[mythtv-users] Streaming MythTV recordings (MPEG-2) to an Xbox 360

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Thu Jul 22 15:21:00 UTC 2010

On 07/22/2010 05:08 AM, Vitani wrote:
> Good morning,
> For over a year I've been happily streaming my MythTV recordings from 
> my Mythbuntu server to an Xbox "classic" which was running XBMC. I did 
> this by setting up symbolic links with "pretty" names in a nicely 
> organised TV folder directly to the MPEG-2 files in the MythTV 
> recording folder.
> Now times have moved on a bit and I've "acquired" some HD content 
> which I'd like to view on my TV as opposed to my PC, or by connecting 
> my netbook to the TV so I bought myself a broken 360 (the DVD drive 
> doesn't work, but that's another story) with the intention of swapping 
> one Xbox for another.
> I did my research before-hand and found out that the 360 does play 
> MPEG-2, but I have since found out that it only does that through 
> Windows Media Centre, not using uPnP/DLNA. Obviously as I'm using 
> MythTV installing Windows on my server wasn't really an option, but a 
> friend suggested running it in a VM. I tried this, and it worked 
> (using a mapped drive from the Windows VM to a samba share on the host 
> machine), but it was unusabley slow taking about a minute to become 
> responsive after start up and then taking up to 30 seconds to respond 
> to the OK button.
> So, my question today is has anyone done this and got it working? Do 
> you have any advice? Are there options I haven't considered (which 
> wont cost me more, the Mrs is already annoyed that I've spent 75 and 
> she can't watch Eastenders atm)? Is there someway I could transcode 
> these videos on the fly into another format the Xbox 360 supports? 
> Shall I just cut my losses and revert back to the Xbox Classic with 
> XBMC and miss out on HD?
> Cheers!
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I use the PS3 media server..It also works on the xbox360... It 
transcodes on the fly...

http://ps3mediaserver.org              It works in Linux and windows.

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