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Watching movies via WD passport drive

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by deadpan, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. deadpan

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    Hi,

    First sorry ive tried searching

    I have heard people say they are able to watch movies/tv shows via a external hard drive. Is this really possible? If so, How so?

    The external works with pictures, but when i select video it says no video could be found

    Thanks in advance
     
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    BUMP for some help
     
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    What type of video are you trying to play?
     
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    does the external have to be specially formatted or just a normal computer one?
    also, do youu connect the external harddrive through one of the usb ports?
    lastly, in the xbox 360 modded?
     
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    This won't work unless your hd is in the fat format. If it is ntfs, it won't work with the 360. The 360 is such a fusking picky bitch when it comes to external media.
     
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    fat or fat32
     
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    Neither... its HFS+ you need to format it in, which will prevent the file size limit you will experience using FAT. WMV-HD movies are typicaly 8.5gb.
    I use a program called MacDrive7 on the PC to do the formating and allowing the PC to address the HD to load the films onto it.
     
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    Excellent some replies at last :)

    Drive format is fat32(after being told it needed to be fat32 to work via the xbox)

    Files are avi/divx

    Yip the 360 is modded, connecting via usb.The xbox can see the drive as i chucked some jpegs on the external and they work ok

    It's driving me nuts, have spent a good couple of hours reading about it online, and i would appear i have done everything correctly.

    Could it be a firmware update required, current dashboard is 2.0.4552.0

    Will be very grateful for any input or links :)
     
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    Thanks for the update info, it now shows the video content :)

    But it says i need the following update (which i can't find anywhere)

    code 51-C000DF236

    Any ideas?

    So near yet so far!!
     
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