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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

Setting up TVersity software


Now that we have confirmed that the TVersity media server is active and working on your PC, it's time to load up the program and make sure everything is setup correctly.


Open up the program - if the icon in your taskbar need the clock is not blue, it means the server isn't working or has been stopped. Blue always indicates that the server is working and red when it has failed. You shouldn't have any problems this - when Windows starts, so should the server.


The first you need to do is build up your library of content. First of all we will add a new movie to your library - simply click the green + button under the menu items and click "Add File" and then browse.



Once you have selected the movie, give the movie a title. If you don't give the movie a title, when you select movies on the Xbox 360 console, it will just show the file name, which sometimes isn't pretty. Make things neat and tidy and always give newly added movies a title. Once you're done there, just click submit and it will be added to your library - as simple as that, no need messing around with Windows Media Center annoyances.


If you don't want to add movies individually, you can simply add a folder. For instance, I created a new folder and simply moved movies there and updated the library. When you done adding files and folder, remember to click the blue refresh icon (next to the + icon) - that will update your library so your Xbox 360 shows the most up-to-date library listing on your console.


IMPORTANT NOTE: During our testing, we had issues streaming movies over an attached USB device (USB HDD caddie). It would seem like we are doing something wrong or there simply isn't enough bandwidth over the USB interface for these types of operations. If you have issues streaming from a USB HDD, just copy the file to your master HDD and everything should work normally.


The good thing about this software is that you can also stream video and audio from an Internet URL. Just add the URL the same way and you'll be able to stream from your media server PC straight to your Xbox 360. Too easy!


That covers the basic setup of the software - really all you need to do is build a library of content. However, the software can be tweaked but we'll look into that a little later.


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