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#16 museumsteve

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:32 PM

thanks mate smile.gif
May you have a prosperous New Year wink.gif

#17 PedrosPad

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 02:43 AM

QUOTE(XBoxgeek @ Dec 30 2005, 09:57 PM) View Post

All you need to do is download the WMV-HD samples from http://www.wmvhd.com and put them in the \videos\wmvhd

For those on slower internet connections (1GB or less), and who want to download these big files unmanned overnight, I can recommend using Firefox, along with the Firefox DownThemAll! extension.

Surf to http://www.MS.com/wi...ntShowcase.aspx (replace MS with the full name of the Windows publisher).
Right click on the downloaded page, and choose DownThemAll!... from the context menu.
Just enter a filter of "*_720p.exe" (or simply "*.exe" if you want the 1080p ones as well) - It'll sequentially download all EXEs (SFX archives of the WMVs). smile.gif

Got mine running. I'm off to bed. wink.gif Hopeing to recreate XBoxgeek's X360 WMVHD demo disk tomorrow. biggrin.gif

Edited by PedrosPad, 31 December 2005 - 02:46 AM.


#18 WiFiSpy

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE(Daveid @ Dec 30 2005, 02:40 AM) View Post

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


you mean like this:

http://forums.xbox-s...dpost&p=3147698

#19 Daveid

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 02:55 AM

QUOTE(WiFiSpy @ Dec 31 2005, 01:59 AM) View Post

yes! same trailer lolol tongue.gif however that other guy wasn't me
i didn't notice those other posts, quite interesting tongue.gif

Edited by Daveid, 31 December 2005 - 03:00 AM.


#20 360homie

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 03:35 PM

has anyone successfully played a wmvhd file greater than 2gb in size? does a larger wmv file (over 5gb) play when burned to a dual layered blank?


thanks

#21 phr33k

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:13 AM

1st post here.. yay blink.gif

Mostly because, unlike 80% of the forum user base, i don't post useless information about topics i have NO idea on, which seems to be very popular around here lol(not in this thread by the way, this has been VERY helpful).


Anyways my rant is done, here is my question:

Is the Xbox 360 capable of playing the 1080p WMV HD files in true 1080p (my tv is 1080p natively, but supports 720p, 1080i etc)

By the way the only Full Movie that i believe is available in WMV HD at the moment is Terminator 2 (the extreme edition dvd set, 1 dvd contains the movie in regular widescreen while the 2nd dvd has the movie in WMV HD)

I am ordering this movie and will try to transfer it to a kiosk disc image, stripped of everything but the movie folder where i will simply replace one of the old .wmv's with this T2 .wmv. Im guessing i will have to use a DVD9 (dual layer) due to the fact it has to be larger than 4.3 gigs.

If anyone does this before me, please post about your experience!
(Is ripping a WMV HD movie from an actual dvd-rom as simple as transferring the main .wmv(on the dvd-rom) to the pc's harddrive?)

#22 XBoxgeek

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(phr33k @ Jan 2 2006, 08:20 AM) View Post
Is the Xbox 360 capable of playing the 1080p WMV HD files in true 1080p (my tv is 1080p natively, but supports 720p, 1080i etc)


No. The 360 will play 1080p files but not in 1080p.

QUOTE(phr33k @ Jan 2 2006, 08:20 AM) View Post
(Is ripping a WMV HD movie from an actual dvd-rom as simple as transferring the main .wmv(on the dvd-rom) to the pc's harddrive?)


Nope. T2 has DRM. You will need to strip that first before the 360 will play any of it. Google DRMCreep for an understanding on the DRM process.



#23 jizmo

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE(phr33k @ Jan 2 2006, 10:20 AM) View Post
unlike 80% of the forum user base, i don't post useless information about topics i have NO idea on, which seems to be very popular around here lol(not in this thread by the way, this has been VERY helpful).

Right on. This forum section says hard moderated, but still we get numerous re-posts and basic questions that don't add anything to threads and could be answered by reading FAQs, searching and/or reading other threads.

