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    HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    i just got X360MeditServe working in Gutsy, then i wrote a shell script to start the program on boot

    Step 1: download x360MediaServe v.0.0.2
    Code:
    wget http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/x360mediaserve/x360mediaserve-0.0.2.tar.gz
    Step 2: Unpackage the .tar.gz
    Code:
    tar -xzvf x360mediaserve-0.0.2.tar.gz
    Step 3: (Optional) Rename the folder to .x360MediaServe (i did it to make it hidden in my /home folder and to make everything look neater)
    Code:
    mv "x360mediaserve-0.0.2" ".x360MediaServe"
    Code:
    cd ./.x360MediaServe
    Step 4: create a script named x360MediaServe.sh in ~/.x360MediaServe and paste this into it
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    cd "~/.x360MediaServe";
    ./start
    Quote Originally Posted by Edited
    if you don't know how to create a file from the right click menu in a nautilus window, here is the equivalent commands from the command line

    first, make the file
    Code:
    gedit ~/.x360MediaServe/x360MediaServe.sh
    paste the shell script from the box above, then save and exit
    make it executable
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x x360MediaServe.sh
    Step 5: make the script start every boot from System>Preferences>Sessions
    Name: x360MediaServe
    Command: ~/.x360MediaServe/x360MediaServe.sh
    Comment: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    Step 6A: edit config.xml
    Code:
    gedit config.xml
    paste this into it, making sure to tailor it to your system
    Code:
    <Configuration>
    	<FriendlyName>Name</FriendlyName>
    	<MusicDir>Your Music Folder</MusicDir>
    	<PCMOutput>0</PCMOutput>
    </Configuration>
    remember to edit the bold parts. the name is what you will see on your 360 when you connect to your computer

    Step 6B: alternatively, you can go to http://127.0.0.1:7000/configure and set it up, i preferred to edit config.xml, but to each their own.

    you're finsished. now you can reboot or hit Alt+F2 and type
    Code:
    /home/<Username>/.x360MediaServe/start
    , wait a few minutes*, then try finding your computer with your 360

    * i have roughly 23Gb of music in my ~/Music folder, and it took about two minutes for x360MediaServe to load it all
    Last edited by Sonic Reducer; July 5th, 2008 at 06:00 AM. Reason: clarified step, fixed path to run with Alt+F2

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    This is definitely going to work for Hardy right?

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    Why not just use TwonkyMedia? http://www.twonkymedia.com/

    Very easy, very effective

    You can stream videos, pictures, AND music.

    Also, if you download the "linux manual install" the "free trial" never expires...

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    It doesn't appear to scan my music either right now....

    Anybody else get this?

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    does this find meta tags for music sorting? does twonkymedia? i currently use ushare, which just dumps everything into an unsorted mess

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    how do you create the script?
    (step 4?)

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    @Sonic Reducer, works great. Thanks for the write up!

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    twonky is not a free program, and x360mediashare is free. you might not have to pay for it if you install it a certain way, but i don't like the idea of being supposed to pay for something that is free with windows.

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    Neither this or twonky show up on my 360.

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    Re: HOWTO: Stream music to your Xbox 360

    look under the current session tab in Sessions (system>preferences>sessions) and see if you see the process going

    if you do and still don't see anything click this link http://127.0.0.1:7000/configure and configure x360ms again.

    i'm not an expert on this by any means, maybe i just got lucky setting it up

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