Can Xbox 360 play MP4 files?

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#1 Posted by Macrinus88 (77 posts) -

I was searching on the net about this but a lot of the threads were 2+ years old and they were saying it can't. But with all the major live updates since then, can the 360 now play MP4 files? Has anyone tried to play a file that they were sure was MP4 and it worked?

#2 Posted by MrMe1000 (2215 posts) -

Do you mean streaming a saved file from your computer to your xbox? If so yes you can.

#3 Posted by Col_Kilgore (3056 posts) -

I'm pretty sure the 360 can play MP4 video files and has been able to for awhile. However it is not capable of doing anything other than 2 channel sound with the format AFAIK.

#4 Posted by luckyjames666 (2 posts) -
The following article will explain why the Xbox 360 won't work with MP4 video as well as provide an easy solution on how to successfully play MP4 on Xbox 360 at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-play-mp4-on-xbox-360.html
#5 Posted by Jillwiller (1 posts) -
The official site says Xbox 360 supports MP4 video files.
#6 Posted by MarcRecon (5436 posts) -

The official site says Xbox 360 supports MP4 video files.Jillwiller

Yep, all you have to do is download a firmware update but it can't be stored on the systems HDD...you'll have to play your porn from a thumb drive! lol...jk:P

#7 Posted by MarcRecon (5436 posts) -

The following article will explain why the Xbox 360 won't work with MP4 video as well as provide an easy solution on how to successfully play MP4 on Xbox 360 at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-play-mp4-on-xbox-360.htmlluckyjames666

I just read that artical, I didn't have to go through all that.Once I dowloaded the firmware update all of my ripped mp4 played directly from my thumb drive.

#8 Posted by HilbillyRokstar (3236 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jillwiller"]The official site says Xbox 360 supports MP4 video files.MarcRecon

Yep, all you have to do is download a firmware update but it can't be stored on the systems HDD...you'll have to play your porn from a thumb drive! lol...jk:P

BWAHAHAHA....
#9 Posted by carloulair (0 posts) -
The Xbox can't play all MP4s. It depends on the codecs required to play the video. While your computer has many codecs built in, the xbox does not. This limits the videos that can be played through USB, even if they are listed under the supported video extension list. You can work around this by converting the not support mp4 video to other formats such as MOV,WMV,AVI for Windows Media Player,or xbox. there are freeware supports to do so, Handbrake and Freemake are all good selection, completely free and no other cost. Handbrake has both windows and Mac version. all great for converting mp4 to mov/avi and other foramts. have a try.