The very case with your post too.

QUOTE(phr33k @ Jan 2 2006, 10:20 AM) View Post
Is the Xbox 360 capable of playing the 1080p WMV HD files in true 1080p (my tv is 1080p natively, but supports 720p, 1080i etc)

If 1080i is the highest resolution x360 supports (it's listed in your manual and on every web site), why do you think WMV-HDs would play in 1080p?

QUOTE(phr33k @ Jan 2 2006, 10:20 AM) View Post
By the way the only Full Movie that i believe is available in WMV HD at the moment is Terminator 2

A one-second worth of Google search

QUOTE(phr33k @ Jan 2 2006, 10:20 AM) View Post
Im guessing i will have to use a DVD9 (dual layer) due to the fact it has to be larger than 4.3 gigs.

This has been tried out in the original kiosk thread. It's been reported that DVD9 discs will play, but no WMV files bigger than 2gb are supported.

Although it could've been some sort of DRM problem as well.

Edited by jizmo, 02 January 2006 - 11:19 AM.


#24 360homie

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:32 PM

theres plent of wmvhd content out there. shit loads converted from hidef TS streams and also a fair few official WMVHD releases from europe, italian job, tombraider, total recall............ editing them in to 2gb junks isnt a problem, but is there a way to play a handfull off wmv files seamlessly of the kiosk disk?

Edited by 360homie, 02 January 2006 - 02:33 PM.


#25 XBoxgeek

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 03:02 PM

The closest you will get is somthing like this-
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[Attract]
InactiveTime=2
Attract0_Video=game:\videos\some_movie_pt01.wmv
Attract1_Video=game:\videos\some_movie_pt02.wmv
Attract2_Video=game:\videos\some_movie_pt03.wmv
Attract3_Video=game:\videos\some_movie_pt04.wmv
Attract4_Video=game:\videos\some_movie_pt05.wmv


That will more or less auto play the attraction file list as soon as the disk boots.

Edited by XBoxgeek, 02 January 2006 - 03:02 PM.


#26 cyberheater

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(360homie @ Jan 1 2006, 03:42 PM) View Post

has anyone successfully played a wmvhd file greater than 2gb in size? does a larger wmv file (over 5gb) play when burned to a dual layered blank?
thanks


ISO's don't support any file larger then 2gb. I think you'll have to use UDF write mode.


#27 museumsteve

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:27 AM

I tried 2 x 2GB T2 WMVHD files on disc, with 2 second attract mode and it went in and played the first (didn't watch all the way thru). It was very jerky and out of sync, it was also in the wrong aspect ratio and of course I couldn't change it. As soon as you touch any button on the media remote it goes back to the main menu of the demo.
I tried the same file thru my MCE and 360 and it was fine.




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Posted 05 January 2006 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE(museumsteve @ Jan 4 2006, 06:34 PM) View Post

I tried 2 x 2GB T2 WMVHD files on disc, with 2 second attract mode and it went in and played the first (didn't watch all the way thru). It was very jerky and out of sync, it was also in the wrong aspect ratio and of course I couldn't change it. As soon as you touch any button on the media remote it goes back to the main menu of the demo.
I tried the same file thru my MCE and 360 and it was fine.


Could this be why MS doesn't support playing WMVHD dvd's? huh.gif Perhaps the dvd drive can't keep up with the HD content.

#29 MaTiAz

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 11:58 PM

QUOTE(gromit182 @ Jan 6 2006, 12:52 AM) View Post

Could this be why MS doesn't support playing WMVHD dvd's? huh.gif Perhaps the dvd drive can't keep up with the HD content.

It could, if it would spin the disc at full speed, but then it would be unreasonably noisy and no one would want to watch movies with it biggrin.gif

#30 RocketMBA

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:42 AM

Turn the volume up on the movie then! Or, even better, add more fans to the Xbox 360 unit to take your mind off the noise of the DVD drive.




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