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Video playback what video formats does the original xbox play.

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Modded or unmodded
unmodded i think it plays commercial dvd's and if your lucky some burned dvd's
must be burned in dvd format
modded these things can play anything
look here
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/modding-xbox-ultimate-multimedia-center,807.html

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Video File UnSupported


For a video file to be played, the device you're playing it on must have the proper codecs for playback.

With computers you can add codecs as you need them; unfortunately, on consoles the codecs that are supplied are typically your only choices.

Here's a list of PS3 supported video formats.

Here's a list of Xbox 360 supported video formats. (Scroll to A10 under the More Information tab)
Here's a list of PSP supported video formats.

Fortunately, you can work around the supported format limitation by streaming your media to your console from your computer. Here's some streaming software:
PS3 Media Server (my personal favorite, also works on Xbox 360 despite it's name!) for PC
TVersity for PC
MediaLink for Mac


Hope this helped!

Mar 24, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Xbox 360 DLNA-Convert and Play MKV to WMV files on Xbox 360 via DLNA


While Xbox 360 is a popular video game console for many game lovers, Microsoft also provides large space up to 250GB for making Xbox 360 more than a video game console. Most users many take Xbox 360 and a part of the home entertainment with the Xbox Live Marketplace and home movie collections. <br /><br />Xbox 360 Supports video files in Windows Media Video (WMV) format, ASP, H.264 and MPEG-4 media in .mp4 format. If you downloaded MKV videos from hd-torrents.org, you need to convert the <b>HD MKV videos to Xbox 360 WMV</b> before playing them. Aunsoft Video Converter is the best HD <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/video-converter/">MKV to Xbox 360 Conversion</a></b> on Windows to make it easy to play WMV on Xbox 360 via DLNA. <br /> <br />Follow the step-by-step guide below to <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/top-notch_hd-torrents_mkv_to_wmv_converter_for_xbox_360_with_dlna/">Convert and Share MKV to WMV files on Xbox 360 via DLNA</a></b>. <br /><br />Step 1. Load MKV to Aunsoft Video Converter. <br />After downloading MKV from torrent sites, just run Aunsoft Video Converter as the best MKV to Xbox 360 converter, and click the "Add" button to import batch of .mkv videos. <br /><br />Step 2. Choose Xbox 360 WMV format. <br />Click the "Format" option and choose <b>Zune/Xbox 360 Device &gt; Xbox 360 HD Video(*.wmv)</b> as output format. The Xbox 360 video converter will convert MKV to WMV for perfect playback on Xbox 360. <br /> <br />Step 3. <b>Convert MKV to WMV for Xbox 360</b>. <br />Click the convert button under the preview window, and the MKV to Xbox 360 converter will start converting MKV torrent videos to WMV for playing on Xbox 360. <br /><br />You can easily <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/07/xbox-360-dlna-convert-and-play-mkv-to-wmv-files-on-xbox-360-via-dlna/">Play the WMV Files on Xbox 360 via DLNA</a></b> after copying the video files to Xbox 360 and <b>Watch Videos on DLNA-compatible HDTV via network</b>. <br /><br /><b>Tips:</b> <br />For playing Blu-ray disc movies on Xbox 360, you can use <b>Aunsoft <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/">Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate</a></b> to rip and convert BD movies to WMV for Xbox 360.

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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

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Music won't play on xbox360


If the music is on a portable device, it should be a common format, like .mp3 or .wma.

If the music is purchased from the Zune Marketplace, you must be online for your Xbox to authorize playback.

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How to play xbox 360 games on xbox original?


Hello, I'm sorry to tell you but the Original Xbox is not capable of playing Xbox 360 games. These systems differ from each other and does not have the same format.

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A simple and effective solution for playback m2ts/mts files on Xbox 360


Xbox 360 does not have supports for m2ts/mts files as PS3 does, so if you have the needs of watching your Sony, Canon, etc. AVCHD camcorder captured footages on your wide screen TV through your Xbox 360 console, format conversion is essential. This article aims to give you a simple and effective solution for playback m2ts/mts files on Xbox 360. There you go:
Required software:
Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter
Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter is designed for those who have an AVCHD camcorder but unfortunately get stuck in MTS and M2TS video format. It does a good job in converting MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS, TP and TRP to versatile video and audio formats. People who have no way to edit MTS/ M2TS files with Adobe Premiere, Avid, Sony Vegas etc can find a best solution by converting them to useable formats such as WMV(VC-1), MOV (AVC) and MPEG2. The output formats covers common audio, SD video, HD video, Flash video, DVD as well as customized formats for Xbox 360, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, Nokia etc. All these output formats enable you to playback, edit and upload the footages shot by Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorders. By the way, the copy protections removed Blu-ray .m2ts streams are workable with this program.&nbsp;
Following is the step-by-step instruction:
1. Click "Add" button to load mts/m2ts files into Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter

2. Select output format for Xbox 360
Click on the drop-down menu of "Format", and then go to "Zune/Xbox 360 Device" – "Xbox 360 Video – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)".

