I tried using TVersity when I was still using my xbox but for some reason I was not able to make it work back then. Recently I remembered I haven' t given it another try since I got my htpc. And I got it working easily.
What is TVersity?
Wikipedia Wrote:TVersity is a software package that allows a PC to stream content to set-top devices (or htpc's - jeroen), such as the Xbox 360, regardless of the limitations of the set-top device. For example, the Xbox 360 does not support certain codecs or Internet videos such as YouTube. TVersity encodes the video on the PC into a compatible codec and then streams it to the device.
The project specifically aims to:
* Deliver any media to any device
* Provide a Personal Entertainment Guide (PEG) by allowing users to create a personalized lineup of channels.
* Provide Content Guides by making it easy to access links via organized lists of multimedia content
* Multimedia Social Networking - allowing users to share links with other users
While built from open source components, the project as a whole is not (except for the bundled codecs), though the download is currently free to home users.
Using TVersity makes it very easy to subscribe to online content using RSS feeds or stream URL's and make them available on your playback device. It also allows you to stream your local content, but as XBMC already provides a great way of doing this, this is less useful to XBMC users. However, this may be a good solution for XBOX users to play their HD content on the XBOX by using TVersity's transcoder.
1. Download TVersity from http://tversity.com/
2. By default the program already provides some channels which are presented on the "guide" screen"
3. In the "Library" screen you can add and manage your subscriptions. This can include media rss feeds, youtube, google video, flickr, etc.
4. In the "Settings" screen make sure the playback device is set to "automatically detect"
5. At "Home Network" you can set the IP adress of your playback device, or leave this blank to make the content available to all of the devices connected to your network.
6. In the "port" field set it to "3689"
7. In XBMC add a new source and browse for a new share
8. Select "UPnP Devices"
9. A result should come up named "computername : TVersity Media Server". Select it.
10. In your video files you can now select and browse the content defined on your Tversity Media Server.
11. If no results come up for UPnP deviced make sure UPnP is enable in XBMC and on the machine you are streaming content from. You can easily test this by using this small application: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-D...35-5.shtml
12. I have read reports that say problems may occur if you also have UPnP sharing set up with Windows Mediaplayer or the Zune software. UAC may give troubles in Vista. Also make sure your firewall allows TVersity to stream to your network devices.
13. Look for some nice media feeds that interest you. There's some nice stuff to find. TVersity will download and update your sources in the background, so it can take a while before the content you set shows up in xbmc. Here are some of mine:
* G4TV (easily subscribe by using the tversity buttons)
* ViewmyTV (easily subscribe by using the tversity buttons)
* TED talks
* Discovery Channel casts
* Revision3 podcasts
* National Geographic podcasts
* Pixel Perfect (photoshop stuff)
Anyway, this will depend on your interests. For examples you can also use the channels that are available in Miro or iTunes (although I don't know if you can view the adresses in iTunes)
Anyway, I hope this will interest or be helpful to some of you, I hope I didn't leave anything out.