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Video Playback on Xbox via Vista Media Center.

At the moment I can view only view wmv9 (.wmv) encoded videos on my xbox via Vista media center even when using transcode360. When I try to play h.264, mpeg4 and mpeg2 files I recieve an error message which basically says 'the files needed are not insalled or not working'. Any suggestions appreciated. ps - i can watch wmv9, h.264 and mpeg4 files via the xbox dashboard but i would rather use media center.

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Hi im trying to watch a show on my xbox and it keeps coming up with status code 69-c00d36be???


There are many correct answers to this question. Here's one...

I suggest you use mencoder or ffmpeg. Neither are really well documented, so you need to tinker.

A simpler, more expensive answer is to use TMPG Enc 4.0 Express. I purchased and use it daily.

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**1. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for AVI?

Xbox 360 supports the following for AVI:

· File Extensions: .avi, .divx

· Containers: AVI

· Video Profiles: MPEG-4 Part 2, Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

· Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps. See question number 11 for more information.

· Audio Profiles: Dolby® Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel, MP3

· Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. See question number 11 for more information

2. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for H.264?

Xbox 360 supports the following for H.264:

· File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov

· Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

· Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.

· Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. See question number 11 for more information.

· Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

· Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. See question number 11 for more information.



3. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for MPEG-4 Part 2?

Xbox 360 supports the following for MPEG-4:

· File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov

· Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

· Video Profiles: Simple & **Advanced Simple Profile

· Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps. See question number 11 for more information.

· Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

· 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?

See table below for more information:
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How to play videos on Xbox 360 and stream videos to Xbox 360 – including Blu-ray, DVD movies, and videos in various file formats

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This tutorial intends to list out all the video formats supported by the Xbox 360, and explains all the available ways to play videos on Xbox 360 in HD quality or stream videos to Xbox 360. The videos include Blu-ray movies, standard DVD movies, and various other videos, such as ISO image file, Camera footages, MKV, MTS, VOB, M2TS, TS, TP, FLV files, etc.

Let's Get Started.

Part 1: The details of Xbox 360 supported file formats

1. AVI:

File Extensions: .avi, .divx

Containers: AVI

Video Profiles: MPEG-4 Part 2, Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: Dolby Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel, MP3

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

2. H.264:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.

Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

3. MPEG-4:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

4. 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.

Audio Profiles: WMA7/8, WMA 9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA lossless

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

Notes: You can not mix and match the video and audio codec outside of the above defined lists randomly.

Part 2: Different ways to play videos on Xbox 360

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With regard to playback videos from a USB storage device, please note that the Xbox 360 will support as big of a storage device as you can format using FAT32, and the maximum size of any single file on FAT32 is 4GB. Besides that, the maximum file size for an AVI, MPEG-4 Part 2, and H.264 file that can be played is 4 GB as well. To play a file greater than 4GB on Xbox 360, you can use Windows Media Player 11 and the Zune software to stream videos from your PC to Xbox 360 console, and notice that the file format must be WMV only. Why is it so special with a WMV file? That maybe WMV is a codec developed by Microsoft.

Well, that is to say, to some extent, we can consider WMV as the optimal format to play or stream to Xbox 360. When you are gonna watch a Blu-ray/DVD movie, or an MKV video, or some files else that are out of the range of Xbox 360 workable formats, what is your solution? We usually make use of Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to do format conversion. Why do we choose it? Mainly because of its splendid output quality and its feature of an all-in-one application: a Blu-ray ripper, a DVD ripper, and a versatile video converter.

Part 3: How to convert Blu-ray/DVD and videos to WMV for play/stream on/to Xbox 360

We have mentioned in the above contents that the program we will use is Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate. Go to find a step-by-step instruction from the following part.

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STEP 1: Load Blu-ray, DVD or other video files into this program

Click "Add Video" to import video files, and click "Load DVD" to import Blu-ray or DVD files.

STEP 2: Select subtitle and audio track

Click on the pull down menu after "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track as your choice. Your selection can be reviewed in the preview window to the right hand of the main interface.

STEP 3: Select WMV as output format for Xbox 360

Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of "Format", and then choose "WMV3 (WMV9) (*.wmv)" as output format.

