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Old 25-03-2007   #1
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DVD Menu How to?

If I knew the name of the process I'm trying to do I'd of searched for it...so here goes anyway!

I have some AVI/DIVX videos which I'd like to put onto a single DVD and was wondering if theres such a thing to make a sort of menu screen where I can select which video I want to watch on the disc?
If so can someone recommend me one?

I couldn't be sure if nero had the function or not.

Doesnt have to have a picture preview of each of the vids but if the menu can have a background instead of a plain screen that would be a nice touch

Anyone?

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Re: DVD Menu How to?

if they are divx/xvid then you will have a list of the files.
why do you want a front end?

im guessing this is what you mean?
http://labs.divx.com/archives/000066.html

just seems work for no real gain for me
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Re: DVD Menu How to?

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if they are divx/xvid then you will have a list of the files.
why do you want a front end?

im guessing this is what you mean?
http://labs.divx.com/archives/000066.html

just seems work for no real gain for me
Well my new cinema system says it reads divX so thought instead of playing them off my xbox HDD why not make a hardcopy. if I just burn them to a dvd and bung it in should it just display a list of whats on the disk and then be able to select what you want to play?

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Re: DVD Menu How to?

Well, I do a few XviD DVDs for my housemate, and she plays them on a DivX recorder - as soon as the DVD goes in, a menu comes up of all that is on the disc, no need to do anything further.
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Well my new cinema system says it reads divX so thought instead of playing them off my xbox HDD why not make a hardcopy. if I just burn them to a dvd and bung it in should it just display a list of whats on the disk and then be able to select what you want to play?

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i assume the xbox is networked then?
why not just stream off the PC then?
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Re: DVD Menu How to?

want a hard copy really though, because i'm a fussy bugger
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Re: DVD Menu How to?

you can still have a hard copy,but having a few hundred gigs of movies on demand without getting out of the seat is always handy
i can help you with the settings if needed
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Re: DVD Menu How to?

that would be cool.

the films I have are on a 320gb usb2 external hdd though, my xbox runs xbmc as its dashboard (although its quite an old version as I lost interest in it about 6-9 months ago lol)

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Re: DVD Menu How to?

1st thing is to go into folder options in XP.
then turn off simple file sharing.

on the xp account you use as the main admin account there must be a logon password.this allows the xbox to log in.
  • now to test just pick a folder on the PC to share so you can get it all set up as it sometimes takes a bit of tweaking.
  • so right click on the folder and select 'sharing & security'
  • select 'share this folder'
  • apply
  • then select the security tab
  • tick replace permission entries on child objects
  • apply
  • yes to the box that comes up
  • it will apply this to the files in the folder
  • (this stage isnt always needed but i do it anyway)
  • click OK
  • than click on permissions
  • this should be 'everyone'

thats the PC side done

go to XBMC
  • go into the settings section
  • network
  • SMB client
  • set the username & password to the XP account name and password.
  • set the workgroup name to the pc workgroup name.
  • by default in XP it is workgroup
  • winserver IP is the pc IP
  • apply all of those and it will ask ou to reboot
once the xbox is rebooted
  • go into myvideos
  • then workgroup(SMB) network
  • you should then see the (*)workgroup name
  • click on that
  • you should then see your pc's name
  • click on that and you will see any shared files on the PC

if you dont see the workgroup @ *stage then reboot the PC and try again
if it still doesnt work then try disabling the firewall to test

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Re: DVD Menu How to?

oh if you get into XBMC and dont have an option to input username/password then you have a very old XBMC build and need to update.
you can do it by editing the XTML file in notebook but updating is soo much easier
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Custard, you have far, far, far, far, far too much time on your hands Go deliver mail or something
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Re: DVD Menu How to?

I remember having to set this up - it really was that simple

I currently used the PIMPED build - although it needs a major update, been over 7 months
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Custard, you have far, far, far, far, far too much time on your hands Go deliver mail or something
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although it needs a major update, been over 7 months
and what about XBMC?
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Re: DVD Menu How to?

does it matter that my xbox isnt connected via my router though? its connected via crossover cable to my laptop.
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