As you may know, the Xbox 360's streaming capabilities do not support DivX / Xvid out of the box, to the severe annoyance of many people (Actually to the annoyance of 2195 people). Fortunately, there are a couple apps out there that solve the problem by converting DivX to WMV on the fly. Of course, you still need Windows Media Center.
MCE Video Encoder has the following features:
Transcode 360 (also supports Quicktime and Real Media Video) has been around since early February and is getting great reviews. If you try either one, report back with your experience / comparison.
- Start and Stop Streaming from Windows Client and MCE Add-in,
- Pause and Unpause Streaming from Windows Client and MCE Add-in,
- Rewind and Fast Forward the Streaming (by configurable amount) from Windows Client and MCE Add-in,
- Play the stream from MCE Add-in,
- View Progress of video encoding in Windows Client, and
- Remote control MCE Video Encoder through Windows Messages and/or Command Files.
Still seems like a hassle to me. This is one of those non-piracy related areas where a modded Xbox w/XBMC truly pwns the 360. Question for those with WMC: Are you using the Xbox 360's limited streaming capabilities regularly, or are you too busy playing GRAW like the rest of us?
XBMC hacker introduces Transcode 360