Sunday, December 03, 2006

Zune software for XBox 360 digital media sharing

Microsoft has replaced Windows Media Player 11 with Zune as the digital media sharing software of choice for the XBox 360. You can download a copy of the Zune software here. The basics steps are as follows:

  1. Step 1: Download Zune software.

  2. Step 2: Launch Zune.

  3. Step 3: Turn on media sharing.

  4. Step 4: Removing Existing Connection.

  5. Step 5: Configure your Xbox 360.

The setup takes a while even on my 512 kbps broadband connection and once everything was installed, it prompted me to restart my computer. After logging back in, I turned on media sharing in Zune to enable sharing my pictures, music and video with the XBox 360 - this feature is configured a lot better in Zune than in Windows Media Player.

Once I had it all hooked up, I connected my laptop to my XBox 360 and took it for a spin. The verdict - amazing and smooth integration between the digital media on my laptop and the XBox 360 with fantastic ability to start/stop/play my digital content with ease. Highly recommended.


Anonymous said...

This is MightySkate from 360i Thanks for the heads up Mav :) and i've just bookmarked you site and like your reviews. Well done mate.
But i have one question, are you able to play dvix movies on your 360 through the Zune s/w?

Maverick24 said...

Thanks MS for visiting and leaving your comments. Actually I tried and got divs to work with TVersity (not Zune) after some effort but didnt really get the smooth picture I was looking forward to. It could have to do with the wireless router I used to stream the DIVX movie - but I really didnt get a chance to troubleshoot. Now I use the Encode360 software to create WMV's and burn it to DVD and play back on the Xbox - a real pain till M$oft adds support for Divx codecs.