[QUOTE=hax0rth0r;2182203][B]Just thought I would go ahead and say that if you have the Xbox 360, it is already set up with media center so you can stream anything from your pc. It also has support for external devices. (3 USB ports, 2 in front, one in back.) All you would need to do is plug in the drive, and go to videos, select portable device, and select the video. Alternately from your computer you would need to enable sharing over your network, allow the xbox to access your computer and make sure any video is in a shared folder. [/B]
Also, here is a link to a freeware converter. http://www.download3000.com/download-mkv-to-avi-converter-count-reg-16064.html
Personally I have roxio creator 2009. Its an all in one program for dvd’s and cd’s. It has file conversion to pretty much any format you want. That, however, isn’t free.[/QUOTE]
yes the XBox360 can play XviD files to but it needs you to sign into XBox Live in order to get the codecs etc etc… it’s just a more handicapped limited way to play stuff that the XBox1 does much better and without restrictions… plus not to mention a standard XBox1 is alot cheaper than a XBox360 at this point… cause if all you basically want is XviD and some streaming from PC … the XBox1 route is the far better way vs XBox360… plus not to mention XBox360’s aint nearly as reliable as the original XBox’s in terms of the longevity of the hardware… cause the XBox360’s have been reported to have upto around 33percent failure rate which is really high.
but “IF” you already have it… the XBox360 aint a bad choice for XviD playback… but to stream stuff from PC usually requires setting up some extra software which is not needed on XBox1 running XBMC… about the only thing i like about the XBox360 is that you can plug in a external hard drive (only supports FAT32 file system… NOT NTFS ) and play XviD files from there.
one of advantages of the XBox360 is that it can do Hi-Def content… you can use a application called XenonMKV to convert a 720p/1080p .mkv file into a .mp4 file (which is really easy to do with that XenonMKV app) that the XBox360 can use (no video quality loss but sound is converted down)