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|2007-04-27 09:23 AM|
This might be an option as well
|2007-04-25 11:41 AM|
A couple of other options to consider:
- A modded 1st gen XBOX running XBMC - http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/
- A PC running MediaPortal - http://www.team-mediaportal.com/
The only downside of the XBOX route is that it's not powerful enough to properly handle HD video. MediaPortal looks very interesting and is based on XBMC.
|2007-04-17 09:55 AM|
Also see TVersity as a great app that enhances XBox 360 media capabilities, including transcoding Divx.
|2007-04-17 09:35 AM|
The 360 does do pictures and music well, but will not stream divx without some extras on the computer. If you are going to use it for gaming as well I think it is a great option, but not if it is primarily for streaming.
Two extras that will let you do divx and more:
Transcode 360 - http://runtime360.com/
Orb - http://www.orb.com/
|2007-04-17 02:29 AM|
Xbox vs Vista vs Netgear for music and video streaming?
I'm setting up a new home theater and the last remaining item I need to purchase is a streaming device. I have ethernet in my cabinet that is wired to a nice setup running Vista with plenty of storage that is in a different room.
What would be the best option for me to get music and video (xvid/divx, avi, mpeg, etc) to pump through my nice 1080p plasma?
1. An XBox 360 Elite?
2. Netgear EVA8000?
3. A full blown computer running Media Centre or Vista?
4. Some other option I haven't thought of?
I'm leaning toward the xbox elite because it provides a few more features to my setup but will it allow me to stream all types of video? Does it handle a music library on my network nicely?
Your help is appreciated!