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Why I Can’t Play MP4 on my Xbox One S?

August 17 2016 , Written by Bonnie Published on #play mp4 on xbox one s, #encode mp4 to xbox one s, #transcode mp4 to xbox one s, #best mp4 converter

Outline: This article focus on such issues and guide you to play MP4 video hassle free on your Xbox One. 

Microsoft says the Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original, and it shows. Instead of a hulking monster of a machine squatting under your TV, you have this slim, white box. The One S can also be stood up vertically on a simple stand that clicks in a satisfying, sturdy way. The stand comes gratis in the 2TB model, but costs $20 extra for the 1TB or 500GB models.Yes, the Xbox One S will support High Dynamic Range and 4K video. Besides playing games, you can also can play some videos and movies on Xbox One S. If you get any playing MP4 videos an movies on Xbox One S, just reference this guide. 

Though the Xbox official website announces that MP4 videos can now be played on Xbox One S, many people still have problems of playing MP4 on Xbox One S. Many people ask “Can Xbox One S play MP4?” 

Can Xbox One S Play MP4? 

Xbox One could only play a specific codec encoding MP4 format. In that case you might face an incompatibility issue while watching videos. Just learn Xbox One S supported formats: 

Following are Xbox One S supported Video/Audio Formats. 


 Why sometimes can’t Play MP4 on my Xbox One S? That's because it only supports an MP4 file with the video codec of MPEG-4 AVC H.264 and MPEG-4. However, different MP4 files tends to have different video codecs and the codecs which might not be compatible with the console. 

How to Play MP4 on Xbox One S? 

To play those incompatible MP4 files on Xbox One, the easy solution is to convert MP4 to Xbox One's supported formats, and then transfer the converted files via the DLNA server. 

Make Preparation: Run MP4 to Xbox One S Converter 

Free download the powerful MP4 to Xbox One S Converter – Pavtube Video Converter, and run it. 

Pavtube Video Converter is a smart MP4 to Xbox One S Converter. With it, you can convert MP4, MP4, MKV, WMV, MXF, FLV, 3GP, MTS, M2TS, H.265, WebM, WebM VP9, TS, etc to customized video formats for Xbox to watch video on Xbox One S. Besides, the MP4 to Xbox 360 Converter also enables you to edit, merge, trim and convert between any popular video and audio formats as well extract audio from video. (read review

If you are a Mac user, the equivalent Pavtube Video Converter for Mac will be your ideal app. 

Now download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start MP4 to Xbox One Sconversion. 


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How to Watch all MP4 videos on Xbox One S? 

Step 1: After downloading, install and run the program, then you can either directly drag the MP4 movies you want to the program or click "Add video" button to browse and select MP4 files from your hard drive for converting. 


Step 2: You can also choose the output format from "Zune/Xbox 360 Device". From the sublist, the "Xbox 360 Video - Windows Media Video(*.wmv)", "Xbox 360 Video (640*480)(*.wmv)", "Xbox 360 HD Video (*.wmv)" are all the friendly formats for you to add videos/movies to Xbox One. 


Step 3: At last, click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start MP4 to Xbox One conversion immediately. After conversion, you can click "Open " to locate the converted MP4 video files and just stream them to your Xbox One S for playing without limitation! 

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