X Box 360 Can I ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rm2092, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. rm2092 macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2008
    Can I watch any of my Itunes files on my tv via my xbox 360 ? I know i would
    have to get a wifi hook up for it, if not what is there any other way besides Apple Tv with out spending alot of money, thanks.
  2. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
  3. Josh396 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    If they're purchased from the iTunes store then no you can't.

    However, if you've ripped the movies and TV shows yourself via Handbrake (or any similar application) then you should be able to. I'm not completely sure of your set up, but as you mentioned you'll have to be on the same network as your iMac and have some type of sharing software so the 360 can see the iMac. Connect360 is the program and I use and its nearly flawless in my experience.

    I'd also recommend trying to pick up the wireless adapter for your 360 on ebay if you can. I was able to get mine for $30 cheaper or so. You may also want to wait for the N adapter that Microsoft is coming out with shortly if that interests you.
  4. rm2092 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2008
    Ok I have a MBP, what would be the best setup for connecting that to my HD Flat screen tv, it does have the pc input and after buying all the cables needed would I be at the same price almost if I just give in a buy a Apple Tv ?
  5. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    Try Connect360, maybe it will also work with iTunes downloads:

  6. dawindmg08 macrumors member


    Sep 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    What are you trying to accomplish here? Do you just want to play back media files on your TV? Plugging in your MBP would be a pain, as you would need a miniDisplayPort>HDMI adapter plus audio cables (no audio out of that display port unfortunately) which you would have to plug in each time you wanted to use it. Get an Apple Remote so you can run Front Row from your couch (if you have to get up and go to the computer each time you want to change tracks, what's the point?)

    If you have media from the Apple Store then you'll want an ATV, that's the easiest option. It's one of the only devices that will play back the protected video files and the older DRM'd AAC music files. BUT, if you're just trying to play back unprotected media from computer (Divx, mp3, regular AAC, .Mov) then get the Connect 360 app to feed your XBox360. It will work, just not on Apple's copy-protected media.
  7. rm2092 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2008
    Thanks for all the help I guess I'll just buy the Apple Tv but if they revamp it In 30 to 90 days I'll really be mad
  8. chstr macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    ummm I dont know. I think there is some bad advice here. I connect my mbp to my hdtv all the time all you need is a dvi to hdmi cable. the picyure is great and then plug some speakers into your mbp and your all set. If you have external speakers for your mbp you're looking at a total of about $6 for the cable and you are set to go...

    Do the new macbook pros have mini-display ports? because mine doesnt I just plug the dvi cable directly into it
  9. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I play all my iTunes "unprotected" media on both my ATV and my XBOX. My Video was a DVD RIP to M4V Format which is support by the XBOX. Prior to Win 7 you had to use Zune Server Software to stream it. You also need an XBOX Update to support AAC audio and MP4 Video (it prompts you).
  10. rspeaker macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2006
    I use a program called Playback for unprotected video files on the 360. Connect360 is often recommended, but after trying it, Rivet and Playback, I much prefer the latter.

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