Can't Play AVI Files on Xbox 360? The Solution

Can't play the AVI files on your Xbox 360? Many people have complained that when they try to playback the AVI files on their Xbox 360, they be prompted with the following error message "Can't play this content because it may not be supported".

An AVI file is a multimedia file or container used to store video and audio streams. Back in 2007, the Xbox 360's multimedia update have added support for both the DivX and Xvid videos. Thus, the AVI files encoded with either the DivX or Xvid are also supported and compatible with the console. However, your AVI files will still be rejected if the codecs are not within the list of it's supported codecs. In order to fix this problem, there is an easier and effective way. That's to use the Wondershare Video Converter. It helps you directly send your AVI video to Xbox 360. Please refer below for the step-by-step guide.

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  • Media Server plugin enables you directly stream any video to Xbox 360, even without conversion.
  • Provides you with the blazing fast conversion speed, 30X fastest than any competitors on the market.
  • You can use it to enhance your video by trimming, cropping, rotating, adding effects, etc.
  • You can even use it to burn your video to DVD to enjoy on your TV.

1 Load AVI files

You can either press the Add Files button on the top-left hand corner of this interface or directly drag-and-drop your AVI files from the computer onto this program. The uploaded files will be neatly stacked up on the interface.

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2 Select Xbox 360 as the streaming device

Make sure your PC and Xbox 360 are in the same network. Go to the "Streaming" panel and then in drop-down menu, select Xbox 360. Then just start the AVI file to Xbox 360 streaming by pressing "Stream" on the bottom-right hand corner of this converter.

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3 Stream media files to Xbox 360 for playback

After a few seconds, you'll be prompted with a pop-up window. Here mouse over the video which you want to stream and then hit the "Play On TV" button. You can then click the respective buttons on the bottom corner to easily control the playback.

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