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Old September 12 2008, 07:17 AM   #16
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Re: 10 Xbox 360 tricks Microsoft doesn't tell you...Interesting

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Essential hacks, tricks and secrets for Microsoft's supposedly closed system

9. Play any media file, plus online videos on your Xbox 360

Free app Tversity neatly sidesteps the pointless video/audio restrictions Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo alike slap on their consoles, making them able to play any format. Again, you'll need a PC on the same network, but it's a simple matter of installing the program and having it scan the folders you keep your media in. It'll replace the standard network file-sharing system Windows uses, but behaves pretty much the same way at the 360's end. As well as that, it'll convert unsupported files on the fly – though you'll need a pretty beefy PC to do this with large video files, otherwise you'll be waiting ages. You can also add online video URLs on the PC's end – including Youtube – and then access those from the console.
Ok, I thought the iPod thing was awesome. This, by far, is one of the coolest things ever.

PKer, dude, thanks for posting this. I've done more in 1 day with my 360 than I have in the entire year I've owned it.
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Old September 12 2008, 02:28 PM   #17
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Re: 10 Xbox 360 tricks Microsoft doesn't tell you...Interesting

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Essential hacks, tricks and secrets for Microsoft's supposedly closed system

9. Play any media file, plus online videos on your Xbox 360

Free app Tversity neatly sidesteps the pointless video/audio restrictions Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo alike slap on their consoles, making them able to play any format. Again, you'll need a PC on the same network, but it's a simple matter of installing the program and having it scan the folders you keep your media in. It'll replace the standard network file-sharing system Windows uses, but behaves pretty much the same way at the 360's end. As well as that, it'll convert unsupported files on the fly – though you'll need a pretty beefy PC to do this with large video files, otherwise you'll be waiting ages. You can also add online video URLs on the PC's end – including Youtube – and then access those from the console.
Ok, I thought the iPod thing was awesome. This, by far, is one of the coolest things ever.

PKer, dude, thanks for posting this. I've done more in 1 day with my 360 than I have in the entire year I've owned it.
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Old September 13 2008, 03:39 AM   #18
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Re: 10 Xbox 360 tricks Microsoft doesn't tell you...Interesting

Thanks.

Any other cool stuff I'm missing out on with my 360?
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