XMedia Recode is completely free and can convert ahead of time almost anything to a format playable on Xbox 360 without the need to transcode in real-time.
- Download and install recode
- Open the file you want to convert
- In the Format tab, select “Microsoft” in profiles, and “XBox 360 H.264” underneath
- In the Filters/Preview tab, make sure to select the right resolution for your TV, and the right audio track
- Click the “+ Add Job” button in the top tool bar
- Click the “Encode” button and you should end-up with a .mp4 playable by your Xbox 360
There are plenty of solutions that you could try, I am going to spare you some time. Use PS3 Media Server.
- Turn on your Xbox
- Install and PS3 Media Server
- Check the status tab until the Xbox appears
- Go to Navigation/Share settings and add folders by clicking the icon with a “+”
- Click restart server
- Go back to your Xbox go to the Video section, then “My video apps”, then “Video player”, then the “Select Source” menu should appear with the PS3 Media Server listed in. And you are done, just browse your folders and play the videos you like.
I recently tried to play for the first time a DVD on my Xbox 360 and was greeted by one of the worst miserable human invention: HDCP. Great companies and smart engineers wasted resources on something useless to me as a consumer.
The solution was easy when found. Just buy an HDMI splitter and an additional HDMI cable and you are set.
Now you should be able to play DVDs and Netflix without “Secure HDCP link not found” through.
Some of you might have sound for games but not for DVDs or Netflix. If it is the case, make sure that you go to “Display Settings” and then enable “Display Discovery”. The HDMI splitter also solves that issue.