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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jul 22 15:32:20 UTC 2010

On Thursday, July 22, 2010 03:08:55 am Vitani wrote:
> Good morning,

> 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. 

I have an Xbox-360 that plays MPEG2 from an XP virtual machine running the "PlayON" server, which appears as a standard 
UPnP server under Video Library. The virtual machine is running under VirtualBox, and it's running on a fairly beefy 
server (4 Opteron cores and 16GB of RAM).

This is a non-Myth system that I don't really pay much attention to, but it does work.

Since the XBox can play DVDs, I'd think it's fairly obvious that it has the capability to play MPEG2, though I wouldn't 
put it past MS to cripple it in some ways.

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