How do I play movies from an external hard drive on my XBOX360?

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  1. NinetyFour

    NinetyFour Active Member

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    Hey there,
    so basically I'm trying to watch movies from a harddrive on my xbox. I know there are USB ports but when I connect my hard drive to xbox via USB, the xbox doesn detect it.

    PLEASE HELP.
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    ZombieKiller Banned

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    You... cant do that...
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    NinetyFour Active Member

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    Why not?

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    I've done it before, the drive needs to be formatted to a certain file system. Which is FAT32.
  5. InaudibleWhisper

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    Yes you can. Plug your external hardrive, or USB pen drive or whatever into a USB slot, it should be formatted to FAT32 and the files should be avi, mpeg or wmv. Move along to the 'Videos' section and it should be listed as an external device. I've done it plenty of times.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I think its stupid that the Xbox 360 doesn't support or read NTFS.
  7. InaudibleWhisper

    InaudibleWhisper Member

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    The vast majority of products aside from the modern Windows OS's don't support NTFS. The PS3 doesn't either (unless some firmware upgrade has allowed it -- it didn't work last time I tried). That is why the vast majority of external harddrives are FAT32 by default because it works with all versions of windows and all other hardware. The only limitation is the maximum file size of 4GB.
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    Correction 3.99~
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    Shawa Super Moderator

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    I think it's stupid that Microsoft doesn't support anything other than FAT & NTFS.
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    Wow, M$ doesnt support anything other than FAT and NTFS, cause there are other disk formats?

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