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360 and MCE PC = playback of HD 1080i .ts's !!!!!!

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
the xbox 360 plays back 1080i transport stream over the network when connected to a MCE pc!

it even played 1080i50hz stuff!!!
post #2 of 33
that is great news. no way to read the files over the network from an XP PC (or external USB drive?)
post #3 of 33
what about mpeg4 (including divx/xvid)?
post #4 of 33
What about just plain old DVDs?
post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 
i will try those for you guys

be back in a bit...
post #6 of 33
Thread Starter 
it wont read a usb external HD

it wont play my T2 WMVHD disc in the console itself

brb
post #7 of 33
do you have an external HD in FAT32 format? it won't read NTFS.

it should at least be able to read that, as it reads iPod which is FAT32.
post #8 of 33
Now if it would work with TSReader I would be all over it!!!
post #9 of 33
Is HD TS file playback possible on a wireless network?
post #10 of 33
Now THAT is badass. Thanks for the info! Hopefully there will never be an update that changes that setting...
post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by dantenatas View Post

Is HD TS file playback possible on a wireless network?

not reliably. advertised max throughput on wireless is a far cry from sustained throughput.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by WiFi-Spy View Post

the xbox 360 plays back 1080i transport stream over the network when connected to a MCE pc!

it even played 1080i50hz stuff!!!

I have an MCE 2005 pc connected to my xbox360 and wasnt able to play a .TS file.
The .ts files dont show up in my video folder via the mediacenter menu. Do I need to do something special for .ts files. I can only see the WMVHD files in my video folder.
post #13 of 33
Rename the file to .mpg and it may work.
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by WiFi-Spy View Post

the xbox 360 plays back 1080i transport stream over the network when connected to a MCE pc!

it even played 1080i50hz stuff!!!

Would you mind sharing/telling us how you made this work, and if it also played 720p and 1080p?
I'm installing MCE later on these days, and hoping to have my 360 in on fryday. Meaning to run a few laps with PGR3 and then connect to my notebook and play freakin HD beauty.
post #15 of 33
it took about 30 min to get my 360 hooked up w/ MCE last night. I don't use MCE and just installed it over the weekend. i did connect to the MediaCenter PC but had only empty video folders. the 360 is a nice MC extender in that you'd have thought you were using my PC's Media Center. That said, how do you navigate windows explorer and view the contents of shared drives? any help appreciated.
post #16 of 33
An FYI: I muxed a DVD from multiple VOBs into one single VOB, renamed it to .mpg and streamed it to my 360. The 360 upconvert it to 1080i for my TV.

When playing a DVD in the 360 itself it is 480p and there is no upconversion.
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kendrid View Post

An FYI: I muxed a DVD from multiple VOBs into one single VOB, renamed it to .mpg and streamed it to my 360. The 360 upconvert it to 1080i for my TV.

When playing a DVD in the 360 itself it is 480p and there is no upconversion.

Which program did u use to mix the vobs?
post #18 of 33
Since I recently started playing with .ts files again, I thought I would update this thread with some info I have found from xbox-scene.

1. The XBOX 360 plays .ts and .tp files just fine. However it will not let you ff or rw when playing back the files. It will however let you do 30second skips. In order to get .ts files to play in MCE/WMP and the 360 you can either rename the files to .mpg or install HDTVPump (http://www.dvbportal.de/projects/hdtvpump/). HDTVPump is basically a plugin that allows the playback of .ts files through WMP which then trickles down to the 360. With HDTVPump you no longer have to rename your .ts files to .mpgs.

2. T2 Extreme 1080p wmv files play great on the XBOX 360 with DRM supported.

Here is what zombie4rave posted:
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I got the HD version of T2 Extreme Edition working last night through the 360. If anyone has this you 1st need to patch the Interactual player on your pc for Media Player 10. The patch is on the Interactual site. Now you can open and acquire licenses for the HD-WMA files directly through Media Player. Once this is done you can copy over the 4 parts of the movie to your pc's hdd and stream them over to the 360. This is where the files are located on the DVD where X is your DVD drive location.

X:\\common\\win\\lang\\en\ 2x\\esource\\
T2_Part1.wmv 2gb
T2_Part2.wmv 2gb
T2_Part3.wmv 2gb
T2_Part4.wmv ~870mb

- A couple notes on this T2 stuff. First of all, I hate the Interactual player and other 3rd party players like this that install on your system. I popped in the T2 Extreme disk last night (disk 2) and it installed the player on my PC. Then it froze after trying to play the intro menu. I restarted the DVD again and the player worked this time. It then prompted me for a WMP 10 update which I downloade. I shut down IP and install the patch. It fired back up the Interactual player again and froze yet again. So I give up and decide to just copy the 4 .wmv files noted above to my PC at this point. WMP played the files just fine but my I was only getting 2 channel audio out of SPDIF. I monkey around with it some more and find out that I pretty much have to use the analog 5.1 channel output from my sound card to get 5.1 out of T2 Extreme. AC3filter wasn't able to help me here.

