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Media sharing from pc to 360?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Reality Bites, 17 Dec 2006.

  1. Reality Bites

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 5,721

    Location: South Wales

    Has anyone done this?

    I'm going to have a go tomorrow (well, later today) but wondered if anyone had done it and could give me some pointers?
     
  2. Sclodion

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2004

    Posts: 433

    Location: Langley, Berkshire

    I use a program called TVersity.

    Its still very much in its infancy, it does crash every now and then and theres little things like the config program never shuts down cleanly and requires killing from the task manager.

    However, if used with the latest ffdshow, it can transcode pretty much everything for use with the xbox 360. Although there are still a few divx's and xvids which decode fine on the computer but not over the network to the xbox, still trying to crack that one.

    A side benefit is it also support streaming to PSP and other devices so I can watch the odd movie in bed too :)

    Other alternatives are:

    Windows Media Centre edition with additional software (as per the instructions on the xbox360 GUI), Windows Media player 11, but don't know if this transcodes anything other than Windows Media Video files and apparently Vista comes with all the gubbins necessary to do it aswell, but its a bit early to upgrade ot Vista at the mo.
     
    Last edited: 17 Dec 2006
  3. AS_Dodger

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Jul 2003

    Posts: 339

    I never could get on with TVersity, but I know people do like it.

    OP, if you have Media Centre it's pretty easy. Use TRANSCODE 360 to play everything other than wmv. The microsoft.com site has info on firewalls etc.

    If not, then you can stream wmv and music via media player 11. If on an older version of WMP then try Windows Media Connect for pictures and music.

    Search these forums for this stuff, there should be lots of info. Or google them, and use the main microsoft.com site.

    Also remember that since the last update the 360 will play wmv from a usb key or dvd.
     
  4. Reality Bites

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 5,721

    Location: South Wales

    are you able to stream movies etc to?
     
  5. Cronox

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Jul 2006

    Posts: 324

    Yes, as of a update a few months ago you should be able to stream wmv using wmp11 in XP and video from media center edition (or the vista beta) has been their since launch. For other video formats see the tips above.
     
  6. Reality Bites

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 5,721

    Location: South Wales

    i'm trying to have a go with TVersity.....having problems getting the xbox to connect to my pc.

    Wondering if it's a firewall issue.
     
  7. Godsbrother

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Jan 2003

    Posts: 340

    Location: Peterborough

    Make sure you've added mediaserver.exe to xp's firewall exception list.

    Thats all I had to do, well that and make sure media players sharing is turned off and you remove and readd the pc to the xbox if you already have it connected.