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#1 poomobile

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:40 PM

Just thought I would start a new thread to discuss ways to play wmv (and maybe other types of video files) with the kiosk disc.

This is what I have done so far:

- I extracted the iso using Qwix.
- Then I deleted all of the items of the demo folder and all of the videos in the video folder.

I then tried several times, unsuccesfully, to edit the gamedb.ini file in the en-en folder like the previous poster had done burnt the disc and could not get the video to show up in the menu. So then I tried to change the gamedb.ini file in all of the folders that had one (all of the kiosk folders as well as the language folders) and that still did not do the trick.

- So next I just renamed the wmvhd file that I was trying to play to "kameo.wmv" and selected the Kameo game movie demo in the menu to play.
- Made a new iso with qwix and burned onto a cd-r with nero

This did the trick and the video played. The only problem is that the video played very choppy and stopped after about 10 seconds. I think this might have been a result of the fact that I burnt the image on a cd-r and not a dvd-r and/or the file size was too small (the whole disc was only 100 megs the movie was only 60)

Does anyone know which gamedb this poster: http://forums.xbox-s...dpost&p=3147698 edited and if his movie played "chopply" thanks

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:55 PM

Ok so far what i have discovered... you dont need all this stuff, only one language-folder for your region is enough (i only have the de-de on my disc) you can delete the rest of the language-folders, then theres only the demos, images, items, videos, the de-de (or whatever lang you need) and the 5 main files default.xex, kioskmain.xzp, skin.xzp and the two font-files left...

you can delete the other folders as well (demos/images/items/videos) but then you have to patch your gamedb.ini, hwdb.ini and kiosk.ini accordingly... the three ini-files are a bit documented and you have plenty of examples in it, so it should not be a problem to modify to your wishes...

So i replaced all the game-demos and put wmv-hd files there to have a nice video-disc...just change the line VideoPath=game:\videos\Dolphins_1080.wmv to your needs...

you can also edit the kiosk.ini as in this example:
[Attract]
InactiveTime=2
Attract0_Video=game:\videos\T2_720.wmv
Attract1_Video=game:\videos\Robotica_720.wmv

then after 2 seconds it plays the two videos...
or go in the media section of the kiosk and edit there:
Button3_Text=Movies
Button3_IconPath=app:\icn-64-Video.png
Button3_Action=PlayVideo
Button3_ActionParams=game:\videos\Dolphins_1080.wmv

Theres a lot you can play with... (just replace all images as you like) ;-)


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Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:11 PM

I have MCE to stream my WMVHD files, but I have been playing with the kiosk disc to play WMV HD files.

I have made a custom gamedb.in for all the clips off of http://www.wmvhd.com/ and it works a treat.
I put all the new clips in \videos\wmvhd\ to keep it tidy. I have also made custom icons and screen shots for the menu and a custom WMVHD banner.

Note:- I have not renamed the files from wmvhd.com so you can use this code and download them yourself. Just make sure you put them in \videos\wmvhd\

Not sure if it is against the rules but I could zip up the icons and screen shots I made to make it even easier. I will wait for an admin/mod to advise first.

*** Edit ***
The only clip here you can't get from wmvhd.com is the Pioneer HDTV demo. You can grab that from the pioneer site here:-
http://www.pioneer.c...xonomy_id=62;63

