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Cant stream videos from media player to xbox 360

Xbox 360's can stream videos from you PC via windows media player 11. I used to use a netgear and could stream videos from my PC to 2 seperate xbox 360's in my home. I recently bought a linksys and now both xbox's cannot be located on my computer or vice versa. I got it to work for a night, but by the next morning the xbox cannot find a pc. Internet works fine, I can still connect to xbox live, I just cant stream videos. I tried every thing, mac addresses, port forwarding, opening the dmz, nothing. The way I got it to work for one night was by plugging one xbox straight into my computer rather than through the router. Once the computer found the xbox, I unplugged it, then plugged the other xbox straight into my computer. Once my computer had 2 seperate xbox's displayed in my shared devices, I plugged every thing back into the router and it worked. But like I said, it was only for one night. Does anyone have a permanent solution? I dont want to have to unplug and replug xbox's and routers everyday. My computer is running windows home vista and firewalls are turned OFF!

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  • stevena33 Apr 13, 2009

    Where are the firewall settings? Ive checked under every tab. Is it the 'filter' tab in the 'security' tab?

  • stevena33 Apr 13, 2009

    Tried every tab on my routers page, there are no firewall options.

  • stevena33 Apr 13, 2009

    No, Ive done all that. Like I said, both Xbox's can access Xbox live, and they both have new IP's that my Linksys router gave them, not the old netgear ones. I can get on the internet with them, I just cant stream videos or music from my PC.

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    Still nothing... I think the problem is the router is not putting the Xbox's on the network. When I go to network places and try to look at devices the xbox doesnt show up, but when I plug the xbox straight into my pc instead of through the router, the xbox does show up as a device.

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    Still not working.

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    Xbox live is working. Thats not the problem. The problem is that I cant stream videos from my pc to my xbox. And everything is wired, I have no wireless hook ups.

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    Ok... Nothing that anyone has told me so far is new to me, except that winamp remote thing. Im giving that a try right now and will post when I do. But let me make something clear. This is not the first time I have done this. I know how to set it up through the media player. I know how to get into my router and set up port forwarding. I know all the basics, so please stop insulting my intelligence with these noob lessons. I payed $10 for this, can I get some real help?

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    Still not working. Winamp remote didnt work. When I click on videos on the xbox dashboard it says no computers are found and cant find them by searching for them. What were you saying about setting up a home network and searching for devices?? I cant find those options. I can only find how to make a new connection and that just asks me for ISP information.

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    It does some like a nifty tool, but I have already gone through the trouble of converting all my videos to a format that will play on my xbox. Like I said before, Ive had my PC streaming videos to my Xbox before, for over a year now. This problem only arose when I bought my new router. Also I am not using windows media center extender because Im not using windows media center, Im using windows media player 11.

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    Im not running xp...
    I am running WINDOWS HOME VISTA. (previously stated)

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    the problem is that in step 15 it does not display my computer. And in step 6 the only reason that it displays my xbox 360's is because I had my Xbox's plugged straight into my computer before. They wouldnt show up when I had everything going into my router. My Xbox can connect to Xbox live and my PC is connected to the internet. Im actually playing halo on xbox live right now and checking back on this in between games, both connections running through the router. The problem is that for what ever reason the router is not letting the two (three actually, since there are 2 xbox's running through the router) connect. The 2 xbox's can both connect to xbox live and can system link. They can find each other, just not my pc.

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    Still nothing. and its not wifi. (previously stated) Im running a Lynksys BEFSR41

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    I know that the problem is with the router, now does anyone have something they can tell me other than buy a new router?

  • stevena33 Apr 14, 2009

    FINALLY!! Setting the filter multicast to enable is what did it. Thank you so much!

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Seems like this is an known issue with the BEFSR41.

Good news and Bad news...

Good news
Your router, computer and Xbox are all fine.

Bad news

You're not going to be able to see it on your home network. I dont know what MS uses to assign its IP on the Xbox but it is essentially stealthed in the retail form. (trust me ive tried everything including using GFI Languard Network Scanner to try and find it.)
* however *
If you have your xbox modded then you should be able to run an ftp on it and be able to see it on your network.

To get XBOX 360 to work properly on your home network you need to make sure that UPnP is turned on in Windows XP/SP2 and that your befsr41 fully supports UPnP

FIRMWARE COMPATIBILITY CLICK HERE

Model Firmware Version
BEFSR41 1.04.8
is the Firmware Version that has been confirmed to work with XBOX Live.

