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    how do i install movies etc on xbmc

    well everyone got a big mother of a hdd on my modded xbox and don't know what to do now
    how can i back up all movies and dvds onto the xbox? is it possible?
    what else can i do?
    many thanks

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    I thought the idea was to use an FTP to transfer them to the xbox..however, I may be wrong - I never got any further than installing XBMC..

    Original Poster

    Cheers will that give me seperate folders
    and how can i create folders? i tried but failed

    I really couldn't tell you..it's been months and months since I last looked at mine..

    from the dashboard "copy game or dvd to hdd"

    my xbox came with a program called dvd2xbox on it all i do is put the dvd in and it copys to the xbox

    you can also network it which i havent got around to yet

    all i do is by cheap blank dvds and copy stuff to them and save what i want onto the drive and keep some on dvd like a giant catalouge

    Oh, I think I misread the post, did you mean straight from dvds?
    I still won't know the answer anyway..

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    You can copy files onto your xbox HD via the media centre.

    Better to convert them to divx first so you can have 6-8 movies occupying the space instead of 1 dvd movie.

    Original Poster

    fantastic
    so on the pc i convert them using something like dvd shrink etc then link up with xbmc?
    so do i ftp or samba?
    can the xbox dvd player copy dvds onto the hdd?
    thx for the help guys

    its all done via ftp my personal choice is flashfxp
    when you connect to the xbox by default you have 2 explorers. the one on the left is your pc & the one on the right is the xbox. you simply right click on screen to bring up a context menu including "make folder".
    its better to just copy the avi of a movie but xbmc is capable of reading dvds as well. so if you must copy a shrunk dvd to it you can simply select the folder that you have shrunk the dvd to and then right click and select transfer. it will then copy the dvd folder to the hdd of the xbox. but this will take some time. when you're ready to watch the film then you simply select the ifo file in xbmc

    i have tried copying from disc and ftp but i can not get my xbox to do anything with any film file. i've given up.

    I don't think XBMC can play a DVD copy, as far as I remember it just displays it as a list of files.

    You need as a previous poster said convert it to a file format XBMC can handle (AVI, OGM, ect). I don't endorse piracy but it would probably be easier to just download the movies of the net.

    Also did a quick google search and found some smarter people than me using XBMC as a ]media server.

    Original Poster

    Looks great that s what i want to do with mine
    coz its going in th kids bedroom can't really do with media streaming
    are there any tutorials around?
    cheers

    samurai champloo! Nice avatar ungreat.

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    I don't think XBMC can play a DVD copy, as far as I remember it just … I don't think XBMC can play a DVD copy, as far as I remember it just displays it as a list of files.You need as a previous poster said convert it to a file format XBMC can handle (AVI, OGM, ect). I don't endorse piracy but it would probably be easier to just download the movies of the net.Also did a quick google search and found some smarter people than me using XBMC as a ]media server.



    yes it does you just go into videos and when your have the cd/dvd ighlighted click play on your remote....well thats what mine does!
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