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post #1 of 3 Old 12-31-2012, 05:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello.

I need some help. I recently started using my 360 to stream movies from my pc using windows media center. I have some 1080p mkv files that I have been trying to play. They play, but the quality is horrible. Very grainy and they have fps issues. My network is hard wired, but it is about a 5 year old router. I installed the mkv codec back on my pc. I am running windows 7 ultimate. I have played some 720p content x.264 that looked fine. Any suggestions on what could be wrong?
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-23-2013, 10:45 PM
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From my experience with the 360 as an extender it just doesn't have the muscle to play 1080p content. I've tried and have the same experience as you even on a hardwired connection. I just encode all my movies/content as 720p WMV files and works fine, especially for me as I don't have a 1080p set anyway. If you want smooth 1080p probably have to setup a dedicated HTPC.
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Why not try using something like PS3 media server to handle the transcoding and see how that works out for you?
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