Another use for your Xbox 360
Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown offers an easy way to get an Xbox 360 to play XVID and DIVX videos, without cracking open the shell. Just a simple tool called TVersity and a bit of time and you are ready to go.
"Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console is one of the most popular ever. It's great for sitting around and playing
games with friends and you can even play DVD's and music CD's on the console. While this isn't terribly exciting,
if you have a system that is running Windows Media Center (MCE) or Vista Ultimate Edition, you can stream Windows
Media Video (WMV) movies to your 360 console over the network.
The down side is that you are forced to use one of these operating systems and the WMV codec isn't all that good
— compression is not that great and although it's becoming more popular these days, DivX and Xvid are preferred
'DVD backup' choice codec's, shall we say? These lesser mainstream codec's offer better compression and many
folks on the darker side of the Web mostly use this format to distribute movies around the Internet since they
are the most 1337 choice among enthusiasts."
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