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DarkNetworks
May 7, 2007, 08:07 AM
I thought it was suppose to come live today?
May 7, 2007?

Or is it because of the word, Beginning the week of May 7, 2007?



gillilandboy
May 7, 2007, 08:58 AM
I thought it was suppose to come live today?
May 7, 2007?

Or is it because of the word, Beginning the week of May 7, 2007?



Yea. You are right here is a link to it on xbox.com


http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0408-im.htm

sikkinixx
May 7, 2007, 09:17 AM
almost forgot about the update. Gravy :)

gillilandboy
May 7, 2007, 09:21 AM
I'm they will be rolling it out the whole day.

rtdgoldfish
May 7, 2007, 10:24 AM
Something on Digg said it should be out this evening. I just turned on my 360 and I didn't get any update yet as of 11:20 am EST.

r1ch4rd
May 7, 2007, 10:41 AM
The name of game in tray is now displayed in the dashboard

I can barely contain myself...

I do think that the Windows Live messenger integration looks good though. I can see if anyone I didn't know about has a gamer tag now which is bound to be a good thing. I think that the new turn-off after downloading feature will be handy too. Anything to reduce that carbon footprint :D

Markleshark
May 7, 2007, 04:02 PM
Soon. Hurrah. Do we know how much the groovy keyboard is going to be?

DarkNetworks
May 8, 2007, 02:19 AM
http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2007/05/07/may-07-update-news-7-7.aspx

Markleshark
May 8, 2007, 02:46 AM
http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2007/05/07/may-07-update-news-7-7.aspx

Yeah, just been reading that myself. Oh well, we'll see I guess.

Markleshark
May 9, 2007, 02:10 AM
Update: Supposed to be rolling it out after 10:00am (Here, GMT). Bring it on. :D

Can't wait for Auto-Shut down after downloads.

DarkNetworks
May 9, 2007, 03:11 AM
Less than 1 hour from now! ;)

diamond.g
May 9, 2007, 06:21 AM
Should be up for everyone!!!

DarkNetworks
May 9, 2007, 06:51 AM
can everyone update? for some reason i'm getting connection errors.

EDIT: Restarted the console for the fourth time and it works this time.

Dagless
May 9, 2007, 06:59 AM
Downloading!

DarkNetworks
May 9, 2007, 07:14 AM
Messenger works great but any idea how to disable it from signing in automatically? I don't want to sign in to messenger each time I turn on my 360, this signs off my messenger on the computer. For some reason in videos, I see my Music files as well, this sucks. And streaming WMV files using Connect360 doesn't seem to work after I've installed the update. Videos are messed up and I'm dissapointed. I'll try a restart later. Haven't tried my H.264 files yet.

wwooden
May 9, 2007, 08:36 AM
I downloaded the update this morning before work. I really like the marketplace blade, I feel like it navigates through all the menus much quicker than before. Also, my achievements lists compiles 10x faster. It would seriously take about 5 seconds a game before, now I get the whole list in about 10 seconds.

I like that it tells what game is in the drive, seeing that I live with a few people, games are constantly be switched out and i either had to open the try and see what was in or start the game.

I haven't tried streaming a video from my computer yet, I'm curious to see if any of the DVD's I ripped will work.

Now all I am waiting for is the Forza 2 demo.

Jovian9
May 9, 2007, 08:57 AM
I think we'll have to wait for Connect360 to be updated before the H.264 videos can be streamed from a Mac.

....and Double Dragon is available in the arcade now :)

Aegelward
May 9, 2007, 09:12 AM
connect 360 seems to be behaving weirdly for me too, its displaying no videos, and just all my songs o_o

DarkNetworks
May 9, 2007, 09:17 AM
Yeah, I can confirm now that it does not see any videos anymore with Connect360. I hope Nullriver'll update Connect360 soon. Is there anyway to rollback the firmware? Streaming videos is extremely important for me.

Somehow H.264 works. I've tried loading some of my H.264 video files and it plays flawlessly.

diamond.g
May 9, 2007, 10:40 AM
It isn't just Connect360 that is affected. TVersity and ORB are also affected. And AFAIK there is no way to dowgrade the firmware on the 360.

gmr04
May 9, 2007, 10:54 AM
Somehow H.264 works. I've tried loading some of my H.264 video files and it plays flawlessly.

Did you just put the H.264 videos in your movies folder? It seems for me that it just lists all songs I have in my iTunes Music folder.

I'm also wondering if the update will support .avi. Does anyone know if I'll have to convert those files to .mp4 or h.264 with quicktime or ffmpeg?