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STEP 4: Do optimal settings for the output WMV files

Click on "Settings" button, and afterwards you can adjust audio and video parameters including video/audio codec, resolution, video/audio bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel on the popup window. To make it excellent for playback on Xbox 360, you can follow the optimal settings as below:

Video codec: wmv3 (the default one)
Resolution: 1920*1080
Bitrate: 150 kbps
Frame rate: 30 fps

Audio codec: wmav3 (the default one)
Sample rate: 48 khz
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Channels: 5.1 Channels

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Do remember clicking "OK" button to confirm your settings.

STEP 5: Click "Convert" button to start BD/DVD ripping or video conversion

Once finished, click "Open" button at the bottom to get the output WMV files for Xbox 360, which now is prepared for playback or streaming.

Part 4: How to stream videos to Xbox 360

Well, as we have mentioned in Part 2, there are at least four ways to stream videos to Xbox 360, from Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, Windows Media Player 11, and Zune Software. Actually, lots of online articles have detailed the setups and operating steps, just check the following links to find the one which is most suitable for you:

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Center

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Home Server

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player 11

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Zune Software

on Apr 06, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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How do i connect my 360 to the computer


I had this same problem and found this great video on youtube.

go here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaKgCYkSCjc

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if you click the drop down on the info you'll see the step by step instructions.

STEP 1

If you were previously using your Xbox 360 with a Windows XP Media Center Based PC, you will need to remove existing connection. Otherwise skip to step 2.

At the Windows XP Media Center PC

Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Media Center, and then click Media Center Extender Manager.
Select your Xbox 360 and click Properties.
Click Remove.
Click Yes to confirm removal.
At the Xbox 360

On the Xbox 360, go to My Xbox and then System Settings, then select Computers.
Select Windows Media Center, and then press the A button.
Select Disconnect.
Press the B button until you return back to the System Settings.


STEP 2 Gather Setup Key from Xbox 360

Press the Media Center Start button on the remote or go to My Xbox, then select Windows Media Center.
Advance through the on-screen instructions to obtain the 8 digit Media Center Setup Key. Write this key down.


STEP 3 Add Extender

At the Windows Vista-based Media Center PC, launch Windows Media Center. Select Start, Windows Media Center.
Select Tasks, Add Extender.
When prompted, provide the 8 digit setup key you received at the Xbox 360.
Complete the Extender setup.


STEP 4 Print the Media Center Quick Reference Guide

Dec 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I do not know how to connect xbox 360 to my vista laptop. i plugged in the Ethernet cable to both the laptop and xbox but it doesn't show the xbox 360 on the network connection after i've clicked ''manage...


Remember to thumbs up this solution if it helps, if not comment for further assistance.
Plug your xbox into the laptop with an ethernet cable
Turn on your xbox
On your laptop press start, click on network
In the blue bar across the top click network and sharing center
click on manage network connections
right click on local area connection
click properties
click sharing tab
untick top box.
Go on your my xbox page, scroll over to the right to the system settings page, network settings,test connection.
This works for me.

Feb 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How to Rip/encode DVD to WMV HD for HDTV, Xbox 360, PS3


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Backup DVD to WMV is common with arising portable multimedia players. Then how about DVD to WMV HD, are you catching up with the new high definition trend? With more and more people around talking about DVD to WMV HD encoder, do you curious about what exactly is WMV HD, WMV HD encoder and why DVD to WMV HD?
What is WMV HD and what makes it different from WMV?
WMV HD is Windows Media High Definition Video, and the difference between WMV HD and WMV comes down to its video resolution. Standard definition we usually see has at most 480 visible lines of detail, whereas high definition video has as many as 1,080.
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Standard Definition Video High Definition Video 480p and lower resolution From 720p up to 1080p resolution for now Useful Encoders needed for WMV HD
Windows Media Video HD (WMV HD) can be encoded with a variety of programs such as Windows Media Encoder, Windows Movie Maker, and Microsoft Expression Encoder. When encoding, it has been recommended by these programs that you use the original file for best results.
Free WMV HD Demos you can downlaod


