Look at the step-by-step guide on how to convert MKV videos to Xbox 360 fully-supported format files, so you can open and play MKV files on Xbox 360 easily.
Let’s go to the point directly. So here’s my issue: I just discovered VLC can convert video formats, and I’d like to convert a bunch of .mkv files to be compatible with an Xbox 360 (here are some specifics on what’s compatible with the Xbox). I play the videos from a flash drive. I’ve been messing with different video format profiles to convert to but nothing I try seems to work. Any way to let me convert and play MKV on Xbox 360 with a good quality?
Searching online, from someone’s shared tutorial I know that I will have to convert them — MKV files can be played natively on an Xbox 360. Xbox 360 has strict requirement for the input formats and only WMV, AVI, H.264 and MPEG-4 are compatible with Xbox 360. With Brorsoft Video Converter, a professional video and audio converter as well as editor, you will make MKV to Xbox 360 process easy and efficient. It provides the optimal presets “Zune/Xbox 360 Device”> “Xbox 360 HD Video (*.wmv)” for Xbox 360. You won’t be messed up with different video format profiles. Just choose it.
How to convert MKV to Xbox 360 friendly formats
Step 1: Load MKV files
To load a MKV file to this MKV to Xbox 360 converter, you can either click the Add Files button in the top-left hand corner of this interface or directly drag it from your computer to this program’s left pane. If you have several MKV files, batch import can save you more time.
Step 2: Select Xbox 360 compatible formats
Click on the drop down menu of the Format, select “Zune/Xbox 360 Device”> “Xbox 360 HD Video (*.wmv): as the target format.
Optional: Click the “Settings” beside the format bar to adjust your parameters is allow you to enjoy a better viewing quality. Before go to the conversion, you can click this “Edit” to do some personal edits on your raw videos. This saves you from the troubles which you have to reload them to editors.
Step 3: Start converting MKV to Xbox 360
Now you can back to the main UI , and click this “Convert” button to start your conversion. .After that, click “Open” button to quickly locate the generated video. Now you can transfer the converted MKV videos to play with Xbox 360 easily.
Besides changing format for playing MKV on Xbox 360, another solution is to run a media server that will convert and stream to your Xbox on the fly. There are a few solutions that do this but by far the most polished is Plex. There is a free Plex server for Mac, PC, Linux and even NAS appliances. The added bonus is that in addition to working on your Xbox and many standard DLNA devices there are clients for nearly all mobile/tablet OSes and even some smart TV (LG & Samsung) that automatically sort and pull in box art and metadata. Enjoy!
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