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Spring Dashboard Update

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What we know:

-Coming May 7th.

-Add Windows Live Messanger contacts to Friends list.

-Marketplace gets dedicated blade.

-Up to 600 messanger contacts to Live account.

-Basic text chat functionality to talk to Windows Live Messenger contacts.

-Audio and voice chat coming for this feature in the future.

-Text chat with up to six friends while playing games or watching movies.

-New sorting features for friends (due to larger list).

-Markplace blade skinned independant of your own theme to reflect events and new stuff.

-Achievement notifications now tell you the name and number of points of the achievement.

-Low power feature for downloads; que them up and the system goes into "low power" mode (no fans). System turns off when downloads are done.

-Can watch partially downloaded video files.

-Johnson said that downloading speed through Xbox Live will be more efficient, perhaps up to three times faster in some cases (not just for Background Downloading, but any downloads).

-The name of game in tray is now displayed in the dashboard. When you scroll over the tray it shows a pic of the game and achievements you have earned in the game.

-Improved skip forward, skip back functionality during video playback.

-Switchable aspect ratio now available during video playback (Auto to Letterbox, Zoom, Stretch, Native).

-Player and friends lists now quickly show session presence information for quick identification of users that are joinable.

-Support for streaming WM-DRM protected content from a PC

-Folder view for video content on connected devices

-H.264 video support: Up to 15 Mbps, Baseline, Main, and High (up to level 4.1) Profiles with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.

-Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 8 Mbps, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.

-Show folder hierarchy for video content played from all devices.

-Bookmarks are stored for each video that the user plays remembering the users last location in the file as well as the aspect ratio that the user choose for that file.

Video trick modes (fast forward, rewind, chapter skip) can now be used while downloading Video Marketplace content.

-Skip forward and backward functionality has been improved to skip to the next or previous chapter. Each video is divided into 10 “chapters” allowing you to quickly skip around video content.

-The information bar that is turned on via the On Screen Display (OSD) now shows you exactly where you are in the playback of the video file. In addition it will also show for Video Marketplace content how much of the file has been downloaded and where the “chapters” exist in the file.

-Windows Media protected content (WM-DRM) can now be streamed from the PC to the console. If the WM-DRM license is missing or corrupted then a specific error message is displayed to the user. Bookmarking is also stored for protected content.

-Bookmarks are stored for each video that the user plays. The user can delete all bookmarks but this will reset all bookmark information for every video that the user has played. The bookmark database is exposed in the system/memory/system items

When a user selects an item for download from Marketplace then the system will determine if there is sufficient disk space for the item and, if not, will ask the user to delete content on the HDD. The system provides a sorted by size list of videos, game trailers, demos and arcade content to aid the user in the deletion process. The same list of items are also available from within memory so that users can quickly see which items are consuming the most disk space.

-The console will block the user who attempts to download content onto a storage device that will never have the capacity to store the item without deducting any points associated with the content item.

NEW (LONGER) VIDEO FROM 1UP: http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/10599

Damn, when MS update, they UPDATE!

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So wait. The friends list is being expanded to 600? Or does the Windows Messenger have a separate number?

Dunno, looks like they're on the same list to me. WLM contacts have a blue light next to them.

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What we know:

-Coming May 7th.

-Add Windows Live Messanger contacts to Friends list.

-Marketplace gets dedicated blade.

-Up to 600 messanger contacts to Live account.

-Basic text chat functionality to talk to Windows Live Messenger contacts.

-Audio and voice chat coming for this feature in the future.

-Text chat with up to six friends while playing games or watching movies.

-New sorting features for friends (due to larger list).

-Markplace blade skinned independant of your own theme to reflect events and new stuff.

-Achievement notifications now tell you the name and number of points of the achievement.

-Low power feature for downloads; que them up and the system goes into "low power" mode (no fans). System turns off when downloads are done.

-Can watch partially downloaded video files.

VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwd00FGpKrU

Some pretty cool new features. I'll definitely use the WLM messaging while ingame and low power downloading.

ownage

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so wait, basically now u have msn on the 360?

Yes, you can talk to up to 6 people while playing games or watching movies. It comes up as a little dialog box at the bottom of the screen.

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so wait, basically now u have msn on the 360?

Yes, you can talk to up to 6 people while playing games or watching movies. It comes up as a little dialog box at the bottom of the screen.

SOO FUCKING SICK

i was waiting for this

now all we need is internet explorere :D

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