(total_ass @ jan. 21 2005,22:02 Wrote:xbmc will live forever on my xbox.
though many here are forgetting that xbmc is limited to the xbox's power. as higher and higher quality is demanded, especially with blu-ray on its way, the xbox will soon become obsolete due to it being incapable of playing these super-high quality media.
well not beeing a very smart at that area. i expect that the drives that will take blueray will be in the same interface protocoll as normal dvd drives(atapi). witch means that we can replace the xbox drive with a blueray drive.
the blueray discs will use several codec that would have to be supported to run.
as from what i see mpg4 is allready supported.but not sure about mpg4 high profile.
maby the xbox 1 dosent even have the cpu to display such
they will also include mpeg-2 support for playback of hdtv recordings and dvds.
Quote:the blu-ray disc association (bda) is still in the process of finalizing the bd-rom specification, but they have stated that mpeg-4 avc high profile (previously called frext) and microsoft's vc-1 video codec (the proposed smpte standard based on wmv9) will be mandatory. they will also include mpeg-2 support for playback of hdtv recordings and dvds. please note that this simply means that all blu-ray players and recorders will have to support playback of these video codecs, it will still be up to the movie studios to decide which video codec(s) they use for their releases. the bda expects the bd-rom specification to be finished some time in the beginning of 2005.