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

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 08:21:18 UTC 2011

On 21/07/11 17:31, Rob Beard wrote:
> Yep it can be done, I personally use PS3 Media Server which will
> transcode video using mplayer if needed to a format that the XBOX360
> will play. However I wouldn't recommend it for HD content unless you're
> streaming stuff which is already in WMV format otherwise it'll really
> hammer your CPU and probably not work too well. IIRC it will play XVID
> and DIVX video with MP3 audio, but can trip up with other audio formats.

I don't have an xbox but have used a variety of media serving apps of 
which a couple worked well (most are not FOSS unfortunately).

Mediatomb (in the Ubuntu repos works pretty well and does on-the-fly 
transcoding) http://mediatomb.cc/ but I have no idea if works with the xbox.

PS3 Media Server also does transcoding and works well. 

Serviio is the one I found worked best for me (dlna to a Samsung TV) but 
again it is non-free software. http://www.serviio.org/

There are others too...

Have fun.


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