How to Save MP3 Player Music on an XBox 360

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How to Save MP3 Player Music on an XBox 360
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Microsoft's Xbox 360 home video game console allows users to play online, watch movies, download from the Xbox Live Marketplace, and listen to music. The Xbox 360's hard drives and memory units provide users free memory space to save data, including MP3 song files to be played through the Xbox 360's Music Library. The Xbox 360, however, doesn't allow users to copy music directly from their MP3 player to the Xbox 360, but these MP3 files can be burnt to a CD-R and then ripped to the Xbox 360's memory unit.

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Things you need

  • Blank CD-R
  • CD burner
  • CD burning software
  • Xbox 360 Memory Device (hard drive or memory unit)

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Instructions

    Ripping Music From Your MP3 Player To Your PC

  1. 1

    Connect your MP3 player to your PC by plugging the USB connector into the USB port on your PC.

  2. 2

    Open your MP3 player's music folder to view any files you want to rip to your PC.

  3. 3

    Create a New Folder somewhere on your PC that you can easily find, and give it a recognisable name, like "Xbox 360 music."

  4. 4

    Click and drag all MP3 files you'd like to save to your Xbox 360 into the created folder. If you still want to keep these MP3 files on your player, copy and paste them instead of clicking and dragging.

  5. 5

    Open your PC's CD burning software, and place a blank CD-R into your disc tray, or CD burner.

  6. 6

    Burn a CD with the MP3 files from the file you created.

    Ripping CD to Xbox 360

  1. 1

    Insert the burnt CD into your Xbox 360. Make sure your Xbox 360 hard drive or memory unit is properly installed into your console.

  2. 2

    Select your Music Library if your CD doesn't load instantly.

  3. 3

    Select the "Current Disc" option.

  4. 4

    Select the "Rip CD" option.

  5. 5

    Select the "Rip CD" option again. You can deselect any check-marked songs that you don't want copied.

  6. 6

    Enter in any Album, Artist, and/or Genre information you would like this music to be ripped under, before selecting the "Save Changes" option.

  7. 7

    Edit individual songs for title, artist, and/or genre information while they are ripping to your hard drive.

  8. 8

    Select the "Done" option when the ripping is finished.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure your Xbox 360's memory unit has enough free space to accommodate any new music you want ripped.

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