Microsoft’s latest dashboard update for Xbox 360 adds the Holy Grail of file-sharers – proper DivX and Xvid compatibility, thanks to MS adding support for the full MPEG-4 spec.
This should turn Xbox 360 into the finest streaming media player imaginable, without the need for the current awkward Media Center/Zune/encoding solutions currently required to stream stuff to Xbox 360.
Elsewhere in the update comes the chance to change the Windows Live ID you have associated with your Gamertag – and the option to reset parental control settings if you’ve turned 18 since signing up – plus a new layout for the Game and Video sections, an RSS-styled “Inside Microsoft” tab that links to the latest news and videos, plus the Friends of Friends feature revealed last week.
Microsoft’s also revealed Xbox Live Arcade Hits – a selection of older XBLA games that have been reduced to 800 and 400 points. The huge new update arrives next Tuesday December 4.
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