However, when I went to the 360 and looked for the shared folder housing the T2 1080p wmv files, I first got 2 little "!" notes on the files. 1 was that the 360 could not produce thumbnails for the files; and 2, when I checked the video file info, it said that I was only authorized to play the file up until 2/11/2006. Now I wonder what will exactly happen if I try to play the T2 wmv files again on the 360 after 2/11/06.

Either way, I am very happy right now with HD content streaming to the 360:

- I have my .dvr-ms files from MCE that records Lost and 24 for my HD-DVR needs.
- I now have my first official wmv high def 1080p movie that I can play on my 1080i set. (which btw supports MS DRM)
- I can play high def .ts files on the 360 (which can be led back to non DRM'd HD content )
post #19 of 33
I have to add my two pennies...
My experience with renaming VOB files to MPG left much to be desired.The picture quality was very murky and flat-looking. Lots of lost detail. I'm in the process of using DVD-RB to put the video though some post-processing to see if it helps.
If you folks think it looks better than the source material you ripped it from, let me know what you did.

Bryan
post #20 of 33
It seems to me like 1080i/p media files that are streamed through MCE to the 360 are downscaled to 720 lines on the 360, and are then upscaled back to 1080i. It is commonly known that games run at 720p and are upscaled to 1080i, if that is your chosen resolution, and I'm really getting the impression that the media center extender feature does the same thing. Does anyone else agree?

I just watched the Matrix (1080i DD5.1) on my 1080p Toshiba DLP, and the resolution just didn't seem to be even close to as high as running straight from my computer at 1920x1080.
post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by FourDoor View Post

2. T2 Extreme 1080p wmv files play great on the XBOX 360 with DRM supported.

It then prompted me for a WMP 10 update which I downloade. I shut down IP and install the patch.
Either way, I am very happy right now with HD content streaming to the 360:

- I have my .dvr-ms files from MCE that records Lost and 24 for my HD-DVR needs.
- I now have my first official wmv high def 1080p movie that I can play on my 1080i set. (which btw supports MS DRM)
- I can play high def .ts files on the 360 (which can be led back to non DRM'd HD content )

Where do you find the patch for IP? I have the files copied, and I see them on the 360. But when I try to play them, it says " you can't stream protected files? Can you lend a hand?
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post #23 of 33
Darn. It still says "You can't access protected content on your PC" I'm using WMP 11 to stream. I don't have WMCE, I have XP Pro. Anyone know how to get this T2 HD streaming?
post #24 of 33
Not sure of how to enable the streaming but you could use the fairuse4wmv from doom9 (if it is still posted there) to not have to deal with the activation of the movie again. It isn't very responsive when streaming but it works.

For streaming other file types (other than WMV) you still have to use the real time transcoder. I forget the name of that program but you could find the methods on thegreenbutton.
post #25 of 33
cnickersonjr: The last time I tried to play the T2 WMV HD files was a few months ago. There's a thread either here or in the 360 forum which basically said that there were problems renewing the licenses for the wmv video files. So I haven't been able to replay them either on my HTPC or 360 for several months now.

I would try fairuse4wmv if you want to stream T2 in 1080p. I haven't tried it myself personally but thats where my bet is to get the files streaming on the 360 again.
post #26 of 33
Will it play ts files off a Vista box (such as Vista Home Premium, which should have all of MCE's features)?
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by FourDoor View Post

cnickersonjr: The last time I tried to play the T2 WMV HD files was a few months ago. There's a thread either here or in the 360 forum which basically said that there were problems renewing the licenses for the wmv video files. So I haven't been able to replay them either on my HTPC or 360 for several months now.

I would try fairuse4wmv if you want to stream T2 in 1080p. I haven't tried it myself personally but thats where my bet is to get the files streaming on the 360 again.

Anyone have a link to this "Fairuse4wmv"? I did a search but couldn't come up with anything.
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Xayd View Post

what about mpeg4 (including divx/xvid)?

If you install transcode 360 you can.
post #29 of 33
Anyone have step by step instructions on how to play T2 WMVHD on the Xbox360?
I have the license, I can play the individual files on my PC, I'm using WMP 11 with a share for Xbox 360, the 360 sees the files, but I get protected content error messages.

Is there a trick to getting it to work?
Do you have to share it on the DVD itself?
I can't find the fairuse4wmv file anywhere.
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by Doug Schiller View Post

Anyone have step by step instructions on how to play T2 WMVHD on the Xbox360?
I have the license, I can play the individual files on my PC, I'm using WMP 11 with a share for Xbox 360, the 360 sees the files, but I get protected content error messages.

Is there a trick to getting it to work?
Do you have to share it on the DVD itself?
I can't find the fairuse4wmv file anywhere.

i'm pretty certain amir said you can't play the protected ones from 360.

it's safe to assume anyone getting it to work has the drm-stripped copy floating around
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