Got an Xbox 360 - how to get the most out of it?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Diddiyo, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2006
    central jersey
    Hi :)

    So I purchased an Xbox 360 elite yesterday. My first console in yeaaaaars. How can I make best use of it's features like HDD etc together with my 2.0 ghz / 2gb ram / 60gb hd macbook.? I already checked a couple of threads on this board, but they didn't really answer my question.

    Is there a way I can copy music, pics and stuff on the 360's HDD? I read something about "xbox media center" and "360 connect" somewhere. Is that what I need? Right now I'm just plugging my ipod into the 360 but I'd like to have the music/pics etc on the HDD.

    Help is appreciated :) Gotta go back to COD4 now :p
  2. macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
  3. macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Nov 20, 2002
    Seconded for Nullriver's Connect360. Pretty much makes the having an AppleTV redundant.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
  5. Retired


    May 16, 2006
    I love it too, but I wouldn't say its shouldn't need a workaround to stream from a MB connected to the 360 via ethernet...
  6. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    ugh as much as i like the 360, ive had 6 fail on me in 2 years.....either freezing or the ring of death.

    then i look at my n64 and gamecube, no issues at all for 12 and 7 years respectivly.

    now i have to call up ms to see whats up. what makes me even more upset is twice, the 360 has scratched my games to the pt it is unplayable. theres 60 apiece down the tubes

    anyone else have similar experiences or am i just really unlucky?

    but relating to the thread, connect 360 is indeed awesome
  7. macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    Does this work for 10.5 yet? I am having issues...
  8. macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I've had two 360s, and not an issue with either one of them.

    Regarding the scratched disks, you aren't moving the 360 from horizontal to vertical position while the disk is spinning, are you? ;)
  9. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    nope. i treat my electronics as good as my computer

    always have the 360 horizontal as well as i fear the dis may slip if vertical lol
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    Xbox 360 + Handbrake + Connect360 + big HDD on mac = sweet movie awesomeness!!!

    Seriously, you can convert your DVD's to mpeg in handbrake pretty quickly, then stream them to your HDTV. I've got the Departed at iPhone resolution and 1 gig in size and it still looks pretty good on my 720p set.

    I'm going to play around with different sizes and resolutions, but I could see getting a couple of hundred DVD's on an external drive easily. Great feature that almost no one seems to use.

    Oh, and Puzzle Quest on Live Arcade is worth every penny as long as you like games that don't suck.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    I can't get Connect 360 to work :(

    I just get a red 'No Entry' sign to the right of track/movie names when I go to play them. Everything is connected up fine and all the required ports are open on my router, I just can't play's really annoying!

    Anyone have any idea what may be wrong? I emailed the Devs but they have decided to ignore me because I haven't brought it yet (because it doesn't work...)
  12. macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    im intrigued, but its still not XBMC.

    oh well, ill hug my plain ol XBOX for now...
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2007
    Just started using Connect 360 and lovin it. Only thing I wish is that it could recognize my external HD alias in the movies folder just like Front Row does. Other than that, streaming music to my xbox has never been simpler.

    EDIT: Scratch that, I just realized I could change the route it finds the movies, and now it reads them right off the external. Greatest. Program. Ever.
  14. macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Palm Beach, Florida
    Connect 360 is nice.
    $20 is way too expensive though for all you really get and use it for.
  15. macrumors 68000

    Aug 5, 2005
    Just to make Connect360 better, DivX/XviD support in the Fall Update :D

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