intimate 1 dating Xbox 360 not updating video library

Not sure if this is the best forum for this topic, but it kind of goes across several topics, so thats why its posted here. It works great and I've had no problems with any hardware or software.

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It allows me to access my video and music files directly from the Xbox dashboard (ie I don't need Media Center).

It works great - everything plays without lag, and as soon as I move a file into one of the directories thats shared through WMC2, its instantly available on my xbox (note that the xbox connects to the computer through a wireless network). Make sure that "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed..." is checked. Reboot So I did find a way to get this to work without using Windows Media Player (WMP)... If you open "Computer" (aka My Computer), Music, Pictures, ect.. You will notice that there is a "Libraries" folder in which Documents, Music, Pictures, and Vidoes is listed..

After installing Win7, I was disappointed to learn that WMC2 was no longer supported and could not be installed. this is the same Libraries that WMP uses will you add the its libraries.

I tried using Windows Media Center, but found it unacceptably slow. Right click on any of the above mentioned sub folders in the Libraries folder and select "Properties." In the properties dialog you will find a button that says "Include a folder...," this is where you can select any folder on any drive and the contents of that folder will be shared with Xbox 360, provided that you have allowed it access to your computer via the Network and Sharing Center.

On the xbox, I would try to open a folder full of files, and end up sitting there looking at the hourglass for 30 sec. Wait to reboot until after verifying folders shared are part of index. The only catch to this method (because there always is something) is that if you add or delete files in that folder which you added to the Libraries, it seems the library will not be updated with those changes. Make sure that "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed..." is checked. Reboot So I did find a way to get this to work without using Windows Media Player (WMP)... If you open "Computer" (aka My Computer), Music, Pictures, ect.. You will notice that there is a "Libraries" folder in which Documents, Music, Pictures, and Vidoes is listed..

Hard to believe, given that WMC2 was pretty much instantaneous when opening the exact same folder. Now make sure that the folder/files you're trying to access are part of the index. But if you access that folder via the Lbraries (as you can see all the files from that folder there) and then you add, delete or edit files, those changes are updated. this is the same Libraries that WMP uses will you add the its libraries.

Next, I realized I could still browse Windows 7 files from the Xbox dashboard by sharing them with "Everyone" and then adding them to my "Videos" library. So as long as you always remember to do everything from within the Libraries folder, you should be fine. wish I could get WMP 11 back on Win7, 12 seems to be missing a lot of features that use to be there. Right click on any of the above mentioned sub folders in the Libraries folder and select "Properties." In the properties dialog you will find a button that says "Include a folder...," this is where you can select any folder on any drive and the contents of that folder will be shared with Xbox 360, provided that you have allowed it access to your computer via the Network and Sharing Center.

Its way way faster than Media Center, and from the xbox's point of view, works exactly the same as WMC2 did on XP. This is better than having to open WMP everytime but still seems like I should just be able to share a folder and update files in that folder and have the Xbox access it... System Manufacturer/Model Number Apple Macbook Pro (April 2009) OS W7 Ult. Wait to reboot until after verifying folders shared are part of index. The method described by Etzel is exactly what I used to finally get my files to show up on the xbox. But then I ran into the same problem he did apparently - refreshing of files.

This has been working great, except for the following (which the meat of my question here): When I add a file to one of the shared folders, it doesn't immediately show up on my Xbox. x64 | OS X CPU Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo 2.93Ghz [T9800 Penryn] Motherboard NVIDIA n Force 730i Rev. Attachment 68837 Now make sure that the folder/files you're trying to access are part of the index. What I finally got to work reliably was removing and then re-adding the shared folder to the "Videos" library. Its a pretty cheezy thing to have to do, but its the only thing I've found that works repeatedly.

For instance, I can have a folder full of video files that all show up on the xbox, but if I add a new video to that directory on the computer, it won't show up on the xbox until (usually) the following day. I've tried a lot of different things, but haven't yet resolved this. B1 [Mac-F2268EC8 (U2E1)] Memory 4096MB Samsung DDR3 Dual Channel [PC3-8500F 1066Mhz] Graphics Card NVIDIA Ge Force 9600M GT 512MB [G96M Rev. Like Etzel, I think there's definitely something broken here.

More info: -The folder and all of its contents (except for the recently added file) are showing up on the xbox, so it can't be a folder sharing/permissions issue -The file does eventually show up (and plays) on the xbox, so it can't be a file format issue -When I move the file into one of the shared directories, it immediately shows up in my "Videos" library on the Win7 machine, but not on the xbox -If I boot into XP, which has WMC2 running, I can see the file on the xbox immediately -I know other people share media to the xbox using WMP, but seeing as my sharing is working except for one small annoyance, I don't see the point in using WMP - especially given that I've read dozens of posts from people having the exact same issue in WMP (ie files not updating to remote devices without them manually opening and closing WMP). C1] Sound Card SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB | Onboard Realtek (Disabled) Monitor(s) Displays Acer x223wbd 22" | Apple Anti-Glare 17" (Disabled) Screen Resolution {Current} 1440x900 {Acer} 1680x1050 {Apple} 1920x1200 Keyboard Logitech G-15v2 [PN 920-000379] Mouse Logitech G-9 [PN 910-000338] PSU Magsafe Case Aluminum/Unibody (MBP52) Cooling 2 x 6000 RPM Fans Hard Drives {Internal} Seagate Momentus 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM [ST9320421AS] {Externals} La Cie 320GB USB 2.0 HDD [301284UR] La Cie 750GB USB 2.0 FW400 e SATA HDD [301314U] La Cie 1TB USB 2.0 HDD [301304UR] Internet Speed 12Mbps/2.5Mbps w/ 24Mbps Speed Boost [Comcast] Other Info Logitech X-540 Speakers [PN 970223-0122] Sennheiser PC-151 Headset Hey darkmatter, thanks for the reply. The problem is that I use a small utility to automatically move files from my video editing drive to my shared drive once they finish processing, so I don't manually move them into the folder (or library). Windows XP in concert with WMC2 had no problem instantly refreshing while using little or no system resources.