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Video playback what video formats does the original xbox play.

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Modded or unmodded
unmodded i think it plays commercial dvd's and if your lucky some burned dvd's
must be burned in dvd format
modded these things can play anything
look here
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/modding-xbox-ultimate-multimedia-center,807.html

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