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Cant play videos on 360 with a rating of rating pending

Each time I try to play a video with the rating of rating pending it just says that this account will not play videos of this rating. doesn't matter whether the games itself is mature or below as long as the actual video (or demo for that matter) is rated rating pending it will not let me download.

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Thats a parental control if you go to your dashboard you should be able to take it off, please rate. thank you

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Play videos on Xbox 360 and stream videos to Xbox 360


How to play videos on Xbox 360 and stream videos to Xbox 360 – including Blu-ray, DVD movies, and videos in various file formats

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This tutorial intends to list out all the video formats supported by the Xbox 360, and explains all the available ways to play videos on Xbox 360 in HD quality or stream videos to Xbox 360. The videos include Blu-ray movies, standard DVD movies, and various other videos, such as ISO image file, Camera footages, MKV, MTS, VOB, M2TS, TS, TP, FLV files, etc.

Let's Get Started.

Part 1: The details of Xbox 360 supported file formats

1. AVI:

File Extensions: .avi, .divx

Containers: AVI

Video Profiles: MPEG-4 Part 2, Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: Dolby Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel, MP3

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

2. H.264:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.

Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

3. MPEG-4:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

4. WMV:

File Extensions: .wmv

Container: asf

Video Profiles: WMV7 (WMV1), WMV8 (WMV2), WMV9 (WMV3), VC-1 (WVC1 or WMVA) in simple, main, and advanced up to Level 3

Video Bitrate: 15 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: WMA7/8, WMA 9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA lossless

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

Notes: You can not mix and match the video and audio codec outside of the above defined lists randomly.

Part 2: Different ways to play videos on Xbox 360

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With regard to playback videos from a USB storage device, please note that the Xbox 360 will support as big of a storage device as you can format using FAT32, and the maximum size of any single file on FAT32 is 4GB. Besides that, the maximum file size for an AVI, MPEG-4 Part 2, and H.264 file that can be played is 4 GB as well. To play a file greater than 4GB on Xbox 360, you can use Windows Media Player 11 and the Zune software to stream videos from your PC to Xbox 360 console, and notice that the file format must be WMV only. Why is it so special with a WMV file? That maybe WMV is a codec developed by Microsoft.

Well, that is to say, to some extent, we can consider WMV as the optimal format to play or stream to Xbox 360. When you are gonna watch a Blu-ray/DVD movie, or an MKV video, or some files else that are out of the range of Xbox 360 workable formats, what is your solution? We usually make use of Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to do format conversion. Why do we choose it? Mainly because of its splendid output quality and its feature of an all-in-one application: a Blu-ray ripper, a DVD ripper, and a versatile video converter.

Part 3: How to convert Blu-ray/DVD and videos to WMV for play/stream on/to Xbox 360

We have mentioned in the above contents that the program we will use is Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate. Go to find a step-by-step instruction from the following part.

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STEP 1: Load Blu-ray, DVD or other video files into this program

Click "Add Video" to import video files, and click "Load DVD" to import Blu-ray or DVD files.

STEP 2: Select subtitle and audio track

Click on the pull down menu after "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track as your choice. Your selection can be reviewed in the preview window to the right hand of the main interface.

STEP 3: Select WMV as output format for Xbox 360

Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of "Format", and then choose "WMV3 (WMV9) (*.wmv)" as output format.

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STEP 4: Do optimal settings for the output WMV files

Click on "Settings" button, and afterwards you can adjust audio and video parameters including video/audio codec, resolution, video/audio bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel on the popup window. To make it excellent for playback on Xbox 360, you can follow the optimal settings as below:

Video codec: wmv3 (the default one)
Resolution: 1920*1080
Bitrate: 150 kbps
Frame rate: 30 fps

Audio codec: wmav3 (the default one)
Sample rate: 48 khz
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Channels: 5.1 Channels

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Do remember clicking "OK" button to confirm your settings.

STEP 5: Click "Convert" button to start BD/DVD ripping or video conversion

Once finished, click "Open" button at the bottom to get the output WMV files for Xbox 360, which now is prepared for playback or streaming.

Part 4: How to stream videos to Xbox 360

Well, as we have mentioned in Part 2, there are at least four ways to stream videos to Xbox 360, from Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, Windows Media Player 11, and Zune Software. Actually, lots of online articles have detailed the setups and operating steps, just check the following links to find the one which is most suitable for you:

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Center

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Home Server

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player 11

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Zune Software

on Apr 06, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I cant play the video games its stuck on dvd mode


You may have noticed that this has happened over time, and you play video games much more than you play dvds. Here are some steps you may trouble shoot with:
1.Try rebooting the system

2.Try updating the firmware by simply connecting to the internet.
3.If the above solutions did not work unfortunately, your laser diode for reading Game Discs may have burned out. Try taking it to a store, which fixes video games consoles near you. Ask to either replace the laser diode, the whole disc reader all together, or to try pot calibrating the diode.

Dec 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When I put a disc in t says, to play this disc you need to put it in a xbox 360 consol. Of course it is in an xbox 360.


If you have legitimate Xbox 360 hardware device, you get this error if you try to play a copied game it would give you this error.

Happy Gaming, please do take time to rate my solution

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KreativeGeek

Jul 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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To play this disc put it in a xbox 360


If you have legitimate Xbox 360 hardware device and if you get this error in case you try to play a copied game it would give you this error.

Happy Gaming, please do take time to rate my solution

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May 30, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Cant play video track due to unsupported codec


Hi there,

Dissaopinted to hear that you can not play videos on XBOX360. Let me provide you with link that in order to fix the issue;
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/can%E2%80%99t-play-mp4-files-on-your-xbox-360/

Try this and let me know the result.

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Anirban Mazumdar

May 22, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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Just got a new disk drive for my xbox 360 and it comes up with dvd cant play my games


I've heard that you need to "flash" the drive

go to : www.llama.com

They have the links you'll need

Rate my help if this helps

Thanks

Jan 26, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How to lock my xbox 360


You cannot lock the 360, all you can lock is xbox live, you can also lock game ratings so if you have a 10 year old you can do this so they cant play halo.

to lock xbox live you have to go to the system settings and then parental controls.

Jan 07, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How do i play online with x box 360


First and foremost you have to have internet access, secondly...you have to sign up for service through you xbox 360 system (pending you have an ether net cord and a credit/debit card) if you have you 360 hooked up to a modem or router, all you have to do is log in and follow the prompts...you should be kicking major booty on Call of Duty: World at War in no time. Hit me up when you get online...DisDatBoy.

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Im Stuck In The Xbox 360 Dashboard And i Cant Get Out Of It


first off go to your system settings then console settings go down to locale if it dosent work after that u will have to create a new email and try again i would appreciate it if you could rate this solution

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