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Microsoft demos Xbox 360-to-iPod connection, notes limits

image During its first demonstration of “final” Xbox 360 hardware in London, Microsoft showed off its upcoming game console’s ability to interface with an iPod, and explained the link between the two devices. According to German site Heise Online, Xbox 360 can connect to an iPod with a standard Apple cable using any one of three total USB ports, then use the iPod’s MP3- or WAV-format music as a soundtrack for games.

Though an iPod mini was used in the demonstration, other digital music players, USB storage sticks, digital cameras, external hard drives and Sony PSPs can also be connected in the same way. The Xbox 360 can apparently use both music and digital photographs from these devices to create on-screen slideshows, complete with audio accompaniment. However, says Heise, the console cannot store data it has transferred through the USB connections, nor can it play back movies stored on any external device.

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21

Can’t wait to crack this super-highend, state of the art, faster than your pc, Xbox 360 and play an atari emulator on it. Can you say asteroids? Its coming.

http://www.hack360.com

Posted by bill nye on October 3, 2005 at 10:47 PM (CDT)

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Poor Haters.

Posted by slapDash on October 3, 2005 at 11:50 PM (CDT)

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I have a question that no one has asked on the internet yet.  The 3rd generation ipods run through firewire not usb 2 connection and when I connected my ipod through my brother in law’s computer, (which only has usb 2) it did not charge my ipod.  In fact it was draining the battery at a pretty fast pace.  My question is will the 3rd generation’s work on the 360 with the Apple iPod Dock Connector to Firewire and USB 2 for 3rd and 4th Generation iPod cable or are the people with the older ipods just screwed.  ilounge please look into this. thanks.

Posted by Moises Sandoval on November 24, 2005 at 3:47 AM (CST)

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