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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Licensing and Xbox Live Marketplace content

  Over the past few months, forumers have reported issues with certain content items functioning improperly. Prevalent among these issues was the report that their purchased content was no longer being recognized as “purchased” by their boxes. The reason people seem to be having issues with these items is because of licensing.   When an…

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PAL video settings and HDTV

Hey folks, My name is Kevin Meyer (gamertag: doulWeapons) and I’m on the test team for some of the Xbox 360’s system software like the dashboard and the guide. I’m going to talk a little bit about the exciting world of PAL video modes!  Well, maybe it’s not that exciting, but some users have had…

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Digimask and Xbox Live Vision

The Team Xbox crew recently sat down for an interview with Digimask.  The article is a good read, but what I find exciting are the images they captured for the in-game players.  These are awesome! I have an affinity for the camera as I was part of the team that brought it to reality over…

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New System Update & More Backwards Compat Games

We posted two updates last night.   New System Update:   This update has no new features.  It only addresses a font issue that consoles with a language set to Chinese would have seen. (System Version for this new update is 2.0.2858)   There are no other changes in this build.  In fact there were…

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