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Topic # 86656 11-Jul-2011 13:35
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Hi,

Not sure if this is the right section or not, but I currently have a x360 set up on my home network connected to the pc running xp media centre edition.

I understand that this can be used to stream music, pictures and certain movies in whatever format microsoft approve. I set up tversity last night to try and get around the issue of unsupported video files and its helped to a point, however, I am not getting sound through tv shows recorded using a USB dongle/GBPVR.

The issue seems to be restricted to prime, TV1 & TV2, I get sound from the ts files from tv3 recorded shows. I understand that TV3 broadcast in dolby digital (albeit 2.0 or sometimes 5.1 if your lucky) and the other channels broadcast in AAC (2.0 I think).

The files are recorded in .ts files and playback properly with vlc media player (with sound) so there is sound present in the files, interestingly the file is showing no sound channel on the 360.

The 360 is connected via optical cable, selected as dolby digital playback.

Is there something I am missing in tversity?

NB I have the same issue with PS3 and PS3 media server and the PS3 connected digital and analog so I don't think its restricted to the 360 as such

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  Reply # 492223 11-Jul-2011 22:01
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can you upgrade to Windows 7 and use Windows 7 Media center? there are no audio problems using that combo, and you simply add the 360 as an extender across the network - no need for direct connect with optical cables etc. you can even get MKVs and DivX etc to play fine




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  Reply # 492384 12-Jul-2011 12:13
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Regs: ...you can even get MKVs and DivX etc to play fine


Heya,

Can you please explain how to get MKVs to play fine as I understood it was a bit of a hassle to get them playing on an Xbox 360 extender.

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  Reply # 492388 12-Jul-2011 12:27
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Regs: ...you can even get MKVs and DivX etc to play fine


Heya,

Can you please explain how to get MKVs to play fine as I understood it was a bit of a hassle to get them playing on an Xbox 360 extender.



simply install the DivX codec pack on the win 7 box.  it has both a media foundation (win 7) and direct show compatible splitter for mkv.  my install now has only the ac3 filter and the divx codec added to the base windows install.  i dont need to add haali, gabest,  etc.
http://www.divx.com/downloads/divx/1

Read a bit more here: http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack




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  Reply # 492393 12-Jul-2011 12:29
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Hmm, I thought I had already installed DivX on my HTPC, but maybe not.  Thanks for the info.

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  Reply # 492397 12-Jul-2011 12:30
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Satch: Hmm, I thought I had already installed DivX on my HTPC, but maybe not.  Thanks for the info.


if you have installed another splitter - gabest, haali - things might break... 




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