The official movie player for the HD DVD Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 offers multimedia features like the Xbox predecessor. The console is compatible with various optical disc formats: DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD R / RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, and JPEG Photo CD. The console has the ability to play music CDs or play DVD movies. The music contained on a CD can be stored on the hard drive of the console. Some mp3 players (iPod or Zune) can be used on your computer, thanks to its USB 2.0 ports. Another important capability of the Xbox 360, the content of a photographic camera can be viewed on the computer. In the Elite and Premium packages, your hard disc containing songs from some artists, a small video of the design process from the console, and promotional films.
The images contained in a storage unit (hard disk or flash memory) can be viewed on the Xbox 360, and perform slideshows of photo collections with various transition effects. Photographic content stored on servers or computers, can also be played on the Xbox 360 using the Windows Media Center (it is essential to have a network connection).
The Xbox 360 supports WMV video format, as well as the high definition H.264, MPEG-4, and PlaysForSure WMV WMV video. The update of autumn 2007, the Dashboard will add support for playback of video format MPEG-4 ASP. At the end of 2007, a new firmware update to the console, it adds support for playback of video format MPEG-Part 2, which is used by DivX and Xvid.
Since the launch of the Xbox 360, Microsoft will support the format of high definition movies HD DVD. On November 17, 2006 was officially released on HD DVD player for the Xbox 360, the device had an initial cost of 200 in the U.S. market, the package includes a film, installation disc, remote control and power supply. 64 The computer has a USB connector cable which connects to the USB ports on the Xbox 360. On the other hand, the player can be used on a personal computer through the USB connector, which allows users to play content from HD DVD or DVD into the PC.
After the commercial failure of the HD DVD format and the cessation of manufacture of this, the reader of HD DVD for Xbox 360 suffered the same fate, being discontinued and being able to sell the last units available for purchase in stores at a low cost of manufacture.
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