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.
Why Won't the Xbox 360 Playback MP4 Video?
Xbox 360 only plays two kinds of MP4: H.264 video MP4 and MPEG-4 Part 2 video MP4 with the following technical specification:
H.264 video: Up to 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920*1080, 30 frames per second; Baseline, main and high video profile (up to level 4.1); Audio profiles must be in AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity
MPEG-4 Part 2 video: Up to 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280*720, 30 frames per second; Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile; Audio profiles must be in 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.
How to Play MP4 on Xbox 360 Successfully?
In order to successfully play all kinds of MP4 video on Xbox 360 or even show subtitle on Xbox 360, we had better convert MP4 to Xbox 360 more compatible video format like WMV or AVI.
Bigasoft WMV Converter is just the right MP4 to Xbox 360 Converter. It can fast convert Xbox 360 unsupported MP4 to Xbox 360 friendly format like WMV, AVI, MOV, or MPG. Besides converting MP4, it also enables to convert any other video formats to successfully play MKV, WTV, DVR, VOB, FLV, MOV, BIK, F4V, MXF, MVI, AVCHD, MTS, ASF, and more on Xbox 360. Moreover, it is equipped with advanced video editing function like adding subtitle, trimming video, increasing audio volume, cropping video, splitting video and etc.
The following will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert and play MP4 on Xbox 360 at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-play-mp4-on-xbox-360.html