Nov 21 2005, 09:46 PM
Does anyone know of any software or anything being developed that will allow OS X and Linux users to share music, photos, and video with the 360? It would seem some kind of universal front end would be possible to spoof anything XP or MCE would be doing.
Nov 22 2005, 09:55 AM
Was going to ask similar question myself. I have all my movies, music and pictures shared off a couple of NSLU2 on my network as I dont really want to have a pc running all the time for sharing my data to my laptop, the missus laptop and my Xbox. Maybe that someone comes up with some way of spoofing the Media Connect service from Linux with something like Twonyvision or similar I hope.
Nov 22 2005, 11:25 AM
Give it a few weeks, somone will figure it out. Luckily most linux stuff can be ported over to Mac OS X easily too, so be it linux or mac users that figure it out first - both sides will benefit..
Nov 22 2005, 11:45 AM
I've already been reading up on the internals of this so I'll have a go once I get my 360 (hopefully on the 2nd).
From what MS say about the system it's UPnP for device location and then HTTP for streaming, so it might not be that hard.
Nov 22 2005, 07:30 PM
Great, I'm going to keep this thread bookmarked. If anybody learns of something please keep us posted.
I'd like to try doing some packet captures of the 360 and see perhaps exactly what it trys to communicate with, but I don't have a great deal of experience with it. We'll see what I can turn up with ethereal. I should be getting my 360 tomorrow.
Nov 22 2005, 07:54 PM
Actually its not looking likely that I will be able to do it from NSLU2 boxes. After reading a bit more into it via MSDN and the Xbox360>PC connectivity the decoding of video is done at the PC end, not just pumped to the Xbox like XMBC does
Getting a movie player to decode and push the network traffic is going to be too much to ask of my Linksys appliances...they only have a 133/266Mhz CPU!
Ah well, have to wait till I get my shuttle PC back from my bro and re-install media centre on it I think.
Nov 22 2005, 10:15 PM
You'd think photos and music should be possible though. There's not really a lot of horsepower required for that.
Nov 27 2005, 10:09 PM
I really want to stream my mythtv video.
Nov 28 2005, 04:53 PM
There's got to be a way, but I guess I'll have to be patient.
Nov 28 2005, 05:56 PM
This could potentially be a solution. It at least seems to use the same technology. I'm going to try out the free trial tonight.http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Util...ia-Server.shtml
If the 360 is just looking for a standard UPnP server over Port 1026, then I think there is a fair shot that this might work.
Nov 29 2005, 02:51 PM
I tried the first one of these UPnP servers last night over Port 1026 and it didn't work. I think the 360 does some sort of initial call looking for a Windows System.
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