Friday, August 14, 2015

How to Play MP4 on Xbox 360 successfully?

Summary: This article will do you a favor if you find it’s hard to play MP4 on Xbox 360. Keep learning and find something useful to you.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 is great not only for playing games but also for playing movies. The Xbox 360 console supports movies in most formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, H.264, MOV, M4V. However, though MP4 is claimed to be supported by Xbox 360, sometimes we still run in to difficulties to play MP4 on Xbox 360.

Why fail to play MP4 on Xbox 360 and the solution to successfully play MP4 on Xbox 360
Xbox 360 can play MP4 video files with extension of .mp4 or .mov with video codec of MPEG-4 AVC H.264 and MPEG-4.

As MPEG-4 AVC H.264 codec, support is limited to the following specifications:
AVC Profile: Baseline, Main and High Profiles;
AVC Level: up to 4.1;
Video bit rate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920*1080 at 30 fps;
Audio profiles: AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity.

As MPEG-4 codec, support is limited to the following specifications:
Video profiles: MPEG-4 Part 2 (Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile);
Video bit rate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280*720 at 30 fps;
Audio profiles: AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity

If the MP4 video does not meet the above specification, (for example MP4 with 5.1 AAC audio) the MP4 will either fail to add to Xbox 360 or unable to play on Xbox 360. But this doesn’t mean there is no solution for you: you can convert your unplayable MP4 to Xbox 360 compatible files using MP4 to Xbox 360 Converter, like Pavtube Video Converter (Mac version), a recommended choice by millions of fans. This app is outstanding with its super fast conversion speed, broad format support, helpful features and more. With its intuitive interface, you can easily and quickly convert your MP4 to output loss-less files with Xbox preferred codec or remux them to MP4 container in few clicks to make MP4 content watchable on Xbox 360 without considering its specification.


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How to play MP4 on Xbox 360 successfully?

Step 1: Download, install and run the corresponding program. Click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to load your MP4 files.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar and select “HD Video>>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as output format.

Step 3: Go back to the main interface, hit the big button “Convert” there.

Conclusion: There is no need for waiting for a long time. We can receive the best output files nicely. After conversion, you can get the generated files by hitting “Open” button.

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