Certain games support custom soundtracks, meaning that you can play your own music in the game. You have two options of successfully putting music onto your Xbox to play in a game.
Uploading WMAs to your XBox from your PC
WMA (Windows Media Audio) is the standard music format for soundtracks. You can convert a MP3 to WMA using this program for your PC:
After the conversion, you can now upload that WMA to your Xbox using Xbox Soundtrack Editor. You can get it here:
With this tool, you can also easily rename song files on your Xbox. For example, ripping a CD (see below) will create rather plain file names.
Copying a CD to the Xbox HD
In the MS dash, there will be the music tab. Hit the tab, and then select Audio CD. In the next menu, you can select "Copy" and then you can select certain songs to your Xbox will rip off the CD onto your Xbox.
Note: Not all Xbox DVDROMS can read burned CDs. If you have a Samsung drive (the one on the far right), it will probably read successfully. Of course, commercial CDs should work fine in all DVDROMS.
If you do not have a Samsung DVDROM, find other means. I suggest getting Audio Grabber for your PC which can rip songs off a CD in your PC:
The songs will be in MP3 format when ripped. Now, refer to the above method "Uploading WMAs to your XBox from your PC"
The folder where this music is located is in /E/TDATA/fffe0000/music/. There is a file called ST.DB that maintains the songs in the next folder.
Note: It is much easier to use the above methods to put music onto your HD rather editing this DB file.
- You can not link music files in XBMP to play as custom soundtracks in game. Only the folder in E: is accessed by the Xbox for this.
Edited by shanafan, 07 November 2003 - 02:32 AM.