Media Playing Options

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by mixinluv2u, May 21, 2009.

  1. Xbox (original)

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  1. mixinluv2u

    mixinluv2u GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 20, 2007
    United States
    I have several options to get downloaded video playback onto my TV in the living room now, but I am not sure which one is the best. Maybe some of you with more experience can give me some insight.

    1) Original Xbox (component cable)
    I have a modded original xbox that I used for a long time. I loved how easily it can stream videos from a networked PC and how many different file formats it can play. For the most part this is good. It can play DivX/XviD movies along with .srt subtitles no problem, although having to turn on the PC to stream is sometimes bothersome.

    2) Wii (component cable)
    I just recently started to use GeeXbox on the Wii for video playback without expecting too much. To my surprise it's actually pretty decent. it doesn't play the anime fansub episodes, but on normal DivX/Xvid movies and tv episode it played surprisingly well. with .srt subtitles to boot!! I plug my USB harddrive for this.

    so my question is, which of my setups will give me better quality video do you think??
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Hard one.

    First even the stock 8 gig drive (note you can format some of the later ones to 10 gigs) will hold enough viewing for an evening or two and FTP is fast enough to do it all within 10-20 minutes so do not be so quick to discount the xbox.

    Quality: for me it comes down to ease of use, if your xbox has a remote then that one every time.
    The wii is good but it lacks polish at present, I expect it will overtake the xbox though within a year (probably more like 6 months).
    Going for quality xbox if only because of the nicer filters, this being said you will have to stare long and hard to tell the difference in quality.
  3. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    I don't have a XBox, but I do have a Wii.
    I bought a 1TB HD for the USB ISO Loader, but when I heard about GeexBox, I decided to put my series/movies on it too.
    Never regretted it, works like a charm.
    The interface isn't that user-friendly, but the actual playing is superb.
    SRT files are supported too.
    My Wii is running more multimedia then games atm [​IMG]

    1 question though, is Geexbox still being developed?
  4. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    orignal XBOX as above the REMOTE and XBMC it just kills everything else ...being able to pull streams or files from other sources (including remote sources via the net) as well as play them straight off disk and the variety of formats it can handle just kills anything thats out on the Wii Dead in the water ..have you tried watching a DVD on the Wii ?! it sucks pretty hard for choppy playback most of the time [​IMG]