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#1 xpinchx

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:52 AM

I'm having a little trouble setting up the streaming media... But I have a few questions before I go through with the rest of this.... My main question is: why stream?

Does streaming just give you access to video files on your PC?
If there was a DVD in my PC's drive, could I watch that DVD on my xbox?
Or if there was a DVD file copied to my PC's HD (VIDEO_TS/AUDIO_TS folders), could I play that?
What about video files my computer can read, but my xbox probably can't? (ie MKV files, video files with subtitles and other features.)

Thanks for any help.

#2 MMXMonster

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:10 AM

XBMC can streaming almost any type of media from your PC.

Yes you can stream movies with subtitles, yes you can stream video files in their native TS_IFO format (you wont get the menus just the movie itself.) To get the other features you need to play the DVD in the Xbox.

Haven't tried to stream from a PC DVD drive, but I guess if you share the drive on the network I don't see why not. But again you won't get the menus and other features. Should be able to change audio tracks though.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:40 AM

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xpinchx Posted Today, 03:59 AM
I'm having a little trouble setting up the streaming media... But I have a few questions before I go through with the rest of this.... My main question is: why stream?

saves space on your xbox hard drive...

#4 Xombe

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 05:41 AM

QUOTE(xpinchx @ Jan 10 2006, 11:59 AM) View Post

What about video files my computer can read, but my xbox probably can't? (ie MKV files, video files with subtitles and other features.)

Thanks for any help.

XBMC plays .mkv files just fine, and yes you can stream from the PC DVD drive (subject to the limitations MMXMonster stated).

http://www.xboxmedia...nfo_project.htm

Edited by Xombe, 10 January 2006 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:51 AM

dunno bout from pc dvd drive but when playing dvd from my box thru xbmc i get all the menus

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 01:14 PM

True. A proper DVD-Video ISO will stream from the PC HDD just fine, menus and all.

Streaming from PC DVD drive is a different story (at least with an acutal DVD.. I didn't bother to try and burn an ISO file to a data disc and see it that would stream wink.gif).

Edited by Xombe, 10 January 2006 - 01:17 PM.





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