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XBOX 360 and MCE

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Charlysays, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Charlysays

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 267

    Location: Glasgow

    Built my Media Centre PC from a Dell Pc I got cheap and have it hidden under my kitchen breakfast bar. Really pleased with it and have it Networked along with my 360 and a laptop. BUT!!!! Tonight I went to watch a Video clip using my 360 as a media extender only to discover that it won't play any of my vids and tells me I need the correct codec. The codecs are installed on my Media Centre Pc and the vids play fine so how am I going to get them to play in my living room through my Xbox? I know I can just recode them using Windows Media Encoder but it's time consuming and why should I? Anyone know a way to get the 360 to either except them or a codec pack?
     
  2. NokkonWud

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 26,314

    Location: Redcar

    They must be WMV files. Use Videora Xbox 360 convertor to change DivX/Xvid into the correct format for the Xbox360 to use.
     
  3. Charlysays

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 267

    Location: Glasgow

    Thanks!!
     
  4. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,674

    Location: Lancashire

    word of warning about this softare mate, its far from flawless and can have serious lipsync issues. I use winavi instead and convert to WM9 format. found it works great. just install the following

    FFDSHOW

    WM9 encoder for the codecs

    WINAVI 2.6 ( stay away from version 3 its buggy as hell )
     
  5. Charlysays

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 267

    Location: Glasgow

    Will give that a try also thanks
     
  6. Spider

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

    Posts: 766

    Location: Down the road

    Another vote for WinAvi, although I do find that it just shuts down for no reason sometimes halfway through converting...
     
  7. Metalface Mark

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 15,113

    Location: Paisley

    does winavi convert divx files to wm9 and keep the correct ratio?
     
  8. NokkonWud

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 26,314

    Location: Redcar

    Yes
     
  9. Spider

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

    Posts: 766

    Location: Down the road

    Yes and will also convert to WM8 which is much faster and pretty decent quality too (although not up to WM9).

    best of both worlds
     
  10. Puzzled

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 7,069

    Here's a guide to on the fly Divx conversion on the 360:
    http://www.brains-n-brawn.com/default.aspx?vDir=mcedivx360

    I haven't tried it yet, but it's been posted about on here a few times.

    I also installed Windows Media Center the other day, and it was a bit of a shame to see so many features removed on the 360 extender. I can't even find a way to get music visualisation working.

    The online spotlight is good though.
     
  11. Euro_Hunter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,954

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Videora Xbox 360 convertor
    I have converted dozens of Divx/Xvid files with this, no lipsync issues or any probs at all.