Watching Videos on the Xbox 360
One of the most lamented aspects of the almost-perfect Xbox 360 media experience is the trouble folks have getting videos running on the device. However, from Videora, the same good people involved with PSPVideo9, comes a conversion application.
Videora's Xbox 360 Conversion software takes AVI, DivX, XviD, and QuickTime files and converts them to your choice of WMV, MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 format. We just grabbed a copy from Videora's website to give this a try, so there's more to follow. We're really intrigued by the $30 companion software that allows for "ITvCasting"; it appears that you can use RSS to subscribe to videos in WMV format and have them automatically downloaded to your WMCE PC for streaming on the 360. [HDBeat]
More and more I'm convinced that a PC in the closet will be feeding a device in the living room. It's just a nice bonus that this particular device plays games as well. Some of the solutions are a little Rube Goldberg-ian (like this) but the future is bright.