Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Posted by Dave
M&S don't do honeypot blogs, but if they did it'd be like this one. Anyway.
MS have added divx playback to the uber xbox 360, FAQ here, now I had loads of problems with windows media player 11 sharing my stuff. So rummaging around the net and slims head, a solution has been found!
TWONKY! A upnp server which is multiplatform, a doddle to setup and a breeze to use from the 360 side.
So I plopped it on my old mac last night to see how it went. Good god, no bother at all.
Open mac web browser 127.0.0.1:9000 to configure twonky, no linux terminal shit at all. Added the 360's IP into twonky as a device, I don't think this is strictly necessary but it didn't work unless I did that, then bosh. Movies folder shared. I watched an xvid but divx wasn't put in the update til this morning.
Reports from our agent in the field, Dr Dave, indicate that it works a treat though. Downside is twonky is 20 quid, not the end of the world but still maybe a free one can be found. Get sniffing readers.