Streaming video from PC to XBOX
First, it might not be necessary to stream if you transcode to WMV and it
fits in 1GB: copy the movie you want to watch to a thumb drive and plug it
in to the XBOX or burn onto CD or DVD. Any of those should work.This means
you could put a number of WMVs on a single DVD and select them from the
Conversion to WMV: See happybeggar.com and this link:
According to xbox.com you can install Windows Media Player 11 on an XP
machine and stream video, not just pictures and audio, to an XBOX 360.
Get WMP11 at
When setup is complete, Windows Media Player should automatically start. If
not, open it.
In Windows Media Player, click Library, Media
Select Share my media, OK. Windows Media
Player will search for devices on your network.
Click your console, then click Allow. If you want to apply
more options, click Settings. When done, click OK.
On your Xbox 360 console, in the Media area of the Xbox Dashboard, select
Music, Pictures, or Video,
then select Computer.
Select Yes, continue, then select your PC.
The XBOX can only stream WMV files. So how to transcode?
- Step One:
Download VLC (official
website). Exctract the folder to the root of your hard disc drive
- Step Two: To make things even
easier, Happy Beggar provides us with a supplemental batch file that
optimizes transcoding (download
- Step Three: Move/copy batch file
into the folder where the videos you wish to transcode are contained
- Step Four: Drag and drop a video
file onto the batch file
- Set up a PC folder for sharing using Media Player 11, put the WMVs into
that folder, and voila.
This page was last edited
April 26, 2008.