Looking for alternative way to connect xbox for music

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  1. leegillyon

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    Right then

    I am currently using my xbox wireless adapter to connect to my PC in another room to play music. It works fine but I have to have my computer turned on in order for the xbox to pick up my music collection.

    Is there any other way of doing this rather then having to turn my pc on? I was thinknig of connecting a hard drive to my modem would this work? I am looking for a solution that does not involve turning my PC on. I am happy to transfer all my music (about 100 gig) to a portable harddrive.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mattclarkie

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    A networked (ethernet) HDD with UPnP ability might be able to stream to the 360, but you'll have to make sure it is compatible with the 360 as it has an interesting UPnP implementation.


    A USB HDD connected physically to the 360 will work also, and will be much cheaper.
     
  3. leegillyon

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    Thanks for the reply. Thinking about it I reckon the best way for me would be just to connect a drive via USB. Only problem is I would have to plug it into my PC to add files to it although this is not a massive issue.

    Can I download music from my pc wireleslly to the xbox and store it on the x box hard drive?
     
  4. Hillskill

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    That can only be done by streaming the files which is what you want to avoid. Most HDD aren't too cumbersome these days anyway so moving the unit between your PC and Xbox won't be a massive chore.
     
  5. DragonOfSilver

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    Nope, xbox can only read from external drives, no writing of any sort to them.
     
  6. Moogle

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    No unfortunately that is not possible.
     
  7. ajwatson

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    But you can wirelessly send your music from your pc to your xbox using tversity over ur wireless network including your vids and pics and unless uve got vista then just use media centre.:thumbsup:

    Why would you wanna save your music to ur xbox? surely that would use up loads of much need memory espically with the new user interface experince which allows you to save your games to the harddrive for smoother quiter running.......
     
  8. leegillyon

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    Purely to save having to turn the PC on :)
     
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    I got a 250Gb 2.5" HDD for £50 from Tesco a few days ago. You could go for a 3.5" with a power adaptor in which case you will get more storage for your money, and if it's just going to be left there beside your 360 it's probably the better option.

    Tesco sell a 1TB HDD for £68, load sof storage if you don't mind spending the money.
     

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