Format for streaming to an xbox 360?

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Format for streaming to an xbox 360?

Post by Nomadadon » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:02 pm

I just upgraded from 4.0 to 5.0 TMS. Some of my videos play some do not. The ones that do claim to be "Microsoft ASF" according to a linux "file" command. I've tried avi, mp4 and h264, none of which the 360 will play. I'm converting with Handbrake on a Mac laptop. I did install the codec upgrade last night.

Anyone know what the heck?

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Re: Format for streaming to an xbox 360?

Post by Pandora » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:48 am

I'm in the same boat. I installed twonky server on ubuntu jaunty. The only format I've been able to stream so far is a windows media format. Is there on the fly transcoding cause not even avi's are working and xbox put out a patch for those.

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Re: Format for streaming to an xbox 360?

Post by Umpa » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:33 pm

Just in case anyone else is having this - I think the problem is the xbox360's limited playback codecs. Out of the box it works with .WMV and if you have a live connection you can download the Divx codec. It will still have problems playing certain Xvid files.

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Re: Format for streaming to an xbox 360?

Post by BGJ » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:10 pm

Best to use only;
VC-1 (normal mode = food for wireless, or advanced mode = kabel)
ISS-Smooth streaming and i believe MP4 container with h.264)

Looking for a nice encoder? use Microsoft Expression 4 sp1 > its free encoder for wmv and vc-1 formats and a realy good one... :D

By the way, AVC/HD quality is simmilar to vc-1. Its compression methode is only more advanced/complex...

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