X-Box 360 And Cat-6

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I have been trying to get the wireless internet to the basement for the past few months but no luck since being two floors up and a lot of concrete really doesn’t help the signal. The reason I want to get internet down to the basement is to play X-Box Live and to stream media through my X-Box. I have connected two Cat-6 cables from my room through the pipes to the basement, and I connected to the router.

X-Box has just anounced compatibility with H.264 and MPEG-4 which is what most of my media is, so now I can stream my shows directly throw it. I know that there is the XBMC that was developed for the early X-Box with lots of compatibility, but I dont want to use the old one. This May update has done a few things I wasn’t expected such as stopping the ability of downloading HD Trailers which is really annoying. I’m currently happy with the X-Box 360 and I really enjoy the online gameplay.

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This from the Engadget link:

Microsoft added

  • H.264 video support: Up to 10Mbps peak, Baseline, Main, and High profiles with 2 channel AAC LC.
  • Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 5Mbps peak, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC.
  • PlaysForSure (did not test)

Tested, worked

  • H.264 / 720p, MPEG-4 container, AAC stereo 48kHz, ~1.1MBps
  • H.264 / 1080p, MPEG-4 container, AAC stereo 48kHz, ~5.5MBps
  • MPEG-4 / 720p, AAC stereo 48kHz, ~1.1MBps
  • MPEG-4 / EDTV, AAC stereo 44.1kHz, ~1.5MBps

Tested, didn’t work

  • MPEG-4 / 720p, QuickTime container (.mov), AAC 5.1 48kHz, ~6MBps
  • H.264 / 1080p, QuickTime container (.mov), AAC 5.1 48kHz, ~9.8MBps

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

10 Comments

  1. Mo Hat

    Marzouq I wanna kick your ass in gears one day lol.

  2. Mo Hat

    Also you can get a smaller transformer, it’s white with blue going around it, much smaller, and light-weight, takes up less space and easy to transport! for 5kd! If you want pics I’ll give ya some ;)

  3. Carlsb3rg

    Ive tried to connect my xbox360 to my PC but with no success :(

  4. Mo Hat: BRING IT ON!!!!! I will wooop you!!! Where did you get the transformer from and shoot me an email if you can!! :)

    Carlsb3rg: really, I haven’t tried it yet, I will try it soon!

  5. Carlsb3rg

    Please do! cuz i have a dlink setup as well

  6. Mo Hat

    Shot an email to your blog one, and will shoot a gun to your head soon in gears! ;)

    Carlsb3rg: I got a d-link router, and connected fine using ethernet. Dunno what’s your prob yo!

  7. Marzouq, i would recommend you trying the WG302 from NETGEAR if you need the wireless signal to pass through concrete

  8. Carlsb3rg

    Mo Hat,

    I kinda have a mixed setup. My xbox360 is connected to a wireless dlink access point which is connected to a dlink router which is connected to a Linksys modem/dsl. My PC is connected by a wireless linksys USB to the linksys modem>

  9. Mo Hat: I think I will be shredding you very nicely with my automatic rifle! I think he meant connecting the files not just to the internet!

    rayboy: I tried that before, these walls are thick and doesn’t really go through!

    Carlsb3rg: Its just a matter of configuring the firewall, it must be stopping all the connections!

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