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Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 07:31 PM
So I finally set up my media center to stream to my xbox...but it is EXTREMELY slow...any ideas on how to fix it? Why does it go so friggin' slow?

Buck
12-12-2008, 07:32 PM
Do you have some kind of firewall on your PC?

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 07:54 PM
No...

Also, I have two XBox's in my apartment and a few computers...two are hooked up with a cord to my router yet my xbox will only recognize one computer...when I really want it to recognize my computer rather than my roommates but it won't...

what gives?

I'm somewhat computer savvy but this shit is starting to irritate me.

Mr. Plow
12-12-2008, 08:03 PM
I wish I could help. I'm know a little bit about computers, but linking my computer to my Xbox was easier than I thought.

Buck
12-12-2008, 08:08 PM
No...

Also, I have two XBox's in my apartment and a few computers...two are hooked up with a cord to my router yet my xbox will only recognize one computer...when I really want it to recognize my computer rather than my roommates but it won't...

what gives?

I'm somewhat computer savvy but this shit is starting to irritate me.

Hmmm....I cant help you too much other than that I know when you try to hook up 2 PS3's to the same router and try to join a party with eachother it doesn't work.

If I had to guess, I would say it has to do with the IP Addresses of each machine. If you set a Static IP for YOUR computer, and in the settings on your 360 you put in that same IP address, it should work.

EDIT: That probably wont work, but maybe if you set a static IP for you XBox and then have your computer search for it may.

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 08:09 PM
I wish I could help. I'm know a little bit about computers, but linking my computer to my Xbox was easier than I thought.

and does it go fast?

My xbox recognizes my roommates Vista computer...but not my XP service pack 2 computer...

and even the vista computer it recognizes it's almost impossible to navigate media center because it's soooooo slow

Guru
12-12-2008, 08:14 PM
and does it go fast?

My xbox recognizes my roommates Vista computer...but not my XP service pack 2 computer...

and even the vista computer it recognizes it's almost impossible to navigate media center because it's soooooo slowdisconnect the vista computer from the router and see if it will find your computer then.

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 08:15 PM
disconnect the vista computer from the router and see if it will find your computer then.

good idea...

question...

Do you stream video files from your PC to your xbox? Do you do it through XP or Vista? If you do it through Vista, is it really slow to access stuff?

You seem like you know just about anything when it comes to this stuff.

Mr. Plow
12-12-2008, 08:18 PM
and does it go fast?

My xbox recognizes my roommates Vista computer...but not my XP service pack 2 computer...

and even the vista computer it recognizes it's almost impossible to navigate media center because it's soooooo slow

Mine was quick. I had to make one adjustment on my computer, went to my Xbox and it saw my computer. Opened it up and there all my songs & such were.

Guru
12-12-2008, 08:24 PM
good idea...

question...

Do you stream video files from your PC to your xbox? Do you do it through XP or Vista? If you do it through Vista, is it really slow to access stuff?

You seem like you know just about anything when it comes to this stuff.Depends on what you are using. Are you trying to do this solely through Media Center? If so, it will only work on Vista. If you are just wanting to use a shared folder with Divx files then it would work on either system.

Also, are you trying to do this wirelessly or wired? I am assuming wired based on an earlier post.

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 08:26 PM
Depends on what you are using. Are you trying to do this solely through Media Center? If so, it will only work on Vista. If you are just wanting to use a shared folder with Divx files then it would work on either system.

Also, are you trying to do this wirelessly or wired? I am assuming wired based on an earlier post.

Yeah, wired.

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 08:26 PM
through xp service pack 2

Guru
12-12-2008, 08:33 PM
Just make a shared folder for the entire network. also, make certain your computer is set up for the same same IP range.

can the two computers on the network see each other?

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 08:58 PM
I don't understand why this is always such a HUGE pain in the ass...

You cannot use the Router IP, network or broadcast address...I don't know what this means but it won't let me open up any god damn ports.

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 09:11 PM
this is driving me INSANE...

I set a static IP address...

NOW MY ROUTER KEEPS "You cannot use the Router IP, network or broadcast address" EVERY TIME I TRY TO TRIGGER PORT FORWARDING!

GOD DAMNIT

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 09:39 PM
I just don't get it...figured out port forwarding and my xbox flat out won't recognize my PC connected to the same god damn router it is connected to

Mr. Plow
12-12-2008, 09:44 PM
I really wish I remember the "step" I had to do on my home computer....but for the life of me, I can't.

