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tysonayt
08-28-2007, 01:16 PM
Hi, I am trying to stream video from my computer to my Xbox 360, but I wonder, what format should the video files be in?

Clipse 2
08-28-2007, 01:23 PM
Hi, I am trying to stream video from my computer to my Xbox 360, but I wonder, what format should the video files be in?
I believe as long as it will play in Windows Media Player it can be played on the 360, that would mean avi,WMV, among other formats. You just have to make sure everything is set up per instructed. The website with those instructions is below.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/digitalmedia/pc.htm

hotbox22
08-29-2007, 06:48 PM
i believe its only WMV. files that will play on the 360 as i have a huge list of avi. files that will not stream

Gun-Nut
08-29-2007, 07:03 PM
Try looking up TVersity and 360 in Google ;)

o Mandrick o
08-31-2007, 12:11 PM
Try looking up TVersity and 360 in Google ;)

Depends what O/S you are running (XP etc...)

There's also another one called transcode360 (for Media Centre version)

There are all sorts of methods. Again, Google is your friend....

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=stream+avi+files+to+xbox360&hl=en&start=10&sa=N

:)

EDIT: You need a pretty good PC as converting on the fly is pretty procesro intense. You'll need ot fiddle the resolution settings prob a lot lower than you'd like ( I certainly had to, but my Pc is practically powerless!)

remember if you get stuttering problems on playback, you can always set it to encode 25 mins before you start watching. This may prevent it interupting your viewing near the end of the film. Or you could convert the whole thing. it will sit as a temp file (certainly for TVersity) which you can then access multiple times without the need to re-stream and thus convert it.
I found it was quicker to convert and burn to DVD and got better results like that anyway