I have been reading that a lot of people are having issues with getting the previews to work in the Synopsis section of XBMC4GAMERS. Reports range from a preview doesn't play at all, all the way up to it only plays once.
I've seen posts mentioning that not all video files will play, as well as XMV plays better than anything due to it's format. So that leads me to this topic. Since I'm doing this for myself, I figured I would share my work with everyone else as well.
I have been making my own previews for the XBOX for years, I learned how to do this back in 2007. I recently started making them again and so below is the link to my google drive with some previews already set up to go. I've already formatted them so the only thing you need to do, is Download the folder place the preview.wmv into the media folder located inside the _Resources folder, then reboot your xbox.
Each Preview is between 45 seconds to 1 minute in length.
SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The previews I create are made up of various from various gameplay footage, and video walk-throughs as I can find which come from a variety of places such as youtube, my own game play, even videos ripped right out of the games. I make it a point to use 4k and HD videos I find which I then format to work on the XBOX while still retaining decent quality footage.
I know there isn't a lot inside this folder right now, but I'm working on getting all of them but again each preview takes about 45 minutes to an hour to make due to having to locate and download satisfactory footage, then cutting and splicing it, then finally, converting and formatting it. I also have to make the preview look good I try to make it appeal to everyone.
But for me it's worth it in the end.I didn't want to wait until I had them all done, so I will just keep adding them as I do them so keep an eye out. I'm not doing these in any specific order, so If you don't see a game you have/want please be patient it will be eventually. But if you absolutely must have a preview make a request here and I'll see what can be done. I just don't want to promise something I can't deliver at the present time.
My goal is to eventually have a preview every game in this drive. But for now here are some.
So it should look like this:
You will want to make sure that the volume is all the way up in XBMC4Gamers by pushing up on the left thumbstick.
Always reboot your xbox whenever you place a new preview into a game.
Once in a great while the preview will lock up the xbox, or the preview won't play, that's usually because some alteration was made to something I.E. you moved a file, renamed something, copied...ETC....But sometimes the system just locks up. Anyway if it's locked up, then just reboot the XBOX. if it won't play, open the file explorer then go back to the dash..this will cause the skin to reset
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