Finally - You need to enable Filter Multicast on the router.
You can do this by typing the router's IP into the address bar on your browser (typically 192.168.1.1), logging in to it (the default pass is admin), clicking on the Security tab, and setting Filter Multicast to Enabled (toward the bottom of the page).

THIS LINK may be of additional help to make sure your setup is correct..... Too much to type. But if you need additional help - please continue working with me before moving on to another expert.

Thanks!!


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Have a look at this tutorial, this will help you : http://www.arne360.com/2006/11/05/how-to-stream-video-to-the-xbox-360-with-wmp11/

Hope I helped with the repair of your problem. An Accept from you is how I get paid. And a positive feed back tells me how I did with the repair.
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  • Arjun Komath Apr 14, 2009

    The problem is with your wifi router. Try changing that.



    Hope I helped with the repair of your problem.
    An Accept from you is how I get paid.
    And a positive feed back tells me how I did with the repair.


    Arjun.

  • Arjun Komath Apr 14, 2009

    Sorry, I didn't mean wifi router, i meant wifi or router and in your case the problem is with the router.

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So i believe you want to do a file and media sharing from your computer to XBOX, you can follow the steps from this link
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sharemedia.aspx

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You will have to go back to network settings and setup. there will be an option to create home network. There are step by step directions. You than can search for connected devices. There should also be an option to sync available devices. then the xbox should be recognized by router.

Router Connection A router connection, like a gateway connection, is great for Xbox LIVEaccess because it allows both your PC and your Xbox 360 video game andentertainment system to access the Internet at the same time.
For a list of Xbox LIVE Compatible routers, see Compatible Home Networking Equipment.
Required Hardware for a Router Connection
Three Ethernet cables (one is supplied with the standard Xbox 360system; not included with Xbox 360 Arcade).
An Xbox LIVE Compatible router.
A PC with an NIC (network interface card). If your PC has an Ethernetport (also referred to as Cat5 or RJ-45), it has an NIC. An Ethernetport looks like a standard telephone jack, only bigger.
To make a router connection to Xbox LIVE:

  1. Before you connect any cables, turn off your router, modem, PC, andXbox 360 console. (Unplug your modem from its power source to turn itoff.)
  2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernetport on your modem and the other end to the Ethernet input port on theback of your router.
  3. With another Ethernet cable, connectone end to one of the router's Ethernet output ports. Connect the otherend to your PC's Ethernet port.
  4. With the third Ethernetcable, connect one end to another of the router's Ethernet outputports. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on the back of theXbox 360 console.
  5. Turn on your modem, then your router, then your PC.
  6. Make sure your PC can access the Internet. If not, you may need toconfigure the router for Internet access. For help configuring therouter using your PC, check the instructions that came with the router.
  7. Turn on your Xbox 360 console and sign in with your profile.
  8. If this is the first time you've turned on your Xbox 360 console, see Create Your Gamer Profile to get started with both the Xbox 360 system and Xbox LIVE play.

If you're unable to connect to Xbox LIVE, you can try to diagnosethe problem right on your console. Go to My Xbox and open System Settings, then select Network Settings, Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
For an additional resource to help you get connected, step through our handy Connectivity Wizard.

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    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009

    You can also do it this way;



    1. Connect the appropriate wireless network adapter to the console. On the Xbox, a Wi-Fi adapter that connects to the Ethernet port (sometimes also called a wireless network bridge) must be used. Alternatively, the Xbox 360 is also designed to work with certain Wi-Fi game adapters that connect to a USB port.


    2. Turn
      on the console and navigate to the wireless settings screen. On the
      Xbox, the menu path is "Settings -> Network Settings -> Advanced
      -> Wireless -> Settings" On the Xbox 360, the menu path is
      "System -> Network Settings -> Edit Settings."


    3. Set the SSID
      (network name) on the Xbox to match that of the wireless router. If
      your wireless router has enabled SSID broadcast, the SSID name should
      appear pre-selected on the Xbox display. Otherwise, select the "Specify
      Unlisted Network" option and enter the SSID there.

    4. Specify "Infrastructure" as the Network Mode. (Infrastructure is the mode used by wireless routers.)


    5. Set the Security Type to match that of the wireless router. If your router uses WPA
      encryption and the type of adapter connected to the Xbox does not
      support WPA, you will need to change your router settings to use WEP encryption instead.

      Note that the standard Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter supports WPA while the standard Microsoft Xbox Wireless Adapter (MN-740) only supports WEP.

