PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a 7th generation video game console that offers more in terms of functions. It is no longer a mere game console but also a media center that is able to play music, display photos and play movies. It can readily store MP3 and AAC files copied from an iPod or any other USB device.
It is usual for iPod users to download songs through iTunes. PS3 users usually download songs from the PlayStation network. The iPod and PS3 are two different gadgets from different manufacturers but there are ways to copy music from an iPod to a PS3. How?
There are two easy methods on how to effectively copy iPod music to a PS3. Choose the best one that applies.
- Source for a USB cable to connect the iPod to a PS3.
- From PS3’s XrossMediaBar (XMB) interface’s main menu, select “Music”, then “USB”. After which, select “Device” which is the iPod.
- Open the Music folder for a succession of folders to appear. These folders contain all the songs that are saved on the iPod. Select the folder that you want copied then press the triangular button located on the PS3’s controller and choose “Copy Multiple”.
- Once the copying is done, press the PS3 controller’s circle button to revert to the “Music” folder. If the steps are followed correctly the iPod songs should now be saved in the PS3.
iTunes has a unique way of renaming all downloaded songs into the iPod by the selection of seemingly random 4-letter-word names. Do not worry about this for after the songs are copied to the PS3, it will go back to its original name. Note too that it takes some time to copy songs from an iPod to a PS3. The average time to copy 20 songs from an iPod to a PS3 is more than an hour.
Method # 2
Method 2 is very easy as it entails CD/DVD burning. It would be quite simple to copy the iPod albums or playlists or even individual song to a computer. Once the songs are in the computer, burn the songs to a CD then import to a PS3. Method 2 takes less time to do than Method 1. However, this method will not bode well if there are hundreds or thousands of song to be copied from an iPod into a PS3. Why? For a thousand iPod songs to copy, prepare some 100 CDs for burning.
Try the two methods and see what works best for you.