Posted by LtColJaxson (3234 posts) -
I dunno... I haven't tried.
#5 Posted by scrubsfan718 (192 posts) -
yea it will work...and dude u have 2 press triangle i 4got when but for options if ur ipod is not recognized PRESS TRIANGLE for options and u'll c it
#6 Posted by JoKker69 (385 posts) -
yeah you can
#7 Posted by king23_ (18170 posts) -
Can you put songsfrom your PS3 onto your IPod????
#8 Posted by dstryr13 (6521 posts) -

Can you put songsfrom your PS3 onto your IPod????king23_

no

ipod only recognizes itunes

#9 Posted by OleAndreasBull (117 posts) -
I tried to connect my Ipod Shuffle to my PS3. The only messages I got was that the files were not recognized/not compatible. I could not play the music from the Ipod onmy PS3. All the songs were downloaded trom Itunes.
#10 Posted by SmokenAshes (1580 posts) -

To transfer songs from your Ipod to your PS3.
1. Plug in your Ipod
2. Goto the Music section of your XMB, highlight "USB device (Ipod)"
3. Press Triangle
4. Select "Display All"
5. Goto your Music folder on your Ipod and then hit Triangle, select Copy to your HDD.

To transfer songs from your PS3 to your Ipod.
1. Plug in your Ipod
2. Goto the Album's folder you wish to copy on your XMB
3. Hit Triangle, select Copy, and select "USB Device (Ipod)"

The only bad thing about coppying from your PS3 to your Ipod, for some reason when your done it won't show the names of the song on your Ipod. They will just show as Track 1, Track 2, etc... but they still play.

#11 Posted by OleAndreasBull (117 posts) -

Thank you SmokenAshes for your answer.

I tried to do what you describe in your post, but when I hit the triangle button to display all, tried to highlight every file I then saw and pressed the x button to hear the melody I had highlighted. It did not work. I then saved one file to my HDD, but did not work there either.

When you have done number 4 in your list, can`t you just highlight the file/files, press x and then listen to the song before you copy it. If it does not work then it will not work after copying it.?

Have I misunderstood any of this?

#12 Posted by SmokenAshes (1580 posts) -
Well I'm not 100% sure if this will work if all of your songs from Itunes. When I did this all of my songs from my Ipod were just coppied and pasted from a friends computer without Itunes I believe. Make sure when you have the "USB Device(Ipod)" highlighted, do not press X....just hit Triangle and Display All. You will get a couple of folders then....one should be a "Music" folder. There should be a couple of folders in there with wierd names, like F08 or something like that. These contain all your songs. Open that folder and you should get a long list of songs, try pressing X on those and see if they play....if not, then I have no idea.
#13 Posted by OleAndreasBull (117 posts) -

I have tried that, but no good. My PS3 can not read the data from the Ipod. All the songs are downloaded directly from Itunes. I had hoped it would work but no such luck.

Again. Thank you for your efforts to help a fellow PS3 owner.

#14 Posted by killzone117 (22 posts) -
You cant play songs downloaded from itunes on your PS3 because itunes music is protected byDigital Rights Management (DRM). These protected purchases can be:

Played on up to five computers

Synced with your iPod

Synced with or streamed to your Apple TV

Burned to audio CDs or DVDs (you can burn a song an unlimited number of times, and as part of a playlist up to seven times)

if you have itunes plus (39.99 i think) you can have access to music that is DRM free which have no usage restrictions and feature higher quality encoding, these I'm sure can be played on your PS3. If you bought some music from itunes Plus and it still doesn't play on your PS3 then go to your itunes Plus purchased library (wherever you have your itunes plus music stored) select the songs you want to play on your PS3 and hit *control* which will bring up an options menu. Then hit "CONVERT SECTION TO AAC" This format I'm sure can be played on the PS3. If it STILL doesn't work from you ipod, transfer all the AAC/itunes Plus, encoded music to a flash drive and save it to your PS3 if none of this helps then I'm afraid to say, your on your own.

ANY QUESTIONS?

#15 Posted by ogieboy (41 posts) -

To transfer songs from your Ipod to your PS3.
1. Plug in your Ipod
2. Goto the Music section of your XMB, highlight "USB device (Ipod)"
3. Press Triangle
4. Select "Display All"
5. Goto your Music folder on your Ipod and then hit Triangle, select Copy to your HDD.

To transfer songs from your PS3 to your Ipod.
1. Plug in your Ipod
2. Goto the Album's folder you wish to copy on your XMB
3. Hit Triangle, select Copy, and select "USB Device (Ipod)"

The only bad thing about coppying from your PS3 to your Ipod, for some reason when your done it won't show the names of the song on your Ipod. They will just show as Track 1, Track 2, etc... but they still play.

SmokenAshes

Genius. Ive been using redkawa file server. but im gonna do the ipod idea now.

#16 Posted by deans1990 (1 posts) -

my ps3 isnt even recognising my ipod anymore, ive transferred my music before from the ipod no problems, but now when i plug it in there's no recognition of the ipod in the USB port.

has something changed? can i change it back?

#17 Posted by touchyourtoes (626 posts) -

TC what kind of iPod are you using? Shuffle, Nano, Video, or Touch? My 30GB video works fine, besides the lettering of some songs, but someone on this forum once said their iPod Touch didn't work at all. It could be as simple as what iPod your using.

#18 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (5801 posts) -
Yes you can but every time I do it, my PS3 crashes. Actually it didn't crash once but it went so slow, it might as well have. You can get music off of it, it would just take forever.
#19 Posted by jasopan (2360 posts) -
it works but all the music are in random folders
#20 Posted by mars1027 (1 posts) -
I'm using an iPhone 3G, and I'm connecting it to my PS3, but it's just not recognizing that it's there. Any advice?
#21 Posted by shaunamarie16 (1 posts) -
Okay on my XMB i went to the music section && you said highlight the "USB device (ipod)" && its not their can you help?
#22 Posted by StealthMonkey4 (7041 posts) -

You can, but the names are random letters and IIRC a lot of them won't even work.

#23 Posted by kieran5678 (1 posts) -
If its an ipod touch then download imediashare off app store and click on it it will ask you what you want to link, press music and it will appear on your ps3
#24 Posted by Pimpin10 (7 posts) -


So my stupid ps3 says I had to update the system software so i do it and now i cant play games anymore because it wont recognize any discs. a friend suggested that i transfer all of my ps3 files onto my ipod and then restore the system and then after it is restored transfer the data back. Will this work? i have a 16 gb nano ipod that works when i hook it up to my system and i have all my ipod songs already copied onto my ps3