Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 28, 2011, 03:44 PM   #1
Funkymonk
macrumors 6502a
 
Funkymonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Best way to stream media from Mac to Xbox 360?

what is it? free would be nice.
Funkymonk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 09:43 PM   #2
nrweaver
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
I use connect360, I have been using it for quite a while it is not free but works very well. You can get it on app store $19.99. It works the best of all the programs I have tried. I dont even remember the other ones I have tried because they didn't work well.
__________________
15" Macbook Pro Retina, 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 256 SSD;
11" Macbook Air, 1.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 240GB OWC SSD;
15" Macbook Pro, 2.8GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500GB HD;
Iphone 4S 32GB HD, IPAD 32GB, Verizon+Wifi;
nrweaver is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 09:51 PM   #3
Roessnakhan
macrumors 68040
 
Roessnakhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Albuquerque, USA
I use PlayBack. I highly doubt you'll find a free program that'll do the same as connect360 or Playback.
__________________
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." - Adam Savage
portfolio | twitter | flickr | last.fm
Roessnakhan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 12:53 AM   #4
Matthew9559
macrumors 6502a
 
Matthew9559's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ohio
ps3mediaserver is a fantastic free option.

Don't be fooled by the name of the program, it works just as well on the 360 as the PS3.

http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/list
Matthew9559 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 01:52 AM   #5
MrXiro
macrumors 68020
 
MrXiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matthew9559 View Post
ps3mediaserver is a fantastic free option.

Don't be fooled by the name of the program, it works just as well on the 360 as the PS3.

http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/list
I second this option... free and works GREAT!
__________________
Whole lotta Apples, very little $.
MrXiro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 04:04 AM   #6
Oli3000
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
http://www.serviio.org/

Excellent bit of a kit as it won't just allow you to stream, but also does live transcoding of unsupported file formats so you don't have to bother converting everything!

Also it will stream to any DLNA device - other laptop, TV, etc. etc. etc., and its free!

Last edited by Oli3000; Dec 29, 2011 at 06:10 AM.
Oli3000 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2011, 04:16 AM   #7
IgiveyoutheFBI
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Chalk up another one for the PS3 Media Server, I have used it for a couple of years now on both my PS3 and Xbox without problem.
__________________
I see offline people.
IgiveyoutheFBI is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 2012, 06:25 AM   #8
adjmanley
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
I have managed to get my Mac to see my Xbox however I cannot get the Xbox to view the Mac? Any suggestions?
adjmanley is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2012, 03:47 AM   #9
Famous Mortimer
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
I'm also struggling with this. I've tried a variety of different programs and none of them are showing up on 360's video player page.
Famous Mortimer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2012, 02:00 PM   #10
akm3
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
I used to use Connect360 and it worked pretty well but honestly...

An AppleTV is what I use now and it's a billion times better.
akm3 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:12 PM   #11
falterego
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southern California
Quote:
Originally Posted by akm3 View Post
I used to use Connect360 and it worked pretty well but honestly...

An AppleTV is what I use now and it's a billion times better.
I also used Connect360 but found the AirPlay option to be so much better. Mostly because I have a nice point and click interface on my laptop rather than a controller joystick navigated clunky process on the 360 itself.
__________________
Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun?
2012 13in MBA | 2011 Mini Server | VZW iPhone 5s | VZW iPad mini | Airport Extreme N
Solid state is my way of life.
falterego is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:59 AM   #12
twitch88
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Austin, TX
I use PS3 Media Server for both my PS3 and XBOX. Works great on both. I didn't even have to change any settings when I first tried it with the 360.
__________________
google+
twitch88 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:30 PM   #13
LimeInACoconut
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Smile Free App to stream to Mac

Try Rivet. It's a discontinued app from the little app factory. It's free and it works. Here's the link

http://thelittleappfactory.com/rivet/

Just run the app and configure it to the proper directories with your movies. Then on your xBox, go to Video Player and select your laptop as the source and you should be able to navigate to the folders you specified with your movies.
LimeInACoconut is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2013, 01:51 PM   #14
JohnnyComeLatly
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Twonky Media server works good for me. They also have app for iOS devices so you can stream to your mobile and from it (sorta like AirPlay). However, I've only used it to stream from my iMac (and Mini) to my two XBOX360s. I got it free with somethign (don't remember) and then I noticed my new Network Storage drive (NAS) has Twonky Media server pre-loaded to stream directly from my 3TB external drive to my XBOX, iOS devices, etc
JohnnyComeLatly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:39 PM   #15
Peter78
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Try XBMC Media Server it's free. I use DLNA controller on my iPhone to go through XBMC content and send it to XBox360
Peter78 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2013, 03:08 AM   #16
Spasepok
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
You can try XBMC as a server.
Spasepok is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2013, 04:12 AM   #17
Smc1978
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Rivet works well and is now free - used it for some time now.
__________________
Lots of different Apple products.
Smc1978 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 3, 2013, 11:53 PM   #18
sTEALtooth
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
PS3 Media Server Works

I found this thread, downloaded PS3MS, installed it, and 10mins after my search began I'm streaming from my Xbox. Done. No more transferring shows to my thumb drive!
sTEALtooth is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2013, 11:03 AM   #19
gary-d01
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Belfast, Ireland
file types

If using the ps3 media server will only xbox supported file types work ?
gary-d01 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2013, 02:41 PM   #20
teffers
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United Kingdom
I've just tried Ps3 media server and it does work, however on some files it suffers from really bad audio sync problems.

A million and one settings to choose from - gonna take me a while to tick / untick them all
teffers is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 2013, 04:33 PM   #21
KidFrost
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Free and works!

Hi,

I know this is an old thread but I thought it would be good for anyone accessing this thread to know that if you want something that works and is FREE, download Vuze.

Now, I know what you are thinking, Vuze is a bit torrent client... True, but that not all it does. It also allows you to stream content (i.e. movies/music...) from your mac to your xbox.

Check out this link... http://www.vuze.com/features/device
KidFrost is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2013, 03:06 AM   #22
MainframePrime
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Vuze worked for me

I downloaded Connect360. It sucked!

I downloaded PS3MediaServer. It sucked!

I downloaded Vuze. Awesome!

It's Free and Simple. (like your mom)
MainframePrime is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for the best way to stream music from PC to iDevice Jimmy James iPhone and iPod touch Apps 2 Jan 27, 2011 04:47 PM
Whats the best way to stream Movies from iMac to PS3? maf2k8 iMac 1 Jul 8, 2010 10:07 AM
So what IS the best way to stream content from home to your iphone? itsjustmeee iPhone 0 May 11, 2010 01:24 PM
Best way to move library from mac to mac? Cudadown iPod 3 Feb 4, 2009 09:06 AM
Best way to backup media from an external HD to another external HD? downingp Mac Basics and Help 0 May 8, 2008 07:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC