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What I am looking for is a free and open source solution. If the distro I use matters, it is Open SUSE. VLC supports only WMV1&2.

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Look up DLNA. I don't know what packages on OpenSUSE would provide it, but it's your best bet. Under Ubuntu, DLNA is provided by the package Rygel (although there is a plug in for Rhythmbox called Coherence).

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I agree. There's a few DNLA/Xbox360 apps. I've used some (though not on Unix) and I'm yet to find one where HD streams really look HD. Essentially when you get this hooked up it will show up as a video source in your library that you can connect to. – mendicant Aug 10 '10 at 20:12
Thanks. I looked it up and uShare looks promising. – James Aug 11 '10 at 17:02
One DLNA alternative is PS3 media server ps3mediaserver.org (It says PS#, but it works with Xbox) – Not Now Jan 22 '13 at 19:10

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