Which media player to use for usb hdd

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Jul 3, 2009
  1. scousethief
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    Hi all , as the title says which should i use for usb hdd playback . Geexbox plays fine i just dont like the interface as im used to media player ( big blue play button as its channel icon ) the media player im used to can play from sdcard but trying to access the hdd it gives a code dump (geexbox works fine and i play games from the hdd if that makes any difference) .

    so really...

    simple interface

    install as a channel if possible

    can play divx/xvid from a usb hdd with minimum of fuss.

    Thanks for any advice guys.


    Scouse


    i did want to try streaming from the hdd in my pc via wireless router but couldnt get anywhere with that at all.
     
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    MPlayer_CE is your best bet. I've converted from GeexBox myself, and have never looked back.

    Although I haven't tried it, you can apparently setup SMB in CE so that you can stream videos through the wi-fi. There is a google-code page based entirely on this, hit up their page on wiibrew.org for more details.

    As for running off a USB HDD, make sure that its plugged in to the proper USB port, and that you have a FAT32 primary partition. Its lame I know, but Geexbox supports NTFS and FAT32, but MPlayer_CE only supports FAT32 at this point.

    Good Luck
     
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    Cheers Eddie ill look at the streaming options a little later. At the minute 1 have 2 seperate drives one is fat 32 with movies on which CE just gives a code dump when trying to use but geexbox can see , and another with games on which i play through usbloader , ill see what i can figure out lol.
     
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    The smb works great in mplayer_ce, its just a pain to set up because it is done by ip.
     
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    Does CE give you a code dump whenever you launch it, or only when you try to load usb? CE crashed on me consistently at first, as it was trying to get a network connection when there wasn't one. Just comment out everything in smb.conf to fix that issue.
     
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    you using an old version?
     
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    Hi thanks guys , im using the latest version of CE i think downloaded from the homebrew channel , gives a code dup everytime i try to play from the usb drive , sd card is ok , usb drive is fat 32 and is picked up no problem by geexbox. Ce loads , gives the menu , i choose usb , Path: comes up on the screen and then it gives a code dump.
     
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    Yes m8 redone everything again since my last post. Still getting a code dump as soon as i try and access the drive via CE, geexbox sees it perfectly fine .

    Probably makes no difference but i swap the drive to my game drive and usbloader sees it perfectly fine so i sort of "know" that the usb side of things as far as usbloader and geexbox is working ok.

    Im not saying its CE i know its something i havent done somewhere along the line im just trying to figure out what im possibly missing.

    drive is a cheapo dealexetreme caddy with a 2.5 40 gig hitachi laptop drive , so far works in everything so im just guessing im missing something that CE needs.
     
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    have you tried the usb2 test?
     
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    Just to add , did the cios installer 3.dol and now hard drive is not detected at all in any of the apps [​IMG] nightmare, could someone list the necessary files needed to get the usb hdd working again id be grateful in pm if necessary.

    Thanks
     
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    Now that you mention it, yes. This was in .61.

    As it turns out, it appears this has been resolved in .62. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    btw the cios install installs to ios202 so other apps can't be broke using usb.
    imapterodactylall working fine now?
     
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    They are both good i use GeexBox for NTFS and Mplayer CE for FAT
     
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    then i really do have a problem as the only thing i have installed is that ios and now i have no usb at all . lol
     
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    i prefer geexbox
    meplayer just gives me errors ¬¬´
     

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