Can't Play the MP4 Files on Xbox 360?

Can Xbox 360 play MP4 videos? 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. To solve your problem, you can use an easy-to-use yet powerful tool like Wondershare Video Converter to help out.

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  • Media Sever function helps you directly stream MP4 videos to Xbox 360.
  • Touch up your video with the classic editing features, trimming, cropping, adding subtitle, etc.
  • Perform at 30 X faster speed with the leading APEXTRANS™ technology.
  • Other functions like downloading and burning.

Step 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 corner of the interface or drag-and-drop the MP4 files you want from your local directory. It's illustrated in the screenshot below.

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Step 2. Start streaming

Make sure your Xbox 360 and computer are located in the same network. Then switch to the "Stream" pane (it's on the right side of the program) and your Xbox 360 will be listed. Simply choose it and hit the "Stream" button.

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Step 3. Control the playback

In the pop up window, hover over the video which you want to stream and click the "Play To TV" button. Then in the Streaming window, you can easily control the playback. For example, here you can adjust the volume or jump to another episode.

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Question 1: What video format can be played on Xbox 360?

An MP4 file can be played on the Xbox 360 successfully only when the file fully meets these limitations as shown below:

playing mp4 on xbox 360


Question 2: Other ways to stream video on Xbox 360 for playback?

Besides the method mentioned above, you can play videos on Xbox 360 from Windows Media Center, Zune Software or Windows Home Server, etc. For more information, please click here.

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