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need help playing movies from the usb on my xbox 360 but won't be able to be on live???

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ok so i have been playing movies off my usb for ages now and i realise that u have to be signed into live to play them as you need to codec,anyway i am going up north this sat and am taking my 360 wit… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
ok so i have been playing movies off my usb for ages now and i realise that u have to be signed into live to play them as you need to codec,anyway i am going up north this sat and am taking my 360 with me.so anyway is there a way i can get round not signing into live or am i screwed???
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
you need to download the codec from the marketplace manually. I did this and then I was able to play the movies from the USB drive without being connected to live. :)
#2
StevenA2000_uk
you need to download the codec from the marketplace manually. I did this and then I was able to play the movies from the USB drive without being connected to live. :)


i dloaded the codec and still get asked about it,maybe i need ti be signed in on my profile but i don't have to be on live????
#3
As long as you have the codec you'll be fine. You don't need to be connected to the Internet.

The worst you will have to do is sign into a profile but again you can still sign in without having an internet connection.
#4
vinylkiller
i dloaded the codec and still get asked about it,maybe i need ti be signed in on my profile but i don't have to be on live????


yeah, you will have to be signed in. :)
#5
Can you get the divx codec?
#6
yeah i was right last night,you have to be on xbox live to play the films or you keep getting the dload codec warning
#7
so there is defo no way round this then guys??? no cheat to fool the 360 as i will prob not be around a wireless/lan this weekend
#8
StevenA2000_uk
you need to download the codec from the marketplace manually. I did this and then I was able to play the movies from the USB drive without being connected to live. :)


Where do you find the codec?
#9
thru the marketplace,dunno where again but it is there somewhere
#10
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_divx_files_on_xbox_360_page_3.cfm

A silver account is good enough to get updates for this.


You will get prompt to download/update if needed.

Installed once from Internet should be good enough to not ask again unless you are using the hard drive from 1 360 on another etc as you will need to download install the optional media update again
#11
dontasciime
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_divx_files_on_xbox_360_page_3.cfm

A silver account is good enough to get updates for this.


You will get prompt to download/update if needed.

Installed once from Internet should be good enough to not ask again unless you are using the hard drive from 1 360 on another etc as you will need to download install the optional media update again


still having problems playing when not signed into live
#12
i keep getting told to get the update i already have and the status code 51-CooDF236
#13
vinylkiller
i keep getting told to get the update i already have and the status code 51-CooDF236


you do NOT have update then
#14
dontasciime
you do NOT have update then


strange cos when i am on live it plays fine,any suggestions?
#15
The video I am playing now needs the optional update to play AAC and mpeg4 ....

I was signed in b4 when I was playing it worked. I am now not signed in to xbox live and the video is playing
#16
dontasciime
The video I am playing now needs the optional update to play AAC and mpeg4 ....

I was signed in b4 when I was playing it worked. I am now not signed in to xbox live and the video is playing


take out ur ethernet cable or turn off your internet then restart your xbox 360 mate,because you can sign and sign out and it plays fine.but you still need to sign in to xbox live for it to play,check that out and tell me
#17
You will need to download the media update under an xbox live account a silver will do, then you can use it on or offline.

Eg I just this minute created an offline account for my 360 and tried to play the usb video and it fails with status code 51-CooDF236
#18
dontasciime
You will need to download the media update under an xbox live account a silver will do, then you can use it on or offline.

Eg I just this minute created an offline account for my 360 and tried to play the usb video and it fails with status code 51-CooDF236


trust me mate,restart your xbox 360 and unplug ur ethernet or wireless then check the video it won't play.you need xbox live to verify the update i think.so you need to be signed into live or sign then out again.

that is why the reason your offline account failed mate
#19
What's your portable media file system? Only FAT/FAT 32 works (which is weird, since MS want people to use the newer NTFS).
#20
Met-Cast
What's your portable media file system? Only FAT/FAT 32 works (which is weird, since MS want people to use the newer NTFS).


never checked mine matey,i have my 500gb hard drive plugged into the back usb and a 8gb usb stick in the front to play my films.
#21
vinylkiller
take out ur ethernet cable or turn off your internet then restart your xbox 360 mate,because you can sign and sign out and it plays fine.but you still need to sign in to xbox live for it to play,check that out and tell me



Ok I see what you mean now...I was testing all possibilities whilst you were typing. With xbox live disconnected it screws you over.

