Stream avi's and flac to xbox 360?

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unabatedshagie
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Stream avi's and flac to xbox 360?

Post by unabatedshagie » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:29 pm

Is it possible to stream avi's and flac file to my xbox 360?

I'm running ubuntu 7.10.

I tried twonky a couple of months ago and was only able after a little persuasion to get mp3's to stream.

Toxic
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Post by Toxic » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:06 pm

I think you can use VLC to stream and transcode from Linux.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Post by Mike23 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:08 pm

Yes, it is possible with other UPNP servers which have transcoding support, something that Twonky is still a bit weak on. Hopefully, that will change soon. I have tried transcoding, these other servers have got audio transcoding to work very well, but they still need to work on improving video transcoding.
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cybrey
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Post by cybrey » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:39 pm

The 360 is getting an update tomorrow to support divx natively. I'm still unclear this will work with Twonky.

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Post by Mike23 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:15 am

If the XBOX displays the DivX files, then it should work.
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Post by cybrey » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:06 pm

Just read confirmation that Twonky works no problems with the 360 update and you can play DivX's directly from your server. I haven't confirmed any of this myself yet, but I will do this evening.

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Post by sushbone » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:37 pm

Cybrey, thats what i wanted to ask here that day. Since my Xbox360 got overheated yesterday and the new 360 elite will arrive here tomorror, i havent been able to test how the 360 behaves with DIVX files and Twonkymedia since the fall dashboard update of the xbox.

If it works like you're saying, that would be great!!
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Post by Toxic » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:52 pm

I can confirm that streaming does work. you need to change the video source on the Media, Video Tab. press X and select Twonky server, then you can play your AVIs. the first time I selected an AVI the xbox console told me it has to download a media update first in order to play the video.

So far so good.
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Post by cybrey » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:24 pm

Yup all works fine, some of my divx's don't play but I think thats a known bug.

One thing that had me confused was I had to select a different device ( it defaults to some downloaded content). But I switched over to the Twonky server everything just worked.

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Post by technojunkie » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:53 am

I can confirm that xvids play well. I have a few different bitrates on my colection and they all seem to be playing just fine.

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Post by sushbone » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:46 am

On another forum (on http://www.evo-x.de) someone wrote that you actually must be online to xbox-live to play videos with the new codecs (divx/xvid). Is that true?

It wouldnt be much of a problem, nevertheless i would find that a bit strange...
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Post by xplosivo » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:45 pm

I have twonky set up on my mac to stream to my xbox360, however it doesn't seem to see the folders I have set up. I am trying to serve off of an external HDD. To the best of my knowledge, I have set up the server to access those folders, but when I connect to the server via the 360, I see nothing at all.

what am I doing wrong?

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Post by Mike23 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:03 am

I tried streaming. DivX is working. I hope Twonky improves its FLAC transcoding support, though.
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