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Old 08-28-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Now I've known this "trick" for a while and finally decided to put it up here for all the 360 newbies because most experienced 360 owners probably already now this.

Alright this little "guide" will show you how to play movies on your 360. The main things that your gonna need are:

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2: Blank CD/DVD
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Alright what you can do if you only have a CD writer is put in the blank CD in your Computers CD writing Drive. Then open "My Computer" then open the blank CD. Then Just drag the (wmv) video to the disc and let it write. Then put it in your 360 and go to the media blade, click video, then click on the CD then just click on whichever video file.



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Or, you could use the Zune/WMP11 to stream it... like I do. It's much more conveniant, and it's nice to not use my DVDs all the time.




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Or, you could use the Zune/WMP11 to stream it... like I do. It's much more conveniant, and it's nice to not use my DVDs all the time.
yea but when you stream ur zune it distorts the video and expands the pixels



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No, I mean stream from your computer. both the Zune software and Windows Media Player 11 have streaming capabilities. So, you can choose to send movies, pics and music from your computer. So, as long as both the 360 and the computer are on the same highspeed network, you can play music and videos without using hard drive space. I do it all the time, it's almost worth buying a 360 just for the capabilities. AppleTV does the same thing, but worse.




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No, I mean stream from your computer. both the Zune software and Windows Media Player 11 have streaming capabilities. So, you can choose to send movies, pics and music from your computer. So, as long as both the 360 and the computer are on the same highspeed network, you can play music and videos without using hard drive space. I do it all the time, it's almost worth buying a 360 just for the capabilities. AppleTV does the same thing, but worse.
hey ive never been able to do this, can you pm or post the step-by-step instructions to me



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No, I mean stream from your computer. both the Zune software and Windows Media Player 11 have streaming capabilities. So, you can choose to send movies, pics and music from your computer. So, as long as both the 360 and the computer are on the same highspeed network, you can play music and videos without using hard drive space. I do it all the time, it's almost worth buying a 360 just for the capabilities. AppleTV does the same thing, but worse.
this was one of the main reasons i decided to shell out the money for a 360. the only thing that is frustrating is that there's no divx support. that's lame. but this functionality is great.



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I just encode all my movies to high quality mp4's and enjoy the new support for the codec.



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