Introduction: Put Music Onto Your Xbox 360 Hardrive

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Figure out how to put music onto your xbox 360 hardrive

Step 1: Cd

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Press the eject button on your xbox/ xbox 360

then put in a CD or a CD you burned.

Press eject again to close it.

Step 2: Music

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Now you can play your music on your xbox360.

If you want to be able to play your music while playing a game then press the rip CD button on the screen.

Step 3: Select Songs

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Select all the songs you want onto your hardrive

press rip CD again then you can edit your songs



KevD (author)2014-10-30

Get a CD-RW, use windows media player to burn your songs to the CD, rip to xbox and repeat

mochimonkii (author)2011-10-08

Does it take the music permenently off the disc? or is like copy?

erodicsponge (author)mochimonkii2012-08-03

its a copy but i understand your confusion but my sister thought i would brake her cd when i said i was going to burn it.

jdc4aub47 (author)2009-07-31

Is there any way to do this through an ipod?

boycey1979 (author)jdc4aub472011-08-01

yeah connect your ipod through your usb cable

TOMNDAN (author)jdc4aub472010-07-27

yes, you plug the usb cable from your ipod to the 360 and press the xbox menu button and got to music press select music then press portable device and choose the song! :)

junits15 (author)TOMNDAN2010-08-31

that doesn't work for me :( even after I did the update, the unprotected AACs dont work.

There is a program called switch file sound converter it's a free trial but you can downgrade via uninstall and you can convert music files try that and make sure you properaly format your burnted disks

TOMNDAN (author)junits152010-08-31

i don't havexbox live so i don't have any updates so can't help you there srry

junits15 (author)TOMNDAN2010-08-31

oh, ok, its been really bothering me, especially because I followed microsofts directions EXACTLY

TOMNDAN (author)junits152010-09-09

but you can clear system cache to remove all updates to see if it works because i had to do it with mine

junits15 (author)TOMNDAN2010-09-10

I figured it out, I had to convert them to unprotected AAC in itunes

jdc4aub47 (author)TOMNDAN2010-08-04

Only problem with that is, it won't let you put the songs onto the xbox hardrive.

TOMNDAN (author)jdc4aub472010-08-08


Smasher555 (author)TOMNDAN2010-08-04

The instructable should have been on how to do this with an iPod because most people have an iPod instead of having a million Compact Discs.

tim127 (author)2011-07-18

or just get a ps3 and use a flash drive and import it into the music folder

2hot2hack (author)2011-04-25

well how do you do it with movies??

undeadboy92 (author)2010-04-26

wow this is easy hahahaha well to me anyways

undeadboy92 (author)2010-04-26

xboxmisfit94 (author)2009-12-07

Yea, the problem with burnt CD's is that the xbox won't read the files correctly. If you have a normal CD of a band, the xbox will rip the CD just fine.

Aeshir (author)xboxmisfit942010-03-24

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

maclinfuehr (author)xboxmisfit942009-12-28

 actually for burned cds burn them at the slowest speed possible i use x2 and it works fine

Gage987 (author)2010-03-16

now i just need a cd to hold 10 gigs

ChosenWon (author)2009-09-30

This rarely works. Out of 12 songs I had on a burned CD it ripped 2 successfully.

tavetski2701 (author)2009-09-07

Sadly, i feel the sound quality from a ripped cd that is then ripped into the xbox, is jus so incredibly lossy, that i'd rather listsen to the game's own music... Now has anyone figured out how to attach the xbox hard-drive to a normal pc, and then transfer their entire collection over? that would be awsome Nice instructible tho:)

car lvr (author)2009-01-05

besides i hate manuals its a lot easier and less complicated if u figure it out yourself

craig3 (author)2009-01-04

isnt this just in the xbox 360 instruction manual?

car lvr (author)craig32009-01-05

it sounds a lot more complicated in that

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