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

Vitani vitani-mythtv at tfxsoft.com
Fri Jul 23 10:03:31 UTC 2010

On 22 July 2010 16:32, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> 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.
This sounds interesting, just looked at PlayON and it looks like a very neat
package, it would also mean I could drop my VM down to Windows XP which
should reduce the overhead.

I shall let you know how I get on.
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