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Step by step guide to share Movies from Windows7 laptop and Play from Xbox 360

December 15, 2011

I just purchased new Xbox 360. We can use window center to connect to window7 laptop and play various kinds of media through xbox by connected to laptop. But somehow it was not able to play .avi file. The extender interface might now supporting this media format. There is one more option to play avi media by sharing the media streaming as follows.

1) Go to Control Panel —>Network and Sharing Center

2) Select the advanced sharing settings as shown below.

3) Go to Media streaming option and turn it on.

4) Tune the sharing options as per your convenience as shown below.

Now you are ready to run your moves from you xbox. To run your movie copy it to windows media Library directory which is under folder by default.

Go back to xbox go to media tab and open the video player. You should be able to see your avi file and play it from there.

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