If you’ve ever wished you could watch a video or listen to music on your Xbox 360 you have several options. One is to put your data on a portable harddrive or USB device and actually plug it into your 360. But if you have your Xbox hooked into your home network, why not stream the content over your exising setup?
There are several options available to stream media content via a UPnP device. If you have a Windows based PC, you probably have Microsoft Media Player 11. Built right in is the ability to stream movies and music. Of course, if you wanted to view pictures or internet feeds, this program wouldn’t be enough. Recently Google launched their Media Server. After a quick test it was uninstalled and I went with my tried and true application. TVersity.
TVersity is an open source all-in-one media server. I can stream music and listen to it while I play games. I can watch movies located on my computer’s hard drive. I can view pictures and set them as backgrounds for my dashboard. I can even manage downloadable podcasts and videos and watch them at my leasure. TVersity has met my needs in all these areas. And the best part, it’s free and easy to set up.
Check it out. Comment back what you think. Version 1.0 is right around the corner and I can’t wait to see what they do with it.