General Discussion: The XBOX Thread


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india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

2 Apr 2011 21:39
you can put movies on a usb stick and then plug it in the xbox.

these 2 are just fucking you about, making things difficult.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

2 Apr 2011 22:01
Puzzled

External hdd and usb stick are the same thing but one is bigger than the other…

Either/both need to be fat32 formatted and the videos should be .avi
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

2 Apr 2011 22:01
okay just use a memory stick then, i believe what i said still applies though, you might have to reformat the usb stick before you put your films on it. definitely worth trying without doing that first though as i'm probably wrong.

edit: beat to it, what he said ^
Ruben
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10778 posts since 2/7/03

2 Apr 2011 22:06
Cheers. Just tried it with my hdd but it doesn't work, just read that it only supports USB storage devises up to 16GB. Just ordered a stick. Long.
Ruben
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10778 posts since 2/7/03

2 Apr 2011 22:09
Also the files I have are .mkv, will I have to convert them?
Ruben
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10778 posts since 2/7/03

2 Apr 2011 22:10
… and while I wait for a stupid memory stick what programme is good for burning dvd's?

Thanks for the help chaps.
india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

2 Apr 2011 22:11
you were saying duffman?
india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

2 Apr 2011 22:18
you on pc or mac?
Ruben
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10778 posts since 2/7/03

2 Apr 2011 22:27
pc
india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

2 Apr 2011 22:30
sorry, dunno for pc.
Ruben
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10778 posts since 2/7/03

3 Apr 2011 09:25
Bump.. Someone must know how to quickly convert mki to avi and then burn to a disc!
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

3 Apr 2011 09:38
I do.

.mkv files are makarovska files and are for watching movies in HD on the PC.

For them to work on the xbox 360, you will have to convert them.

http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/oca/mkv-converter?gclid=CKiJ7Yj4_6cCFcQH3wodrB_uqg

Use that.

As the guys were saying, before india tried to rubbish them off incorrectly, the xbox doesn't support all formats, or all codecs like the ps3 does.

I'm pretty sure divx is supported, so use that converter, when it's done, put the file on USB and plug in.

However i'm not sure if it will come out in HD. Unless you can convert it to a resolution that is in HD with the program.

Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

3 Apr 2011 09:44
are you using windows 7? if so you can just use windows media center to stream anything onto your xbox including mkv if you install this on your pc http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack . all you should have to do in windows media center on your pc is to add your external hardrive as one of your sources of media and you should be good to go.

setting up the connection between your pc and the xbox 360 via media center should be straight forward as it should tell you what to do. (assuming everything is on the same network).

Ruben
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10778 posts since 2/7/03

3 Apr 2011 09:53
Thanks for the replies… I am using Vista.

Will try eents method first as I am a novice and don't understand networks and the Windows Media Centre.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

3 Apr 2011 09:54
I didn't want to go down the streaming route to somebody who is new to this. Also i assumed he didn't have a wi-fi connection as he said he wasn't on live (silver account is free)
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

3 Apr 2011 13:06
I have a 500gb hard drive connected to my xbox working fine, does it fuck have to be less than 16gb Laughing out loud
Ruben
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10778 posts since 2/7/03

3 Apr 2011 18:18
Cheers everyone, sorted it out now thanks to eents and duffs help via pm.

eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

4 Apr 2011 13:01
Cool
rural
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17894 posts since 26/9/06

3 Jun 2011 15:06
Posted in the wants thread aswel.

Anyone got a copy of call of duty MWF2 they would sell relatively cheaply please? thanks!
Mr 88
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2501 posts since 1/4/09

3 Jun 2011 16:18
rural wrote: Posted in the wants thread aswel.

Anyone got a copy of call of duty MWF2 they would sell relatively cheaply please? thanks!
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