Connect360
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Indexes iTunes, iPhoto libraries, shares them to Xbox 360.   Shareware ($20.00)
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Connect360 automatically indexes your iTunes library, iPhoto library and Movies folder and shares them to your Xbox 360. You can then use the Xbox 360 Dashboard to browse and play your media, organized in the exact same way that it is on your Mac.
  • iTunes smart:You can browse and play your iTunes music by song, artist, album, genre or playlist. As you add and remove content to/from your iTunes library, Connect360 keeps your Xbox 360 up to date.
  • You can even listen to your iTunes songs while playing a game on your Xbox 360! Now that's entertainment.
  • Further,
What's New
Version 3.53:
  • Fixes a situation where media indexing can get stuck and displays all zeroes for the counts.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • An Xbox 360 with a network connection
  • iTunes for music sharing
  • iPhoto for photo sharing



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Connect360 User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Sgginc commented on 21 Apr 2013
3.55 is the current version and is what is downloaded with the above link.
[Version 3.53]


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digi-apper reviewed on 10 May 2012
iv got to say that rivet is a hell of a lot better than connect360, for one you get to see the artwork for your dvds and cps on your xbox and best of all rivet is FREE!
CHECK HERE http://digi-apper.blogspot.co.uk/
[Version 3.53]


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Joshk reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
Interesting, lupinglade is listed here as the developer yet he/she is able to submit reviews (5 star no less) for MediaLink, another Nullriver product.

Also, the most recent 2 (5 star) reviews for Connect 360 both have very similar names and according to their review histories have only "reviewed" Connect360 and MediaLink (both Nullriver products)

And 3 5 star reviews for both nullriver products all with nothing written save for perfect 5-star ratings all posted on December 6th?

Isn't there a developer blacklist for fake reviews to drum up the star rating?

I took a look at this version and it's as cumbersome as the previous version. I'm still trying to find what's different.

FYI, playback does what Media Link and Connect 360 do for less than the price of 1 Nullriver product.
[Version 3.52]

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Sigil replied on 12 Apr 2011
In the past, I've had a few technical issues with the app, but it eventually worked out. What I find frustrating is why did I need to pay 40.00 total for two apps to get the same functionality as Playback? Moreover, Playback is cheaper than Connect 360 and Medialink. Also, Yazsoft customer service is great. They are quick, helpful and COURTEOUS! Uhmm Nullriver is...hmmm let's say cold and abbreviated. if I wasn't so invested in Nullriver (Yes, I own their PSP app too.) I would switch. Perhaps, I should of bought Playback instead of the second copy of SD5..Hmm... Anyway, it won't hurt to test Playback. I'm curious to see how it performs.
Also, I do find your allegations about the developer writing positive reviews disconcerting. I hope this is false.
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Bingley Joe commented on 29 Sep 2010
Lupinglade: I didn't see your previous comment about re-installing, but this version (3.4.3) seems to have sorted everything out. Thanks!
[Version 3.43]


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Joshk reviewed on 26 Sep 2010
Their first update in years and all it does is fix a bug with another one of THEIR OWN PRODUCTS? Playback lets you stream to PS3 and Xbox without buying two programs. Playback lets you repackage MKV's to play. Playback does so many more things than this POS program and it's cheaper. Save from relaunching this product using Playback's source code and giving me money, there is no update that would make Connect360 (or media link) worth switching back to.
[Version 3.42]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2010
This is actually not our first update in years, we just released another update a few weeks ago with many improvements and a new feature.
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Fenrisulf replied on 28 Sep 2010
I've found Playback to be problematic at keeping its server up. So I switched to MediaTomb and all is well.

No offense to the Playback people (It's most likely my weird setup). I used Connect360 (when my 360 wasn't dead) and it worked quite well. YMMV, of course.
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Yazsoft replied on 29 Sep 2010
@ FENRISULF: Please email me ay playback at yazsoft dot com if you're having any issues with Playback. I would find it very surprising that the Playback Server is the cause of trouble on your setup. If you can provide some info, I'd be happy to help. Playback is designed and developed with the most reliable, efficient, and speed performing streaming engine. There's not one shred of messy code in there. Further its continuously tested on a daily basis to ensure it stays that way. Johnny
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Computerjanitor commented on 25 Sep 2010
Reverted to previous version. 3.4.2 killed all playback of movies. Luckily it was very easy to revert to older release, which still works fine.
[Version 3.42]

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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2010
Can you provide some more details? What happens when you try to play a movie?
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Bingley Joe replied on 28 Sep 2010
For me, the new version (3.4.2) won't begin to share media at all; I click the "Start" button, it says it's starting up and the button changes to "Stop", and then a second or two later the button switches back to "Start" again.

