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Asus router media server to xbox 360

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April 27, 2012 2:27:30 AM

I was thinking of purchasing a WD TV live and a WD 2TB hard drive to watch my blu-ray rips on the TV. I had this setup before and liked it, using the asus router(RT N56U) media server feature. Now however, I no longer have the WD TV live or the hard drive and was wondering if I could just purchase the 2TB drive alone. Would I be able to stream my blu-ray(after converting to 360 compatible format) collection to the 360 using the 2TB drive running on the asus media server?
April 27, 2012 3:21:09 AM

You could, or you could purchase something like a WD Live which has a DLNA server built into it.
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April 27, 2012 3:54:07 AM

Why purchase a router with media server capabilities only to purchase a harddrive with server capabilities? Am I missing something you intended to say?
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April 27, 2012 4:11:21 AM

I'm saying you could do either. The only problem with the N56U is that file transfer can be a little slow via the network (5-10 MB/s).
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April 27, 2012 3:26:10 PM

Another option would be to turn a PC into a media server and stream it live to the xbox. I use PS3 Media Server (http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/) it runs on windows, Mac & Linux (have tested it on both windows & Mac) and will stream it. I have this set up feeding 2 xbox 360's. The best part is it will encode on the fly so most formats will play to the xbox.

Best part is it's free :-)
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April 28, 2012 6:42:10 AM

I don't have a computer left over to turn into a server and I don't want to have a computer on just to stream content to my 360.
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April 28, 2012 6:43:25 AM

sk1939 said:
I'm saying you could do either. The only problem with the N56U is that file transfer can be a little slow via the network (5-10 MB/s).


I was pushing blu-ray movies to my WD TV live when I had it on 2.4 wireless with the 2TB drive connected to the asus router.
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April 28, 2012 1:00:20 PM

unityispower said:
I was pushing blu-ray movies to my WD TV live when I had it on 2.4 wireless with the 2TB drive connected to the asus router.


Should be fine then if you've already tried it.
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April 29, 2012 4:13:37 AM

sk1939 said:
Should be fine then if you've already tried it.


I was more or less wanting to know if the xbox could see and play the files.. not whether my connection would be fast enough. Being I am told it only see's harddrives in FAT32, and files no larger then 6GB's.
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April 29, 2012 6:47:16 AM

Possible, but if your streaming with DLNA I don't believe that is an issue.
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