[Ubuntu-US-NM] Play xvid/divx movies from Linux on Xbox

Eric Krieger unmlobo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 23:44:20 GMT 2007

For those of you that have Xbox 360's.. here's a quick little how to for 
streaming xvid/divx videos from a linux box. I can attest it works just 
fine. =)

Found it on this forum thread....



How to make Ubuntu 7.10(Gutsy), uShare and xBox 360 play nice.

* ubuntu 7.10(gutsy)
* ushare 1.1
* xbox 360 w/ fall 2007 update applied

Finally with the xbox 360 fall update it is possible to play divx/xvid 
videos. Using the latest ushare and re-associating the ".avi" mime type, 
it will be possible to stream divx media to the xbox 360. Making the 
xbox 360 the media center it should have always been.

1. Update your xbox 360. By connecting to "xBox Live" it should prompt 
you to download the update.

2. Install uShare.

uShare requires the lib "libdlna", so we will download that and install 


wget http://www.geexbox.org/debian/pool/main/libdlna/libdlna0_0.2.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb


sudo apt-get insstall libdlna0_0.2.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

Now download and install uShare:


wget http://www.geexbox.org/debian/pool/main/ushare/ushare_1.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb


sudo apt-get install ushare_1.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

3. Configure ushare

Edit the file "/etc/ushare.conf" to your liking(you need to set your 
content directory):


sudo nano /etc/ushare.conf

4. Change mime type for ".avi" files


sudo nano :/usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml

edit the line:

<mime-type type="video/x-msvideo">

to this:

<mime-type type="video/x-ms-wmv">

5. Restart Gnome

Restart Gnome by logging out or simply reboot.

6. Start ushare

to start ushare with xbox compatibility:

ushare -x

7. Watch your divx videos.
On your xbox, go to the "Media" blade, then select "Video", then press 
the "X" button to select your media source. The xbox should find your 
ushare server at this point. 

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