December 2007 Video Playback FAQ

December 2007 Video Playback FAQ ** Represents a new feature or change in functionality from the Spring 07 release. [Update 12/4/07 – added question 40. “When trying to play 25 or 50 fps content, I don’t get any video over VGA”] [Update 12/10/07 – added question 41. “I can’t stream content to the Xbox after upgrading…

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December 2007 System Update

Hello Everyone! Coming shortly is our December 2007 System Update, one where we’ve added a lot of new features that you guys have been asking for. You should be prompted for the update early next week on December 4th. This is the seventh system update I’ve been responsible for and I recently went back and…

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Spring ’07 Video Playback FAQ

FAQ Updates Listed at the bottom (last update 5/16/07)     1.    What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for H.264? Xbox 360 supports the following for H.264: ·         File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov ·         Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime ·         Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles. ·         Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps…

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How To Get O.S. Software Updates for your Xbox 360

FATE has made a new post: re: The Xbox Operating System.Q: Is there any way to get ahold of an OS Disk or download the OS from a third party? A: Yes, you can now obtain an operating system software update by download a file from Xbox.com and burn a DVD or CD.Follow this link…

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Emergence Day

What takes 4.7 million lines of code, partner teams from all over Microsoft, and millions of dollars to create?  The Xbox 360 system software?  Nope.  This is just the HD DVD player. The Xbox platform team (us) is experiencing its own emergence day as of late; we’ve been hard at work for the past 8…

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Streaming High Def over a Wireless Network

Streaming High Definition Video over a Wireless Network With the Xbox 360 Flash Fall 2006 System Update, we’ve added support for WMV video playback from new sources.  If you’ve read the video format post, you’ll see that your Xbox has the ability to playback high definition (HD) video encoded in the Windows Media Video 9…

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Fall ’06 Supported Video Formats

As you may have heard, with the Xbox 360 Flash Fall 2006 System Update we are adding support for WMV video playback from new sources.  Videos can be streamed from a PC running Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player 11, or the new Zune client player, and can also be played from Optical Disc and…

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The Xbox 360 November ’06 Fall Update is heading your way

Hello everyone,   Wow, only 5 months have passed since we first posted about the Spring update. The release process never seems to slow down but as tired as we all are, I’m still excited to be talking about our third major update to our system software for Xbox 360.  Later tonight (or early in…

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New Backwards Compatibility Update (Version 1.5)

Today an update for Backwards Compatibility was released via Xbox Live.  Below is a list of the titles affected by this release. By the way this is the largest update of new titles (39) since Launch of Xbox 360 last year.. Title Name Release Aggressive Inline NEW Aquaman: Battle of Atlantis NEW All Star Baseball…

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