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Old 03-10-2009, 09:58 AM
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My father has just bought an XBox 360 Arcade and wants to play video files etc on it. I know he plans on either connecting an external USB hard drive to it or by using a DNLA server on a NAS device. I am going around tomorrow to help him set it up but have no experience of the XBox. Anything I need to bear in mind? I have a PS3 for a media player and find it works great. Anything I need to do to make it do the same as the PS3?

Is this going to be easy or tough??! :-)
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If the files are on his PC, he can stream them to the 360 that way as well. (As long as they are connected to the same network.)

I do this for some stuff
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:30 PM
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How about playing files on a USB hard drive?
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it should be as easy as adjusting the sharing settings in windows media player, then having the 360 locate the computer.
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How about playing files on a USB hard drive?
that will work as well. make sure they're either wmv or avi files though
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Ya a jack of all trades how about bringing it up to Canada i got the xbox 360 for playing games and wathching hd dvd movies now if i could rent movies off of live it would be the one in all machine for entertainment take that sony just get the market place finished up here
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