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Windows 7: 360 Extender and Blu Ray

25 Feb 2009   #1

Vista x64 and Windows 7
360 Extender and Blu Ray

OK I am a cheap. I bought a Blu Ray rewriter for my computer with the hope that I could have the best of all worlds.

I hoped I could burn Blu Ray disks and watch Blu Ray movies in high definition on my television through the Media Centre extender on the XBox 360, but I can't.

Windows Seven Media Centre now supports Blu Ray movies, but still won't allow playback over the network to the 360 (Can someone confirm this as sometimes I am a little slow.)

I have a DVI to HDMI adapter and cable along with audio cables, but getting all the cables out, fiddling under the back of my television, unplugging my speakers and one of my monitors is a pain.

I know there are programs available to make a legal backup copy of movies that you actually own, but personally I would just like to be able to pop the genuine Blu Ray disc into my computer drive and pipe it through an extender to any TV I want to watch it on in my own house.

There is mention that Microsoft hasn't enabled this function on purpose, to avoid people streaming movies over the internet. How I wish I had a good enough internet connection to do that.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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02 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 build 7068

I use the K-Lite codec pack to enable Blu Ray playback with Windows Media Player, not Media Center. I do not extend my media so I am not much help with that, I use a simple home network with PC's, one connected to a 42" LCD so I can access all media.

It sounds like you can not extend Blu Ray over the network so I assume you can play Blu Rays in MC? How did you get that to work? I gave up a while ago after settling for 1080p in WMP.

I use AnyDVD to make a legal backup on the hard drives and so can access them from any PC in the house, can you do that with the 360? I do not own one.. I know not too much help but maybe someone else has some more info for us..

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02 Mar 2009   #3

Vista x64 and Windows 7

Blu Ray plays on Media Centre in Windows 7, I haven't been able to get it to work in the Media Centre on Vista.... if I recall right Blu Ray support was one of the things they said would come with Windows 7.

I have AnyDVD HD which is brilliant, but the only way I could get Windows 7 to stream to an extender is if I then convert a movie to a WMV file, which is a shame.

I only have one cable linking our PC cluster to the lounge television, and that's a network cable, I could use our big screen as a monitor, that works by just connecting an HDMI lead to a DVI output, but then there is the problem of getting the audio to the television and I am fed up of trailing audio and video leads all over the house!

I'd have just liked to have Windows 7 Media Centre running on my PC and be able to watch anything I wanted to on a Media Centre Extender without having to rip with AnyDVD and then convert to WMV.

Digital convergence isn't QUITE there yet!
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13 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 / Vista

you can stream the m2ts file directly to your 360. since you have any dvd hd you should be all set if you are using tsmuxer to build the m2ts file with the video and audio of your choice. (as long as that choice is ac3)
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