iPod on the Xbox 360

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  1. macrumors bot

  2. macrumors 6502a


    that is pretty slick, but i'll still just stream my music wirelessly to my stereo while i'm playing before i would do this.
  3. macrumors Penryn


    Does the Xbox 360 support AAC? I've been asking around. I know it doesn't support protected AAC music.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Nope, only Mp3 and unprotected WMA.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    There will be a free update through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace to get AAC support. They can't support it out of the box due to licensing issues though. As for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, well, it's free now, so as long as you can plug an Ethernet cable into your 360, you'll be fine.
  6. macrumors Penryn


    Thanks. I've been curious about that. I'm not buying a Xbox though. <.<
  7. macrumors 603


    Little clarification though. The 360 will support AAC. It WON'T support protected AAC files downloaded off of ITMS. You can thank Apple for that. They don’t license FairPlay. :mad:
  8. macrumors 6502a

    My statement was in response to a person that said "I know it doesn't support protected AAC music", so... yeah. Anyway, it's not that they didn't want to license FairPlay. They spoke to Apple and tried to work something out in regards to FairPlay. Apple basically told them to **** off. Still, it does support HFS+ formatted iPods (which was an actual surprise for me, I only expected FAT32 support).
  9. macrumors Penryn


    Yeah, sorry about that other poster. I knew it didn't support protected AAC's already. I'm surprised that it supports +HFS iPods too.
  10. macrumors 603


    Yah I read that. Just clarifying and pointing out with flags for those who didn't know and were considering the 360. I've already had to correct several fellow iPod owners who automatically assume AAC support == iTMS playback.

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