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Possible to stream to xbox?

  1. #1


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    windows 8 dev

    Possible to stream to xbox?


    sorry i searched for this on the forums but couldn't find an answer.

    With windows 7 I needed windows media centre to stream music to my xbox. how can it be done on windows 8?

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  2. #2



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    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    choffidge, weloce to the eightforums

    Media center isn't added to windows 8 yet. (hopefully will be) but here is some instructions, that may help:

    You will need:
    - Xbox 360
    - Router/ Wireless router (AKA. you Xbox connected to internet with in your local network)
    - (Xbox and pc must be connected to the router)

    Step 1
    Turn on your Xbox 360 and either have it connected to your wireless network via an Ethernet wire, or via a wireless connection (requires the Xbox 360 Wireless Adaptor to connect wirelessly)

    Step 2
    Turn on to your pc where you have all your media.

    Step 3
    Check to see if you have Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, you can check this by opening Windows Media Player right clicking > Help > About Windows Media Player

    Step 4
    Once you have the latest version, go back to Windows Media Player, and right click the now playing button and choose 'more options'.

    Step 5
    You will be prompted with an Options window, select the Library tab

    Step 6
    Click the button that says 'configure sharing'.

    Step 7
    A Media Sharing window will pop up, click the check box that says 'share my media', then a little box will pop up listing devices and computers in your network. Click on your Xbox 360.

    Step 8
    Once you've done this, click the OK button, you will be taken back to the previous window under the library tab.

    Step 9
    Click the Monitor Folders button, choose the folders to monitor then click OK. The computer will take a few minutes to find all your media.

    Step 10
    Next, go to your Xbox360 and on the Dashboard (the new one released Nov 18,2008) go to My Xbox, then select whichever type of media you want to stream. To do Video go to Video Library.

    Step 11
    You will then be prompted to 'Select Source'. At the bottom of the options below 'Downloaded Videos, Current Disc and Portable Device' you should see the name of the computer you just set up.

    Step 12
    Select it, and wait a second and choose the video you want to watch!

    Make sure thet if you use wireless connections, that the connection is Strong

    Source
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    Nice explanation Kynix !
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    windows 8 dev


    Thank you for the reply, It seems even an idiot like myself could follow your instruction... on that note i have just one more question. This version of windows 8 dev didn't come with a media player, If it did I can't locate it. I'm searching on windows download but am asked to download depending on operating system and windows 8 isn't an option

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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Options: You could try compatibility mode....Use a third party player....Wait till the beta comes out

    Media player was left out on this build....
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    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Options: You could try compatibility mode....Use a third party player....Wait till the beta comes out

    Media player was left out on this build....
    odd... i have media player? it works just fine 8) (and it can sync too)
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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    I meant media center...my bad
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  8. #8


    windows media player 12, doesnt have an option "configure sharing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    choffidge, weloce to the eightforums

    Media center isn't added to windows 8 yet. (hopefully will be) but here is some instructions, that may help:

    You will need:
    - Xbox 360
    - Router/ Wireless router (AKA. you Xbox connected to internet with in your local network)
    - (Xbox and pc must be connected to the router)

    Step 1
    Turn on your Xbox 360 and either have it connected to your wireless network via an Ethernet wire, or via a wireless connection (requires the Xbox 360 Wireless Adaptor to connect wirelessly)

    Step 2
    Turn on to your pc where you have all your media.

    Step 3
    Check to see if you have Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, you can check this by opening Windows Media Player right clicking > Help > About Windows Media Player

    Step 4
    Once you have the latest version, go back to Windows Media Player, and right click the now playing button and choose 'more options'.

    Step 5
    You will be prompted with an Options window, select the Library tab

    Step 6
    Click the button that says 'configure sharing'.

    Step 7
    A Media Sharing window will pop up, click the check box that says 'share my media', then a little box will pop up listing devices and computers in your network. Click on your Xbox 360.

    Step 8
    Once you've done this, click the OK button, you will be taken back to the previous window under the library tab.

    Step 9
    Click the Monitor Folders button, choose the folders to monitor then click OK. The computer will take a few minutes to find all your media.

    Step 10
    Next, go to your Xbox360 and on the Dashboard (the new one released Nov 18,2008) go to My Xbox, then select whichever type of media you want to stream. To do Video go to Video Library.

    Step 11
    You will then be prompted to 'Select Source'. At the bottom of the options below 'Downloaded Videos, Current Disc and Portable Device' you should see the name of the computer you just set up.

    Step 12
    Select it, and wait a second and choose the video you want to watch!

    Make sure thet if you use wireless connections, that the connection is Strong

    Source
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    this is exactly how I used to do it with windows 7 and it worked flawlessly, however with windows 8 it is a different story. I have tried clean installs of Win8, upgrades from a properly configured Win7 and the xbox streaming will not work with Win8 I do not know why
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  10. #10


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    windows 8 home

    my firs day with windows 8


    there is MUCH MUCH easiest way how to watch ( stream ) music or video on your xbox 360 from windows 8
    Process is so simple !

    Step 1
    Turn on your Xbox 360 and either have it connected to your wireless network via an Ethernet wire, or via a wireless connection (requires the Xbox 360 Wireless Adaptor to connect wirelessly

    Step 2
    On your PC go to :
    -Control panel
    -All Control panel items
    -HomeGroop
    -Allow all devices on this network such .....
    -xbox 360 - allowed

    Step 3
    go to :
    -Libraries
    -add all what you need to folders : music , pictures or video's

    Step 4
    Step 10
    Next, go to your Xbox360 and on the Dashboard (the new one released Nov 18,2008) go to My Xbox, then select whichever type of media you want to stream. To do Video go to Video Library.

    Step 5
    -Enjoy
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