Transferring music to my 360 via flash drive

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#1 Posted by TheMonthlyDaily (508 posts) -
Is there a way to do the above action? Noting that I just got my 360 yesterday, and I'm exploring what I can and can't do with it. Thanks.
#2 Posted by beefdog (9176 posts) -
No you cant transfer it, but you can listen to the music when its on the flash drive.
#3 Posted by daviwinn (4827 posts) -

You can plug it into one of the USB posrts and listen to it, but you can't actually transfer it to the hard drive.

EDIT: a little late on my post :)

#4 Posted by TheMonthlyDaily (508 posts) -

So my best bet would be to burn it to a DVD-R and transfer it that way? (You can do that, right?)

And, so I'm not wasting my efforts, this music can be played during gameplay, correct? There are some games with soundtracks that just don't matter, and I plan on replacing them with far superior music (I recall my freshman year roommate doing this for Madden on his Xbox original).

#5 Posted by beefdog (9176 posts) -
Im not sure if it'll see music on a dvd-r but you can try it, but yes you can play your own music all the time from the guide.
#6 Posted by daviwinn (4827 posts) -
It won't let you copy any music to the hard drive unless you are copying it from the original CD. I just plug my MP3 player into it and play it from there. I also have it set up where I can stream music from my PC to the 360.
#7 Posted by bigwilk2454 (169 posts) -
if you have burned cd's it will work too, all the music i have on my hdd is from burned cd's
#8 Posted by daviwinn (4827 posts) -
if you have burned cd's it will work too, all the music i have on my hdd is from burned cd'sbigwilk2454
huh, I tried that and it didn't work. I must have been doing something wrong.
#9 Posted by TheMonthlyDaily (508 posts) -
What about mp3 DVDs?
#10 Posted by linkinworm (3134 posts) -
if u burn your legaly backed up cd(yea....) and burn it as a cd that can play as a original cd, then u can copy it to the 360, but u cant just put it onthe cd as a copy data file. if you know what i meen
#11 Posted by Louis_Routledge (5355 posts) -

if u burn your legaly backed up cd(yea....) and burn it as a cd that can play as a original cd, then u can copy it to the 360, but u cant just put it onthe cd as a copy data file. if you know what i meenlinkinworm

What he said.

#12 Posted by TheMonthlyDaily (508 posts) -
So basically I burn it to regular CD, then I can rip it to my 360 HD? Or am I still missing something here?
#13 Posted by angelfly (4494 posts) -

So basically I burn it to regular CD, then I can rip it to my 360 HD? Or am I still missing something here?TheMonthlyDaily

You got it. It has to be a normal audio cd.

#14 Posted by Louis_Routledge (5355 posts) -

You burn it as an audio CD, not as a data CD.

So basically burn it in Windows Media Player (I assume you have the Windows operating system) or your favorite media application, then simply insert it into your Xbox and then it's pretty self explanatory.

#15 Posted by TheMonthlyDaily (508 posts) -
Will it rip it on there as .mp3s or .wmas or some other format rather than the huge CD quality formats that will take up way more of my HDD space than I want?
#16 Posted by TheMonthlyDaily (508 posts) -
And, just being absolutely sure (before I waste 30 decent CD-Rs), I can't just throw a bunch of mp3s onto a DVD-R and then copy them over?
#17 Posted by patman9320 (1 posts) -
have you tried using dvd rs?
#18 Posted by hrah (1372 posts) -

I only used cd's with my mp3's recorded as wav format or audio cd which is the same, always work


#19 Posted by seventy5cent832 (1057 posts) -
funny cause only sometimes it works.. like half the cd only rips for me
#20 Posted by grafkhun (12827 posts) -
firstly, nice avatar :D secondly, instead of burning it onto the 360 HD through CD's (which is the only way as you now know), I would just hook up your mp3 player/device (I'm sure you have one...) through a USB connection and play the music like that. I burned 2 CD's onto my HD but I realized that it would be easier if I just hooked up my mp3 player with it and played it like that.
#21 Posted by Kryptonite822 (6 posts) -

I don't know if everyone that reads this is only trying to listen to music as they play their game. I came to this thread looking for an answer to my problem. My problem being I got NHL 10 and you can have custom songs playing when your team comes out, after every whistle blow, etc. and the only way to get them on there is to copy songs to the hard drive.

I have to agree though I'm not looking forward to wasting a whole bunch of cd-r's on this. I tried linking my pc to my xbox, putting all my music in my wmp library, and transfer it that way. Didn't work. I tried putting the songs on a flash drive and hooking it up to my xbox to transfer them. Didn't work.

Please if there is an easy way to do it let us know.

Thanks. :)

#22 Posted by BRIMS7ON3 (1 posts) -
I just use CD-RW's...erase, and load up again. I have a ton o music on my HDD, and yes, most games will play your music and turn off the game music....and if they don't, you can always go into the game options and turn the music down all the way. On a side note, you CAN format your flash drive, or a portion of it, to match the xbox drive...in which case you can then use it to transfer profiles, games, pics, etc...depending on the size you allocate. I haven't tried to transfer music via this method though, so I'm not sure if it would work...but I don't see why not..
#23 Posted by Ratjack2k5 (80 posts) -

you can only copy music from an audio CD (not a data cd). You cannot use any USB device for this... kind of sucks.

#24 Posted by nsouth92 (1 posts) -
well my xbox will rip from data discs just fine. so what i did was i bought a cdrw which is a rewriteable cd and you just burn your music to it rip it to your xbox. then erase the disc on your computer. and repeat as much as needed. this way you arent wasting a bunch of cdr's and you can still use the same cd for anything else you might need it for
#25 Posted by jrorl63 (723 posts) -
the only way i have found to get music to my xbox is to burn music onto a disc and make it an audio disc format meaning it cant hold nearly as many songs as you would hope.... all in all its a long and boring process
#26 Posted by halokillerz (3406 posts) -

this thread is 4 years old...

#27 Posted by jrorl63 (723 posts) -

this thread is 4 years old...

halokillerz
lol you are right, and i just noticed that it got revived everytime by someone that only has 1 post...