WMV HD Content Showcase is what Microsoft Windows Media provided for you to download high definition video to have a try. FYI, Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series is a breakthrough set of codecs that enables multichannel audio and high definition (HD) video at resolutions up to 1080p.
Why should you convert DVD to WMV HD?
You may complain that the video quality is not as clean as the original DVD after ripping DVD to standard video. For an ordinary DVD movie is often 7-8 GB in size, if we convert them to standard video formats the size would be hundreds of MB, so we have to face the problem that the code compress process would destroy most of unimportant data and the video quality get bad. Then what can we do to resolve this issue? The answer is to convert DVD to WMV HD, for these HD videos are often bigger than standard video and decrease the video damage. Thus, the WMV HD video seems to be lossless compared with the original DVD.
How to convert DVD to WMV HD?
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The self-explaining interface allows you to convert DVD to WMV HD within 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Download, install and launch DVD to WMV HD Converter - DVD Ripper software
Step 2: Load DVD, select output format and set destination folder
Click ''Load DVD' button to add the DVD file. You can also click 'Load File' to add DVD/IFO from your hard disk. Then click "Profile" to select "HD WMV Video" as the output format to keep the movies in high definition, so you can play them via HD Media Player such as HDTV, Xbox 360, PS3, etc.
Step 3: Set advanced settings
Click "Settings" to customize the parameters like Bit Rate, Video Size and Aspect Ratio, etc.
Step 4: Start to convert
Finally, click "Start" button to start converting DVD to WMV HD. The output WMV HD files can be found by clicking on the button "Find Target". After that, you can copy these files via USB to your hard drives, and plug in it to HD Media Player like HDTV, Xbox 360, PS3 to enjoy.
And you may see the edit part in this program, yes, it enables you to do simple editing if you need:
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Vista laptop dosent connect to xbox media exdender/media center


u either need both need to be hooked up the same way try putting your laptop to connect trough ethernet cabel

May 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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Unable to Play DivX encoded videos through media center extender (xbox360)


The media center does not currently use the codec to decode DiVX... but with all the upcoming changes to the xbox360 interface/ console / Marketplace I see Microsoft correcting this.

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Cannot play video


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Oct 25, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Movie Formats To Work With Xbox 360


As you may have heard, with the Xbox 360 Flash Fall 2006 System Update they are adding support for WMV video playback from new sources. Videos can be streamed from a PC running Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player 11, or the new Zune client player, and can also be played from Optical Disc and most USB mass storage devices. For all these sources, only the WMV video file format and codecs are supported. How do I know if a video file will work on the Xbox 360? Currently only the Windows Media Video (WMV) file format and codecs are supported. If you have a file with a ?.wmv? extension, then the odds are pretty good that it will work. Technical details on the types of files we support can be found at the end of this post, but the easiest way to find out if a file will work or not is to just try it. Hopefully after you click play the video will show up on your display, but if the content is not supported you will simply get an ?Unplayable Content? message blade from the side of the screen and then be returned to the Video blade. How do I create videos that will play on my Xbox 360? Windows Movie Maker, a standard feature of Windows XPSP2, will output WMV video files compatible with the Xbox 360 console. Either use the default settings when you finish a movie and click ?Save to my computer,? or just make sure that the output video format you select shows the file type as ?Windows Media Video (WMV).? Videos will usually look best when they are closest to the original resolution that they were created with. Try to create video files at least 360 pixels high in vertical resolution in order to minimize content upscaling on the console. If you decide you want finer control of the output video file format, download a version of Windows Media Encoder (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/) and then start encoding away. Optimal size and bitrate settings will vary depending on the source material you are encoding. As a general guideline though, 1.5 Mbps is a typical bitrate that should be suitable for most standard definition content, and 8 Mbps is a common bitrate for high definition content. Can I get more technical details about the kinds of files you support? WMV video files with the extension ?.wmv? are stored in a generic file container format known as ASF. ASF files can contain many different types of codecs within them. Xbox 360 supports most common WMV video codecs, as seen in the following chart: Supported Video Codecs: Name FourCC Windows Media Video 7 WMV1 Windows Media Video 8 WMV2 Windows Media Video 9 WMV3 Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile WVC1 There are some files with ?.wmv? extension that may play on a PC, but are unsupported on the Xbox 360 console. Windows Media Screen, Windows Media 9 Image (Photostory), and some older Microsoft codecs are unsupported, as seen in the following chart: Unsupported Codecs: Name FourCC Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V3 MP43 Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2 MP42 Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V1 MP41 Windows Media Screen V9 MSS2 Windows Media Screen V7 MSS1 Windows Media Video 9 Image WMVP Windows Media Video 9 Image v2 WVP2 ISO MPEG-4 Video V1 MP4S Anamorphic content with nonsquare pixels is currently unsupported on Xbox 360 console, and will be displayed as if the pixels were square. If you want to play such content on your console, it is recommended that you re-encode the content in a square pixel format.

May 17, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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