CODE

[Game]
Title=Amazing Caves
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=Journey Into Amazing Caves is a visceral, suspenseful expedition with a new breed of scientists who boldly explore places once thought off-limits to human presence.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-amazingcaves-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-amazingcaves-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Amazing_Caves_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Amazon
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=Amazon celebrates the beauty, vitality and wonder of the rapidly disappearing rain forest. This film was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject in 1997.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-amazon-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-amazon-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Amazon_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Coral Reef Adventure
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=Coral Reef Adventure from MacGillivray Freeman includes a Windows Media High Definition Video DVD-ROM
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-coralreef-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-coralreef-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Coral_Reef_Adventure_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Discoverers
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=From the earliest voyages that mapped the Earth to today's launches into space, The Discoverers reverberates with the passion to explore our universe.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-discoverers-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-discoverers-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Discoverers_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Dolphins
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=In Dolphins, you will experience the warm, white sandbanks of the Bahamas, where inquisitive dolphins live and play.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-dolphins-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-dolphins-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Dolphins_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Lewis and Clark Special Edition
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=National Geographic
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=Relive one of the greatest tales of adventure and exploration in history, as National Geographic brings to life the epic journey of Lewis & Clark of Discovery across the United States.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-lewisclark-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-lewisclark-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\LewisClark_HiDef.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Speed
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=From the dawn of man to the distant future, see how the need to go faster and faster has shaped our lives and motivated out progress in this dynamic visual and emotional IMAX experience.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-speed-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-speed-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Speed_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Step Into Liquid
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=This visually spectacular documentary profiles surfers and surfing locations all over the world, including the monstrous waves of Oahu's North Shore.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-step_into_liquid-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-step_into_liquid-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Step_into_Liquid_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Stormchasers
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=Prepare to take a ride inside some of the most extreme weather conditions experienced on earth. Hurricanes, monsoons, and tornadoes are the stars of Stormchasers.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-stormchasers-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-stormchasers-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Stormchasers_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=Fox
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=The Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Extreme Edition) DVD set includes the first Windows Media High Definition Video DVD-ROM.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-T2-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-T2-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\T2_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_T.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=The Living Sea
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=The Living Sea takes you to the "world ocean," traveling to Palau, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Alaska, Nova Scotia and the Red Sea.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-the_living_sea-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-the_living_sea-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\The_Living_Sea_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=The Magic of Flight
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=The Magic of Flight takes you on a technological thrill ride faster, higher and wider than modern science or even your imagination!
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-the_magic_of_flight-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-the_magic_of_flight-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\The_Magic_of_Flight_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=The Search for Kennedy's PT 109
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=National Geographic
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=At the height of the Second World War, a young Navy Lieutenant stood at the helm of a U.S. patrol boat and in one ill-starred night made his mark in the annals of history. That young man later became one of the most popular Presidents of the US—John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-PT-109-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-PT-109-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\PT-109_HiDef.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=To the Limit
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=IMAX
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=Three athletes demonstrate the marvelous workings of the human body in this revolutionary film for IMAX, the first of its kind to use inner body (endoscopic) photography.
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-to_the_limit-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-to_the_limit-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\To_The_Limit_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=


[Game]
Title=Pioneer HD Demo
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=Pioneer
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=Pioneer HD Demo
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-pioneer-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-pioneer-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\HD_future_1280_5mb.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

[Game]
Title=Robotica
Developer=WMV-HD (720p)
Publisher=MS
ConsoleTypeFlags=0
GenreIndex=1
Description=MS WMV-HD Logo
FullDescriptionFile=wmvhd.txt
IconPath=game:\images\wmvhd-robotica-icon.png
ImagePath=game:\images\wmvhd-robotica-image.png
BannerPath=game:\images\wmvhd_banner.png
VideoPath=game:\videos\wmvhd\Robotica_720.wmv
RatingIcon=app:\ESRB_E.png
RatingText=

Edited by XBoxgeek, 29 December 2005 - 09:21 PM.


#4 poomobile

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:04 PM

A few questions:

- You deleted all of the kiosk directories and just edited the gamedb.ini file that is in the language folder? I noticed that all of the kiosk directories had their own gamedb file.

- Did you have to leave the existing files in the gamedb.ini file and add more or were you able to delete the ones that were there?

- Did you have to resize your icons and images to the exact size of the ones that were already in there?

- You were able to nake a sub directory in the video directory with no problem?

- did you guys get any choppiness when they played?

- What program did you use to create the iso file? Is qwix ok?

thanks!

