Well, I was bored today and I figured I could mess around with my 360. I came across two possible ways to remote connect to your own computer, allthough we probably wouldn't be able to control anything. But hey, one step closer! And also a solution to how we can play XviD and other compressed movies WITHOUT transcoding.
All the things in this exploit requiers a Windows Media Center PC connected to the X360 and the following Addon to it: MCEBrowser, http://www.download.com/MCEBrowser/3000-11...4-10510342.html
Ok, The first thing I tried was to use logmein.com. Go there and create an account and add your computer and install the Logmein software. After that you go into the Media Center Web Browser from your X360 to www.logmein.com and log in, then select your computer, write in your computers password. After that you get to a screen where your suppose to click "Remote Control" or something, but on this page you can't click anything (WTF?!?). So thats where I'm stuck here.
The second try was to follow this guide: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...up_03may16.mspx
But when I connect to my computer again from the X360 Web Browser I get further than with LogMeIn, but I get a message asking me if I trust this computer or something (And SHIT! I cant press anything here either).
So, If anyone can find out how to be to click the Remote Session button with the LogMeIn solution, or how to remove that damn security message on solution #2, that would be cool.
And then to the Video part. I found out that with the web browser you can watch videos without having to transcode them. I went to YouTube.com and I could watch all the videos there. Though, without sound. So if anyone could manage to create a program/launcher like MCEBrowser that run either IE, Firefox or Opera with sound enabled, maiby we don't need to transcode video anymore.
There is one theory I have now wich I havent tried out. The TVersity software allows you to stream video to the Xbox 360, but youll have to transcode it. But if you connect to the server from the MCEbrowser you can watch videos within the browser without transcoding, wich MAIBY could give bether performance for HDTV playback. But this is just a theory, I have no experience with this whatsoever.
I've also tried to run programs with the MCEbrowser. I managed to run steam with the steam://connect command, and telnet with the telnet:// command. But if i try to do file:// it doesnt work because the link ads an extra / to the file://.
So, is it just me or do we have endless oppurtunities here? It would be cool if anyone could look into these things. It would be really cool if we could do a remote desktop session and play videos from our computers without transcoding.