Guide 4Xbox DVD Movie BackupsFAQ and helpful links
This forum is intended for helping people to backup their Xbox games. Still, we get a lot of posts regarding DVD movies. While we don't want movie-related backup discussed in this forum we would like to provide the following helpful links for backing up your DVD movies.Xbox DVD Movie Backup FAQCan I backup my DVD movies to my Xbox HDD?
Yes. However, you cannot currently have full menu functionality off the Xbox HDD, you can only play the VOB files individually (or "stacked" using XBMC).What program should I use to play my backed up DVDs?
You can use the MS Dashboard
to play any burned DVD if you have the DVD dongle kit. You can use dvdx 2
to play a burned disc if you don't have the dongle kit. You can use Xbox Media Center (XBMC)
either way. Information on all three programs can be foundo n this site.How do I back up DVDs to my Xbox HDD?
You use a program called dvd2xbox
by WiSo. This program works for movies and games. Please read the dvd2xbox Video Ripping Information
guide for more information.Can I access DVD menus from my Xbox HDD?
No. Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment though many people are working to try to make this a possibility in the future.How can I use my Xbox to play backed up movies or video files from my PC?
Use XBMC, the best video tool for the Xbox.How to I use Xbox Media Center (XBMC)?
Read the pinned topic, Xbox Media Center General Information
, to answer your questions.Helpful LinksDoom9.net - The Definitive DVD Backup Resource
Daily updated news on the latest DVD/Video tools and software for your PC. Helpful tutorials, guides, FAQs and active support forums. Arguably the best DVD/Video site on the net.cdfreaks.com - world's largest CD/DVD community
News, guides, tutorials and forums. Tons of information and support for your software and hardware needs. Another great audio/video backup resource, arguably one of the best.Free Recommended ToolsXbox Toolsdvd2xbox
This app will allow you to copy DVD movies (and games, of course) to your Xbox's hard drive. This just rips and decodes the raw files (i.e. IFO, VOB files). You will need a media player such as XBMC to play those ripped files.Xbox Media Center
XboxMediaCenter is a free and open source multimedia player for the Xbox from MS. Currently XboxMediaCenter can be used to play/view most popular video/audio/picture formats such as MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, GIF plus many more less known formats directly from a CD/DVD in Xbox DVD-ROM drive or of the Xbox harddrive, XBMC can also play files from a PC over a local network and even stream media streams directly from the internet. XBMC has playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast and many audio visualizations. All these features enable the Xbox running XboxMediaCenter to fully function as a multimedia jukebox. XBMC is easy to use, it's convenient, flexible and offers great price/performance ratio. (This, The XboxMediaCenter Project is also known as "Xbox Media Center" or simply "XBMC"). Note! XBMC is a hobby project that is only developed by volunteers in their spare-time for free. (Remember that XboxMediaCenter does require a modded Xbox to run on or it will not function).PC ToolsDVDShrink
DVD Shrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc. The output from DVD Shrink can be saved as files on your hard drive, which you can then burn with software of your choice. [See doom9's DVD Shrink Guide
for in depth details].DVD Decrypter
DVD Decrypter is a free tool that allows you to decrypt and copy DVDs to your PC's hard disk. From there you can watch them with the likes of WinDVD and PowerDVD, you can write them back to DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD+R DL / DVD-RAM media or you can convert them to VCD / SVCD / DivX for burning onto CD-R / CD-RW.DoItFast4U
DoItFast4U is a slightly more advanced tool which allows the user greater flexibility when it comes to demuxing your DVDs. Do you have anything you think I should add to this guide? If so, PM me and I'll consider including it.EDIT: 03-29-05: Typos.
EDIT: 08-30-05: Added some information. Added guide to overall Xbox Troubleshooting Guide.
Edited by chefelf, 30 August 2005 - 09:33 PM.