iPod / Playstation 3 help

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chodite, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Chodite

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    #1
    When I connect my iPod to my PS3, I don't see where the PS3 sorts my music by playlist, artist and/or album. All I see is a mess of randomized folders. It looks like the PS3 only browses the iPod like a portable hard drive.

    Please see below for screenshots that explain my issue better.

    1. iPod shows up under "Music" ("USB Device - iPod")
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    2. I access the iPod options by hitting the [​IMG] button

    3. Then choose "Display All"
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    4. Access your music by choosing "iPod Control"
    [​IMG]

    5. Then choose "Music"
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    6. You then get a hot mess of tons of numbered folders, in complete random order - as seen here:
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    7. Like I said, complete random order. No sorting by artist or album:
    [​IMG]


    So those of you with a PS3 and iPod, am I missing something or is this standard?
     
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    theLimit

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    #2
    That's the way the PS3 works with any external storage device.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chodite

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    #3
    Unbelievable that the Microsoft Xbox 360 plays flawlessly with the iPod (the 360 sorts playlists, artists and album) but the PS3 can't. Boo :(
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    no, but it is believable that 1/3 xbox's crash, whilst 1 of 500 ps3's crash. hm?
    not to forget the ability to put in a hard drive more than twice the capacity of the xbox 120gb hard drive for $90 less :)

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215370855&sr=8-1
    http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-120G..._1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1215370873&sr=8-1
     
  5. macrumors member

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    #5
    you can just install "eyeconnect" on your blackbook (if you have wireless). it makes your computer a media server, and you can download/stream whatever you want
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chodite

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    #6
    Yeah that's nice and all, but I still can't get my PS3 to read my iPod. While my Xbox 360 reads it perfectly.

    Either way, I guess I'll stick to the slow wireless streaming to the PS3.
     

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