I need some help with streaming movies from my computer, I have a number of movies that I want to throw on a PC, and have them stream to the Xbox. After doing some research I found that using H.264 and AC3 audio would work and give me 5.1 sound. So, I used Handbrake to rip a DVD to my hard drive, started the Xbox and navigated to the movie.
That's about where the good news ends, while the movie starts to play, there is no picture at all, and the sound is choppy. So, what did I do wrong? the file is an MP4, which from several sites I read should work, H.264 should work, and AC3 audio should work. I was ripping from a Region 2 DVD, but I don't believe that should have any effect.
I plan to put the movie onto a USB hard drive later today, and see if it plays that way to rule it out being an issue with my wifi bandwidth, but other than that am not sure where to trouble shoot.
Also, as a secondary question. The file size is currently 9.6GB for a 2 hour movie, what can I do to cut that down to a reasonable size? If it plays fine from the USB hard drive, I may go that route, but at almost 10GB for a movie, any hard drive I get will be filled up pretty quickly. If I use something like Divx can I convert the file down to a smaller size and still retain the picture quality and 5.1 audio?
Pretty new to ripping/streaming video, but I have a bunch of movies from the UK that I want to play in the US, and would prefer to rip these to files instead of rip, remove the region encoding and then burn to blank DVD's. I also figure I can rip all my US movies as well, to use on my Nexus while away from home.