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#1 notorious19

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:18 PM

just wondering if its possible to use a external hard drive to store music films and so on then be able to stream them from it to the xbox?

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:27 PM

If you use an external drive it will only show up as one big memory card.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:32 PM

so is that a no then ?

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:40 PM

Hm, im not sure i havn't tried.

But im guessing you can.

As for 'stream'... i donk know what you mean by that.

Like play them from the external HDD?

Well, try this first...

Using a file explorer in evox or something else like boxplorer

Copy a song to your mem unit...

THen using unleashed X 'My Dash of choice'

open up file explorer and select the song with the 'a' button and see if it plays or not.

If it doesnt, then nope... if it does... then yes i think you should be able to..

If this sounds confusing then tell me ill re-write it for you.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:43 PM

yea i mean play it from the external hard drive, i dont have a mem unit at the moment so i cant try it

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:48 PM

See i dont know if you can play from the mem unit.
If you can play from the mem unit then yes you can from an external HDD.

If you have the external HDD, then plug it into the box, format it

Format instructions....

Plug it into the xbox...
Open up the file explorer...
Highlight your External HDD...
Press the button that lists your options like 'move, copy, delete, rename'
Format should be listed there...
Format it.

Put music and stuff on it using your PC or Xbox,
Open up the file explorer,
Select the External HDD,
Select a song in it or video...
See if it plays.
If it does then it works,
if not then no dice

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Imgod @ Feb 6 2007, 02:47 PM) View Post

Hm, im not sure i havn't tried.

But im guessing you can.

As for 'stream'... i donk know what you mean by that.

Like play them from the external HDD?

Well, try this first...

Using a file explorer in evox or something else like boxplorer

Copy a song to your mem unit...

THen using unleashed X 'My Dash of choice'

open up file explorer and select the song with the 'a' button and see if it plays or not.

If it doesnt, then nope... if it does... then yes i think you should be able to..

If this sounds confusing then tell me ill re-write it for you.

Why are you guessing answers??



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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:50 PM

thanks for your replies, i dont have one yet im trying to decide if it would be easier to get an external one or get a internal one and use that so thought i would ask to try help me decide

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:52 PM

Get an internal and lockable IDE drive, like one in this chart that's lockable, http://xboxdrives.x-...ojAszxYW9nBFlLA

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:53 PM

QUOTE(cerealkillajme @ Feb 6 2007, 03:59 PM) View Post

Get an internal and lockable IDE drive, like one in this chart that's lockable, http://xboxdrives.x-...ojAszxYW9nBFlLA


That would be the easiest way to do it

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:02 PM

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