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Hi guys,
So I'm leaving tomorrow for a ski trip (oh yeah!! Salt Lake city ) and I need a Ipod to RCA connector. I went to a local electronics store (Radioshack style) and didnt find any, so I figured I'd make one myself. I just need help figuring out what wire means what inside the usb cable. I was thinking maybe I could hook up my Ipod to Usb cable (without stripping it) to a Usb extension cord I have (I'll have to strip that one) to an RCA cable. So, I need help to connect the video rca cable to the proper usb wire. What does each wire carry? For the audio, I have an audio jack that will do the trick perfectly.
Thanks in advance!
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USB does not corellate to RCA that way...

USB is digital, RCA is analog. you would need the pinout for the 30 pin apple connector for what you want, and the standard USB cables for the ipods do not have leads going to the pins you would need.
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What he said, USB is used differently by different products, thus the creaction of drivers.
    
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no, that is a cable that has the RCA leads to the proper pins in the apple connector, it does not go from USB to RCA, it goes from 30-pin apple to usb + RCA
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Ok...well, thx for the info. Do any of you know how I can connect the 30 pin apple connector to an RCA cable?
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post #7 of 9
USB = Universal Serial Bus

Its serial, not an analog signal
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Ok...well, thx for the info. Do any of you know how I can connect the 30 pin apple connector to an RCA cable?
you would need some way to add the pins that have been left out from the factory. in short: you can't

your best bet is to check more stores for some place that has one in stock. best buy normally has them, and walmart.
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Ok, thanks alot guys! +rep
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