music from a usb drive?

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#1 Posted by skrillalover (1348 posts) -

can you use a usb drive to transfer music (mp3s and aacs) to the xbox 360?

#2 Posted by hrah (1372 posts) -
nope. only cds, and they have to be recorded in wav format for the xbox360 to recognize the cd, only then the rip option appear.
#3 Posted by starfox2468 (2782 posts) -
nope only original cds,not data cds with lots of music.tryed already
#4 Posted by RushMetallica (4501 posts) -

can you use a usb drive to transfer music (mp3s and aacs) to the xbox 360?

skrillalover

You can't transfer, but you can still listen when it is plugged in.

#5 Posted by choffy (1881 posts) -
What about just to listen to?
#6 Posted by starfox2468 (2782 posts) -

You can't transfer, but you can still listen when it is plugged in.

RushMetallica

@ choffy

#7 Posted by choffy (1881 posts) -
[QUOTE="RushMetallica"]

You can't transfer, but you can still listen when it is plugged in.

starfox2468

@ choffy

Oh c'mon. Gimme a break; it was in the same minute :P

#8 Posted by starfox2468 (2782 posts) -
[QUOTE="starfox2468"][QUOTE="RushMetallica"]

You can't transfer, but you can still listen when it is plugged in.

choffy

@ choffy

Oh c'mon. Gimme a break; it was in the same minute :P

haha :P its np dood,it happends

#9 Posted by antoniobch (5 posts) -
oh god thats what i call cheap just got the elite 120 gbs of hard drive disc and i will have to be putting music from crappy wav discs it was a very bad inversion xd they should make an update for the xbox to take music from the usb...CHEAP
#10 Posted by Danold (3174 posts) -
[QUOTE="skrillalover"]

can you use a usb drive to transfer music (mp3s and aacs) to the xbox 360?

RushMetallica

You can't transfer, but you can still listen when it is plugged in.

How? I just tried that with my ipod today and i couldnt figure out how to make the music play.

#11 Posted by frederikfrey (836 posts) -

HOW STUPID IS THAT SYSTEM!!!???

#12 Posted by 360hammer (2596 posts) -

[QUOTE="RushMetallica"][QUOTE="skrillalover"]

can you use a usb drive to transfer music (mp3s and aacs) to the xbox 360?

Danold

You can't transfer, but you can still listen when it is plugged in.

How? I just tried that with my ipod today and i couldnt figure out how to make the music play.

I do believe you press x button or something to see where you want to play the music from. You should see a few options like disc, pc, usb drive. Not sure about the new dash though as I no longer use my 360 LOL.

#13 Posted by Letmekilluplz (184 posts) -
Yes you cant transfer but still listen to the music which is fine for me more room for saves and dlc cause I have like 3 GB of music from itunes.
#14 Posted by trickydeuce (1 posts) -

I think that's really stupid system. Don't see why they cant just have an option where you can transfer music onto the Xbox hard drive via usb its pretty standard tech. Its all well and good listening to it plugged in but means I cant use it for anything else and you cant save play-lists making the hard drive on the Xbox pointless

Is it just me or is the world just loosing all logic and common sense

#15 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -

[QUOTE="Danold"][QUOTE="RushMetallica"]

You can't transfer, but you can still listen when it is plugged in.

360hammer

How? I just tried that with my ipod today and i couldnt figure out how to make the music play.

I do believe you press x button or something to see where you want to play the music from. You should see a few options like disc, pc, usb drive. Not sure about the new dash though as I no longer use my 360 LOL.

Older iPods, download the software that lets it detect the device. It's called "Optional Media Update". In the marketplace. iPod Touch, sorry, it's a no go. The iPhone OS will only allow connectivity with iTunes, nothing else. Even with that update. Sorry for going a bit off topic.
#16 Posted by CleanNJerk (2109 posts) -

Can i transfer music from my Zune directly to my 360? I know that I could play the music, not sure if I can upload the songs.

#17 Posted by CleanNJerk (2109 posts) -

oh god thats what i call cheap just got the elite 120 gbs of hard drive disc and i will have to be putting music from crappy wav discs it was a very bad inversion xd they should make an update for the xbox to take music from the usb...CHEAPantoniobch
Media server on your network can transfer music from your PC directly to your 360 but I haven't tried myself, I have uploaded videos this way directly but never music.

#18 Posted by rooneyds01 (1 posts) -
nope. only cds, and they have to be recorded in wav format for the xbox360 to recognize the cd, only then the rip option appear.hrah
how to i do that?? :D
#19 Posted by inelinn (1 posts) -
[QUOTE="hrah"]nope. only cds, and they have to be recorded in wav format for the xbox360 to recognize the cd, only then the rip option appear.rooneyds01
how to i do that?? :D

It does work. I just ripped a CD and burned it to the HD on Xbox 360. Its easy. I didnt even convert the mp3 files to wav files. You can try it my way. I put a CD-R into the dvd rom on my pc, and picked |||| burn songs to CD using Windows Media Player. |||| Then I dragged the songs from the library into the burn section, and then clicked burn. After it was done, I put the disc into the Xbox and went into the Music Library , picked CD as the source and it came up an option Rip CD. Thats it! The only thing is that it doesnt "save" the titels of songs and artist, you have to put that in yourself! :) Hope it works out for you!!
#20 Posted by imperial_agent (2195 posts) -
[QUOTE="trickydeuce"]

I think that's really stupid system. Don't see why they cant just have an option where you can transfer music onto the Xbox hard drive via usb its pretty standard tech. Its all well and good listening to it plugged in but means I cant use it for anything else and you cant save play-lists making the hard drive on the Xbox pointless

Is it just me or is the world just loosing all logic and common sense

Microsoft is trying to control what and from where you put stuff on your 360. It's like iTunes. Want a song? download it off the iTunes store. It's to prevent pirating.
#21 Posted by albertthefunk (25 posts) -

Is it just me or is the world just loosing all logic and common sense

trickydeuce
Your not the only one who feels that way.
#22 Posted by albertthefunk (25 posts) -

Then why even allow any music ripping at all if they care so much about pirating. It's just plain stupidity, there is no difference at all between me transfering music by cd or a usb stick. Except me having to pay for cd's when I should be able to just transfer music onto my hard drive with the stick. Pure and utter retardation on microsoft's part.

#23 Posted by Senor_Kami (8213 posts) -
You could always just connect your 360 to your network. Media sharing is the future here today. Duplicating your entire media library onto a HDD that cost something insane like $1 a gig seems dumb in my book.
#24 Posted by 8ert (2 posts) -
[QUOTE="rooneyds01"][QUOTE="hrah"]nope. only cds, and they have to be recorded in wav format for the xbox360 to recognize the cd, only then the rip option appear.inelinn
how to i do that?? :D

It does work. I just ripped a CD and burned it to the HD on Xbox 360. Its easy. I didnt even convert the mp3 files to wav files. You can try it my way. I put a CD-R into the dvd rom on my pc, and picked |||| burn songs to CD using Windows Media Player. |||| Then I dragged the songs from the library into the burn section, and then clicked burn. After it was done, I put the disc into the Xbox and went into the Music Library , picked CD as the source and it came up an option Rip CD. Thats it! The only thing is that it doesnt "save" the titels of songs and artist, you have to put that in yourself! :) Hope it works out for you!!

Just curious what the extension of the songs are now that you stuffed it through WMP. I thought WMP normalized the songs for you to be read on ANY cd player or did you change your settings and bust out an .mp3 cd.
#25 Posted by 8ert (2 posts) -
Is my time correct now? Yep. Good. Sorry for the mundane post.