    6. Save your settings and verify the network is functional.


      On the Xbox, the Wireless Status screen displays whether a connection
      has successfully been made with the wireless router, and the Connect
      Status screen displays whether a connection has successfully been made
      through the Internet to Xbox Live.



      On the Xbox 360, use the "Test Xbox Live Connection" option instead.

    Tips:

    1. Even
      when your wireless connection between the Xbox and the router is
      working perfectly, you may still experience difficulty connecting to
      Xbox Live. These issues can be caused by the quality of your Internet
      connection or the firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT)
      settings of your wireless router. Additional troubleshooting may be
      required in these areas to achieve reliable Xbox Live connections.



  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009

    Stream video to Xbox 360 with Winamp Remote and Windows Media Player

    Connecting to Winamp Remote

    1) Download and install Winamp Remote.
    (Note: Winamp Player is not required). Registration is not required to
    download, but is required to use the application. Winamp Remote is beta
    software as of this writing.


    2) Right click the Winamp Remote icon in the system tray, then
    select Configure. On the Media tab you can add locations of your videos
    and music.

    3) Go to the Media area of the Dashboard on your Xbox 360, select Videos.
    Select your PC. The PCs on your network are listed by name and should
    be titled �Orb: - � (Note: if a media source is already selected, press X to select a different one).




    You should now see the drive and folder location you selected in
    Step 2 (example: 'c:\videos'). Select a file. If this is your first
    time watching a Divx/Xvid video, you will be prompted to download the
    optional update through the Xbox 360 Dashboard. After the update is
    downloaded and installed, select a video file again and you should see
    the video buffer, then play.




    Winamp Remote will also buffer and play online videos from AOL
    videos, Photobucket, Guba, Dailymotion, and YouTube as of this writing.
    Buffering is there again, and taking 20-30 seconds to buffer a YouTube
    video may not be worth the wait. This feature may improve over time as
    well, and currently Windows Media Player does not offer online video
    support for Xbox 360. Some other options like "Live TV" and "Internet
    TV" do nothing when clicked from Xbox 360. Support for those options
    may arrive while Winamp Remote is still in beta.




  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009

    The tutorial at xbox.com is posted here. My steps are as follows:


    1) You'll need to upgrade to Windows Media Player 11
    if you don't have it. (Note: To connect the Xbox 360 console your
    computer, you must be running Windows XP Service Pack 2, Update Rollup
    2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, or Windows Vista.)


    2) Start Windows Media Player. Click the arrow below the Library tab, then click "Media Sharing." In the Media Sharing dialog box, select the Share my media to: checkbox. In the device list, select your Xbox 360 console. Click Allow. Click the settings button to name your media where it says �Share media as:�
    3) Click the arrow below the Library tab, then click Add To Library. Click the Advanced Options button. From here you can add Folders to your Library. The media cannot be played on the Xbox if it�s not in your library. Folders are monitored for updates.
    4) Go to the Media blade on your Xbox 360 and select Videos.
    Select your PC. The PCs on your network are listed by name and will
    appear in the following format: : entered in step 2> (Note: if a media source is already selected, press X to select a different one).
    Now you should see the folders and files from your Media Player
    Library. Select a file, if this is your first time trying to watch a
    Divx/Xvid video you will be prompted to download the optional update.
    After the update installation completes, select a video file again and
    you should see the video play.

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009

    Here is some more info if you want it:
    Step 1: Open Windows Media Player


    • Launch Windows Media Player. Select Start, then Windows Media Player.

    Step 2: Now Turn on media sharing.


    • Click the arrow below the Library tab, and then click Media Sharing.

    • In the Media Sharing dialog box, select the Share my media to check box.

    • In the list of devices below the Share my media to check box, select your Xbox 360.

    • click Allow

    • click OK

    Step 3: Configure your Xbox 360
    Xbox 360 Settings



    • In the Media section, select Music, Picture or Photos.

    • Select Computer, and then press the A button.

    • Select YES, Continue, and then press the A button.

    • Select your Windows Vista-based PC, and then press the A button.

    • Find the music, pictures, or video you want to play, and select an item to play it.



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    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009
  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009

    If you are using XP you must have service pack 2 installed.


    Connect Xbox 360 to Wireless Home NetworkThe first step to
    streaming from your computer to your Xbox 360 is to make sure
    that your Xbox 360 is connected to your home network. (This article
    assumes that you have a wireless home network.) For general information
    about connecting your Xbox 360 to a home network, see the Introduction to Home Networking article on the Xbox 360 Web site.

