General MCE/Xbox 360 Questions

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Vince, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Vince

    Vince Guest


    I am thinking about building a MCE Computer since the XBOX 360 with serve as
    a front end.

    However I have some questions.

    Will content is recorded on the backend (MCE Computer) in HD play in HD off
    the Xbox?
    If something has the broadcast flag enabled is recorded on the backend, will
    it display on the XBox?
    Do programs stream to the Xbox when you watch them, or do you have to wait
    for it to copy over the network.
    I currently use MythTV, is there anyway to 'sychronize' recordings from myth
    and MCE?
    If I record a program in HD and want to watch it on a Non HDTV via the
    Linksys Media Extender. Does that work? Or do you 'have' to watch it on a
    Will the XBox 360 work with "Play for Sure" music from a Yahoo Unlimited
    music service?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions.
    Vince, Nov 29, 2005
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  2. Answered below

    Michael Creasy [MS]

    They stream.
    Not unless someone has written a tool to do it.
    You should assume that won't work, but I'm not 100% sure.
    MSN Music works fine so Yahoo should work as well.
    Michael Creasy - [MS], Nov 29, 2005
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  3. Will content is recorded on the backend (MCE Computer) in HD play in HD
    They stream.
    Don't think so, but I don't know for sure. I'll need to take a look at Myth
    Linksys Media Center Extenders will not play back HDTV content. You will
    get a message saying that the video can't be played.
    Tony Godfrey [MSFT], Nov 29, 2005
  4. Vince

    vince Guest

    Thank you BOTH for answering my questions:

    You answered the question:
    I know the Linksys media center enxteder doesn't paly back HDTV Content.
    What I was woneder is if MCE would "transcode" (MythTV phrase) it to Standard
    Definition. IOW if I try to watch HD content on a SD television. Will MCE
    automaticlly convert (downscale) the recording to something that this TV can

    Also with a media extender for my old xbox work with this (I know it won't
    do HDTV I mean for standard definition)
    vince, Nov 29, 2005
  5. No, it does not transcode HD content.
    Tony Godfrey [MSFT], Nov 29, 2005
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