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How to Play MP4 on Xbox 360?

August 25 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Outline: Don’ know how to play MP4 on Xbox 360? I will share with you an easy-to-use method of playing MP4 on Xbox 360.

With the development of Science and Technology, Xbox 360 is becoming more and more popular, brings people lots of fun on which you can play online games, watch movies and TV shows, etc. Besides, Xbox 360 can also allow you to upload videos to Xbox 360 to play.

According to the official website, Xbox 360 typically support these formats such as WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, etc. Although it's officially claimed that Xbox 360 supports the MP4 files, we might occasionally have troubles in playing an MP4 file on the Xbox 360. That's because it only supports an MP4 file with the video codec of MPEG-4 AVC H.264 and MPEG-4:

  • MP4 with H.264 codec: Video profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to level 4.1) profiles; Video bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps; Audio profiles: two-channel AAC low complexity (LC)
  • MP4 with compression format MPEG-4 Part 2: Video profiles: Simple and Advanced Simple Profile; Video bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps; Audio profiles: two-channel AAC low complexity (LC)

The above two listed specifications for MP4 are tested as the optimal, so when playing MP4 on Xbox 360, we’d better make our MP4 meet the above specifications. In addition to the above listed specifications, we must make our MP4 is not larger than 4GB and our MP4 is imported from USB storage device, Windows Media Player and Zune software, etc.

However, if not H.264 and MPEG-4 codec, MP4 will be failed to play on Xbox 360. Faced with such a problem, there is a method worthy of selection: encode any MP4 video to Xbox 360 playable video formats and codec like H.264, MPEG-4, MP4, WMV, AVI or MOV, etc.

I believe the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your right choice. It can encode any MP4 to Xbox 360 supported video formats and offer the optimized settings. Moreover, it also can batch convert multiple MP4 video files to any formats you want and support adding subtitles to MP4 video. The following will introduce a step by step guide on how to encode MP4 to play on Xbox 360 with the help of iFastime Video Converter Ultimate.

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How to play MP4 on Xbox 360?

Step 1. Load MP4 video files to the software

Click the "File" button to the top menu bar to import source video files to the program.

Step 2. Choose Xbox 360 supported formats

In drop-down format list, I choose “Format” > “Zune/Xbox 360 Device” > “Xbox 360 Video - Windows Media Video(*.wmv)” as output format . If you place more emphasis on visual effects, “ Xbox 360 HD Video(.wmv)” will be a great choice. If you do not have any requirements for visual effects, then you can choose Common Video/Audio format.

Besides, click “Settings”, which can choose the best size(1920*1080) and change Frame Rate , etc, according to your needs.

Step 3. Start converting MP4 to Xbox 360

Click the button to start the MP4 to Xbox 360 supported formats conversion, it will be finished with 6x fast speed and great output quality.

Then how to import video fiels into Xbox 360? 

You should transfer these media files to Xbox 360 via USB device, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server or Zune Software. But is there any easier way to get the job done? This can be based on your prefer.

This method of playing videos on Xbox 360 requires Windows Media Player 12 (10, 8.1, 8, 7) or 11 (Windows Vista). Lets takes Windows Media Player 12 for example.

How to import video files into Xbox 360 with Media Player12?

Please consider the following steps.

Step1.In Windows Media Player 12, click the Stream menu and then select Turn on media streaming.

Step 2. In the pop-up dialog, click Turn on media streaming.

Step 3. Name your media library and click OK.

Step 4. For Window Media Player 11, go to Library>Media Sharing.

The workflow to convert MP4 to Xbox 360 is so simple and quick, no longer have to worry about not play MP4 on the Xbox360. Now you can enjoy your MP4 videos on Xbox 360 freely, just have a try!

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