how i got: PowerMac--PC--Xbox360 Video ,to work

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by liketom, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    How I got my Power Mac to encode and pump out my movies to my Xbox 360
    GOAL : to use Power Mac as a media server Via PC , to the Xbox 360

    Step 1 : setup MCE05 on PC
    Step 2 : Set up 360 to work with PC
    Step 3 : Map Network Drive from Mac to PC (\\\liketom\movies)
    Step 4 : convert video’s (avi/Mov/mp4 ect) to Mpeg-2 with MPEG2 Works 4
    Step 5 : open Mac network on PC in 1 window
    Step 6 : create new folder in \liketom\movies\ called Xbox
    Step 7 : Drag the Xbox folder to My Video window
    Step 8 : on your Mac drop any converted MPEG-2 or WMV videos into the Xbox folder
    Step 9 : Test the Xbox 360

    What works for me : I have series 4 of 24 that I have converted from DVD into MPEG-2 each episode comes in at around the 500MB mark which for me is fine for streaming over WiFi
    Converting the Apple+Intel advert to MPEG-2 and displaying on Xbox 360 looks like the real deal

    So until a solution come for video from the Mac to Xbox360 via WiFi this works fine for me , I understand most people do not have MCE05 but if you do and you want a quick easy way from your Mac to your PC to your Xbox then this is ideal for MPEG2 Works
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005

    All that time, effort and setup (2 computers + 360)... Is it not just simpler to play the Series 24 DVD collection directly in your 360 rather than having to go to such a convoluted procedure, using up loads of HD space not to mention time and energy?

    I gave up with MCE2005 and Xbox 360 for that very reason...

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