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Windows 7: xbox 360 and wmp12

19 Apr 2010   #1
DeZ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
xbox 360 and wmp12

I am having some issues with the above, and am tearing my hair out trying to find a solution. My xbox can see the music and photo's from my pc, but when i try to open a mp3 or photo with the xbox it hangs for a few seconds then returns a circle with a line through it.

I have looked at the streaming options on wmp12, and automatically allow devices to play media is ticked, i try to tick allow remote control of my player, a message pops up asking if i want to allow remote control on this network so i click on it, check allow remote again to find it hasn't worked.

Also, play to is completely grayed out, no matter what i do it won't change. Also, when i goto more streaming options, all the other devices have a green play icon over them, but the xbox doesn't

I am able to see/play the files fine through MCE, that's great, when it doesn't lose my xbox.




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19 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I'm pretty certain that you need XBMC to transfer files between a first gen XBOX and PC.

About | XBMC

If you're talking about an XBOX 360 then you need media center extender.

Also, you need to download the DivX program and AC3 audio codec to play most video files.
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19 Apr 2010   #3
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
If you're talking about an XBOX 360 then you need media center extender.

Also, you need to download the DivX program and AC3 audio codec to play most video files.
You don't need to use it as a media center extender. You can share it from just WMP. Most issues I have seen regarding Xbox connecting to Windows 7 have been networking related. Usually router settings. Wireless networks just cause even more heartache to the mix. If you have wireless involved, I would recommend hardwiring if possible. Or port forwarding or blocked ports on the router.
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19 Apr 2010   #4
DeZ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
I'm pretty certain that you need XBMC to transfer files between a first gen XBOX and PC.

About | XBMC

If you're talking about an XBOX 360 then you need media center extender.

Also, you need to download the DivX program and AC3 audio codec to play most video files.
Sorry, should have made it clearer. It's the Xbox 360 i am having issues with. I have divx installed and can stream mkv, divx and so on with media center, it's just simple mp3 and photo streaming on the xbox dashboard that i am having issues with
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19 Apr 2010   #5
DeZ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
If you're talking about an XBOX 360 then you need media center extender.

Also, you need to download the DivX program and AC3 audio codec to play most video files.
You don't need to use it as a media center extender. You can share it from just WMP. Most issues I have seen regarding Xbox connecting to Windows 7 have been networking related. Usually router settings. Wireless networks just cause even more heartache to the mix. If you have wireless involved, I would recommend hardwiring if possible. Or port forwarding or blocked ports on the router.
I am using the Xbox 360 on a wireless network with the wireless n adapter, using MCE to stream is not a problem (except sometimes MCE and MC don't see each other). What is bugging me, is i can see the music files on the xbox, but they won't play, just gives me a circle with a line after a few seconds.
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19 Apr 2010   #6
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Is the PC on wireless as well?
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19 Apr 2010   #7
DeZ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Is the PC on wireless as well?
No, pc is wired to my wnr2000
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