    To connect your Xbox 360 to your home network


    1. Turn on your console and any wireless networking devices (such as a router or access point).

    2. Plug the Xbox 360 wireless adapter into the USB port on the Xbox 360 game console.Your Xbox 360 should use the same router that your computer uses to connect to your home network and the Internet.


    3. On the Xbox 360 dashboard, select the System blade.


    4. Select Network Settings, select Edit Settings, and then select the section that begins with Wireless Mode.


    5. Select your wireless network, and then enter your network password (if necessary), and then select Done.Your Xbox 360 console should be connected to your wireless home network.




  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009

    Here is a link from xbox that has network setup like I was talking about. It is a step by step network video.
    http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/xb...


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Re-install the optional media update.

It may fix the problem (It did for me)

1. Go to the Marketplace area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Game Store, All Games.
2. Select Optional Media Update twice (once from All Games and again from the Optional Media update screen), then Confirm Download.
3. Once your download is complete, select Continue and return to the Xbox Dashboard (press BACK or B three times).


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Windows Media Player 11 Pros and Cons

  • Pros: Streaming video from a Windows Media Player 11 Library is fast. The videos start to stream right away with no buffering. I only saw buffering when I skipped ahead in a video, and even then, the buffering took just seconds. If you use Windows Media Player to manage your media, finding content to stream will be easy and already organized for you.
  • Cons: Windows Media Player is big and not easy to navigate, especially when sharing media to other locations besides Xbox 360. Media Player may not be able to share every file in your library. To stream the media, the original file must be stored in one of your monitored folders and it must be a supported file type. So for me, I wasn't able to stream my Quicktime video podcasts with Media Player. If your library isn�t updated (even though the file is in the right directory), you will not be able to see it on your 360.

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    as per what you explained in your very last comment.its quite clear that router is the problem.check out with new router and see it will work.

    thanks.

    keep updated.

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You need to type router IP address on Internet explorer toolbar using a computer connected to router with cable, then go to router firewall settings and add the Xbox IPs as exceptions.
To find out consels IPs you access network settings on Xboxes.

Here is apage explaining the general steps , to get router exact IP and user/password check the router manual.

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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

1 Answer

How do i get windows media to work on my xbox


To use your Xbox360 as a Media Center Extender, you must "link" the Xbox to your Media Center PC. Follow these instructions:

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/xboxlive/troubleshooting/networkhelp_mcxpc.aspx

This should only need to be done once. If you just want to stream music/movies from your PC, it should be auto-detected by the Xbox as long as it's on the same network. Make sure you have the latest version of Windows Media Player (version 11).


May 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Linking my xbox 360 to my computor


If you just want to stream videos, pictures and music, you should do the following:
1.Hook your 360's internet to the router or computer

2.Go to your "Windows Media Player" and click the arrow under "Library" and choose "Media Sharing"

3.Click on the Xbox 360 that is displayed and click "allow"

4.After your all done click "apply" and then "confirm"

There you go, your 360 is ready for media! =)

Oct 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Xbox 360 Not Playing Music Through External Hard Drive


In windows media player 11, click on the small down arrow below library and select media sharing. Check the box for share my media then turn on you console. I dialog box will pop up asking you to approve file sharing. You can then customize your options for that device. If the dialog box dose not pop up you have a firewall problem. For the Iomega Media Drive, you have to use the software that came with it. Open the program click on configure, select the folders icon, and look next to your media folders and make sure DLNA is on otherwise your console cannot access those folders.

Feb 22, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Media


Hi there,

i have done some research for you and found a website with a guide on how to link your 360 to a PC via. windows media Center ! the tutorial can be found here :
http://features.teamxbox.com/xbox/1392/Xbox-360-Windows-Media-Center-Setup-Guide/p1/

Hope this helps !

Oct 28, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Media sharing WMP11 networking.


Your settings on your PC may not be set to allow sharing to your 360. The way I do it, is I download windows media player 11, imported my itunes library and my movies I had on my PC and allowed sharing via media player. These steps can be seen in more detail by going to www.xbox.com/pcsetup

Sep 30, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Connecting a PC with trendnet wireless AP to DG834G


you need service pack 3 as this sees any connected media that can be accessed from the programmes menu>accesories>system tools or download programme from here to set up xbox/pc streaming.

As for the Trendnet ensure that the pc it fitted to is not set to dial a connection, open IE and then tools>internet options>connections tab and select never dial a connection or it's greyed out.

Then in the properties of your wireless adapter select the TCP/IP line>properties and tick 'obtain an ip address automatically'.

Sep 12, 2008 | NetGear DG834G Router

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