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#1 puja21

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:03 PM

i am having trouble copying my mp3s/pics from my pc to my xbox

i have unleash, avalaunch, & evox as dashboards and the ftp features function fine for my other activities. Example: to make room for this media, i used quix to make backups of the games i had on my HD. this worked fine- i was able to create the images simultaneous to the ftp transfer. the only adjustment required was just turning off my firewall.

i have my xbox connected through a router- i access it by FTP via IE. Am I wrong to assume i can treat the Xbox F drive like I would any other directory in windows explorer.

i have just been dragging and dropping "my pictures," "my music," etc and the result is only about half the subfolders make it to the destination and do so w/o their contents. do i need software to copy these folders over or would the problem lie elsewhere?

logically, i would assume the problem isnt the connection since i get data moving fine for every application i run on my xbox that accesses the web, but it wouldnt surprise me if my conclusions about drag & drop were wrong. my computers are all wireless w/ 108mbps adapators and the router is 108mbps capable so i would think i could transfer 60 gigs fine in a few hours.

obviously i am not that familiar w/ ftping. my network experience is limited to all corporate faqs i read when setting up my home network a few years back. would i be better off/find things easier just connecting w/ a crossover cable and bypassing the router entirely?

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:11 PM

Your problem is not your FTP set up by the sound of it but more the filenames of what you are transferring. There is a character limit for filenames.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:57 PM

i would assume it has to be less than the 64 characters many burning programs truncate at

my music is always as follows:

Folder: Artist
subfolder: Release Year - Album
files: artist - track # - track title

so if it was 64, none of these would be over that amount. if any file(s) are over this character limit, would it abort the rest of the copying process or just leave those specific files behind?

Edited by puja21, 31 March 2006 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:07 PM

42 characters with FATX

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:17 PM

is there anyway to search from windows for files exceeding this limit besides using my eyes?

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:28 PM

http://www.xbox-scen...ools-result.php
type fatx..maybe those are what youre looking for

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:35 PM

There is one for renaming MP3
From the readme
MP3 FAT-X Renamer 0.75b by CRP is a Win32 application which allow
you to transfer (and synchronize) your MP3 collection from your
computer to the Xbox's build-in hard drive and even any Folder.
The program has a integrated FTP-client that connects directly
to the integrated FTP-server and transfers all the files and
folders you select, but what makes this program unique is that
it auto re-names all MP3 files (and the folders they are in)
on-the-fly during transfer making them compatible with the FAT-X
naming convention. The original MP3 files & folders remain
untouched during this process.
(*Foot note: FAT-X, the Xbox file system only support 42 characters
and do not support many foreign letters or odd characters
(more info on this in the XBMP FAQ

Edited by Chancer, 31 March 2006 - 08:35 PM.





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