Add videos to Xbox Video on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT

Add your own videos to the Video app

To add locally saved videos to Xbox Video:

  1. Start the Video app.
  2. Move your pointer to the upper-right-hand or lower-right hand corner of your screen, or swipe from the right-hand side of the screen to bring up the Charms bar.
  3. Click or tap Settings, Preferences and then Choose where we look for video on this PC.
  4. Tap or click the “+” button to see your local folders, choose the folder that you want and then select Add this folder to Videos. Do this until you’ve added all the folders that contain your videos.
  5. Once you’ve added all your video folders, tap or click OK and then Done.

If your video content is stored externally (for example, on a USB flash drive or an external hard drive): On Windows 8.1, you can add video content from a USB flash drive or an external hard drive directly to the library.

If you have videos stored on a network or network access storage (NAS) drive: The Video app currently only supports content stored on network shares hosted by Windows operating systems. Windows Search and Desktop Experience features must be installed, and Indexing must be enabled for the share. Once these requirements have been met, you may have to rebuild the index to have the network shares function correctly with the Video app.

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