Can't Play MP4 Files on Xbox 360? Resolved
Although it’s officially said Xbox 360 can support MP4 files, sometimes, we still have trouble in playing MP4 on Xbox 360. That’s because it only supports the MP4 files with video codec of MPEG-4 AVC H.264 and MPEG-4. And also, there are some limitations for each codec. A MP4 file can be played on Xbox 360 successfully only when the file fully meets these limitations. It’s shown as follows.
MP4 is a media container, differing in video codecs. So actually, not all MP4 files can be recognized by Xbox 360. If you have some and want to play Xbox 360, you have to convert MP4 to Xbox 360 fully-compatible formats. To do this, an easy-to-use yet powerful tool - Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ) is strongly recommended. With it, you don’t have to adjust these complicated parameters manually. Just help you resolve the incompatibility issue with a click.
1 Load MP4 files
First, run this smart MP4 to Xbox 360 converter, and then import your local MP4 files by either clicking the “Add Files” button in the top left hand corner of the interface or dragging the MP4 files you want from the computer to this app. It’s shown as the following picture.
2 Select Xbox 360 as the output format
Open this app’s output format list by directly clicking the format image on the Output Format panel. Then, enter into the “Device”> “Game” category, where you can find the directly-optimized format for Xbox 360 just according to its name. Just click the format to select it as the output format.
3 Perform MP4 to Xbox 360 conversion
Press "Convert" button in the bottom right hand corner of this MP4 to Xbox 360 converter to perform the video conversion. The conversion speed is very fast. After a few minutes, you’ll see a notice saying all the tasks have been completed.
4 Stream videos to Xbox 360 for playback
When the conversion is done, you can start to stream the converted files to Xbox 360 to play. To find the converted files, just simply click the “Open Output” option at the bottom of the interface to do it. And if you don’t know how to stream media files to Xbox 360, you can click here to learn how to stream files to Xbox 360 with Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Windows Home Server, or Zune Software.
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