How to turn a Xbox 360 into a media extender

Posted on Sunday, Nov 04 2007 @ 15:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ExtremeTech shows you how to turn the Xbox 360 into a "media extender":
We're going to concentrate on the latter: sharing stuff from your computer(s). It functions as what's called a "media extender," a device connected to your home entertainment center that dishes up photos, music, and videos from a computer on the same network. It's remarkably easy to use whether your PC is running XP or Vista. In fact, it's the only current Vista-compatible media extender.

The 360 is a high-def capable piece of electronics, so even if the media on your PC is 720p or higher, you can stream it. If you take photos in high-res, for example, they can look fantastic on a high-def TV screen. High-def movies that you've downloaded or created on your own translate perfectly through the 360.
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