XB1 *MIGHT* NOT support MP3 or WME either...

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#1 Edited by Netherscourge (16327 posts) -
#2 Edited by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

Well, you do need a really fast PC to decode an MP3 file. I remember doing it in 1999 with my Pentium 75MHz.

#3 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149514 posts) -

LOL....now that's funny.

#4 Posted by freedomfreak (38225 posts) -

Man, that's just lame.

#5 Edited by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

You are misleading people. The guy makes no mention of MP3. He only says that it won't work as a Media Center Extender.

#6 Posted by Netherscourge (16327 posts) -

So, if this holds true, neither NEXT-GEN console will support MP3 playback.

+The PS4 also won't support DLNA.

+The XB1 also won't support Windows Media Extender.

True Next-Gen, apparently, is all subscription internet-streaming services and very little on-console computation outside of games.

Awesome.

/s

#7 Posted by Basinboy (10929 posts) -

Gotta get paid, bro. Outdating content is the quickest way to get there.

Welcome to the future, where SaaS and PaaS are the laws of the jungle.

#8 Posted by Netherscourge (16327 posts) -
#9 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

Dropping WME support was known about months ago.

Still no answer on MP3 or DLNA.

#10 Posted by shawn30 (4291 posts) -
#11 Posted by NineTailedGoku (1927 posts) -
#12 Posted by Senor_Kami (8258 posts) -

The first Tweet was recanted.

What is WME anyways? I always thought it was just a frontend for DLNA (a front end still based around menus like regular DLNA). As long as DLNA is still there, I'm good.

#13 Posted by charizard1605 (54463 posts) -

So the 3DS is the only gaming system next gen that supports MP3?

Lawl

#14 Posted by Netherscourge (16327 posts) -

I updated the title, pending MajorNelson's confirmation.

The first Tweet was recanted.

What is WME anyways? I always thought it was just a frontend for DLNA (a front end still based around menus like regular DLNA). As long as DLNA is still there, I'm good.

Windows Media Extender - lets you stream media (music, videos, etc...) from your Xbox to windows or any other WME device on your network.

#15 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

The first Tweet was recanted.

What is WME anyways? I always thought it was just a frontend for DLNA (a front end still based around menus like regular DLNA). As long as DLNA is still there, I'm good.

WDE is a device that streams directly from Windows Media Center. It uses the same interface. Windows Media Center was dropped a long time ago though and hasn't been updated in years. It's not on Windows 8 either.

#16 Posted by Senor_Kami (8258 posts) -

@Netherscourge: So it's just DLNA front-end like I thought. What you described is literally DLNA, except DLNA is supported on a bunch of stuff that isn't WME compliant.

#17 Edited by SolidTy (41513 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

So the 3DS is the only gaming system next gen that supports MP3?

Lawl

Nope. If you are going to handhelds then the MP3 support list also includes the Playstation Vita.

You seemed aware of the Vita's Music prowess in this other thread two hours ago.

"Cool, I don't care. If I want to play music, I have my computer, my phone, my iPod, my iPad, my 3DS, my Vita, my old game consoles, my actual music player..."

Granted, I'm aware you didn't mention MP3s. Just dropping off info.

#18 Posted by Netherscourge (16327 posts) -

@shawn30 said:

Gotta not be so quick to jump to conclusions :) I know you Cows are on a CoD high right now, but wait until something is confirmed before jumping off the cliff :)

lol

1. I'm not a cow. I'm just buying the better console, just like I bought a 360 last time.

2. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I'm just re-tweeting insider's info. I have no ego. I'm not going to have a meltdown like XBOunity.

;)

#19 Posted by lowkey254 (5904 posts) -

@Netherscourge: yeah, this next gen is looking like garbage when it comes to other media.

#20 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

If PS4 isn't doing it at launch I doubt the One will, either. Most likely will get patched later. Pretty disappointing Sony dropped that ball.

#21 Posted by charizard1605 (54463 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

@charizard1605 said:

So the 3DS is the only gaming system next gen that supports MP3?

Lawl

Nope. If you are going to handhelds then the MP3 support list also includes the Playstation Vita.

You seemed aware of the Vita's Music prowess in this other thread two hours ago.

"Cool, I don't care. If I want to play music, I have my computer, my phone, my iPod, my iPad, my 3DS, my Vita, my old game consoles, my actual music player..."

