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Is it possible to put VLC files onto DVD-Rs and play them through my 360?


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So I have my favorite show, totally complete series, as VLC files on my laptop. I also have a mondo-sized television in my room and I would like to watch them on it. I have Toast 10 Titanium and iDVD, and I was wondering if I can put those files onto blank DVD-Rs, which I have also. My DVD player is my Xbox 360, and I would like to know what format I need to make them so they work properly, and also if someone could tell me some easy steps as to how to make this a possibility? Thank you very much for your inputs
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You'll probly have to find some way to convert the files... I had one that converted VLC files for my PS3 and it worked great. Just google it.
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Yeah, but do you know what format works for Xbox 360? I'm not sure whether it's AVI or WMV. I have some of the episodes as .ogm, and some are .mkv, and I have been researching for a while but I'm not sure what kinds of programs are the most reliable for that stuff.
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Options you have:

1) If the xbox 360s is networked with the laptop, you can try this:

Gettting Video from your Mac on Xbox360, Boxee, and AppleTV | JasonCypret.com

You can also use handbrake to convert the video files, here's a link to a faq that has xbox 360 video format requirements:

Video Playback & Audio Streaming FAQ for the Xbox 360 | Xbox Support

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I downloaded HandBrake, will look into that later. I didn't think it was possible to network a MacBook Pro to a 360 since the 360 is Windows?
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windows/OSX/Linux/etc. is irrelevant - the 360 is acting as a media center extender, so as long there is a software package designed to emulate that functionality (or other streaming functionality supported by the 360) for your OS, then you can stream to it. That first link has links to 2 or 3 different packages that will allow you to stream your media to a 360.

Disclaimer: I own a 360, but I never use it as a media box beyond playing games - usually I either use my mac mini that's hooked into my entertainment system acting as a home theater mac, or my ps3 which I can stream to via the ps3 media server which has a version for Mac or PC (possibly linux too, but I'm not sure)

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