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Media center and xbox360

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Aspecto, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. Aspecto

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 296

    Location: Leeds

    Ive just recently hooked my xbox upto my PC through the media center function on the 360. It seems like a good feature being able to listen to music through my tv and speaker setup on that rather then my speakers on my monitor. Well thats what i thought, when i try and play songs they will either play all the way through, hardly ever, or play a bit then start again or get half way through the song and start it again. Anyone else have similar problems?
     
  2. Combat squirrel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,479

    sounds odd, mines fine, your network speed ok ? using MCE 2005 with all updates yes ?
     
  3. Baine

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,033

    What does media centre do?

    Does it cost to use?
    Do you need extra hardware?
    Whats the main point of it?
    I dont use my 360 for music or dvd is it worth doing?
    What are the benifits?
     
  4. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    Media Centre is basically MS Windows XP with added bolt on software that is a front end / user friendly version of Windows Media Player.

    Extra hardware? No, except for the optional Remote control + infra red reciever.

    Point? Generally to allow you to easily use a PC as a media centre, so plugging your PC into your TV, then running the media centre program, controlling everything with your remote for watching videos / music / pictures / TV etc.

    There pretty much is no point in it if you don't ues your 360 for music or DVD.

    The point of it being on the 360 allows you to stream all your music and some video from your media centre PC to your 360. Good if you have a PC with Media centre installed upstairs, and have your 360 connected to your main TV/stereo system.
     
  5. Baine

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks understood
     
  6. DJB

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 May 2003

    Posts: 315

    Location: Swindon Town

    when you say some video, what do you mean , coz ive looked on the media centre on the xbox and i cant seem to find under video the option to search pc for video media only mp3
     
  7. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    Are you using Media Centre? Or just the music browser to browse HDD? You can only play .wmv files straight from a Media Centre PC, though there are transcoders that'll allow you to play files from the PC with a little bit of tinkering.
     
  8. DJB

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 May 2003

    Posts: 315

    Location: Swindon Town

    if i go to video section of the media area on the xbox menu i dont have search for media on a pc