Streaming video from PC to XBOX

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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 player.

Conversion to WMV: See happybeggar.com and this link:

http://happybeggar.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=68&Itemid=28

 

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 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx

When setup is complete, Windows Media Player should automatically start. If not, open it.

  • In Windows Media Player, click Library, Media Sharing.
  • 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 (usually "C:\")
    • Step Two: To make things even easier, Happy Beggar provides us with a supplemental batch file that optimizes transcoding (download here).
    • 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.