Jovian9
May 9, 2007, 01:15 PM
connect 360 seems to be behaving weirdly for me too, its displaying no videos, and just all my songs o_o

Same thing is happening to me. It is displaying the first 2000 songs in my iTunes music library instead of any videos. Music and photos are having no problems streaming though. Hopefully an update is in the works from Nullriver.

jaw04005
May 9, 2007, 01:17 PM
Just tried a few h.264 videos (DL.TV, MacBreak, Handbrake encoded files) using a USB 2.0 key. Works fine, but the quality isn't very good—at least compared to my Apple TV. It doesn't appear to scale very well.

Project
May 9, 2007, 02:23 PM
Im having the same problem - first 2000 iTunes music tracks listed as videos on the 360.

The Connect360 site says that they are working on a fix. Hopefully it wont be long.

DarkNetworks
May 9, 2007, 06:57 PM
Did you just put the H.264 videos in your movies folder?

I'm also wondering if the update will support .avi. Does anyone know if I'll have to convert those files to .mp4 or h.264 with quicktime or ffmpeg?

No. i tried it using a my external USB drive.

No. It doesn't say anything about .avi and it's definitely not working. Yeah unfortunately you'll have to convert it to either WMV or H.264.

gmr04
May 9, 2007, 10:10 PM
No. i tried it using a my external USB drive.

No. It doesn't say anything about .avi and it's definitely not working. Yeah unfortunately you'll have to convert it to either WMV or H.264.

I think I've read that it will support .mp4 as well.

These codecs change so fast it just messes you up.

Project
May 10, 2007, 01:10 AM
youre getting your codecs and containers mixed up.

MP4 is a container and can be used to contain h264 encoded videos. These will work on the 360.

However, the .Avi container will not work on the 360, even if the video is encoded with H264.

From what I gather, it will play movies with mp4 or m4v extensions.

gmr04
May 10, 2007, 10:23 AM
youre getting your codecs and containers mixed up.

MP4 is a container and can be used to contain h264 encoded videos. These will work on the 360.

However, the .Mov or .Avi containers will not work on the 360, even if the video is encoded with H264.

From what I gather, it will play movies with mp4 or m4v extensions.

Yeah, I've never been an expert in video. All I know how to do is transcode via vlc on my roommates computer, then send the file back to mine in .wmv.

bluewire
May 10, 2007, 12:35 PM
I'm not touching this update with a 10 foot pole until Connect360 announces compatability. But I will be so excited to be able to dump all my .wmv duplicates for just one .mp4 copy when everything is in working order.

DarkNetworks
May 10, 2007, 01:32 PM
I regretted for installing the update but then again, what can I do if I want to play GOW online?

EDIT: May 9th, 2007

Connect 360 spring 2007 dashboard update

We're working on it, keep checking back for news!

gmr04
May 10, 2007, 02:53 PM
youre getting your codecs and containers mixed up.

MP4 is a container and can be used to contain h264 encoded videos. These will work on the 360.

However, the .Avi container will not work on the 360, even if the video is encoded with H264.

From what I gather, it will play movies with mp4 or m4v extensions.

I found a good faq from xbox regarding the video codecs and containers. It explains it pretty well. From what I gather, if you have a h.264 movie in an .avi container, you may be able to use quicktime pro to extract the movie and audio (so long as the audio matches the requirements too).

http://blogs.msdn.com/xboxteam/archive/2007/05/09/spring-07-video-playback-faq.aspx

I haven't tried it, but I imagine you can extract these and save as .mov, as this format is compatible with the new update.

I'll be trying this soon and will post my results.

Markleshark
May 10, 2007, 03:40 PM
How do I tell the console to switch off when downloads are completed? :(

Project
May 10, 2007, 05:28 PM
How do I tell the console to switch off when downloads are completed? :(


System blade > Console Settings > Shut Down > Background Downloads

Markleshark
May 11, 2007, 01:56 AM
System blade > Console Settings > Shut Down > Background Downloads

Cheers, thought it would be that but the description isnt great.

DarkNetworks
May 11, 2007, 02:42 AM
I just wish it'll allow me to stop auto signing to messenger each time. This messenger integration is good in some ways but I need a way to disable it.

EDIT: Found out a way to do it already.

Haoshiro
May 11, 2007, 07:12 AM
I just wish it'll allow me to stop auto signing to messenger each time. This messenger integration is good in some ways but I need a way to disable it.

EDIT: Found out a way to do it already.

Then you should post the solution :P

DarkNetworks
May 11, 2007, 09:23 AM
Then you should post the solution :P

Your GamerTag > Auto Sign In > Windows Live Messenger (Disabled)

DarkNetworks
May 14, 2007, 10:36 AM
Connect 360 Updated! it now streams everything which is EXCELLENT. Now I love my 360 dashboard spring update again!