Can't Play AVI Files on Xbox 360?

Outline: Can't Play AVI Files on Xbox 360? Always accept the erro message like "Can't play this content because it may not be supported"? Let's figure out the reason behind this phenomenon and give you the solution.

Xbox 360 brings you a total games and entertainment experience. The largest library of games6, including titles that get you right into the thick of it with Kinect. Plus, your whole family can watch HD movies, TV shows, live events, music, sports, and more—across all your devices. However, until now, only several video formats are compatible to Xbox 360 including MP4, WMV, etc. Factually AVI has many codecs, so sometimes AVI can't be played on Xbox 360 smoothly. 

Faced with such a .avi playback issue, there is a method worthy of selection: encode any AVI video to Xbox 360 playable video formats and codec like H.264, MPEG-4, WMV, etc.

I believe the iFastime Video Converter Ultimate is your right choice. It can encode any AVI to Xbox 360 supported video formats and offer the optimized settings. Moreover, it also can batch convert multiple AVI video files to any formats you want and support adding subtitles to AVI video. Besides AVI, it also can transcode incompatible MP4 to Xbox 360 supported formats. You can read review to learn more about the program.

OK, the following will introduce a step by step guide on how to encode AVI to play on Xbox 360 with the help of iFastime Video Converter Ultimate.


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How to Transcode AVI to Xbox 360?

Step 1. Load AVI video files to the software

Click the "File" or "Add video" button to the top menu bar to import source video files to the program.

Step 2. Choose Xbox 360 supported formats

In drop-down format list, I choose "Format" > "Zune/Xbox 360 Device" > "Xbox 360 Video - Windows Media Video(*.wmv)" as output format . If you place more emphasis on visual effects, " Xbox 360 HD Video(.wmv)" will be a great choice. If you do not have any requirements for visual effects, then you can choose Common Video/Audio format.

Step 3. Start converting AVI to Xbox 360

Click the button to start the AVI to Xbox 360 supported formats conversion, it will be finished with 6x fast speed and great output quality.

Then how to import video fiels into Xbox 360? 

You should transfer these media files to Xbox 360 via USB device, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server or Zune Software. But is there any easier way to get the job done? This can be based on your prefer.

This method of playing videos on Xbox 360 requires Windows Media Player 12 (10, 8.1, 8, 7) or 11 (Windows Vista). Lets takes Windows Media Player 12 for example.

How to import video files into Xbox 360 with Media Player12?

Please consider the following steps.

Step 1. In Windows Media Player 12, click the Stream menu and then select Turn on media streaming.

Step 2. In the pop-up dialog, click Turn on media streaming.

Step 3. Name your media library and click OK.

Step 4. For Window Media Player 11, go to Library>Media Sharing.

The workflow to convert AVI to Xbox 360 is so simple and quick, no longer have to worry about not play AVI on the Xbox360. Now you can enjoy your AVI videos on Xbox 360 freely, just have a try!

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    endeavorfrazer (Sunday, 05 February 2017 19:04)

    Here is a method to solve can't play any video like MKV, AVI, MP4, VOB, FLV, MPG, WTV, AVCHD, RMVB, SWF, 3GP, OGV, H.265 etc on Xbox 360
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