[ubuntu-uk] trying to strean video files to an xbox360?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Jul 21 14:45:41 UTC 2011

On 21 July 2011 15:25, javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...lol as in no trancoding at all!!

I think perhaps you don't understand why transcoding is required.

> since the xbox is supposed to be able to play avi's!

AVI is just a container. What's in it is what matters. An AVI contains
audio and video which may be encoded with a codec that the Xbox flat
out can't decode. In which case, transcoding is required.

> out of interest..which is more processer intensive...transcoding on the fly


Pre-transcoding will mean lots of CPU activity in a short period to
encode that file. On the fly transcoding will spread the CPU activity
over the length of the video, because you will probably only watch it
at real-time. i.e. a 1 hour programme takes 1 hour to watch.
Pre-transcoding could (depending on spec of machine) be done quicker.
Same computational task.


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