I reverted to the previous version and all is working as usual again.
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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2010
Bingley Joe: What OS version are you using? Is it a PPC or Intel Mac? Thanks.
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Bingley Joe replied on 28 Sep 2010
Lupinglade: I'm running 10.6.4 on an Intel Mac
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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2010
Bingley Joe: Can you try reinstalling it and see if it works then? We've tested on this configuration with no issues. Its possible the file was not properly downloaded/unzipped. If the problem persists, can you please send the console log output when trying to start Connect360 to zigzag ( a t ) nullriver ( d o t ) com
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Mch7 commented on 28 Sep 2010
Same problem here. Did a clean install instead of upgrade in place to 3.42 and now it never starts serving anything. GREAT! Go to start and it either just sits there or goes back to disabled.
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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 28 Sep 2010
Hey guys, I think we just fixed the Start button issue, please update to 3.43 (already available on our web site). Sorry about that!
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Mch7 replied on 28 Sep 2010
Kudos! Problem fixed with 3.43 update. Thanks for being on top of the issue! Love the product!
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Beerlington commented on 13 Sep 2010
Finally 64-bit support!
[Version 3.40]


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Colossus9 reviewed on 21 Mar 2010
Has Nullriver abandon the future development of this 'preference pan' app? I switched to Playback. Nullriver has a nice lil app here. I was suckered into purchasing this one fro ma friend.

Go with Playback if you want the best out there for streaming content to your Xbox 360.

I's been to years since Nullriver did anything on this. They shouldn't be taking people's money if they are gonna sell a two year old app.
[Version 3.36]

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Texinick replied on 08 Jul 2010
I hate to say it, but people should have checked out the company first... they did EXACTLY the same with PSPWare.. (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17474/pspware)
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Colossus9 replied on 09 Jul 2010
Agreed. Lesson learned. NullRiver shouldn't be accepting money for this dated app.
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Likos replied on 29 Jul 2010
I also agree. Too bad. I got burned. No 64 bit version.
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Nullriver Software Inc. (developer) replied on 13 Sep 2010
The latest update is 64 bit.
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Joshk tipped on 11 Feb 2010
Playback blows this out of the water. It works with xbox and ps3, and actually integrates the faces technology from iphoto, works without issues with multiple connected and wi-fi drives and recognizes more formats. And it's 25% cheaper.

As I said earlier in one of my previous posts, I was once a happy connect 360 customer. 2+ years of no development? FAIL

Anyone want a connect360 license?
[Version 3.36]


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Webgirl2009 reviewed on 28 Dec 2009
Fantastic little program, incredibly easy to use. Just set up your XBox network and install the software on your mac. Only issue I can see is I'm not sure it is seeing my modified images.

I spent weeks trying to get my iphone G to work with various cables and my Samsung TV. I even bought the MAC AV component. Using this software with the Xbox made it much easier.
[Version 3.36]


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Sigil had trouble on 23 Feb 2012
Is it normal for this kind of app to use 90MB of RAM and 110MB of Virtual RAM? That is more than Dock, Finder and Dropbox.
[Version 3.53]


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Supermn403 had trouble on 19 Dec 2009
I installed connect 360 and I have trouble with sharing my iTunes (located in my external HD) and photos (also on my external HD) with my Xbox.

Please help?
[Version 3.36]


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Zews had trouble on 08 Jul 2008
I want to play back movies form an external dedicated hard drive. Connect360 does not seem to allow this, it will only play back movies that are stored on the internal drive of my iMac.

Is there a way to play back movies from an external drive, or am I out of luck on this one.

