XBox 360 and an external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by N16K NE, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. N16K NE macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I've got a MacBook, and download movies from the internet. Formats are often .avi .mkv .mp4 etc. However, when I plug an external harddrive into my XBox, these are not recognised...???


    Please let me know what to do - really want to watch movies/tv shows on the TV Screen rather than the Mac screen.

    Chers, Nick.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    To play some types of files on the Xbox 360 you need to download a free update from Xbox live. This should be done automatically when you try to play a file.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Alternatively if both your 360 & mac are on the same network. Why not use Nullriver's Connect360 and stream the content directly from your mac to your 360.
     
  4. N16K NE thread starter macrumors member

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    `I have now got this prompt. I had to reformat a hard drive to FAT32. Now, I have got this update prompt - however I do not have LIVE, and am not connected to the internet on my Xbox. Do I need to be inorder to update?

    Cheers for your help!
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    Yes you do need to be connected to Live, but you can use a Silver Account which is free. Temporarily plug your xbox into your router via ethernet is probably the easiest option, as it requires the least set-up.
     

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