Hi there to all the helpful folks on this board,
So, I've recently moved up to the 360, but am experiencing some frustrating problems streaming audio from my Windows XP computer using Media Connect.
I have my CD collection stored on this PC as .WAV files. I am connected to the PC just fine. I can see pictures, and stream SOME of my music. But here's the weird part. For whatever reason, the 360 will only play about half (or less) of the 3000 songs I have on the hard drive. The playlist on the 360 will display each and every song, but when you try to click on a song to play it, it displays the red circle with a slash through it on the song title, and immediately skips to the next song that will play.
This behaviour is pretty consistent. I've gone through pretty much the entire playlist, and it seems that newer CDs I ripped to the hard drive have the most problems. It also seems that songs won't play on a CD by CD basis. In other words, entire CDs worth of ripped tracks won't play, not one song from these CDs will play. Even though this seems mostly limited to newer stuff, there are older CDs on the drive that suffer this problem as well.
I'm getting concerned that this relates to some crazy DRM protection scheme from Microsoft. Rest assured, every single track on this hard drive has been ripped from a CD that I purchased, it just concerns me that newer CDs seem to be the ones that won't play.
Anyway, that covers my initial question. I have some other questions about music streaming, but to decrease the book-size length of this post I'll ask 'em later.
Thanks in advance for any help, it is greatly appreciated!