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No Love for Media Center in Fall Update for Xbox 360

November 30, 2007

More of the details for the Xbox 360 2007 Fall Update were announced by the Xbox team today. Interestingly, the Xbox 360 now supports playback of DivX and Quicktime (H.264 and MPEG 4) encoded video files from the Xbox Dashboard… BUT NOT WHEN USED AS A MEDIA CENTER EXTENDER.

In the last Xbox dashboard update, when video playback functionality was added to the Dashboard but not Media Center Extender, I bought the explanation that these were two different applications. I figured this might explain some lag in development. But now another half year has passed and still no support for additional video formats when using the Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender.

Does Microsoft take seriously the use of the Xbox as a Media Center Extender? Just asking!

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2 Comments
  1. Unknown permalink

    Way to go Microsoft.  You’ve once again proved that you are completely out of touch with your customer base.  Windows Media Center could be such a great product; but your contiunous neglect for features that users have been clamoring for will make people look for alternative solutions.  Media Center will never be the main stream product you want it to be if you keep making decisions like this.

  2. Tom permalink

    I have been waiting for over a year and a half for Microsoft to get this right.  They can support it on the zune!!!! why the hell can’t they support it in an XBOX360 as an extender!  It is pure BS.  Come on Microsoft get it right!

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