BTW, I have emailed this question to the developer about half a dozen times. They do not seem to be all to interested to respond and support their software, since I have not received a response from them.
[Version 3.35]

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jomix24 commented on 24 Aug 2008
All you have to do is make an alias of the folder where you saved the videos and then move the alias into the movie folder. So that way it can read the movies off of the external hard drive.
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notic had trouble on 30 Mar 2008
360 connect says it will play .avi but i'm having trouble playing some of them. does anyone have any suggestions?
[Version 3.23]


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Jobby had trouble on 24 Mar 2008
Looks good, but I have some movies in my Movies folder, and some on another drive. There's a symlink to their folder in ~/Movies, so Front Row can see them, but Connect360 won't follow the symlink and says I only have four movies :( Any chance of Connect360 handling symlinks?

My iPhoto library is also on another disk: Connect360 doesn't find it AT ALL, and doesn't have an option for me to say where it is.

Mind you, the library I'd *really* want to access is the Aperture library. Hopefully this will be supported soon...
[Version 3.23]


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kidclam had trouble on 18 Mar 2008
Some of you guys might be experiencing the problem I first encountered. For Movies, you have to go into the Movie section, the change the source of the hard disk to read (which you can then select your computer). With this selected you can either use the iTunes folder (where it can only detect MP4) or your Movie folder in your Home folder of your computer. Once you select it, copy some movies you want to watch in this folder and then on your xbox, go back to the main menu and back into the Movie section to refresh.. and presto! The movies on your computer will be listed on your xBox. If you have any problems, please reply here so I can try to help anyone stuck. I haven't worked out how to use my external hard drive for movies, I will try to make alias' in my movie folder and see if it can play off that. Hope this helps.
[Version 3.23]


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gelsbabe had trouble on 07 Dec 2007
So, i downloaded 3.22. Music and Photos turn up fine, but when i try and play a movie, all i get is a black screen with the sound in the background. Is there a reason for this? Any resolutions?
[Version 3.22]


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PeterLorre had trouble on 06 Dec 2007
I'd been loving this ap but since the update my Xbox 360 only can see the pictures that are on my mac, and not the music and video files. Anyone have any idea what the problem is?
[Version 3.21]

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PeterLorre replied on 06 Dec 2007
Never mind. I discovered that you just hit X now and it changes the source for the mp3 files. Now I feel dumb.

Anyway I like the ap and I give it five stars.
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digital821 had trouble on 17 Sep 2007
I have been trying for 2 days to get this thing to work and I am starting to feel like an idiot. 360C recongnizes my 360, it is authorized, everything is checked. when i go to my media menu on the dashboard and go to music/pictures/video whatever, I cleick computer then yes, i have downloaded the pcconnect software, then when it looks for a computer it cont find mine. i am stuck! please help
[Version 3.1]


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Rob Herrick had trouble on 01 Jul 2007
I have a problem with loading videos. For some reason Connect360 recognises videos I have in any given file, but my XBOX is unable to find the files. It can identify pictures and songs tho.

Please Help.
[Version 3.1]



Piccerillo rated on 20 Feb 2012

[Version 3.53]



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nihonpeter rated on 18 Apr 2011

[Version 3.53]



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JakeSSIMMONS rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 3.43]



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JulySIMMONS rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 3.43]



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HeliosDoubleSix rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 3.43]


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Version Downloads:14,199
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:21 Jan 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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Connect360 automatically indexes your iTunes library, iPhoto library and Movies folder and shares them to your Xbox 360. You can then use the Xbox 360 Dashboard to browse and play your media, organized in the exact same way that it is on your Mac.
  • iTunes smart:You can browse and play your iTunes music by song, artist, album, genre or playlist. As you add and remove content to/from your iTunes library, Connect360 keeps your Xbox 360 up to date.
  • You can even listen to your iTunes songs while playing a game on your Xbox 360! Now that's entertainment.
  • Further, Connect360 can automatically update your iTunes play count and play date for songs played on your Xbox 360.
  • Shoutcast streaming:Connect360 now supports streaming of live Internet radio broadcasts to your Xbox360! Simply add any station to a playlist and enjoy the live tunes from your Xbox!
  • iPhoto in big:With Connect360, you can view your iPhoto photo library on your television screen, they're especially beautiful in vivid high definition.
  • Browse by photo album or watch a slideshow, its all easy and fun!
  • What formats are supported?:Connect360 supports MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless for Music. For Photos, Connect360 supports: JPEG, RAW, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF. For video, Connect360 only supports WMA+WMV codecs in the WMV container.


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