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Posted: Thu, 13th Sep 2007, 7:17am

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cory

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I love Video Wrap - it's way easier to encode video for all my different devices than ever. However, two things are bothering me:

1. Can we get some user-customizable options for target directory? I'd like to set VideoWrap up to always save my completed files to the same folder. Having to change it every time is kind of a pain.

2. I converted a video to play on my Xbox 360, and it was converted to .mpg format. Xbox 360 doesn't play MPG files; it only plays mp4 or wmv. Maybe this is a regional difference between Region 1 and Region 2, I don't know. But I thought it bore mentioning. (I used the iPod for TV setting and it worked like a charm. Looks great).
Posted: Thu, 13th Sep 2007, 8:41am

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Cogz

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Hi Cory,

Regarding your first question, I'll add it to a list of features we want to add in the future since that seems like a good idea other users would like to see.

I've looked on the Xbox360 site, and it should play mpeg-2 files. The template encodes it into a vob mpeg-2 container type, here is the list of what it supports which was obtained from:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/pcsetup/xboxmediafaq.htm

The following types of media are supported when using Windows Media Center with the Xbox 360 console:

Video
  • Windows Media Video (WMV) 7, WMV 8, and WMV 9
    • Maximum resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p)
    • Windows Media Audio Standard or Windows Media Audio Pro audio
    • WMV content may be Windows Media DRM-protected
  • MPEG-1 with MPEG-1 layer I or II audio
  • MPEG-2
    • Maximum resolution of 1920x1080 (1080i)
    • AC-3 or MPEG-1 layer I or II audio
  • WMV Image 1 (Photo Story 1 & 2), and WMV Image 2 (Photo Story 3)

Audio
  • Windows Media Audio (WMA) 7 through WMA 9
    • WMA Standard content may be Windows Media DRM-protected
  • WMA Professional
    • WMA Professional content may be Windows Media DRM-protected
  • WMA Lossless
    • Windows Media DRM protected WMA Lossless is not supported
  • MP3
  • Other formats that have a DirectShow decoder installed on the host computer that outputs pulse code modulation (PCM) audio
Perhaps adding in the option to convert to either mpeg-2 or wmv might be wise. Again, I'll see what I can do about adding this into a future update for you.

Glad you're liking the software, let us know if you have any other ideas or thoughts on it.
Posted: Fri, 14th Sep 2007, 10:38pm

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cory

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Ah, I see now. The difference is that I am not using Media Center to stream from PC to Xbox; the information on the website is a little outdated. Nowadays you have the option of using Windows Media Player 11 or Zune software to stream to the Xbox. if you are using these, the preferred format is MP4 video (hence, I used the iPod settings and it worked perfectly.