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Xbox 3060 i cant use windows media to stream to my 360

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  • jmfnbsh420 Jan 07, 2009

    360 says that it cant connect to the pc cant find it



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There's a good article here from Microsoft on setting this up. Have you tried all these steps?

This article here applies if you have a Media Center PC.

Before we can help much more we need to know what operating system you're running and what version of Windows Media. It would also help to know how your PC and Xbox360 are networked together. Additionally, please provide some details on the steps you're following and where exactly it stops working.

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Xbox wont let me play movies from my pc 69-807B0191

Xbox 360 has limited codecs, if you want to utilize more file formats download the media pack on xbox live. but for your streaming pleasure try out TVersity or PS3 Media Server it also supports xbox. just install it on your PC then stream the videos to your xbox.

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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


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


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.


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.


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


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

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Follow these steps :
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.
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.

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Can i get windows media center without a pc?

No, unfortunately, you need windows media center on your pc to stream videos, music, and pictures from your pc to your Xbox. It kind of sucks I know, as windows media center isn't the most accurate of programs. Has a tendency to loose data. Also, since it is a windows platform, your Xbox will have issues playing certain types of media files. Hope this helps.

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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! =)

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I wanna use a phone line to get the internet and the music off my laptop to connect to my xbox 360...?

Phone line? As in dial up? No dice. You need, atleast, a DSL connection or faster to get Xbox live.

You can use a UPnP media server, such as TVersity to stream music from your laptop to the 360. What's cool about TVersity is that even though the music you want to play is an unsupported format for your Xbox, it will automatically transcode (make it into something the Xbox 360 can play).

If you have a broadband connection (e.g. DSL, Cable, Sat, etc.) you can have Tversity stream your favorite internet radio stream to your Xbox 360.

Download the latest Windows Media Player, Tversity or These other media servers, install, configure (TVersity is fairly easy to setup), and go look for the Tversity folder in your Music section in the NXE menu.

I wrote a how-to on setting up TVersity here if you need help setting it up.

Hope this helps,

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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 :

Hope this helps !

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Call microsoft for a solution, they will most likely know in a few minutes. Even though you get punjab from india.

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