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suavecu 07-15-2006 04:07 PM

xbox 360
 
I was wondering if anyone has created a program that allows you to share your media with the 360 (like Windows has with windows connect). My girlfriend's computer runs XP and I can stream music and pictures to my 360, which is pretty cool, but I'd like to be able to do it from my openSuse10.1 computer. Has anyone heard of anything like that?

extrasolar 07-15-2006 04:53 PM

How is it connected to the computer? via USB?

Have you tried connecting it to see if you can access the hard disk?

suavecu 07-16-2006 11:17 AM

It's hooked up to my router, which both of my computers are attached. It needs windows connect to stream music to it. Basically, it looks for the computer that's running windows connect, and then looks for the files that you are sharing. If they are the right kind of file, you can stream the music/pictures/video.

mcteagle 07-17-2006 10:25 AM

A lot of devices that connect to Windows Media Connect can also connect to other UPnP media servers that you can run on your Linux box. I don't think that GMediaServer has support for the Xbox, but I think TwonkyMedia does.

maroonbaboon 07-17-2006 10:48 AM

You could check this out:

http://ushare.geexbox.org/

suavecu 07-18-2006 12:19 AM

Will do, hopefully this works.

maroonbaboon 07-20-2006 08:32 AM

I tried out ushare a while back in connection with the media client Geexbox distro. It starts up by scanning all the specified media directories and building some sort of data structure in memory. This is fine for a few dozen CD's worth of music files, but the docs say you could run into problems if your media collection is really big :)

Another alternative is the attractively named MediaTomb

http://mediatomb.sourceforge.net/

I don't think I ever got this working. It is a more ambitious project and has quite a few non-trivial dependencies, whereas ushare is dead simple, with only one small library dependency.

I've also tested ushare with a modded Xbox (old model) running XBox Media Center and it works fine (sharing a few dozen files anyway). The XBMC app can also access Samba shares. Can the XBox 360 do that?

suavecu 07-24-2006 10:15 PM

The 360 says (whether or not it's true we will find out) that it can only search files on computers running windows connect. If you have a windows computer running without windows connect it won't connect to it at all. I'll give ushare a try and let you know.


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