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Playing DivX and Xvid content on Xbox 360 - An easy guide!

By: Cameron Wilmot | Guides | Posted: Dec 5, 2006 5:00 am

After Installation and Testing


Once TVersity is installed, there are a few steps we need to do before you can start streaming movies to your Xbox 360. Assuming you have installed all the required codec's, you are good to continue.


A good test for this to play the desired movie you want to later playback on your Xbox 360 and play it in Windows Media Player to see if it works. If you see a blank screen and / or no sound, you haven't installed the codec's or installed them incorrectly. There is more information on the required codec's, here.


If that still doesn't work, it means you are trying to watch a movie with an uncommon codec which may not be supported by TVersity.


- Allow TVersity on your LAN


Since TVersity acts as a server (media server) on your Local Area Network (LAN), you need to make sure Windows and your router allows it access. If you have a personal firewall running or the Windows firewall is running, you need to make sure that the executable MediaServer.exe located under the installation folder of the software (usually c:Program FilesTVersityMedia Server) is allowed to accept incoming connections on the port used by the media server (which is by default port 41952).


If you are running a router, you will also need to enable port forwarding from your computers IP address - as a result, it will be handy if you assign yourself a static IP on your local network binded to your network card MAC address, for instance. Login to your router and enable port forwarding as you can see in the image below.



If you are having troubles figuring out how to do that, read your router manual or visit as that website is a great resource for this type of thing.


- Testing to see if TVersity Media Server is working


Once the program is open and you have started the Media Server (it should automatically start the Windows server when you open the program). To test and see if the Media Server is actually working, type the following address into your Internet browser: http://localhost:41952/



If every has worked correctly, you should be presented with a screen like the above. If you see this screen, you are ready to move onto the next steps. If you don't see this screen you've done something wrong and you should visit the Quick Start Guide section of the TVersity website for more details.


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