Short Bits: Netflix, Plug-ins, Xbox 360 DivX
Netflix posted a survey online for a few customers, and from
the looks of the questions
Netflix might be considering bring downloads to the Xbox 360. Might be in addition to the rumored
Netflix STB or this might be there main goal, or none of the above. Bring Netflix streaming to an Xbox 360, TiVo,
Media Center, etc would be a much better option in my mind then trying to
market a different STB.
Davis Freeberg noticed that the Xbox 360 might be getting
DivX (MPEG-4 ASP, Xvid is also MPEG-4 ASP) support based on a conference call
where JP Morgan analyst Paul Coster asked about DivX on the Xbox
360. “Yes! that, uh, we’re in discussions with Microsoft on that at this point
in time, so I can’t go into any great detail on that” was the reply from DivX.
Looks good, I’m not surprised that Microsoft would bring
MPEG-4 ASP to the Xbox 360. The big
question is, if it comes is it
only to the Dashboard or is Microsoft planning to bring it to the Xbox 360
I’ve been trying to get to this but keep forgetting. My
TVServer Client is a plug-in for Media Center that is meant to replace Stream
Buffer Engine and instead use Media Portal’s TV Server that supports DVB-S, DVB-T,
DVB-C, etc. Might be good to check out,
but from the screenshots I don’t think I’d want to use it on a daily basis as
the integration into Media Center seems minimal. If anyone has checked it out, let me know how
it really works. Thanks Davieboy!
Looking for a way to manage recorded TV in Vista?
Check out the TVCollection
Manager and the More TV threads
at The Green Button for loads of cool stuff if you haven’t seen them before.
Home Server - Media Sharing PDF
Media Center Show #130 - Squirrel Stash