Well M$ need a kick up the ass for that as that is pretty sly forcing you to pay for xbox live to be able to play aac and mpeg4
#22
dontasciime
Ok I see what you mean now.... With xbox live disconnected it screws you over.

Well M$ need a kick up the ass for that as that is pretty sly forcing you to pay for xbox live to be able to play aac and mpeg4


nah it aint mate as you can still have the free silver account and be on live to play the movies,it's just being offline screws you.hence why i am taking my laptop with me aswell as the 360 to watch my films.
#23
Met-Cast
What's your portable media file system? Only FAT/FAT 32 works (which is weird, since MS want people to use the newer NTFS).


Try checking it... Try formatting it to a fat/fat32?
I'll try mine later on.
#24
Met-Cast
Try checking it... Try formatting it to a fat/fat32?
I'll try mine later on.


LOL i won't be formatting my 500gb HDD,my films play just fine thru it so i guess mine is Fat/Fat32
#25
dontasciime
You will need to download the media update under an xbox live account a silver will do, then you can use it on or offline.

Eg I just this minute created an offline account for my 360 and tried to play the usb video and it fails with status code 51-CooDF236


btw do the above as i mentioned create a new silver and all is fine
#26
dontasciime
btw do the above as i mentioned create a new silver and all is fine


yeah but you still need to be signed to xbox live or you will get that error code
#27
vinylkiller
LOL i won't be formatting my 500gb HDD,my films play just fine thru it so i guess mine is Fat/Fat32


So it plays fine offline?

dontasciime
btw do the above as i mentioned create a new silver and all is fine


No because he wants to play movies without being connected to the internet.
#28
Met-Cast
So it plays fine offline?

No because he wants to play movies without being connected to the internet.


nah i need to be on live for it to play,i am thinking MS want you to sign in to live to confirm the update for some reason.
#29
I told you above its fine on or offline now . I did say I was testing. And my tests are complete as I now have 1 of my 360's playing mpeg 4 on or offline (AGAIN as another update must have screwed with it or the fact that i changed hard drives and console a couple of months ago when I got my Res evil console ..WITH NO INTERNET .. just so you spot that bit

No internet means my 360 is unplugged from gigabit switch
#30
You need to create a new account. Create a gold or silver . join xbox live ... once finished and signed in to that Mine is called offline usb I just create gold account under that gamertag anyways once created sign in with it.

Then goto market place game addons and nder O (optional media) download it whilst using the newly created profile.

once downloaded play your media. it works -- stop it --- guide button / profile turn off auto sign in for live and messenger... switch off 360 --- unplug network cable .... turn 360 back on try and sign in to newly created offline usb profile... it will fail co's you have no internet then try and play movie it plays
#31
you have to remove the codec from your 360 and download it again
it will fix your problem


system settings - memory - hard drive - system items
remove Optional Media Update

then re download
#32
djnaff
you have to remove the codec from your 360 and download it again
it will fix your problem


system settings - memory - hard drive - system items
remove Optional Media Update

then re download


Nope tried that does not work... Only way is to create new account.. If you want ot be able to play from usb hard drive/ flash pen whilst no internet connection is available. ( you have to power off 360 then take out net cable to see the error code appear signing in and out inbetween is no good to diagnose)


It might be poss that way on a machine(360) where gamertag has not been recovered or the hd from another ELITE in my case is being use on another ELITE (without transfer DRM etc)
#33
i rechecked and delted the optional to make sure and now my silver dont work without internet ... SO do not DELETE the optional or you will or might have to create another SILVER account and start again lol


As I side effect of that..Redownload it again whilst in SILVER account and ... you do not even need to be signed into a profile to play video from usb with network cable out and from a power down ....(try resume first if offered)

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