Xbox 360 Video converter addon? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Would it be possible for someone to make an addon that would convert multiple video formats to a Xbox 360 compatible format?
    Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:00 PM

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  • This shouldn't be too tricky as microsoft provide and SDK for windows media encoder.  Its something i wanted a while ago but bought a quad  core cpu for my desktop to do the job instead.

    I've been using the WME SDK a bit lately so i might look into this if i get a bit of time, i haven't even looked at the WHS SDK yet though.
    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:15 AM
  • Transcoding will be an important function of Windows Home Server, but it's impossible to do it realtime.


    A plug-in PCI or PCI/E transcode card would be the answer.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 9:00 AM
  • Its not impossible with a computer that is either core2duo or p4 3ghz.  Programs such as transcode 360 and TVersity perform that very function
    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 9:02 AM
  • This kind of functionality is essential for me, and I think also a lot of other user, as consoles like PS3/Xbox360/Wii will be a part of many peoples multimedia home. And they can all be used as medialink without to much fuzz. If WHS could have som kind of add-in like TVersity that problem should be solved easily. I have a PS3, and WHS without the possibility to transcode audio (like all my CD's ripped to FLAC) and video, it will be of no use. Then I'll have to make some kind of homemade server instead, based on XP/Vista or even worse, Linux. Ubuntu Home Server is under development and the first version of UHS or WHS with streaming capability will get a lot of users..
    Friday, August 24, 2007 9:20 AM
  • There is talk of TVersity add-in i believe but it relies on WMP11, which causes a problem for an OS based on Server2k3.   Although WMP11 can be installed on WHS it doesn't fit with the nice silent install routine an add-in should have.
    Friday, August 24, 2007 9:54 AM
  • That's very good news! (if we choose to ignore the WMP11 issues..)

    I'm not to sure, but I think a TVersity / ffdshow combo will work independently without the need for WMP. But I have not found any reliable source that can confirm it. It may also be a issue when installing ffdshow on a Win2003 server based OS.


    If I can get this sorted out, I'll post it here. WHS with gigabit ethernet and transcoding on-the-fly to my PS3 (or XBOX360 for that sake) will make this an awesome solution.

    Friday, August 24, 2007 10:51 AM
  •  liu.anti wrote:

    Transcoding will be an important function of Windows Home Server, but it's impossible to do it realtime.


    A plug-in PCI or PCI/E transcode card would be the answer.

    System requirements for TVersity transcode/streaming:

    • Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz with support for Hyper Threading and with 512 MB of memory is recommended for real-time transcoding of standard definition video (e.g. WMV 720×480 1.5Mbps).
    • Dual core or dual CPU systems with 1 Gbyte of memory are required for real-time transcoding of high definition video.

    Can't seem to find the requirements for transcoding with VLC, but VLC also transcodes on-the-fly. This will of course put the server under some heavy load, but I don't think that should make any problems. The people who choose this solution will eventually have bought the proper HW and put the backupintevall to other times that video-primetime.

    Friday, August 24, 2007 11:01 AM