AVI, MPG on Xbox 360

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  1. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    I want to play avi's and mpg's on my tv through my 360, but connect360 doesn't seem to want to do that. It says they support only wmv. Is there a way to get the other movie types onto my 360's HD so I can view them on my new HDTV? I have been using an s video cable for a while, but I feel like the 360 might be able to produce some better quality.
    Thanks!
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I think its only a matter of time before a dash update to support those extra codecs is available.
     
  3. liketom macrumors 601

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    yes i hope your right - at the moment it's just a pain having to export some of my movies to WMV to play on my 360 , if only the 360 could play Mpeg's and Avi's that would save me a whole load of time
     
  4. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    especially now with iptv announcement
     
  5. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK so I'm guessing it's impossible. Thanks for the info!
     
  6. liketom macrumors 601

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    for now - but not for long ;)
     
  7. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK so if this happened, could the 360 be like a superior media center? Hook it up to a network, run it to your tv through component cables, sync with itunes, toss your videos on there. It sounds pretty nice to me. Is this already happening to a certain extent?
     
  8. liketom macrumors 601

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    just think original Xbox media center but on the 360 very soon :)
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Well yes it's already there to a certain extent except your limited to what video files to play. If they added more codecs it would be the icing on an already nice cake.

    Add internet TV & Radio and you've got a lovely cherry for the top too. :)
     
  10. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    You can try TVersity, I haven't had any luck with it though. (It does real-time decoding to play avi, divx, mpg to the 360.)

    I tried it last week and couldn't get my 360 to connect to (or even realize that it was there and available).
     
  11. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I never had the original Xbox. I swore never to buy a product like that from microsoft, but I bought the 360, and I couldn't possibly be happier (well, Guitar Hero 2 is exciting).

    I guess I just want the most out of my new tv, and think that this has huge potential. Let me know if you get that real time codec thing working. I would be so keen on recording a show with eyetv and my miglia tv micro, tossing it on the 360, and watching it on my tv. It may not look fantastic, but it would be very cool.

    Also, how is the music player on the 360. Oh, and can you connect to a 360 that is not on your network?

    Thanks!
     
  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Music player is great on the 360. I use connect360 on my mac and stream music to it constantly.

    Never tried connecting to a 360 thats not on my network so cant answer that.
     
  13. liketom macrumors 601

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    has to be on your own network

    broadband router -- Mac running Connect 360 -- Xbox360 all working nice
     
  14. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    It will be the perfect day, the day they release AVI and MPEG support on the 360.
     
  15. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, I don't know a lot about networking, so see if you can help me out here. I go to a University, so every connection is on the same LAN (I know that for sure, because we LAN starcraft all across campus :D ). My roomate has a router set up to split his connection to his 2 comps and now my 360. My iMac is connected to the wall, directly to the school network.
    Would these be considered on the same network? Does it depend on some other factor?

    I know this isn't about the original post, but it's semi-related. Plus, I'm the OP, so...yeah.

    Thanks!!
     
  16. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    They should all be on the same network so you shouldn't have any problems. If he changed (for instance) a subnet or anything his computers and the 360 wouldn't connect at all, so I'm assuming (everything being equal & as it sounds), yes, everything is on the same network with the same settings.
     
  17. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!
     
  18. Laserick macrumors newbie

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    What is the easiest (and cheapest) way to convert mpeg to WMV?
     
  19. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft has a Windows 9 Media Encoder free for download (for XP); I don't know if there are any encoders out there for Mac (free or not).
     
  20. Laserick macrumors newbie

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    I'd most definitely need a Mac version. Thanks though.

    I don't like being a "newbie"...
     
  21. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    they have a acc codec for the xbox but thats for music.
     
  22. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    I have a feeling that FFmpegX can do WMV conversion
     

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