Mr. Plow
12-12-2008, 09:46 PM
I'm not sure this will help, but I found this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909536?sd=xbox


When you connect your Xbox 360 console to your existing home network, you can view picture and music files that are stored on any computer that is running Microsoft Windows Media Connect software. If you have a computer that is running Windows XP Media Center Edition, you can also do the following things:
Watch, pause, replay, and record live TV shows
Watch recorded TV shows
Watch home videoshttp://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/uparrow.gifBack to the top (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909536?sd=xbox#top)
Download the connectivity software

<script type="text/javascript"> loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); </script> To download the software that you must have to connect your Xbox 360 console to your computer, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.xbox.com/pcsetup (http://www.xbox.com/pcsetup)
You have to download different setup files for computers that are running different versions of Windows.

Note The software that you must download for a computer that is running Windows XP Media Center Edition also includes the Windows Media Connect software. Although Windows Media Connect does support video playback, the Xbox 360 console does not support video playback currently.

After you install the software, use the following topics for help connecting your Xbox 360 console to your Windows XP-based computer.http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/uparrow.gifBack to the top (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909536?sd=xbox#top)
Connect to a Windows XP-based computer that is running Windows Media Connect

<script type="text/javascript"> loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); </script>After you download and run the setup package from the Web site, the installation program automatically configures and authorizes your Xbox 360 console. You can reconnect your Xbox 360 console if you have to, or you can connect an additional Xbox 360 console to a Windows XP-based computer. To do this, follow these steps.

Note The computer that you use must have the Windows Media Connect software installed. If the computer has the Windows Media Connect software installed, follow these steps to add another Xbox 360 console that the computer can serve data to. Or, if your current Xbox 360 forgets where to obtain data, follow these steps:
In the Xbox Guide on your Xbox 360 console, open the Media section, and then select Video Library, Music Library, or Picture Library.
Select Computers to connect to the Windows XP-based computer.
You are prompted to install the Windows Media Connect software on the Windows XP-based computer. If you have not already done this, see the information in the "Download the connectivity software" section. If you have already installed the software, select Yes, Continue to continue with the connection.
Select the Windows XP-based computer that you want the Xbox 360 console to connect to, and then press A to complete the connection.
On the Windows XP-based computer, click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Windows Media Connect, or click Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices, and then click Windows Media Connect.
Click Devices, and then click to select the Xbox 360 console that you are trying to connect.
If the Xbox 360 console shows Denied in red, click Allow to authorize the Xbox 360 console.http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/uparrow.gifBack to the top (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909536?sd=xbox#top)
Connect to a computer that is running Windows XP Media Center Edition

<script type="text/javascript"> loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); </script>After you download and then run the setup package from the Web site, the installation program automatically configures your Xbox 360 console. You can reconnect your Xbox 360 console if you have to, or you can connect an additional Xbox 360 console to a Windows XP Media Center Edition-based computer that already has the Windows Media Center Extender software installed. To do this, follow these steps:
In the Xbox Guide on your Xbox 360 console, open the Media section, and then select Media Center.
If you have not already installed the required software on the Windows XP Media Center Edition-based computer, see the information in the "Download the connectivity software" section.
Write down the eight-digit setup key. You will enter this setup key on the Windows XP Media Center Edition-based computer to complete the setup.
Open Xbox 360 Setup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Note You can also use the Media Center Extender Manager to connect your Xbox 360 console to the computer.
Follow the on-screen prompts. When you are prompted, enter the eight-digit setup key that you wrote down in step 3.
After the Windows XP Media Center Edition-based computer connects and confirms the setup, the setup is finished.http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/uparrow.gifBack to the top (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909536?sd=xbox#top)
Add or remove another Xbox 360 console connection from a Windows XP Media Center Edition-based computer

<script type="text/javascript"> loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); </script>After you download the setup files to your computer, you can add or remove another Xbox 360 console to your home network by using the Media Center Extender Manager. To do this, follow these steps:
On the Windows XP Media Center Edition-based computer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Media Center, and then click Media Center Extender Manager.
On the File menu, click Add New Xbox 360.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

Guru
12-12-2008, 09:56 PM
this is driving me INSANE...

I set a static IP address...

NOW MY ROUTER KEEPS "You cannot use the Router IP, network or broadcast address" EVERY TIME I TRY TO TRIGGER PORT FORWARDING!

GOD DAMNIT

What kind of router is it? Does it have a specific listing on www.portforward.com?

Short Leash Hootie
12-12-2008, 10:05 PM
figured it out...lots of swearing...stumbled upon a forum where someone suggested tversity...found the computer in a snap.

Thanks for the help guys.

Guru
12-12-2008, 11:22 PM
figured it out...lots of swearing...stumbled upon a forum where someone suggested tversity...found the computer in a snap.

Thanks for the help guys.

Heh, forgot about that one. I've never needed it though. Glad you found a solution though.