InterfaceIpodNanoThroughUSB

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by mpuvdd, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. mpuvdd

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 11, 2007
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    Hello all,
    Can anyone possibly tell me of how to go about getting an audio source out of an iPod nano's usb cable? The pinout for the usb cable is 5v, -data, +data, and then ground. Is there some type of code that has to be sent through the data lines to get the iPod to output audio?
    Thanks a lot,
    mpuvdd
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Feb 24, 2006
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    USB is for data. AFAIK there is no way to place an audio signal on a USB cable and still have a compliant USB device.
     
  3. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    The audio files in an iPod are digitized. It has to be presented to a digital to analog converter before it becomes listenable. The file with the music would have to be transfered into a computer and be played back through the sound card D to A converter.
     
  4. cumesoftware

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    Resuming, USB is for transfering digital data, eg, mp3 or multimedia files. There are no means of getting audible sound from it (although you can get power).
     
  5. mpuvdd

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 11, 2007
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    I get it now, well thanks a lot for all of your help,
    Sincerely,
    mpuvdd
     
  6. Gadget

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    Why not just use the Headphone socket..?