I have a mac mini running OS X 10.5 that is filled with movies and I am looking for a good way to stream them to and Xbox 360?
Anyone have any suggestions for a media server (UPnP) for mac?
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I installed Macports for the Mac.
Once you successfully do this, install/port ushare, edit the config file with DIRS you wish to share, Xbox IP and Port. Then start streaming to your Xbox 360. :D
--You need to run ushare as a daemon, otherwise if you close the terminal running it the process will stop streaming :(
I just found two small apps for OS X that seem to handle what I am looking for, though they aren't free:
So far Rivet is working so well out of the box that I'm considering plunking down the $18 for it.
Vuze now supports XBOX 360 streaming (and it's free). I'm simply not sure if the torrent aspect of the app will turn you off. It's transcode algorithms are pretty good, in that it will convert the file on the fly, and using a wifi connection the XBOX detects the VUZE server easily. It does flatten out folders however.
Amahi is software that runs on a dedicated PC as a central computer for your home. It handles your entertainment, storage, and computing needs. You can store, organize and deliver your recorded TV shows, videos and music to media devices in your network. Share them locally or safely around the world. And it's expandable with a multitude of one-click install apps.
I tried both Rivet and Connect360. Rivet was better than Connect360 as it allowed videos to be organised in subdirectories, however it is now a discontinued product.
Occasionally my Xbox was unable to connect to my Macbook running either Connect360 or Rivet, so I tried PS3 Media Server. Despite the deceptive name it works very well for streaming videos from OSX to Xbox360.I've had no problems with it after several months of use.