**Please forgive me for posting this in another section that I just realized was the wrong section**
This seems to me like it would have been asked and answered but I couldn't find it in the forums so please don't flame me to death if it has.. : )
My issue is simple. We all know the MCX on Xbox 360 won't play MKV files. I've been using a converter to convert everything to HD-AVI. That gets a little old though b/c even w/ my Beast PC, for a normal movie in 1080p, it sometimes can take up to 5 hours to convert. I just followed a whole process for using Transcode 360 to avoid this (process listed here - http://www.hack7mc.com/upload/Transcode%20360%20Setup%20with%20Vista%20Media%20Center.pdf), but it relies on the program "My Movies" to function. The My Movies program seems to be somewhat of a ripoff because in order to enable even the transcoding functionality you have to keep putting "points" on your account with money, etc. Can anyone tell me a cheaper (or hopefully Free) way to watch stream true HD from the PC to the Xbox? I'm in a recession over here and just can't afford to keep lining their pockets to get points just to transcode my movies... LOL Thanks for any help you can give!!