Aug 26 2005, 03:03 AM
I'm a newb when it comes to streaming things. Is it possible to play MP3's on my computer that are on my xbox's harddrive? Please point me in the right direction. Thanks.
Aug 26 2005, 03:33 AM
then set up a network, and then set your music folder to shared..boom ur set
Aug 26 2005, 04:31 AM
Thanks. Lemme see if I can set this network thingy up...
Aug 26 2005, 05:35 AM
Hmmm... I found out how to access my PC files from my xbox, but how do I access my xbox files on my PC?
A link to a tutorial would be helpful. Thanks.
Aug 26 2005, 06:42 AM
please, i'd like to get this done before i go to sleep. thanks
Aug 26 2005, 02:43 PM
Aug 26 2005, 04:48 PM
Get XBMC from the usual places
Make sure you can ftp to your xbox.
Then set your music folder as shared. (properties, sharing, share this folder, let others edit files in this folder) both should be checked
Go to xbmc and go to my music.
choose workgroup shared or whatever is under smb share
it will take you to your networks name, continue to navigate the folders to reach your music folder.
Aug 26 2005, 06:01 PM
Thanks for the reply, but that still isn't what I'm asking for. My music is already ON the xbox (it's the "host" we could say). I want to listen to the music FROM my xbox ON my computer. Hope you understand.
Aug 26 2005, 06:03 PM
I went throught this SAME dilema yesterday, but mine was the opposite, I was trying to MOVE files TO the Xbox...
FTP Client my man.
get one thats visual, and figure out your Xbox's IP Address, which should be way easy to do, since it's in your network....
set up the client, and voila.. you're cooking with gasoline...
Aug 26 2005, 06:14 PM
I know how to FTP, but I want to STREAM the music from my xbox TO my computer so I don't have to FTP/Download it onto my computer first. Does anyone understand what I'm saying?
Aug 26 2005, 06:16 PM
I do, but don't think it's possible without being hardwired. (but then that isn't streaming now is it)
if someone here knows, i'm sure they'll speak.
sorry i wasted 2 posts in your thread.
someone else may be a little more helpful.
Aug 26 2005, 06:29 PM
I get what you're trying to do. Would << THIS >>
do the trick? I'm not sure, but it's worth taking a look at.
Aug 26 2005, 06:48 PM
Thanks very much Textbook, that's exactally what I was looking for.
BUT, whenever I try and open a song from the xbox, it opens up an internet explorer window and comes up with the famous "This page could not be displayed" error. I want to open the songs with windows media player, help please?
Aug 26 2005, 06:55 PM
I have no idea, man. I've never done this, and my xbox is currently being stupid, so I can't try it out right now. I just remember reading that tutorial when somebody else was trying to do it. I did a google search, found it, and thought maybe it would help you out. I have no clue on how to work it, but I'm guessing all it does is map your xbox to your "My Network Places" It seems like you could just highlight a file and hit open with...
Maybe somebody else will know more about it BUMP!
Aug 26 2005, 07:03 PM
Thanks alot Textbook, you've been a GREAT help!
Hopefully someone else knows how to get the files to open properly.
Aug 26 2005, 07:50 PM
I found a way! But it's kinda complicated...
After mapping my Xbox using the link from Textbook (thanks!), go into Internet Explorer, then go to File-> Open File -> My Network Places -> (name of xbox drive) -> then find a song -> then open it.
I think I know how to open music directly by going to My Network Places -> (name of xbox drive). But when you try right clicking on any file on the xbox drive, it says "This server does not allow changing file permissions."
So if I can find out how to allow the editing of files on the xbox drive, then I could right click -> open with windows media player. Help please?
Aug 26 2005, 08:09 PM
More progress! I opened up Windows Media Player and went to File -> Add to library -> File or Playlist -> My Network Places -> (xbox drive) -> you can add ONLY 1 song at a time to the playlist, but it's progress. It's basically FTPing if you think about it.
Same question: So if I can find out how to allow the editing of files on the xbox drive, then I could right click -> open with windows media player. Help please?
Aug 26 2005, 10:58 PM
So, has anyone got the solution to my above problem (in bold text)? I really want to get this to work.
Aug 26 2005, 10:59 PM
Have you tried using Windows Media Player to add a folder to the library. For example, you said you can use WMP to add one file at a time to the library. Couldn't you also go to File, Add to Library, Add Folder and then choose My Network Places, Xbox, F:, Music (or wherever else all your music is stored) try that
Aug 26 2005, 11:06 PM
add file to library i beleive is only supposed to add one file at a time, try add folder like textbook said
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