Engadget has fun with 360's new video codecs
One of the less publicized additions in the Xbox 360 Spring Update is a handful of new video codecs. Mention the word "codec" however, and you can be sure that the folks at Engadget are paying attention. The new dash update brought with it some spiffy high definition codecs and Engadget has given them a test drive. With fresh 1080p support (at up to 10MBps) Engadget declares the Xbox 360 the new king of streaming video, effectively shoving the Apple TV into the deep recesses of an ancient couch. Hit the "read" link for Engadget's full breakdown of the new codecs and their performance.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
5-09-2007 @ 4:00PM
Still no divx/xvid =(
5-09-2007 @ 4:10PM
and no support for .mkv container types and only 2-Channel AAC support. If the 360 is the new king of streaming media the bar is set damn low. For anyone who takes video seriously this is a major let-down. You are better off getting a media appliance.
5-09-2007 @ 4:22PM
agreed... x264,mkv,divx,xvid all need to be added for the 360 to the dominant force in streaming media...
5-09-2007 @ 4:32PM
If someone took video seriously they wouldn't be watching it on a video game console in the first place.
5-09-2007 @ 4:38PM
Although these video codecs now work with the 360, the Orb service for streaming videos (with transcoding) no longer works, at least for me.
So yeah, one step forward, two steps back.
5-09-2007 @ 4:41PM
streaming with orb looks like crap. watching a divx file of family guy looked absolutely terrible. When streamed with transcode360 looked just fine.
5-09-2007 @ 4:42PM
Does it work with the videos downloaded from ITunes?
5-09-2007 @ 4:57PM
Until there's support for divx/xvid, the only videos my 360 can stream is porn.
5-09-2007 @ 5:00PM
i still use my XBOX-1 to stream everything. If they gave it the ability to stream all formats id get rid of everything and they could kick every other piece of hardware out the market.WAKEUP MS WEVE GIVE U THE BLUEPRINTS BUILT US A DAMN MACHINE.
5-09-2007 @ 5:55PM
I can't get streaming to work at all now. My wmv files created using the VLC batch file don't even show up, and instead the avi files appear in the list of videos - obviously trying to play them gives a message that the video codec isn't supported.
5-09-2007 @ 6:26PM
octo INC said...
use transcode360 u newbs
works super champ
5-09-2007 @ 9:04PM
I dont beleive ya'll bitching... Youre on your PC typing, Go steam something on that!
5-10-2007 @ 4:32AM
Anyone know where to place WMVs on an iPod hard drive so they are seen on the 360?
5-10-2007 @ 4:16PM
"If someone took video seriously they wouldn't be watching it on a video game console in the first place."
And where exactly would they be watching it, in your opinion? I have a imported media streamer, but I'd much rather watch HD videos on streamed through the 360 on the 43" 16:9 HDTV than any other TV in the house or on a computer monitor.
Some of use don't want to spend hours building an XMC that still won't support some resolutions well and add yet another device to our entertainment center, nor do we want to spend $4000 to put in a dedicated media PC (which wouldn't be streaming, but actually playing directly).
5-11-2007 @ 4:30PM
I want DIVX