cant play XVID on 360 while offline

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Mar 25, 2008
  1. SkankyYankee
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    Everytime i try to play my XVID files when the 360 is offline it says the media update is required. when im connected they play fine. I can even play them after i connect to live, i can then unplug the ethernet cord and it still plays as long as i dont turn the 360 off.

    Do i need the update again and if where is it on marketplace?
     
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    I found the following instructions on another forum, I haven't tried it yet so I don't know if it works -


    All you have to stream offline is to:

    1. Delete the media update off of your console
    -System Blade
    -Memory option
    -Choose where you stored the media update (probably your hard drive)
    -System Items option
    -Delete the "Optional Media Update" item

    2. Create a new Silver Live account (must be able to connect to Live to do this)

    3. Try to play a video

    4. When prompted, download the media update

    5. You should now have the media update tied to this console, so you can play videos while offline.
     
  3. Costello

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    ^ I've read the same on a french forum, hope this will work for you.

    my 360 can't play divx/xvid as it's .. ahem.. banned [​IMG]
    I heard you can upload the codecs onto your hard drive somehow, but this only works for the NTSC consoles, and I have a PAL-UK one.
     
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    Unless it's changed recently you can't upload the codecs yourself. divx/xvid update is tied to the console that downloaded it , same as arcade games. Banned 360 = no update for you. Unless ms decide to include it on a game disc or something. Xbmc > 360 anyway.
     
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    ok gonna try that soon, I never modded my 360 so i dont get why they would ban my box.
     
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    Worked like a charm MC. Thanks guys! [​IMG]
     
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    That's good to know, I've got to get around to doing it on my 360...
     

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