I watch a few Video Blogs or vlogs on and off. The GottaBeMobile‘s InkShow is one of my favorite. I usually download these and watch it on my Tablet PC.
With the latest fall update of Xbox 360 and the new Windows Media Player 11 now it is possible to stream video in wmv format from the PC to the 360. So I thought why not watch these shows on my big screen HDTV.
Well with the InkShow it was no problem as the show is in wmv format. The show looked OK on the TV but it would be better if the show was in HD. Hmm… Anyway check out this blog post for step by step instructions on how to stream videos to 360 using WMP 11.
But with some other show which are in different formats like mov it takes a bit more work. Check out this article on Joystiq on how to transcode these to wmv. I tried this for an mov file but somehow the audio was not there in the resulting wmv. Have to look in to it. But looks doable.
Anyway I think I should look out for some HD video blogs. Should be fun to watch those on the TV.
With WMP 11 it is also possible to view photos on my HDTV. This is really cool. The photos look great in HD. Plus streaming music is cool too. I could not do it previously as Windows Media Connect never worked on my Tablet PC for some reason.