I set up my friends xbox a few wks ago with the x2 4979.67 bios. his xbox was manufactured in november 2003. it has a samsung dvd drive and focus video chips so it's a 1.5 xbox.
my xbox is a 1.0 with a phillips drive. I switched out my old thomson for a phillips. same bios. we are both running the newest version of the unleashx dashboard.
now with my xbox we can rip dvd movies from the ftp to his pc so he can encode them later or since he doesnt't have a pc dvd drive. with his xbox with the sammy drive you can't do this. the ftp will just give errors saying it can't transfer. dvd2xbox and the built in filemanager in unleashx also give errors. original game dvds transfer fine in all 3 methods.
keep in mind that some of the dvds we have tried are brand new that we have opened on the spot and put into his samsung drive to rip. his samsung drive also reads any type of cdr we have thrown at it so far, dvd-rs and cdrws and original xbox games without any glitches or hiccups at all. Dvdx2 plays the movie fine in his xbox aswell.
can anyone tell me what might the problem and if there is a way to fix this?