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE(poomobile @ Dec 29 2005, 09:11 PM) View Post

A few questions:

- You deleted all of the kiosk directories and just edited the gamedb.ini file that is in the language folder? I noticed that all of the kiosk directories had their own gamedb file.
I have deleted all the kiosk folders. The only folders I have are:-
demos
demos\Hexic
en-en
images
items
videos
videos\wmvhd


- Did you have to leave the existing files in the gamedb.ini file and add more or were you able to delete the ones that were there?
You can delete all code in gamedb

- Did you have to resize your icons and images to the exact size of the ones that were already in there?
Well I made new icons and images with my own names. I kept the icons the same at 64x64 and images at 352x198

- You were able to nake a sub directory in the video directory with no problem?
Yes. Why would there be a problem? As long as you create your video/image lins correctly you can put them anywhere.
- did you guys get any choppiness when they played?
Not from DVD. Only from CDR when the wmvhd bitrate is over 8mbps

- What program did you use to create the iso file? Is qwix ok?
I dont mess with iso's. I just use Nero and drag and drop my contents into a UDF project.

thanks!

Edited by XBoxgeek, 29 December 2005 - 10:25 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:55 PM

Here is a screen shot. Notice I have also changed the blade name from "games" to "demo" wink.gif :-

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Edited by XBoxgeek, 29 December 2005 - 10:56 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:06 AM

can you post a screen shot of one of the files selected so we can see your WMVHD banner? smile.gif

Edited by WiFiSpy, 30 December 2005 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:58 AM

xboxgeek, you should post a tutorial on how to do all of what you did: insert new icons, make new banner, change the blade name, etc. there isnt a tutorial for anything like this yet, you should be the first!

also, has anyone experimented with that videora converter yet? tried running any movies that they converted that were originally incompatible with the 360?

Edited by nic8612, 30 December 2005 - 05:01 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:19 AM

So has anybody done an entire WMV-HD movie yet , the clips are cool and all but the real 'meat' here would be to playback full HD movies on the 360 .

--DGP--

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:50 AM

Just did a full movie...it was great!

Edited by poomobile, 30 December 2005 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE(DaGamePimp @ Dec 30 2005, 07:26 AM) View Post

So has anybody done an entire WMV-HD movie yet , the clips are cool and all but the real 'meat' here would be to playback full HD movies on the 360 .

--DGP--

I did a "full" movie, well sort of, it was about 30 mins long by an "actress" who goes by the name of Brooke Skye, her site has a HD-WMV trailer (720p) too if you're interested google her name

Edited by Daveid, 30 December 2005 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 12:57 PM

Maybe its an idear to make some sort of front-end program for this, so people can make such a disk more easy? rolleyes.gif

Edited by bin_jackson, 30 December 2005 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(bin_jackson @ Dec 30 2005, 02:04 PM) View Post

Maybe its an idear to make some sort of front-end program for this, so people can make such a disk more easy? rolleyes.gif

If this is as far as we get in playing WMV-HD's on x360, I pretty sure there'll be loads of front-ends for PC to make these disks. But I doubt it. I'm sure we'll figure out what's the real WMV-HD player on the HDD is and will be able to use it (and pause films).

And before that we'll find out with what drive code x360 uses to refer to external hdd's (as it now refers game: to dvd disc in drive) and will be able to play stuff off the HDD, possibly just named 1.wmv, 2.wmv etc, by using the kiosk disk and a modified .ini files.

Edited by jizmo, 30 December 2005 - 01:22 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:09 PM

XBoxgeek..many thanks for taking the time to post this. I'm looking forward to having a play tonight smile.gif

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:50 PM

A few people have pmed me asking for the icons/screen shots for the WMV-HD gamedb.ini file that I made.
I am 100% sure it is okay to post here, so here it is:-
http://xboxgeek.com/wmvhd.zip

This zip contains the icons/screen shots and a WMVHD banner, as well as the edited gamedb.ini. All you need to do is download the WMV-HD samples from http://www.wmvhd.com and put them in the \videos\wmvhd

The only clip from wmvhd.com that goes in the video folder and not \videos\wmvhd is Robotica_720.wmv. There is no real reason for that, but that is how I did it.


Enjoy....

Edited by XBoxgeek, 30 December 2005 - 08:51 PM.





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