What movie formats can I play on Xbox 360?

by Charkz   Last Updated April 15, 2019 09:14 AM

What formats can my Xbox 360 play? When I try to play a movie off my USB on the xbox, often it works and sometimes it just comes up with a error saying that Xbox can't read this format.

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Answers 4


According to Microsoft's support page, you can use the following codecs when streaming from USB: WMV(Unprotected), Mpeg4, H.264, AVI.

Further investigation of that same page reveals that that means you can use the following file formats: avi, .divx, .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov, .wmv

Also, when playing something from USB, the file can be no larger than 4 GB. It also cannot play DivX files older than DivX 5.0.

Ash
Ash
September 23, 2013 16:53 PM

A general rule of thumb is that it will almost ALWAYS play a wmv file, but I've had some luck with avi files that have MP3 audio, some mp4 files and even more files listed after the jump to Support

Cole Busby
Cole Busby
September 23, 2013 16:53 PM

From a guide on how to play MKV on Xbox, i know:

Xbox 360 has strict requirement for the input formats and only WMV, AVI, H.264 and MPEG-4 are compatible with Xbox 360.

This guide also introduces more tips about Xbox 360.

Wailter
Wailter
June 16, 2014 09:50 AM

You can use VLC ton convert mkv to mp4 - https://www.vlchelp.com/convert-video-format/

Select h.264 mp3 (mp4) as the destination file type

Abraham Brookes
Abraham Brookes
April 15, 2019 08:32 AM

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