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Posted 28 April 2009 - 22:17
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 16:32
H264 + DTS or TrueHD is the best combination, followed by AC3.
It's an open source format, Microsoft own WMV/WM9/WMA which makes encoding it even more of a pain in the ass as you have to use/pay for propitiatory software.
There's your biggest reason H264 and MKV are the most popular for rippers, it costs nothing to be able to encode. I encode my Blu Rays and can do one in roughly a days work.
E6600 @ 3.4ghz and 4GB of ram.
H264 is also DXVA compliant by the way, if you encode it correctly.
MKV is just the container, you can easily mux to other containers. The issue here is MS not supporting enough codecs/combinations with the 360, most other media servers like the PS3/Popcorn Hour/etc can easily play what's contained within MKV files.
If they've not been ripped to DXVA standards you may need to transcode or patch the H264 video stream, but that shouldn't be an issue if you're ripping your own movies as you just re-rip. If you're downloading you've got no real "right" to be moaning about anything
ps. Ideal scenario is not to encode anything at all, modern day Blu Rays are encoded in AVC, meaning you just rip the disc and the M2TS file will playback natively on many players, PS3 included. A lot of people still encode though as an untouched Blu Ray movie ranges around 25GB+ and the encode can be up to or even less than half the size for no real quality loss.
Posted 05 May 2009 - 13:16
Yeaaah, man.. I just love those tiny little hints, Audiboxer, which turn your mind on, to figure out a solution. I've got a winner now.
I said to myslef, to hell with WMC, let me use WMP12 on PC to send streaming signal to XBOX360 (not from WMC on XBOX360 to recieve it). When XBOX360 is configured as Extender to WMC and turned on, WMP12 lets you use command "right click to video / Play to / XBOX360".
I've found Advanced settings in WMP12: Left Alt / Tools / Options / Devices / Advanced
You may see that there is the first checkbox checked by default "Allow video files to convert in the background". All you have to do is to uncheck this setting. Video goes to Extender in a second, without buffering (if converting is enabled, buffering takes some time).
I've tested the fourth checkbox also "Choose quality over speed when converting video (increases the conversion time)" while having first one checked also --> result was also good, bot the processor was quite busy this time, so I preffer disabling converting at all and having processor not busy.
Note: Of course, don't forget to get Haali Media Splitter for Matroska (MKV) installed (or any other solution), so WMP12 may recognize this kind of video container any play it (no need for extra x.264 decoder/codec though, because Windows 7 already have it).
Hope this helped someone!
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