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X-Box 360 And Cat-6


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.



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