Get past the 4gb file on an external hard drive for the xbox360
wmv hd files
First off as we all know the xbox360 will not read ntfs external drives so that sucks right because
we all would like to play some our wmv hd files on the xbox360. And most exceed the the 4gb file
size limit for fat32 as we know the xbox360 will read a fat32 drive no problem.
plus dual layer disc cost a lot of money and streaming can be a pain and some times the video
will lag even when its a lan line network.so i did some searching around and found out that apple
yes i said it apple on some of its computers and ipods use a file system called hfs+ is a type
of you guessed it fat file system(that aka will get you passed that 4gb limit).the only problem is that file system windows will not read on by its self.
so and thus in lies a new problem so i did some more searching and found a little software call macdrive 7
it works on xp and vista what this program dose is let
you format a windows base ntfs or fat32 drive it the hfs+
format and not only dose it let your windows base computer see it.it will all so let you put files aka wmv and wmvhd files in it that are over 4gb limit of a a normal fat 32 drive.so you can play wmv hd content
under the xbox360 media blade out of an external hard drive.the program (macdrive7)(there is a trial there but its only seven day)(step 1)is very easy to use to get you set up you need to chose a drive i chose a seagate free agent 320gb external drive for my weapon of choice other drive should work fine for this to.
(step 2)install macdrive 7 let it restart and you will see a peace symboled in the right hand corner next to the time at least in window xp.(step 3) double click
on the macdrive icon it will have list of stuff it dose
you will see create a mac disk there are two choices
click the format or repair drive tab.(step 4)it ask what would you like to do click on the second one that says modify mac volumes create format and delete mac volumes then click next.(step 5)chose your drive in the list that you want to format (note that this format will erase the drive you chose so make sure you chose the right one you want to change.)(step 6 click on initializes drive it then should ask you do you want to format this drive all data will be lost click next
it will then format your drive in this great hfs+ fat
format that will let you put wmv hd files that are bigger than that 4gb limit of normal fat32.
your are now done with this tut. just a quick note you do need to have this program in the computer to read
that drive if not it will not show up plus you will know what drive it is it put a little red apple icon next to the drive that is in this format after you are done you can just drag and drop wmv hd files strait in to this drive.plus you drive still has full function
in window like any other drive you might all so have in you system.i hope this has helped people get the most out of there xbox360 as possible. written by faithlesssoul aka frozenchicken in the #fw channel.