To play music from an Xbox 360 hard drive, the user must first have the songs on an audio CD. First, he should load the CD into the console disc tray. Then, the user should select "Rip CD."
The music player starts automatically after the user loads the CD he wants to copy to the hard drive. After selecting "Rip CD," the user should choose which songs are to be copied to the drive. Then, he should select "Rip CD" again. This process is known as "ripping a CD."
To play these songs while playing a game, the player should first copy the desired songs to the hard drive. He can also use a portable media device if one is connected. After starting the game, the "Guide" button on the controller should be pushed. The player should navigate to "Media" followed by "Select Music."
Then, the user should choose the location, either the hard drive or the connected media device, from which to play the desired music. Finally, the player should press "Guide" again to return to the game. The music from either the hard drive or media device will play instead of the game's soundtrack if the game supports custom music.