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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 your Xbox 360 console


Now that the media server is working and the TVersity software is working as it should, we are ready to move onto the Xbox 360 console side of things.


First off you will need to ensure that you don't already have any other media servers linked to your console - if anything, it will most likely be your Windows Media Center based PC using Microsoft Media Extender software. Of course, you've found a much more practical and easier solution now, so you don't need that anymore.




Start up your Xbox 360 and scroll to the settings area and then click on "Computers". Disconnect any Windows based PC or Windows Media Center computer that is currently associated with your console. Now scroll to the media area and click on music and then click computer. The next step is going to ask you if you have installed Windows Media Extender software ( - you have TVersity now and that is acting on its behalf - so, just click "Yes, continue".




Next up and as long as your Xbox 360 console is correctly connected to your home network and you followed all the previous steps correctly, you will see your new TVersity media server - something like "TVersity on PC", select that. Now go back to the main media area and click on "Video" and you'll have your list of movies that can be streamed directly from your media server PC.



Simply choose the movie you want to watch and press the green select button and you're off and racing! Don't be alarmed if the movie doesn't start straight away - depending on the speed of your PC and quality of your network, it could take quite a few seconds before the movie begins. If it doesn't begin at all and says unsupported format, your TVersity media server has more than likely stopped. This could happen for a number of reasons but from what we have seen so far, it happens when you try and play a movie with a codec that is unsupported by TVersity or if the network connection is too slow, it just drops out and gives you an error message.


If you are having issues, try restarting the PC and turning the Xbox 360 on and off - that might well fix your problem, as it did for us a couple of times.


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