Xbox 360 supported video format

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Listen to music, watch a film or TV show, connect with your friends in real-time. Zune on Xbox 360 delivers HD movies in the clearest, eye-popping instant-on 1080p. You can access your favorite music and buy music videos too. You can do it all on Xbox LIVE. Or, bring a party to life with Last.fm and listen to the world's largest online music catalog - including all your favorite songs - on your Xbox 360. Discover tons of new music and listen to personalized radio stations powered by millions of music fans.

Xbox 360 supported video formats & video codecs

Xbox 360 Supported Video Formats

  • MPEG-4 Part 2 video, up to 5Mbps, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple/Advanced Simple Profile in AVI containers with Dolby Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel, MP3 in .avi and .divx file formats;
  • H.264 video, up to 10 Mbps, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline/Main/High (up to level 4.1) Profiles in MPEG-4/QuickTime containers with two-channel AAC low complexity (LC) in .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov file formats;
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 video, up to 5Mbps, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple/Advanced Simple Profile in MPEG-4/QuickTime containers with two-channel AAC low complexity (LC) in .avi and .divx file formats;
  • WMV (VC-1) video, up to 15Mbps, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 frames per second, WMV7 (WMV1), WMV8 (WMV2), WMV9 (WMV3), VC-1 (WVC1 or WMVA) in Simple/Main/Advanced up to level 3 in asf containers with WMA7/8, WMA 9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA lossless in .wmv file formats;

Xbox 360 Supported Video Codecs

Scenario Supported codecs
From USB storage device to Xbox 360 Dashboard Video Player

WMV(Unprotected),
Mpeg4
H.264
AVI
From Windows Media Player 11 to Xbox 360 Dashboard Video Player

WMV(Protected)
WMV(Unprotected)
Mpeg4* 
*H.264*
AVI
From the Zune software to the Xbox 360 Dashboard Video Player

WMV(Unprotected)
Mpeg4
H.264
From Windows Home Server to the Xbox 360 Dashboard Video Player

WMV (protected)
WMV (unprotected)
AVI
From Windows Media Center to an Xbox Media Center Extender

WMV (protected)
WMV (unprotected)
Mpeg2

Xbox 360 DVD Drive Specifications

Disc capacity 1
Progressive scan No (for DVD video)
Playback formats supported Playback formats supported: DVD-Video, DVD-A, CD-Audio (Red Book CD), Xbox Game media
Playback formatsnot supported DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-I, CD-Recordable, Video CD, SACD
Multi-angle viewing Yes (with applicable discs)
Subtitle Yes (with applicable discs)
Multilingual support Yes (English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean)
Surround-sound output Dolby ® Surround Sound, Dolby ® Digital 5.1 (with supported games and media), and DTS Digital Out (DVD Movie Playback only)

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