[mythtv-users] Streaming MythTV recordings (MPEG-2) to an Xbox 360
greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Fri Jul 23 19:14:07 UTC 2010
On 07/23/2010 01:52 PM, Vitani wrote:
> On 22 July 2010 16:21, Greg <greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
> <mailto:greg12866 at nycap.rr.com>> wrote:
> 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?
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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.
> Just installed PS3 Media Server (there's a nice deb package for Ubuntu
> at http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5589
> <http://ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5589> which make
> it a piece of cake to install) and oh wow - it just works. Not only
> does it just work, but I can play ISOs (although not with the menus)
> and videos in archive files too! Playing DVD ISOs on a 360, wow! I
> didn't think it was even possible :oD
> Thanks for the great tip Greg!
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I have recommended that to a few people in the past,glad it worked for
you...Here we have a PS3,and a X-Box 360 and it works quite nicely...
Some people don't like the fact that you have to install JAVA,but I've
never had a problem with it.. We have an integrated windows and
Linux(Ubuntu) system here, and the media streams to all the pc's on the
network...Oh,the other thing I love about it is it's free...
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