what does MPEG-4 Part MPEG-4 part2 support mean for 360?

oakie

Active Member
I see in the new updAte MPEG-4 part2 video support is being added
*Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 8 Mbps, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.
Does this mean we will be able to play popular internet divx/xvid with out the transcoders?

There is also H.264 support aswell
*H.264 video support: Up to 15 Mbps, Baseline, Main, and High (up to level 4.1) Profiles with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.
 

oakie

Active Member
I hope i does, as in my opinion this is one area the 360 is lacking - although transcoding on the fly works it was still a PITA.
 

TheFreeJaffa

Active Member
This could be bloody interesting! I have a stack of XvID video files that are begging to be played via the 360 (without transcoding them first).
 

tscotsman

Active Member
surely this means that avi work work now. hopefully someone can confirm this.
 

SibTiger33

Well-known Member
Surely they tease us? Why only 2 channel audio?
I want to play my MKV files with 5.1!

dont we all :-(

and apparently the support is now limited to 10mbps and not 15mbps as originally stated
if it doesnt support mkv files well then I guess u would need to demux the files and remux them with 2 channel audio or maybe the 5.1 audio will get downsampled when played back on the 360?

either way i personally think that the latest update in regard to codecs was released primarily for the m arketplace

i.e im guessing that in the future the downloads on the market place will be mpeg2/264. (would solve alot of problems with regard to hd space)
 

mossesque

Active Member
http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/09/xbox-360-now-with-h-264-mpeg-4-playsforsure/

"".....totally missed some of the finest points of all in Microsoft's Xbox 360 spring Dashboard update: they're totally tricking out the video (finally!). No longer will we be confined to our very least favorite video codec, WMV -- the new update will enable Windows Media Connect or Media Center streaming MPEG-4 up to 8Mbps, H.264 up to 15Mbps, and PlaysForSure WMV videos (and, as we understand it, PlaysForSure audio as well). Wow, finally we can actually use the 360 to play video that wasn't recorded off our Media Center or converted by our Zune software (cough, hack). See, was that so hard, Microsoft? Now just hold on to your asses until the week of May 7th, Xbox fans........""

Getting there...

Sorry just seen other posts.
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
Is it just me or does this seem pointless as long as it can't handle AC3 5.1 audio? Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't this update only allow playback in stereo i.e. it won't play any x264 AC3 DD5.1 files? That's a huge gripe for me if it's true. I'll probably carry on using transcode 360 which handles AC3 5.1 perfectly well
 

SibTiger33

Well-known Member
Is it just me or does this seem pointless as long as it can't handle AC3 5.1 audio? Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't this update only allow playback in stereo i.e. it won't play any x264 AC3 DD5.1 files? That's a huge gripe for me if it's true. I'll probably carry on using transcode 360 which handles AC3 5.1 perfectly well

i guess once the update is out we will soon see - im guessing more video marketplace stuff will be available in 264 and that the reason for the codec update was not primilary for our own use i.e playing back our own material etc.

but mainly for the playback of marketplace material - thats my guess anyway.

else as u say - it wouldnt make sense to have a codec with HD compatiabilities but then leave out 5.1 sound???
 

Stephen Neal

Distinguished Member
Isn't the MPEG4 and H264 support so that people can play the video on their iPods etc on an XBox 360 when they're connected?
 

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