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Re: Information from computer to 360
The only way to watch video files from the computer to the 360 is to stream them, which can only be done if you have Windows Media Center. Even then, the only formats that it would play are DVR-MS, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and WMV. So if you want to watch movies that are in quicktime, divx, avi formats or any other, you would first have to convert them into the supported formats.
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· Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. See question number 11 for more information.
4. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for WMV (VC-1)?
Xbox 360 supports the following for WMV:
· File Extensions: .wmv
· Container: asf
· Video Profiles: WMV7 (WMV1), WMV8 (WMV2), WMV9 (WMV3), VC-1 (WVC1 or WMVA) in simple, main, and advanced up to Level 3
· Video Bitrate: 15 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. See question number 11 for more information.
· Audio Profiles: WMA7/8, WMA 9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA lossless · Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. See question number 11 for more information.
5. Can I mix and match the video and audio codecs outside of those defined in questions 1 through 4 above?
No you cannot. We only support each audio and video codec in the explicit containers defined in questions 1 through 4.
6. How can I determine if a video file that I am trying to play conforms to the specifications as laid out in questions 1 through 4?
You can use a 3rd party tool to analyze your video files to determine what audio and video codec is used. A popular 3rd party tool to analyze video files can be found athttp://www.headbands.com/gspot/.
7. How do I create WMV, AVI, H.264 and MPEG-4 content? What encoders does Xbox 360 support?
You can create this content on one of many 3rd-party applications. Xbox 360 supports many popular encoders. Specifically for encoding to WMV you can use Microsoft Expression Encoder or Windows Media Encoder.
**8. What specific features of Mpeg-4 Advanced Simple Profile does the Xbox 360 support?
The Xbox 360 supports Bidirectional Frames (BVOPs), Interlaced Frames, Quarter Pixel Motion Compensation, Global Motion Compensation, and MPEG Quantization.
9. What are the different ways to play video content on Xbox 360?
You can play video from a USB 2.0 FAT32 removable drive, optical media, and by streaming from the Zune software, Windows Media Player 11, or Windows Home Server.
10. What are the different video codecs that are supported in all the different ways to play video content on the Xbox 360?
On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
Select Network Settings.
Select Wired Network or the name of your wireless network, if you are prompted to do so.
Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
If you cannot connect
your Xbox 360 console to the Internet, you can copy the console update
from your computer to a USB flash drive and then install it on the
console. Note: The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 file system.
Plug your USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
Follow these steps : 1.
Burn CDs. The easiest way to put music on your Xbox 360 is to rip CDs from your own collection. Simply insert your favorite CD in you Xbox 360 and then pull up the secondary menu with the Xbox logo button. Then select "Rip CD" from the menu to transfer the tracks from the CD to your Xbox hard drive. 2.
Sync your computer with your Xbox 360. If you have Windows XP Media Edition or Windows Vista (any edition) and a wireless connection your computer will be able to detect your Xbox 360 and can share media with it. Simply find the "Windows Media Extension" tool on your PC and follow the prompts to stream video to your Xbox 360.
I had the same problem in Windows XP and I just created a workgroup to share files on the network. Follow these steps if anyone is still having this problem. My gf has vista and must do it automatically but it's just a matter of remembering to establish a workgroup.
To summarize: - Enable sharing on WMP 11 --> This should adjust windows firewall automatically but be sure to unblock ports for other firewalls, if need be. - Create a workgroup --> Start...Control Panel....Network setup wizard. Follow the steps, if you're connectnig through a router, select "this computer connects through a residentail gateway", apply this to any other computers that want to share files on this network, if necessary. Restart computer to let the workgroup settings take effect and voila...your computer will now be detected.
You cannot transfer files to the Xbox 360, you can only stream the material eg songs or videos through it.
You can put the items you wish to view on a usb memory stick, but again you cannot save them to your XBox 360 only play direct from the device you use to store the videos or music.
You will also need XP media centre to use the media extender software, or even better Vista premium, XP home or Pro will not share the material with XBox because it cannot use the extender software.
The only way to see video files from the comp on the 360 is to stream the files
You can do this only if u got Windows Media Center
And if so the only formats it plays are:
, DVR-MS, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 WMV
So if you want to see movies in other formats you got to convert them first