xbox and cd-r's

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  1. DavidAM

    DavidAM Second Unit

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    Just curious if anyone has any luck having their xbox reading a cd-r. I wanted to rip some music from burned disks to the hard drive but it won't recognize the discs.
     
  2. KevinRB

    KevinRB Stunt Coordinator

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    Nope... Xbox won't read cd-r's.

    Apperently some Xboxes read som cd-rw's, but I haven't had any luck with that either.
     
  3. Scott_lb

    Scott_lb Supporting Actor

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    I've read that there's some kind of list somewhere listing the sorts of CD-RW's (and CD-R's?) that a non-modded Xbox will read. I have used multiple sorts of CD-R's for other purposes and threw some of them in my Xbox to see if they would work. I have yet to come across one that does. Not a big deal, though, as the music I rip to it comes from the original CD's.
     
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    James T Screenwriter

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    I had the list. The Xbox can read CD-Rs and CD-RWs, it's just that it has problems reading certain brands. I ripped a few songs to my Xbox when I just got it, but I cannot remember which CD I used. Then when I got WWE Raw2, I must have bought about 5 differnt CD-RWs to test which worked. Unfortuneately, none of them worked.
     
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    I had the same problem with cd-r disks on my xbox, after some googling I found a site that suggested cd-rw. bought a few sony cd-rw disks (cd-rw650hs) and burnt my music to those, put it in the xbox and everything worked fine. Since it' a cd-rw you can reuse them (make sure you do a full erase or you can have "can't recognize" errors). Also Memorex, Maxell, and Imation cd-rw's all receive good reviews at xbox-scene.com. Hope that helps.

    cheers,

    Zed
     
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    I've only tried Memorex, but they have never worked on my Xbox. I think the time period when your Xbox was manufactured factors into which ones can be used.
     
  7. ZoranM

    ZoranM Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Kevin, yes your right time frame does matter as the XBOX uses a few different dvd drives depending on which generation machine it is. The original XBOX came with a Thomson drive which was notorious for read errors on all disks cd-r,cd-rw, and even actual game disks. The best drive to have is the Samsung drive which will play most cd-rw, and even a few cd-r's.

    To get a better idea of which drive a person has they can go to: http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.p...T&f=41&t=82908 and compare their dvd tray to the ones in the post.

    Hope that helps

    cheers,

    Zoran
     

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