You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Technical Questions » How to import music?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#281490 - 12/04/09 11:28 PM How to import music?
darth999 Offline
regular

Registered: 10/20/09
Posts: 5
Hi: Not sure if it has been asked before but, how would I go about importing music into my PS-3? Thanks in advance for the help.

Top
#281496 - 12/05/09 02:58 AM Re: How to import music? [Re: darth999]
ClubNeon Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3466
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
It can rip CDs which are placed in the drive.

You can copy MP3s, WMAs, WAVs, or AACs from a USB memory stick (place them in a folder called "Music" off the root).

You can also copy (or stream) from a DLNA media server running on the local network.
_________________________
Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs
-Chris

Top
#281652 - 12/07/09 09:59 AM Re: How to import music? [Re: ClubNeon]
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
An external USB hard drive can also be plugged in for copying files or as a storage location. Just make sure it is not formatted in NTFS.
_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#282665 - 12/16/09 02:27 PM Re: How to import music? [Re: ClubNeon]
Nick B Offline
aficionado

Registered: 08/05/06
Posts: 504
I have all of my music stored as AAC lossless on my computer. When I tried transferring some songs on a thumb drive to my PS3 they wouldn't work. I did find a link to a workaround to do it, but it seems like a pain to go through so I haven't tried yet.

http://www.tomkiss.net/blog/how_to_import_an_itunes_playlist_to_your_playstation_3

This was all about a year ago now and I haven't messed with it since, but I sure wish it were easier to get my music on the PS3.

Top
#282670 - 12/16/09 03:04 PM Re: How to import music? [Re: Nick B]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10415
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
No easy way but many of us are starting or running 2 libraries, one for iTunes/Apple products and one for everything else in the world or one with FLAC and one for everything else. Life would be easier if Apple would just open up iTunes a little more and have it read FLAC or any of the other not quite so popular choices and it would also be nice if more nonApple products would accept AAC, can't we all just get along? :).
_________________________
Jason
-----------------
TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

Top
#282674 - 12/16/09 03:12 PM Re: How to import music? [Re: jakewash]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 18044
Loc: NoVA
AAC isn't the problem... ALAC is the problem. AAC is pretty universal.

Apple will probably never add FLAC because of possible license issues with it.
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#282676 - 12/16/09 03:18 PM Re: How to import music? [Re: Ken.C]
ClubNeon Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3466
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
What possible license issues with FLAC? The F stands for Free.

http://flac.sourceforge.net/license.html

 Quote:
FLAC is a free codec in the fullest sense.
...
The FLAC and Ogg FLAC formats themselves, and their specifications, are fully open to the public to be used for any purpose (the FLAC project reserves the right to set the FLAC specification and certify compliance). They are free for commercial or noncommercial use.
...
Neither the FLAC nor Ogg FLAC formats nor any of the implemented encoding/decoding methods are covered by any known patent.

_________________________
Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs
-Chris

Top
#282680 - 12/16/09 03:25 PM Re: How to import music? [Re: ClubNeon]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10415
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
With storage space no longer a real issue, I am hopeful FLAC or ALAC or similar will become the norm. I know I am dreaming, not enough of the populace are knowledgeable/care enough about sound quality to look beyond MP3/AAC/WMA.
_________________________
Jason
-----------------
TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

Top
#282684 - 12/16/09 04:25 PM Re: How to import music? [Re: jakewash]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 18044
Loc: NoVA
It's actually on the other side of it, as I understand it. FLAC and Ogg may infringe on some other patents. No idea if that's actually accurate, but that's what I've heard.
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#282687 - 12/16/09 04:52 PM Re: How to import music? [Re: Ken.C]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10415
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Interesting
_________________________
Jason
-----------------
TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,334 Registered Members
16 Forums
24,193 Topics
427,704 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13611
CV 11734
MarkSJohnson 11445
0 registered ()
258 Guests and
2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup