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#1 Helios

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:04 PM

Hey guys this idea just hit me in the head before I was about to go to bed. Would it be possible to hook an Ipod up to an Xbox? They use a USB to hook up to the computer right? So couldnt you use the Ipod as another hard drive for just music? I don't know if its possible but if it is I would love to know how smile.gif Thanks in advance

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:11 PM

No it's not. On the 360 it will be, though.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:15 PM

i did load my itunes library into my xbox hdd though

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:27 PM

Its possible, you have to create a mixing circuit. The mixing circuit takes the outputs of the ipod and xbox, and make them into one output.

To do this : on the inside of the xbox but you would need to find the trace and unsolder a resistor(if there is one) to open the circuit or cut the trace. And than you tap in the trace for input and output.

And for the other input of the mixing board you use a 1/8" stereo phono plug to plug into the ipod.

So you woould just have 1 wire sticking out the xbox, to plug to the ipod.

Edited by kevinlekiller, 31 July 2005 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2005 - 06:03 PM

nevermind

Edited by Arjun, 31 July 2005 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:44 PM

Only one way to do what your talking about: load up linux on your xbox, then connect. Acctually im not even sure that would work.

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:31 AM

I was under the impression that connecting an iPod to a system without iTunes would just make it function like a USB Mass Storage device, except that all music would be hidden from the user.

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:54 PM

hmm well thanks for some help. You should be able to wire the Ipod INSIDE of the Xbox right? It would be cool I think. Where the headphones go on the Ipod can't you trace a cable from the Ipod to the sound of the xbox? This would be cool cos then you got the Ipods music playing when you play games and stuff but I think it would split the sound quality... Hmm its all interesting I think.... Maybe I will experiment with an Ipod Shuffle or something.... I will keep you informed!

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 01:01 PM

If you're wiring an iPod inside an XBOX, isn't it a bit of an expensive music storage option???

iPod mini (4GB) = 140.00

200GB HDD = 60.00

Simpler option = get an iPod to phono lead, take the two sound wires out the XBOX scart adapter, plug you're iPod in, job done...

Just a suggestion...

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 05:32 PM

QUOTE(DJ KooPee @ Aug 1 2005, 08:12 AM)
Simpler option = get an iPod to phono lead, take the two sound wires out the XBOX scart adapter, plug you're iPod in, job done...

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This is not something you can do, Thats why I said in my other post to use a mixing circuit.

With a mixer the sound only gets mixed on its output, so the inputs are not mixed at all.

Your way the ipod and xbox get mixed together(damaging them).

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:13 AM

Hmmm yea this woud be expensive I know but its just an idea that came to mind that I would like to do or see someone else do. Because I was thinking of after wiring the Ipod to the xbox mobo or something it would automatically recharge on boot. I was thinking of pulling apart the Ipod and mounting it in pieces near the front. Just under the DVD ROM so I could have the LCD screen on the left of that side and the little volume, play, pause buttons etc on the right. I would end up putting the 1 and 2 control ports on the other side above the 3rd and 4th and then sanding back and painting. I am keen on this job so once I get the money I am going to start pulling things apart lol

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:22 AM

Hell, I'll do this. Any one know good points to pull up the audio traces? I've got all the parts ready...

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:05 AM

QUOTE(kevinlekiller @ Aug 1 2005, 06:43 PM)
Your way the ipod and xbox get mixed together(damaging them).

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This will not damage either the XBOX or iPod!!!

Did it for years before the XBOX came along with its custom soundtracks...

Don't know if the US leads are different, but in the UK the A/V lead has 3 phono plugs (video, audio L & audio R) which plug into a scart converter...

What I used to do was get 2 Y phono splitters, put the XBOX in thru the left channel input and my stereo thru the right channel, turn the music off in the game settings, job done...

Even had everything plugged through my 4 channel mixer at 1 point, so had MTV in the background when playing the original GTA!!!

Completely off topic, I know, but just so you know it can be done...

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:18 AM

i'd put my money on linux : \...there might be some itunes for linux or u could try wine...

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE(DJ KooPee @ Aug 2 2005, 04:16 AM)
This will not damage either the XBOX or iPod!!!

Did it for years before the XBOX came along with its custom soundtracks...

Don't know if the US leads are different, but in the UK the A/V lead has 3 phono plugs (video, audio L & audio R) which plug into a scart converter...

What I used to do was get 2 Y phono splitters, put the XBOX in thru the left channel input and my stereo thru the right channel, turn the music off in the game settings, job done...

Even had everything plugged through my 4 channel mixer at 1 point, so had MTV in the background when playing the original GTA!!!

Completely off topic, I know, but just so you know it can be done...

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It maybe works but its not the proper way to do it. Its not really good to connect two amps together...




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