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Best Method to Stream Local Network Video over XBox 360

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Good Morning All -

After trying a few things, I'm trying to find the best way to stream video from my local computer onto my HDTV through my Xbox 360.

I own an Xbox 360 (with hard drive) which is about 2 years old, but on the latest dashboard.  I also have a home computer (Windows 7 x64 Pro - loaded hardware) with about 3tb of video files on it (I work in multimedia) which is connected to the same hard wired network as the Xbox 360.  

Until recently, I used a Boxee Box to play all of my media on my TV.  It worked great until it died a couple of days ago :(.  Until it's replaced (if replaced), I'm trying to get streaming working through my Xbox 360.  

Initially, I set up Windows Media Center on the home computer and added the Xbox as an Extender.  It successfully recognised it so I added all of my media folders.  After doing this, Windows Media Center froze (even after waiting overnight.)  I tried to access it from my Xbox and it, too froze to where after launching Windows Media Center I couldn't move from "Movies" or whatever category it goes to by default.    I think I have too much for it to handle, perhaps.

Here's what I've tried or thinking of trying -

- Removed all media folders and added just a few - still froze when trying to index (i guess)

- Installed 3rd party software "PS3 Media Server" but haven't set up yet.  Would this work better?

- Looked in Xbox Marketplace for perhaps another video app, but couldn't find one that would stream local files

The file types I stream are AVI, MKV, and sometimes a few others.

Suggestions?  Thanks!
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Windows Media Center will freeze for a long time as you have said it is trying to index everything. I currently watch my videos through my 360 from my Media Center or from my NAS directly. Just so you know, streaming works well, but the indexing and cataloging need a lot more improvement.

here are 2 different links on how to get MK4 to play on the 360:
http://carbonize.co.uk/wp/2011/05/14/play-mkv-on-xbox-360/
http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/threads/how-to-play-mkv-video-files-on-xbox-360.582151/
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