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How to Play MKV Files on Xbox 360

If you have lots of MKV files and Xbox 360 device, chances are you want to play MKV files on Xbox 360. When you try to do this, you'll find it's very difficult to do the job. Well, can Xbox 360 play MKV files? Here is my answer. MKV is not one of the Xbox 360 supported formats. You have to convert MKV to an appropriate format for Xbox 360 first. Then, you can stream the compatible media files to Xbox 360 with Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Zune software and Windows Home Server.

Part 1: Convert MKV files to play on Xbox 360 with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Below, I'll show you the process of playing MKV on Xbox 360 step by step. Before this, download and install this smart MKV to Xbox 360 converter; the Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ), which can let you convert MKV to Xbox 360 friendly format with a simple click.

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Step 1 Load MKV files

To load a MKV file to this MKV to Xbox 360 converter, you can either click the Add Files button in the top-left hand corner of this interface or directly drag it from your computer to this program's left pane. If you have several MKV files, batch import can save you more time.

Step 2 Select Xbox 360 as the output format

Move the mouse to the Output Format panel on the right side, click the format image there, and then go to Device>Game (If need, click the down-arrow button to show more) >Xbox 360 in the output format list. The optimized preset for Xbox 360 is completely compatible with the device, so you don't need to do any setting manually.

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Step 3 Start MKV to Xbox 360 conversion

Press Convert button in the bottom right hand corner of this MKV to Xbox 360 converter to start converting your MKV files to a Xbox 360 friendly format. This application works very efficiently. In a short while, a pop-up notice will notify you that all the tasks have been finished.

Step 4 Stream media files to Xbox 360 for playback

Before doing this, you need to find these converted files. Just click the Open Output to find them quickly. Now, you can use Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Windows Home Server or Zune Software to stream the converted media files to Xbox 360 for enjoyment. If needed, you can always refer to the detailed guide on how to stream files to Xbox 360 respectively with the four tools.

Watch the detailed video tutorial below:

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Part 2: Convert MKV files to play on Xbox 360 with an online video converter

No need to install anything on your computer and you can convert MKV files to play on Xbox 360 with ease.

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Hi Joe, Can you send your original files and converted files to our Support Team . Our specific technicists will help you test it.
I have used this program put the converted file on a ext hard drive and plug to the Xbox works but the I find that the movie jitters like its jumping slightly any ideas to why
mkv contains the saim videostream that an mp4 videofile has. The only think one would really need to do is to copy the videostream but convert the audio depending on the format the audiostream is consisted of. Trust me it saves a ton of time of useless video conversion.
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