|Jun 27, 2007, 08:06 AM||#1|
XBOX (not 360) Can XBMC run H264 video files?
The version of XBMC seems to lag in frame rate with videos I have encoded in the H264 format. Is this a software problem or is the XBOX just too slow to process it?
Anyone else have this problem?
iMac 20" | Intel Core Duo | 2 GHz | 2 MB L2 Cache | 1.5 GB RAM | 667 MHz Bus Speed
|Jun 27, 2007, 08:11 AM||#2|
The XBOX is too old to play such a "new" codec.
HD stuff does not play nice with XBMC.
and you know, http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/, would always be a better choice to look for answers than here.
some say they are working on a way to encode h.264 to work with XBMC, but the limited hardware makes this quite hard.
i wouldnt hold your breath.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
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|Oct 20, 2007, 07:23 AM||#6|
Yes it can play H264!
Hmm, I don't know why people keep saying the original XBOX can't play H.264 files! Every one of the DVDs that I've ever encoded (yes I own them all, not pirating) has worked flawlessly. I use Handbrake on a Mac (and somtimes Linux) to encode them with H264 in an MP4 container using a target bitrate between 700-1000. I stay pretty close to their original pixel height and width. Usually the files end up being around 700-850 megs. I'm playing them back with the latest XBMC, on a Sony 480i 27" with the standard RCA connector. I'm currently shopping for a high-def TV ;-)
I can only guess that the people who are having problems with playback are trying to encode higher bitrates or play higher resolutions/upconverting using the composite HD cables. I've never tried playing higher than standard definition. My XBOX was also purchased about 2 years or so after they first came out, so I don't know if the earlier versions had lesser hardware in them.
Anyway, all I know, is that H264 works flawlessly for me!
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