Can I play movie on USB with genuine Xbox 360?

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  1. MrEl
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    Hi guys,

    My family is going on a vacation next week, and there is a Xbox360 at the cabin we're staying - I am wondering if I can play movie on this Xbox360.

    I heard Xbox needs to be hacked to play movies, but I need someone to confirm this.

    Can I play movie on my USB with Genuine Xbox 360? If I can, what extension should it be?
    The one I have is 720p MKV file, but I will convert to other format to play it (maybe to AVI?).

    Thank you!
     
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    You can play videos from the USB yes.
    They'll have to be converted to WMV or AVI yep.
     
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    So, are these only extensions supported by genuine Xbox? How about sub-titles?
     
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    They'll have to be burnt into the film fragment.
    External subs aren't supported (as far as I know)

    I think you've got more luck with pairing it to your Media center laptop/pc.
     
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    I don't have a cable to connect my Macbook to TV...
    Can you confirm me if WMV extension works with the genuine Xbox360? :)
    If you can provide me a list of other supported extensions, it would be so much appreciated!
     
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    1 more question, should the USB formatted as FAT32 or NTFS? The movie file exceeds 4gb....
     
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    you'll save your self time and effort if you just buy a cable for your laptop. they are like 2 bucks.
     
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    Or you could connect your laptop wirelessly with the 360, and have the 360 play them that way. Plays loads more formats this way (provided your laptop plays them), thats how I stream them. Still a no go as far as subtitles are concerned though I believe.
     
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    AVI and WMV are the only ones.
    360 only supports FAT32.

    As like nando said, it's indeed better to get a HDMI cable for your laptop then.
    Considering it's an Apple product as well, they don't mix quite well with Microsoft related things.