Streaming media to the xbox 360 - Rivet

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by ViperrepiV, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. ViperrepiV macrumors regular

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    Hello all,

    I have done some searching around, and it sounds like there two options for streaming media to your xbox 360 (and thus TV) from your mac:

    Connect 360
    Rivet

    Connect 360 has been around for longer, as Rivet is a new entrant. However, I have read that Rivet does everything that connect 360 does, but two things more: it preserves the folder structure on your Mac HD when browing the media on your 360 (as opposed to displaying media in one long list), and it is $1 cheaper than connect 360.

    Does anyone have any experience with Rivet?
     
  2. bleufire macrumors member

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    #2
    Used Connect 360 and love it

    Why would you want to save 1$ for something when you know something else works?
     
  3. ATLmacGuy macrumors newbie

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    I've purchased both products, and much prefer Rivet. When I've had problems with Connect360, Nullriver makes it hard to contact them & doesn't have a support forum to go to. Rivet, on the other hand, is made by CynicalPeak - a small operation that has an active support forum (where the developers actually respond to comments and problems).

    In addition, Rivet has been a lot more stable for me & I feel good about supporting that product. It seems to me like Connect360 gets very little attention compared to Nullriver's other products, and only got a little love from its developers once Rivet came out and provided some competition. I say go with Rivet.
     
  4. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any way to stream 1080p MKVs with surround encoded AC3's??? That's all I've been wanting to do, but Connect 360 can't get 'em working. Maybe it's a problem on the 360's end. I can get stereo 720p AAC-audio files to work, but I really want the surround sound.
     

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