If you have your Xbox connected to any PC via RJ45 Ethernet or Wirelessly, you can stream Audio,
Video & Pictures to the Xbox very easily.
If you are not using the Media Center capabilities of your Xbox? why not take advantage of this sweet
feature and give it a go?
You can, for example, use it to watch movies downloaded to your PC without the need to
convert them to DVD format & having to burn them to Disc.
At the PC end:
Open Windows Media Player.
Turn on media sharing by clicking on the little arrow directly below the Library TAB and then click on Media Sharing.
(1) In the Media Sharing dialog box, select the Share my media to check box.
(2) In the list of devices below the Share my media to check box, select your Xbox 360.
(3) Click Allow
(4) Click OK
Configure your Xbox 360:
(1) In the Media section, select Music, Picture or Photos.
(2) Select Computer, and then press the A button.
(3) Select YES, Continue, and then press the A button.
(4) Select your Windows XP-based PC, and then press the A button.
(5) Find the music, pictures, or video you want to play, and select an item to play it.
* To stream video to your Xbox360 console you must update your console with the FALL 06 update.
Make sure to allow the following in your particular Firewall.
Windows Media Player:
(Located @) C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER\WMPLAYER.EXE
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service:
(Located @) C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER\WMPNETWK.EXE
Microsoft File Sharing and Printing.
Adding & allowing the folder(s) that will be available to the Xbox:
Open Windows Media Player and click on the Library TAB and then click on "Add To Library"
In this example I'm using a folder called Xbox_Media which is located on my 'S' Drive,
but it can be any folder on any drive of your choice.
In the resulting window follow these steps (see below).
(1) Check the radio button for "My folders and those of others that I can see"
(2) Click on the 'ADD' button.
(3) Browse to the folder you wish to make available to the Xbox, highlight it & click OK.
You should now see it in the list.
(4) Click OK.
Now, any files you put into the selected folder will be available for use on the Xbox 360's menus.