An introduction by geniusalz
First off, if you don't know what MXM is, or don't know what it is capable of, check this out:MXM Demonstration Video
The author of Media X Menu (regularly refered to as MXM) is BenJeremy, and he frequents these forums daily.
For guides and general help on installing MXM, adding skins, preview videos, setting up your menus, etc. check out the MXM User Help Site
If you still need help after reading the guides, post in this forum, or visit the #mxm channel on EFnet. There's many people willing to help out there.
To get skins for MXM, use AllXboxSkins.com or #mxmfiles
The best place right now for preview videos is #mxmfiles.
Even though MXM is a dashboard, it can still be run as an app. It is recommended to run MXM as an app before installing as a dash, to configure it properly.
The Basic Installation of MXM requires no xml or other configuration files. However, to get the most out of mxm, it is recommended to make xml files.
There are utilities to create xml files for you, if you don't want to do it manually.
To create a very basic menu structure, use Myx-Lite.
To create a menu structure and configuration file, use Myxomatosis.
To create a configuration file, use baMXMconfig
All these tools require the MS .NET framework (free download on the MS Website), and the tools can be downloaded from MXM Tools section on AllXboxSkins.
And we are working on ways to completely configure everything from within MXM without any additional tools. We'll keep you posted on this.
Where to Find Files + Tutorials
Major credit goes to OSWALD for starting this original topic.
Several other users have provided links and information.
I have just taken the time to update this topic regularly.
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Watch a Preview Video of What Media X Menu is all about
YuYu's Official MXM User's Manual and Help Site
YuYu's Official #MXM + #MXMFILES Help Site
MXM Tutorials Page
Basic Guide to setting up MXM
Newbs Guide to making a menu.xml
Skinning Tutorial By Example
MenuX Skin to Media X Menu Skin conversion
Grabbing Preview Videos with SDP - Streaming Download Project
HTTP Download Sites: (Skins, Preview Videos, Help Files)
AllXboxSkins - Skins, Help Files, Thumbnails and ActionScripts
XBOX.COM - Download Preview Videos Here using Streaming Download Project
XBOX Player - Preview Videos
GameTrailers.com - Preview Videos
File Nation - Preview Videos
FTP Download Sites: (Skins, Preview Videos, Help Files)
MXM Skinner V5.0 by geniusalz The Ultimate Media X Menu Skin Maker
Myxomatosis Full MXM configuration utility
Myx-Lite Simple MXM configuration utility
ParseASF (WMV MXM Compatibility Checker)
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - Bloody Mary's EVOX Multi-Disc Creator v1.0
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - Bloody Mary's MXM MENU.XML Maker v4.0
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - Bloody Mary's MXM Multi-Game DVD Maker v3.0
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - Bloody Mary's EVOX INI Helper v3.0.exe
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - Windows Media Encoder 9 Series
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - SDP - Streaming Download Project v2.0.0
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - MS Visual Basic 4.0 Runtime Libraries
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - MS Visual Basic 5.0 Runtime Libraries
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - MS Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Libraries
IRC #mxmfiles channel on Efnet - MS .net framework
news://* DO NOT LIST WAREZ CHANNELS * - MXM and XBOX Files
#xbins on EFNet - excellent xbox resource
About The Usual Places
Another Useless Website's MXM Forums
Fisbens forum -Lots of usefull MXM information
AllXboxSkins FTP - Upload Skins, Preview Videos and ActionScripts
#mxmfiles FTP - Upload Skins, Preview Videos and ActionScripts