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Does anyone here use an X360 with Media Center?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DarkED, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    I've been considering installing Media Center on my desktop and I was wondering what the real benefits are (besides streaming music over network) to doing this and connecting my 360 to it?

    Something I'd probably be interested in doing would be watching Divx videos over the network. Can the 360 do this?
     
  2. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    I use Windows Media Connect 2 to share folders with the 360. Streams music while playing games flawlessly and watching movies on it generally works pretty well too. Never tried Media Center... probably never will since my 360 is just collecting dust now.
     
  3. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    Ahh and Media Connect doesn't require MCE, it'll work with XP.

    I'll probably just try this instead, thanks!
     
  4. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    Yep. I don't think file type support is too broad however. I never tried anything besides MP3 when it came to audio, but I haven't had much luck with anything but AVI or WMV in terms of video. That was a while ago though.
     
  5. The Warden

    The Warden this is usually where youll find me

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    Divx is supported, but you'll need to do a Dashboard update, or get TVersity.
     
  6. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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  7. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    I never managed to get it working (it just connects/disconnects for an eternity).
    As a result I've used TVersity instead, which IMHO is superior as you can stream anything from your pc. Latest version also does YouTube-videos in addition to podcasts and RSS-feeds ...

    http://tversity.com/publishers/
     
  8. B

    B Bee

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    TVersity or TwonkyMedia (which I use to stream to my PS3) are the best options you have.
     
  9. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    I just click on the "share my media" button in Windows Media Player and I share to PS3 and 360. I don't know why everyone thinks they have to use something else.
     
  10. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    'cause we is pc-geeks, so the default options never are good enough ... especially if MS made them ;)

    Besides ... with WMP you're forced to use MS-only formats, whereas the likes of TVersity can make anything play on the console of your choice (provided your media-server is powerful enough).
     
  11. toniglandyl

    toniglandyl internal data fragmentation : 62203480%

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    I'm thinking of getting a PS3 as media center, since it's a blu-ray player. I hope that there are some good deals for christmas :/
     
  12. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    don't count on it.
    I've seen new PS3-packages (one with a 160 Gb harddisk for 450 Euro), but they're still hideously expensive when compared to the rest of the consoles.
     
  13. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    I just use the WMP11 connection, which i find much faster to use than media centre which just does me head in.

    however i've also hooked my pc up to the 42" with hdmi, which means watching .mkvs is easier - since no conversion's required.

    You can play divx as long as it's streamed.

    TVersity? avoid imo. Overcomplicated piece of trash that prefers to break over anything else.
     
  14. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    meh. buy the cheapest ps3 you can find, and put in your own hard drive. mmm 500gb goodness
     
  15. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    At least it works ... Mediacenter simply refuses to work and (as usual with anything made by MS) there's no solution because there's no way to fix anything on either end.

    Tversity's been fine for me as it at least does its job and whenever it didn't it was relatively easy to fix.

    // buy the cheapest ps3 you can find
    the "cheapest" still is 390 Euro ... and that's not exactly the kind of money I intend to spend on a console with just one potentially fun game (little big planet) and no redeeming features (not a fan of blu-ray DRM).
     
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  16. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    Spambots necro old threads now?
     
  17. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    Tversity is still where it's at for me. I am a bit upset to find out it won't stream to the iphone anymore with the free version. Having long poop sessions and watching funny shows was heaven.
     
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    A BillyBadAss on the pooper who lifts his feet because he's giggling so hard. Now there's an image I didn't need in my head...:(
     
  19. Harlock

    Harlock Married And Always Nagged

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    You can also use PS3 Media Server on a 360. Works great without the bloat of TVersity.
     

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