Granted, I'm aware you didn't mention MP3s. Just dropping off info.

Ah, good. I haven't actually put music on my Vita, and I know everything goes onto it through the Content Manager so I wasn't aware of what formats it supports.

#22 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4163 posts) -

Screw shitty MP3. I want lossless support which consoles have never had. Go big or go home. Luckily I can still enjoy with my headphones through my Astro Mixamp.

#23 Posted by xhawk27 (7078 posts) -

Steaming music is the way to go!!!!!

#24 Posted by Chutebox (36203 posts) -

My phone is already connected to the sound bar via BT. This is worthless feature to me.

#25 Posted by EnviousEyezOnMe (258 posts) -

I can't believe MS didn't include WME in the X1...that's just ridiculous! It's running a variant of Windows 8 and even the X360 had this. O'well...I'll just stick to PS3 Media Server *ahem*

#26 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5231 posts) -

@charizard1605: vita supports it too and custom soundtracks for many games. Don't know why it's not in ps4 and probably not xbone. Doesn't matter to me as I have stero and I am KEping my ps3 SHOCK.. Next to my ps4, unlike many it seems. Why would I get rid of my 100+ gaming library for that system where I only beat 5% of the titles?

I would be upset if vita didn't have this, because that is a portable self contained unit. Ps4 n xbone sits in ur living room , not a big deal

#27 Posted by lhughey (4221 posts) -

I can't believe MS didn't include WME in the X1...that's just ridiculous! It's running a variant of Windows 8 and even the X360 had this. O'well...I'll just stick to PS3 Media Server *ahem*

Its not a big deal. Windows Media Center is old and slow anyway. MS realized it was a dying product and stopped updating it a long time ago. Running the 360 against TVersity via DLNA is so much better. As long as the XBone supports DLNA I'm great.

#28 Edited by XBOunity (2981 posts) -

@lhughey: im pretty sure it supports dlna. I saw a post on neogaf detailing it.

#29 Edited by kuu2 (6799 posts) -

MP3s are supported for sure on X1. WMC has gone the way of the Dodo.

AP Said So

#30 Posted by silversix_ (13627 posts) -

Ah that $500 Center of your Entertainment box.

#31 Posted by Heil68 (42663 posts) -

@lhughey said:

@enviouseyezonme said:

I can't believe MS didn't include WME in the X1...that's just ridiculous! It's running a variant of Windows 8 and even the X360 had this. O'well...I'll just stick to PS3 Media Server *ahem*

Its not a big deal. Windows Media Center is old and slow anyway. MS realized it was a dying product and stopped updating it a long time ago. Running the 360 against TVersity via DLNA is so much better. As long as the XBone supports DLNA I'm great.

I actually use Media Server on my 360 or PS3 media server.

#32 Posted by Shewgenja (7940 posts) -

So the 3DS is the only gaming system next gen that supports MP3?

Lawl

Vita plays MP3s.

#33 Edited by kuu2 (6799 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

So the 3DS is the only gaming system next gen that supports MP3?

Lawl

Vita plays MP3s.

So does X1.

#34 Edited by ryangcnx-2 (1171 posts) -

Not enthused with the lack of media capabilities all of a sudden and it's just all so they can push more monthly payments on us for subscriptions. All I'm going to do is use HDMI and Optical mixes with my Receiver and TV. When I want custom soundtracks I'll just use my 360 or PS3 and have music coming out either the TV or the Receiver with the game audio on the other. As for media streaming, if the neither do that then it's good I'm keeping my PS3 and 360.

#35 Posted by Martin_G_N (1683 posts) -

Sony can, and probably will add that feature later on, they just want you to use they're own music service. I really doubt the majority of gamers out there plays music while playing games anyways.

#36 Edited by X_CAPCOM_X (6001 posts) -

So, if this holds true, neither NEXT-GEN console will support MP3 playback.

+The PS4 also won't support DLNA.

+The XB1 also won't support Windows Media Extender.

True Next-Gen, apparently, is all subscription internet-streaming services and very little on-console computation outside of games.

Awesome.

/s

"Next-gen" capabilities on my "next-gen" consoles

#37 Edited by Merex760 (4280 posts) -

Both companies have subscription music services. Both companies want you to subscribe to those services. Is this really surprising?