How to Burn a Movie to an Xbox 360 Hard Drive

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How to Burn a Movie to an Xbox 360 Hard Drive
Burning your movie to your Xbox hard drive is easy with a few simple steps. (video game control pad image by Paul Hill from

Putting your movies onto your Xbox360 hard drive is a good solution for keeping all of your favourite media in one place. Putting movies on your console allows you to play a movie from the Xbox 360 dashboard instead of having to download movies from Xbox Live or deal with a physical DVD. Getting your movie onto your Xbox 360 hard drive is easy when you have right tools and the right knowhow.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Xbox 360
  • Digital movie
  • Flash drive

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  1. 1

    Go to your computer and find the digital movie that you would like to transfer. Click on the movie and drag it to the Desktop.

  2. 2

    Turn on your Xbox 360 and wait for the dashboard to load. Plug your flash drive into the Xbox 360's USB port and wait for a prompt to ask you if you would like to format the flash drive.

  3. 3

    Click "Yes" with the "X" button on your Xbox 360 controller. Wait for the console to format the flash drive into the Xbox 360 format.

  4. 4

    Unplug the flash drive from the console when it has formatted. Plug the USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

  5. 5

    Click the "Start" menu on your computer screen and select "My Computer" from the choices given. In the next window you should see your flash drive's icon pop up. Double click the icon.

  6. 6

    Drag the movie from your desktop to the flash drive folder. Go back to the "My Computer" folder and right click on your flash drive icon. Select "Eject" from the options given.

  7. 7

    Wait for the icon to disappear from your computer. Unplug the flash drive from the USB port and plug it back into the Xbox 360. A small window will appear on your TV telling you that new media has been detected or something similar.

  8. 8

    Scroll through the media bar until you come to "Videos". Click on this with your "X" button and then select the flash drive icon below with the "X" key.

  9. 9

    Scroll down to your movie file and hit the "A" key. Select "Copy" from the options given. Wait for your file to be burnt onto the hard drive.

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