3. Customize audio and video settings
Click on "Settings" button, and then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channels in the following window. Do not forget clicking "OK" button to confirm your settings. BTW, if you want to combine multiple files to be as a single file, you can tick "Merge into one file".

4. Click "Convert" button to start converting mts/m2ts files for playback on Xbox 360
As long as the conversion is finished, you can get the output files via clicking on "Open" button with ease. And now the files are prepared for playback on your Xbox 360.
For more: http://www.pavtube.com/mts-converter/

on Mar 02, 2010 | Cameras

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What to do if the xbox cant read the disc


it may not be the right format. you can't play 360 games on the original xbox and to play and old xbox game on the 360, you must have a hard drive attatched.

Apr 28, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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What would be the dvd playback kit be..? Because I wanted to see if my dvd will play on xbox but as i am doing that it's telling me to connect the dvd payer kit to the xbox..i am not sure if i completely...


Assuming you have an original, unmodded Xbox, you will need the DVD playback kit (gamestop). You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00005O0I9/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

for much cheaper than anywere I've seen before.

if you have a modded xbox, search for the xbmc package from t3ch. This will allow you play most video formats including DVD.

good luck,

cgman

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Two XBOX 360 Games won't play on original XBOX Console?


Erm, the clue is in the name guys. ORIGINAL XBOX plays ORIGINAL XBOX games. The XBOX 360 plays games designed for the XBOX 360 plus an array of ORIGINAL games. The original console will NOT play 360 games.

Nov 29, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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Movie Formats To Work With Xbox 360


As you may have heard, with the Xbox 360 Flash Fall 2006 System Update they are adding support for WMV video playback from new sources. Videos can be streamed from a PC running Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player 11, or the new Zune client player, and can also be played from Optical Disc and most USB mass storage devices. For all these sources, only the WMV video file format and codecs are supported. How do I know if a video file will work on the Xbox 360? Currently only the Windows Media Video (WMV) file format and codecs are supported. If you have a file with a ?.wmv? extension, then the odds are pretty good that it will work. Technical details on the types of files we support can be found at the end of this post, but the easiest way to find out if a file will work or not is to just try it. Hopefully after you click play the video will show up on your display, but if the content is not supported you will simply get an ?Unplayable Content? message blade from the side of the screen and then be returned to the Video blade. How do I create videos that will play on my Xbox 360? Windows Movie Maker, a standard feature of Windows XPSP2, will output WMV video files compatible with the Xbox 360 console. Either use the default settings when you finish a movie and click ?Save to my computer,? or just make sure that the output video format you select shows the file type as ?Windows Media Video (WMV).? Videos will usually look best when they are closest to the original resolution that they were created with. Try to create video files at least 360 pixels high in vertical resolution in order to minimize content upscaling on the console. If you decide you want finer control of the output video file format, download a version of Windows Media Encoder (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/) and then start encoding away. Optimal size and bitrate settings will vary depending on the source material you are encoding. As a general guideline though, 1.5 Mbps is a typical bitrate that should be suitable for most standard definition content, and 8 Mbps is a common bitrate for high definition content. Can I get more technical details about the kinds of files you support? WMV video files with the extension ?.wmv? are stored in a generic file container format known as ASF. ASF files can contain many different types of codecs within them. Xbox 360 supports most common WMV video codecs, as seen in the following chart: Supported Video Codecs: Name FourCC Windows Media Video 7 WMV1 Windows Media Video 8 WMV2 Windows Media Video 9 WMV3 Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile WVC1 There are some files with ?.wmv? extension that may play on a PC, but are unsupported on the Xbox 360 console. Windows Media Screen, Windows Media 9 Image (Photostory), and some older Microsoft codecs are unsupported, as seen in the following chart: Unsupported Codecs: Name FourCC Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V3 MP43 Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2 MP42 Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V1 MP41 Windows Media Screen V9 MSS2 Windows Media Screen V7 MSS1 Windows Media Video 9 Image WMVP Windows Media Video 9 Image v2 WVP2 ISO MPEG-4 Video V1 MP4S Anamorphic content with nonsquare pixels is currently unsupported on Xbox 360 console, and will be displayed as if the pixels were square. If you want to play such content on your console, it is recommended that you re-encode the content in a square pixel format.

May 17, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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