How to Play DivX on Xbox 360
"I have tried media center to stream my divx files from the computer to Xbox 360, but it tells me it's unsupported connect or some crap like that. Anyone help?"
-a user from forums
If you have trouble in playing DivX files on Xbox 360, consider it done here. In this article, I'll introduce one of the easiest ways to help you play any DivX file on Xbox 360 without any hassle.
The Xbox 360 video game console can play various video formats. But if you find your DivX files can't be supported by the device like the man above, you have to use a smart Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ) to convert DivX videos to best fit the game console. After conversion, you can smoothly stream the output files to Xbox 360 for playback via media center, USB device, and other tools.
Next, I'll show you how to play DivX on Xbox 360 from a USB device in detail. Just convert DviX video files to fit the console best and then copy the output files to a USB device for enjoyment. The whole process will take you about a few minutes. Of course, you can also choose other four tools like Windows Media Center to stream media files to Xbox 360 after conversion.
1 Add DivX videos to this video converter
Directly click the "Add Files" button after you run this app and enter into the interface. At this time, a pop-up window allows you to browse your computer hard disk and select your local DivX videos to load. When you do it, you can see these added videos in this app's pane, shown as thumbnails.
2Choose an optimized output format for Xbox 360
Don't know what format is the best one for Xbox 360? It doesn't matter. One of the most obvious advantages is it provides users with directly-optimized output formats for most devices, inclulding Xbox 360. It means you can convert videos to fit the device best very easily even if you're not a Pro. Here, just choose Xbox 360 as the output format.
To do it, you just hit the format icon in the "Output Format" pane, and then go to "Device">"Game">"Xbox 360". It's so easy, isn't it?
3 Play DivX on Xbox 360
Go back to this app's main interface, at the bottom-right side of which you can click the "Convert" button. Immediately, this app will start to convert your DivX files to Xbox 360 compatible files. Then, find the output files by hitting the "Open Folder" option at the bottom of the interface.
4 Stream the output files to Xbox 360 via a USB device
Connect a USB device to your computer and copy the output files to the USB device. After the copy process is finished, run your Xbox 360 and plug the USB to it. After the Dashboard is loaded, on the console, you need to select the "Movies" and "USB Storage Device" option and then press "A". Choose the output files you want and press "A" again. At this time, your Xbox 360 will start to play the video.