Xbox Media Center Extender – Optional Media Update Required – Play AVI, MPG on Xbox 360


Recently (actually, I don’t know how recently it was, considering I haven’t used my Xbox 360 as a media center extender in quite some time) the Xbox 360 began supporting file types other than Windows Media files (.WMV) on the Xbox 360. I tried connecting my Xbox 360 to my media center and wanted to play an .MPG file that I had on my computer from my video camera, and I got the following message:

Optional Media Update Required

A media update is required to play this content

From there, all I had to do was connect to Xbox Live and let the update download on its own. Now I can quickly and easily view any video that is sitting on my computers hard driver, whether it is an .AVI, .MPG, etc. I haven’t yet tried to stream any .MKV or DIVX files, but I’d love to hear if any of those file types have worked for you.

3 thoughts on “Xbox Media Center Extender – Optional Media Update Required – Play AVI, MPG on Xbox 360”

  1. plz i want to play videos from my computer to xbox but i cant find optional media update its says it has expierd or not aviable in my region what must i do

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