Useful FAQ for configuring an Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender

I have been asked several questions recently related to setting up an Xbox 360 with a Windows XP Media Center 2005 system for use as a Media Center Extender. I recently found a pretty good FAQ page that is posted on the Media Center site that I wanted to link to here. Specifically, the following topics are covered:

  • Networking issues, including wireless network configurations
  • Installation requirements on the Media Center PC
  • Supported video and audio formats that can be played back on the Xbox 360
  • Adding music, pictures and videos on the Xbox 360 console

There are also several other topics covered in this FAQ. I encourage you to take a look at this page if you run into any questions about what features are available with an Xbox 360 Media Center Extender or about how to setup an Xbox 360 to act as an Extender.

There are also some useful links on the Xbox site related to Media Center and PC connectivity issues: