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#1 Catch-22

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 12:53 PM

Hey.Is it just me or is it fu**ing anoing that you need a big expensive HTPC with Windows Media Center Edition to be able to stream video on the 360?
I was going bye a 360 Desember 2(Launch date Norway) but now i think i wil just go and hang my self instead.But if annyone knows how to get around this dilema pleas post:)

#2 Hexx

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:32 PM

There are otherways to get MCE 2005 put in other than to install it as an entire new OS. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE(Hexx @ Nov 17 2005, 12:39 PM)
There are otherways to get MCE 2005 put in other than to install it as an entire new OS. rolleyes.gif

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Care to enlighten us mere mortals?

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 11:34 PM

All i did was buy a tv tuner card and mce remote and i received mce 2005 for 100 bucks . and i didnt need to buy a whole new pc. but give it time im sure they come up with some kind of streaming that will let you do what u want. just be happy u can stream music and pictures on your current pc.

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#5 BIGMANSLIM

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 01:01 AM

i heard there was a media pack, or some sort of addon that u can download for xp to use it to stream.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 02:26 AM

yep its a update on m$ update site for win xp its called media connect and it will only stream pictures and music. maybe someday they will include movies to it but as of right now no

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 04:42 AM

QUOTE(Keva @ Nov 18 2005, 05:12 AM)
Care to enlighten us mere mortals?

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Simple. Partition some free space off your HDD and install MCE as a multi-boot OS.

Edited by Xombe, 18 November 2005 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2005 - 06:34 AM

Correct, you can now purchase WMC as a seperate OS for your computer. I just gone done setting it up on my computer. Pretty much just XP pro with some bells and whistles... not much use to me, but hey, at least I'll get full functionality out of my 360.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 04:19 AM

Can MCE use two processor sockets like Pro or is it limited to one like home?

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:11 AM

As far as I can see Windows Media Connect 2.0 allows you to sgare movies also!

http://www.MS.com/wi...ct/default.aspx

You need something called a DMR I think though - like a networked dvd player. Possible it would work?

EDIT: yeh, I think it would work. It says the following media devices are supported and xbox 360 is there. So with Media Connect 2.0 we can have movies!

Then again - at the side it says "Streams (plays) music and photos from your PC to your Xbox 360". No mention of movies.

You also HAVE to have SP2 installed - sigh.

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Edited by adamscybot, 19 November 2005 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2005 - 11:22 PM

Lets keep this thread alive until somebody finds out for sure one way or the other on the streaming video question. (hopefully tomorrow!!)

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:16 AM

You can not stream videos from your XP Pro / Home computer to your Xbox360.

This site explains it in great detail:
http://www.videora.c...x360/video.html

Hopefully someone figures a way around this soon. This is a simple feature that MS purposely left out. It All the more reason to mod your old xbox for XBMC.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE(adamscybot @ Nov 19 2005, 11:18 AM)
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You also HAVE to have SP2 installed - sigh.

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Rofl, am I missing something here? Is SP2 bad or something now?


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE(adamscybot @ Nov 19 2005, 11:18 AM)
As far as I can see Windows Media Connect 2.0 allows you to sgare movies also!

http://www.MS.com/wi...ct/default.aspx

You need something called a DMR I think though - like a networked dvd player. Possible it would work?

EDIT: yeh, I think it would work. It says the following media devices are supported and xbox 360 is there. So with Media Connect 2.0 we can have movies!

Then again - at the side it says "Streams (plays) music and photos from your PC to your Xbox 360". No mention of movies.

You also HAVE to have SP2 installed - sigh.

Adam

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Well if windows media connect supports streaming of videos why did they leave it out on the 360. Really hope they open up for this in the future. XBMC is fine and all but I really miss being able to stream HD content.

#15 sirsmooth

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:26 AM

I cant find the WMC update for my xp pro on the windows update page :/
anyone have a link?
I may already have it. as I just normally install whatever updates it throws at me biggrin.gif
How would I know if I have it?

Cheers sirs




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