Connect360 for Mac

Connect360 for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    11,313
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 14, 2006
  • Price:
    Purchase; $15.00 to buy

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1 stars

"Used this for years"

July 09, 2012  |  By lchunter

 |  Version: Connect360 3.55

Pros

Use to be fairly reliable.

Cons

It is no longer reliable and support is COMPLETELY unresponsive. I upgraded to the latest release a few weeks ago and have submitted 2 support tickets only to have them completely ignored.

The latest update killed the application's ability to locate and connect to my Xbox.

Summary

There are a lot of other options to consider:
• PS3 Media Server
• MediaTomb
• Majestic
• Serviio
• Playback

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1 stars

"rip up a $20 bill instead of buying this garbage!"

January 28, 2012  |  By ripped_off

 |  Version: Connect360 3.55

Pros

None what so ever

Cons

connects just fine but will not find any of my files. Obviously it works for others, so my assumption is that I just need to contact tech support and get some help. Your only support option is via email, I've emailed twice over the past 2 weeks and as yet no response at all. I've requested a refund...no response. DO NOT give these clowns a dime!

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5 stars

"Best way to connect mac and xbox"

February 16, 2011  |  By nsf06

 |  Version: Connect360 3.55

Pros

lets me connect my mac to my xbox

Cons

you have to pay for it

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1 stars

"Hasn't made any progress in years..."

December 13, 2009  |  By wapatah2dabammie

 |  Version: Connect360 3.36

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A once happy customer, I'm now thoroughly disgusted by Nullriver's lack of support for this program.

This program has been out for how long now? And still doesn't work with folders? Absolutely ridiculous.

This program needs a massive update, and fast. $20 for a mediocre program that does a half assed job might be OK for an early release when no one else offers an alternative, but when it's years later and the program has undergone no significant development, something's very wrong.

FIX CONNECT 360 FFS

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1 stars

"Buyer Beware"

August 06, 2008  |  By pixelblot

 |  Version: Connect360 3.35

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using Connect for about 2 years and until now have been quite happy. After upgrading to 3.33 it stopped working. Developer told me 3.35 would fix my issue but it did not. They asked me for some logs. I sent them and now get absolutely no response from them. The support area of their site is still under construction after at least a year. So be forewarned if anything goes wrong YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN and it doesn't matter to them whether you paid or not.

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3 stars

"Connect 360 works with some limitations. Other XBox..."

May 15, 2008  |  By mar5

 |  Version: Connect360 3.35

Summary

...sharing software has fewer limitations.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using Connect360 for about 8 months now. In general, Connect360 works as advertised -- allowing you to easily access music, video, and photos stored on your Mac through the XBox 360.

Version 3.31 added the feature of displaying video files in folders on the XBox 360. Earlier versions of Connect360 just showed a flat list of video files. Unfortunately, the implementation of the folders view is very poor. Instead of showing the full hierarchy of nested folders, Connect360 flattens the folder structure and only shows the leaf folders. That is, if you have a folder "MyFavoriteShow" and then folders "Season1", "Season2", and "Season3" underneath "MyFavoriteShow" then Connect360 will list the folders "Season1", "Season2", and "Season3" without showing the higher level folder "MyFavoriteShow". If there are video files in the higher level folder, then Connect360 will show "Season1", "Season2", "Season3", and "MyFavoriteShow" all at the same level.

A competing software product named "Rivet" from Cynical Peak Software correctly shows the nested folder structure and allows the XBox 360 to navigate the folder hierarchy.

Connect 360 allows the user to only specify a single source folder to read video files from. This would not be a limitation if Connect360 correctly interpreted OS X aliases or symbolic links since you could add an alias that points to other video folders into your main videos folder. Unfortunately Connect360 does not correctly handle aliases so you are forced to use one folder on one disk volume to store all of your video files.

The "Rivet" program mentioned above allows the user to specify multiple video source folders. This allows you to store your video files across any disk volumes connected to your Mac and have all the video files shared to your XBox 360.

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3 stars

"Wow!"

May 06, 2008  |  By bbattis

 |  Version: Connect360 3.34

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Maybe I'm just a new person to these types of things, but I was fully expecting never being able to host stuff for my 360 with my mac. This product more or less just 'worked'. I haven't had extensive testing so this review could possibly change, but I was able to view photos with minimal effort and videos worked, though no fault of this product, I had to do some things with my xbox(sign up for a live account and download a few video codecs). This is the first application that I use that I'm willing to pony up the money to pay for, so thanks for this useful application!
Documentation as of 5/6/08 was non-existent but they are updating the site, or so they say. Fortunately the application does it's part easily enough, you just need to figure out how to view it on your xbox(not hard at all)

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5 stars

"3.2 avi! divx!"

December 06, 2007  |  By glennarbor

 |  Version: Connect360 3.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
between dash update and this update I'm very happy. Thanks for putting the update out 1 day after the dash.

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5 stars

"The best/easiest"

July 30, 2007  |  By dutchdorr--2008

 |  Version: Connect360 3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I tried the trial version and with in the first five minuet of using it, I paid for the full version. This was so easy to set up. Much easier them MS 360 to PC connection software.

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5 stars

"Aweesome but...."

June 04, 2007  |  By Theallseeingeye

 |  Version: Connect360 3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Most of my media is DivX or Xvid, how is everyone else also in my position convering their media? I have several apps to do the job but am looking for an easy way out of trying every one to find the simplest solution and maybe there is an app I missed. Any tips?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
  • Added "Do not share podcasts" option
  • Fixes browse Albums by Artist
  • Performance optimizations
General
Publisher Nullriver Software
Publisher web site http://www.nullriver.com/
Release Date June 14, 2006
Date Added June 14, 2006
Version 2.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • An Xbox 360 with a network connection
  • iTunes for music sharing
  • iPhoto for photo sharing
  • Download Information
    File Size 5.46MB
    File Name Connect360.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 11,313
    Downloads Last Week 42
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $15

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