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Inyaface13
06-29-2009, 04:20 AM
I was planning on downloading a movie torrent that is a Blu-Ray and I wanted to know if I can put it on a flash drive and play it through my Xbox 360 without messing anything up (Red rings)

I have played regular movies through my friends flash drive. I was just wondering if I could play a Blu Ray movie or an HD movie?

KFZ Scrubs
06-29-2009, 04:27 AM
I think torrents are illegal, right?
Like, that's the stuff that's used to download stuff illegally off the web using bitcomet.
If that's the case, then i don't think you should be asking that here.

N-Forced
06-29-2009, 04:31 AM
Quick answer if it's anything besides a DivX encoded avi or mpeg file then no you can not play it on the 360 via flash drive.

pX I Atticus
06-29-2009, 04:33 AM
this is gonna get locked so dam quick

luuwat
06-29-2009, 04:45 AM
why would you ask this question here?

/thread

Psycho Chickan
06-29-2009, 04:45 AM
FYI a torrent is not a media file, it's a small file with a bunch of data telling your Torrent program how to download a particular file or files. Don't forget that commercial movies are illegal to download and I don't know of too many blueray movies not covered by copyright :) I'm not 100% but I'm pretty sure you can rip a DVD you own to a file for use on your own systems tho.

So, to answer your question, you should let people know what format your file is in. As long as the file is in a supported format it will work. Two options for you then:

Option 1 is make sure the file is supported. Supported codecs are as follows:

AVI
Extensions: .divX .avi
Maxmimum Bitrate: 5 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: 1280x720
Containers: AVI
Audio profiles: Dolby® Digital (2 channel and 5.1 channel), MP3

H.264
Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov, .avi
Maxmimum Bitrate: 10 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: - 1920 x 1080
Containers: MPEG-4, Quicktime
Audio profiles: AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity

Mpeg-4 Part 2
Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .avi
Maxmimum Bitrate - 5 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: 1280 x 720
Containers: MPEG-4, Quicktime
Audio profiles: AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity

WMV (VC-1)
Extensions: .wmv
Maxmimum Bitrate: 15 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: 1920x1080
Containers: ASF
Audio profiles: WMA7/8, WMA9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA Lossless


If it's in one of these formats then you can just play it.

Option 2 is to convert your video file to something that is supported. Easiest way is to use some software like Videora (http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/Xbox360/).

Or the best option is to just go out and buy the DVD or HD-DVD :) which converts most formats to MPEG-4, H.264 which is supported by your belowed red lighted monster.

Oh yeah, don't forget to go to the marketplace and download the media format upgrades. :)

Sporty Flea
06-29-2009, 06:02 AM
lol @ everyone freaking out about the legality.

Leave that up to him to deal with if he wants, and fyi, torrents are not illeagle by themselves. Its just how you use them.

Inyaface13
06-29-2009, 06:17 AM
Thanks for all the help and thanks to the guy above me, Its not like I am downloading movies and selling them out or anything. Hell I have downloaded movies I own on DVD just to have them on a flash drive.

danowat32
06-29-2009, 06:41 AM
Xbox360 will not play MKV files.

dakisbac
06-29-2009, 06:56 AM
Which Torrent program do you use?

I use Vuze (formerly Azureus) and it transcodes all media files on the fly and streams it to my 360. You will need to download the "Optional Media Update" from the marketplace for it to work though, which is the same whether you're using Vuze, TVersity, or any other convert and stream program.

Philly46
06-29-2009, 09:59 AM
Xbox360 will not play MKV files.

While not playing natively, this looks promising though for Windows 7.

http://labs.divx.com/mkvwin7preview

Painkiller Q8
06-29-2009, 10:24 AM
LOGIC yes!!

Iregore
06-29-2009, 10:39 AM
Option 2 is to convert your video file to something that is supported. Easiest way is to use some software like Videora (http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/Xbox360/).

Easiest program to use for videos on the 360 is EncodeHD (http://dcunningham.net/encodehd/)

CyanideBreathMint
06-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Xbox360 will not play MKV files.
Which is why I convert them. VisualHub + Mac ftw. :p

ww927bin
09-01-2010, 08:07 AM
Download Pavtube blu ray ripper software, import your BD movie. Click on Format bar, select “Zune/ Xbox 360” from the list, in the submenu you will find proper WMV formats for your choice. Check the one you would like and the ripper will output Blu-Ray to the play on Xbox 360. http://www.pavtube.com/guide/blu-ray-to-xbox360.html

Nlkuysdf
09-01-2010, 02:17 PM
Download Pavtube blu ray ripper software, import your BD movie. Click on Format bar, select “Zune/ Xbox 360” from the list, in the submenu you will find proper WMV formats for your choice. Check the one you would like and the ripper will output Blu-Ray to the play on Xbox 360. http://www.pavtube.com/guide/blu-ray-to-xbox360.html

Did you really just create an account so that you could bring up a year old thread? Awesome.

kerryzeng
01-20-2011, 08:05 AM
yes, you can use a blu ray ripper (http://www.leawo.com/blu-ray-ripper/) to rip a blu ray movie into mp4 , then you can put it in a flash driver and watch it on the Xbox 360

Tyrion619
01-20-2011, 08:08 AM
What's with all the 1-posters all of a sudden?

Are they just creating accounts so they can necro a dead thread?

Stoopid.....

RichXbox360
01-20-2011, 01:56 PM
This is even more illegal than the time I asked about modding an old Xbox to use it as a multi-region DVD player.

ChArG1nMaLAZ0R
01-20-2011, 03:10 PM
Did you really just create an account so that you could bring up a year old thread? Awesome.

He added something to a thread. Something which you didn't. It doesn't matter how old it is as log as it is relevant. People may still want the information.