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Streaming movies from PC to 360 (DVD to WMV)?

AutoScizAutoSciz Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
How do I turn a DVD into a .WMV (or any video format that the 360 supports) and make it watchable on my TV (as far as fps is concerned (29.7?)?

The only programs I'm familiar with are RipIt4Me and AutoGK. I've done a search for DVD to WMV and get tons of results (mostly trials), but which one is free and reliable?

Also: What is that one video website where they talk about converting anything to anything. That's broad I know...

Thanks.

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Put the DVD in your 360? What possible reason is there for ripping a DVD to your PC and then trying to convert it to stream to your 360, rather than just putting the DVD in the drive?

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    AutoScizAutoSciz Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    What? Because.

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    AutoSciz wrote: »
    What? Because.

    I dunno, just seems like a strange thing to do. I'd think it far more likely this question is really "how do I illegally copy DVDs and then watch them on my 360?" rather than a legitimate desire to downgrade the quality of DVDs you own so that you can stream them from your PC rather than placing the disc in the drive.

    It just doesn't make any sense.

    That said, if you have a non-WMV video that you want to convert, I recommend using Encode360 (I think that's the name), as it works pretty well, and I notice very little loss. If you google it, you can find it pretty easily, and it will instruct you as to everything you need to download to do the encoding.

    As far as converting a retail DVD into a traditional video format, I have no idea.

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    AutoScizAutoSciz Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't download movies.

    Is this Encode 360 only for Windows Media Center? I'm using XP. The only programs I'm familiar with are RipIt4Me and AutoGK (but that's only AVI.)

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The 360 is a bit of a swine to stream to. Try transcode 360 instead of converting everything to .wmv which will take you hours.

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    AutoSciz wrote: »
    I don't download movies.

    Is this Encode 360 only for Windows Media Center? I'm using XP. The only programs I'm familiar with are RipIt4Me and AutoGK (but that's only AVI.)

    No, it works fine in XP. All you should need is Encode360 (and the various things you need to download to make it work, which are all listed on its website), and Windows Media Player 11, with file sharing to the 360 turned on.

    It works flawlessly for me, and yes, encoding does take some time, but I never had any luck with the on-the-fly encoding stuff.

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    AutoScizAutoSciz Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    This Encode 360 requires an older version of .NET Framework, which I don't have and can't install, since I have a newer version?! Is there any way around that?

    And what's the difference between Encode 360 and Transcode 360.

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    KMFurDMKMFurDM Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    This has worked rather well for me...

    http://www.tversity.com/home

    Converts DivX and all that fun stuff on the fly and the quality is good. The only drawback is you cannot rewind or fast forward, but I dont think any of these on the fly converters are capable of it anyway.

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