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« on: October 05, 2009, 01:52:27 PM »

well probably almost anything.
basically you install this: http://4sp.in/2lO
onto a PC. That runs a server that looks like another machine on your network.
xbox360 sees it as a video server. Actually anything that can play remote video files, Wii, PS3, netgear media player, etc, would work.

has plugin architecture, so people have already written CBS, HGtv, PBS, BBC, and a bunch more.
works perfect so far. They populate from RSS feeds, and you just browse like its files.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 03:00:05 PM »

... and the battle for the livingroom continues.

Next up: couches with a USB port and a peculiar, beer-can shaped attachment for men.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 03:07:47 PM »

Next up: couches with a USB port and a peculiar, beer-can shaped attachment for men.

got a link?  ROFLMAO
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 03:27:48 PM »

>couches with a USB port

Got that. Well, behind the couch. 4 port hub mounted on a 2-gang plate. With a retractable 6-foot lead.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 09:26:49 PM »

The real question is if you also have the vacuum attachment I was referring to above. The USB was just for kids reading this thread.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 10:57:00 PM »

Hmm, so there finally is a media server software for mainstream, or at least tries to be mainstream Smiley

Lots of media server software has been doing these exact features for a long time now but I'm not sure if there's any that offers 360 and PS3 in the same package. This is great new for people who still haven't dipped into mediaserver & mediaplayer world. Unfortunately I didn't see anything that would get me to change from samba share/llink to this. I don't have time to check it right now but one thing you might want to check before purchasing is that how bad is the overhead with this. I mean I can't watch blurays over samba because of the overhead. It just doesn't work. But with HTTP streaming with llink it works beautifully with the exact same hardware setup so the factor is protocol.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 06:49:02 AM »


Ive been streaming with shoutcast since the late 90's.... pretty straightforward.


The real question is if you also have the vacuum attachment I was referring to above. The USB was just for kids reading this thread.


LOL!  well im sure it wouldn't beat the skimmer vacuum on a pool.... Jackoff
just make sure you crack the drain accordingly so its not TOO much.   ROFLMAO



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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 06:55:21 AM »

I played a ripped DVD last night. Straight from the VOB file on my xbox. Netflix works, but xbox has that built in. Hulu worked great, so did PBS, I want TNT though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 07:42:12 AM »

Just same old crap packaged in a new wrapper and I am presuming getting stupid people to pay money for it Smiley
http://wiki.videolan.org/Play_on_Xbox

Streaming through VLC to Xbox 360
http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=42918

Source is all there.
It works on all windoze/linux platforms, i think they even have a pocket pc version out.
Probably would not be too hard to compile to get it to run on a iphone

If you want to go a lower level.
There is gstreamer
Basically a set of "blocks" you join all together to make it do what u want.

so u could have a "dvd source block" -> "dvd decoder" -> "rencoded to h264" (so u get good compression) -> network source
And then u could have ur decoder do the exact opposite.
You can make ur own "block" for like custom codecs, special effects etc.

Based on Glib. Think they managed to get it to compile for iphone.
Again been out for ages.







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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 10:03:33 AM »

of course, but see, I just downloaded this piece of software, hit go, and poof it worked.

I may dick with more nerdy versions of the same toy, but frankly i don't have time for it.
I would rather pay someone else $30 to do it for me.

Like yesterday, I just paid $245 to have a PSD->HTML done for a newsletter.
I could have done it, same amount of time as they did, but I had other things to do. I will charge the client $500 and keep $250 for doing 15 minutes of management work. I could probably do the HTML better, but why? It's good enough.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 10:16:36 AM »

...but why? It's good enough.

The. Most. Difficult. Words. Of all.

Why? Because drawing the line between lazy phuquer and brilliant businessman is a toughy. Good on you that you're finding the balance Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 10:27:20 AM »

Yep. We are HARD CORE on this line of thinking lately. Trying to figure it out.
J is having the hardest time. Good enough is 80%. Each percent above good enough is a logarithmicly exponential increase in effort, for a minimal, if not the same return. fuckit, lazy ass wins.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2009, 10:43:26 AM »

"Good Enough" is an impossible concept for PinkHat. Impossible.

Everything suffers in service of that unattainable goal  Undecided when you figure it out, please let me know Wink
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 12:12:24 PM »

lol peas in a pod...
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2009, 08:25:35 AM »

We've been using PlayOn and Netflix On Demand through our XBOX360 exclusively for all the content that we watch (except the showtime/HBO shows that I have to download) for about a year now.
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