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XBox360 + Streaming Video + MediaCentre

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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
For years now ive been using my old xbox as the main controller of my media (xbox networked to server). Ive seen the prices fall of 360s recently and was wondering just how good they are nowadays at doing the same thing as the old xbox did in terms of streaming.

I know when the 360 first came out everyone said is was not as good as the original but has it moved on since then ? TBH my kids are getting older now and a 360 would be great in the front room if, and only if, it were as good as the original at playing films coz thats its main use.

I know it plays avis coz ive tried it in my friends machine on a dvd-r but seeing as the old one ive got is used 90% of the time for streaming the new 360 would have to be on par, just be nice to have some newer games and stuff as well. Have got a PS3 but the streaming on that is nowhere near as good as the old xbox and can be very temperamental at times listing large numbers of titles.

So i was just looking for some thoughts from anyone who has had experience of both 360 and old one. Pro/cons of the 360 when used as a media machine ? Is it better to get a flashed one in terms of being able to mod it with a better mediacentre (if poss) ? Ive read that the 360 only streams from a streaming proggy like Media Player or Tversity at library level and not at folder level ? Can you set it up with the old smb:/ routine ?

Rep for anyone who spends the time enlightening me :-)
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
99p stores do a xbox360 media software made by xploder which enables most file types (never tested so beware)

you can stream stuff straight from your pc to the 360 by using the in built tools, you will need a windows pc as it uses windows media player

i have played copy dvd's on my 360 without any hassle..... the dvd needs to be converted to the pal format

im sure i saw it mentioned somewhere about using a new version of xmbc .... have a look on their website for any info .......

i havent really used mine to watch dvd's (tv has inbuilt dvd player) but what ones i have. played well ..... you can also get the 360 HD player which is £20 ish pre-owned which plays hd-dvd discs (bought for £2-£4 from hmv & gamestation)
#2
thanx m8 but ive no interest in playing dvds HD or otherwise. Purely need it for streaming like the old one did so well.

But looking more into what you said the 360, like the PS3, obviously doesnt stream at folder level only library...... hmmmm.
#3
I would say go for it if you only intend playing AVI`S and WMV files as this seems to be the only files it does play.
I now use vista media center dual screened to my lcd to play all my files as theres alot of files the 360 won`t play, mkv`s being the best one.
If you have anymore questions please ask.
#4
i just pop my divx's on a memory stick and watch em off that, used to use transcode 360, worked quite well, theres also tversity might be worth a look
#5
So basically guys there no way of using something like the old smb share technique to stream. As said before im not interested in burning avis to disk or memorystick, purely to replace the streaming job that my old xbox does so well. Would be nice if the 360 streamed at folder level NOT through pc mediacentre library. From the looks of it though the old xbox is still better at this... but maybe someone can tell me different.
#6
I have never used the original xbox, but use the 360 all the time for streaming (video, including HD).

I don't like using media player so have always used Tversity. Find it very good, just select the folders you want to share and that's it.

Can't help much more than that but have no problems with it at all.....

EDIT: just noticed I had typed Media centre above, meant to say media player. (now edited)
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Squelds
So basically guys there no way of using something like the old smb share technique to stream. As said before im not interested in burning avis to disk or memorystick, purely to replace the streaming job that my old xbox does so well. Would be nice if the 360 streamed at folder level NOT through pc mediacentre library. From the looks of it though the old xbox is still better at this... but maybe someone can tell me different.



You don`t need to use the mediacenter part of it, you can steam straight from the dash.

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