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

I have connected my xbox to my Vista Home Premium via ethernet. While I can play MPEG format I cannot play my content that was recorded with DivX - I can use the " Media - Video " option to play these file formats but I really want to use the media center interface.

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Re: Unable to Play DivX encoded videos through media...

try this - it worked for me!

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Re: Unable to Play DivX encoded videos through media...

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.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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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...

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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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Xbox set up

If you have an Xbox 360 connected to a home network that also has a Windows Media Center, you can add your Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender device so that you can enjoy the digital media on your Windows Media Center computer by using Xbox 360. For more information, see Xbox 360 online.
1. Turn on your Windows Media Center computer and log on to Windows. Verify that your computer is connected to your home network.
2. Turn on your Xbox 360 and verify that it is connected to your home network.
3. In Windows Media Center, on the start screen, scroll to Tasks, and then click add extender.
4. On the Welcome to Windows Media Center Extender Setup screen in Windows Media Center, click Next.
5. Press the Green Start button blank.gif on your Xbox 360 remote control or use your Xbox 360 controller to select the media blade.
6. On your Xbox 360, select Media Center.
7. On your Xbox 360, follow the instructions on the screen to obtain an 8-digit Windows Media Center Setup Key. Write down this 8-digit setup key. This is the key that you will use to affiliate your Xbox 360 with your computer that has Windows Media Center.
You do not need to download any additional software because the Extender functionality is built into Windows Media Center.
8. On the Enter the Setup Key screen in Windows Media Center, use the Windows Media Center remote control or keyboard to enter the 8-digit setup key that displays on Xbox 360, and then click Next.
9. Follow the steps in Extender Setup.
Several changes are automatically made to your Windows Media Center computer during the Extender Setup, including changes to the Windows Firewall settings. For more information about Windows Firewall, see Windows Firewall: recommended links. During this time, the Windows Media Center Extender service (which is named mcx2svc) starts on your computer, along with other dependent services.
If you have a firewall running on your computer that is not the Windows Firewall, make sure that the firewall software is set up to allow Xbox 360 to connect to your Windows Media Center computer as a Windows Media Center Extender. Some firewalls are already set up to allow Xbox 360 to connect to a Windows Media Center computer as a Media Center Extender. However, other firewalls will require you to make changes to how the firewall software is set up. For more information about which firewalls are already set up to allow a Media Center Extender connection, as well as information about how to set up other firewalls to work with a Windows Media Center Extender such as Xbox 360, go to the Firewalls and Media Center Extender article on the Microsoft website.
10. After Extender Setup has finished, in Windows Media Center, click Finish.
On the TV that is connected to Xbox 360, the Windows Media Center user interface appears. You can then enjoy live TV, recorded TV, pictures, music, videos, and other digital media on your Xbox 360 as you would in Windows Media Center. A new user account named mcx1 (by default) is automatically created to use the Extender.

Please see for more info.

Thanks and hope that helps!

Dec 23, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How do i play media from laptop on my xbox360? like movies and music? and can i download media to my xbox360s harddrive

you can download media to your console but only via xbox live dashboard
Please follow the instructions below to set-up your media sharing
go to my computer right click on the hard drive then select properties then click on the sharing tab and click on advanced sharing, then click on share this folder then, ok, apply, ok, then click start at the bottom left of the screen, control panel, network and internet, network and sharing center,
then change the following settings.
network discovery= on

file sharing=on
public folder sharing=on (password required)
password protected sharing=on
media sharing=on

then do the following:
start your media center on your xbox and start the set-up process until you get the extender code, then go to the media center on your PC and go to tasks, then scroll right to add extender click on it and then follow the set-up process.

Jan 29, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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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

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Hooking up media center w/ xbox 360

please look at the windows media player settings,click on library go to media sharing and enable the xbox..also check the type of network you configured..a private network will enable to share..look in the network and sharing settings for that..hope it helps! i had gone nuts when i had the same problem!!make sure that your computer is on the same network as the xbox.

Oct 30, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360-computer?

To connect the Xbox 360 console to this computer, you must be running Windows XP Service Pack 2, Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, or Windows Vista.
To obtain your setup package or instructions for connecting your Xbox 360, select the version of Windows installed on this computer from the following list.
To determine the version of Windows XP Media Center Edition that you are running, follow these steps:
  1. Start Media Center.
  2. On the Settings menu, click General.
  3. Scroll down, and then click About Media Center.
  4. Click Software Version

    The version number of Media Center you are running is displayed.
To determine the version of Windows XP that you are running, follow these steps:
  1. On the Start menu, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. On the General tab, under System, look for the version of Windows that you are running.

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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.

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