I've been able to watch any .MKV file 720p/1080P. My resolution is set to 1280 X 1024 as well. My system is a Quad-Core 2.4 with 3 gigs ram. Here is what I have installed on a plain Windows XP SP2 system. Follow this guide and you should be able to play anthing with no or very little buffering interuptions.
1. Start with a fresh install of Win Xp. If you can;t do that, make sure you uninstall any and all CodeEx you already have. Then make sure to reboot.
2. Install dot net 3.5
3. Install TVersity (the newest version 22.214.171.124 RC4) and Install the included Codex but make sure you Do NOT install the FFDshow.
4. Install FDDSHow (ffdshow rev 2079) seperately, make sure to grab the newest version you can find, there should be a 2008 Release for either Aug or Sept of 2008.
5. Install the Haali Media Splitter
6. Install Media Player 11
7. Reboot Machine
1. set the playbay Device to Xbox360
2. Max Disk Space to use 16000 MB
3 Leave everythign else in general as default
1. When to Transcode, Set to Never
2. Resolution 1290 X 1024 is fine you can adjust if needed.
3. Enable to user Directshow for windows media encoding
4. Windows Media 8
5. Optimize for Quality
6. Connection: Wired 100MBs, Connection Quality: High
7. Compression: Minimum
8. Check decode as fast as possible
1. Add a folder that only contains .MKV files and set it to transcode to: Only when needed!
2. Add a folder for MP4 or WMV files, and set the transcode option to: N/A
The buffering issue is mainly because it can;t transcode fast enough to stream the converted .mkv file to .wmv. Unless you have a super computer buffering will always occur. Howver, I found a work aroudn that allows you to watch a movie all the way though with out having the 2-4 min buffer thoughout teh film.
1. Start a .mkv movie. It will buffer for about 10-15 seconds.
2. As soon as you see the movie play, immediately Pause the movie. Then goto the pc that it is streaming on.
3. Open TVersity and select the Status Tab.
4. You will see to lines, one for Streaming and one for Transcoding.
5. keep the movie paused until the Transcoding percentage is at least 5% greater than the Streaming percentage. I usually leave a 5-10 percent buffer but you can mess around with that depening on your machien speed, you may need a bigger buffer.
6. Go back to your Xbox 360, and un-pause.
7. You will now be able to watch the movie without any buffering.
8. Buffering my occur 30 or 40 mins into the movie and if so, just repeat steps 2 - 5
This method is not 100% perfect as it does require you to initially puase the movie and wait until the movie has tiem to pre-transcode. I'd say it is still a heck of a lot faster than converting your .MKV files into MP4s!
Let me know if this helps.
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