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Can Xbox 360 Play AVI?

As one of the most popular video game console, Xbox 360 provides HD video experience. However, until now, only several video formats are compatible to Xbox 360 including AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, etc. AVI is right in the list. On the contrary, we still find some doubt about whether Xbox 360 plays AVI, or even when playing AVI on Xbox 360, the message "Can't play this content because it may not be supported" appeared. Let's figure out the reason behind this phenomenon.

Similar to MKV, AVI is also a multimedia container storing video and audio information with different codec. At present, only AVI with DviX and Xvid codec can be viewed by Xbox 360, but others not. In other words, if your AVI file is in other codec, Xbox 360 will fail to play the AVI clip.

How to Play AVI on Xbox 360?

One easy solution to solve Xbox 360 can't play AVI issue is to find a third party app and convert AVI files to Xbox 360 more compatible formats. iDealshare Video is highly recommended AVI to Xbox 360 Converter. It defines the Xbox as one of its preset output devices, which means users will directly convert their AVI to what Xbox 360 requests with one click.

Guide on Converting AVI to Xbox 360

Below is a step-by-step tutorials on converting AVI to Xbox 360 with iDealshare VideoGo, please follow it.

Make Preparation: Free download iDealshare VideoGo

Free download the professional AVI to Xbox 360 converter- iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac, for Windows), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

AVI to Xbox 360 Converter -iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Import AVI file

Drag and drop AVI to this app or press "Add File" button to load AVI file to this AVI to Xbox 360 Converter. Please note batch conversion is supported.

Convert AVI to Xbox 360 to Play AVI on Xbox 360

Step 2 Select Xbox 360 supported video format

Click "Profile" button, and select desired video format from "Xbox" category.

Step 3 Finish AVI to Xbox 360 conversion

Click the BIG ROUND button at the right bottom side to complete AVI to Xbox 360 conversion. Now you can easily play AVI in any codec on Xbox 360.

All the following Xbox 360 Playing AVI issues will be solved

  • Can the Xbox 360 play .avi files?-I'd like to be able to play .avi files off a DVD on my Xbox 360 Arcade. Is this possible? If so, can someone tell me what I need to do to get it set up? Or link me to some detailed instructions? Thanks. And I don't have a Windows Media Center PC...any way around this?
  • Can you play avi movies on a xbox 360 off a usb external hard drive? If so does it have to be in a specific folder or just in the main root?
  • Can the Xbox 360 play avi movies from a usb hard drive?-I just want to know before I buy a Xbox 360. Because I know my playstation 3 can and I want another movie player for my living room. I would love to have a Xbox 360 but if they don't I will get another Playstation 3.
  • How do i Play an .avi file on my xbox 360?-Hi I have a .avi file of a film that im trying to play on my xbox 360. According to the xbox site it supports this format but i cant manage to get it to work. Ive already tried Windows Media Player but it was just recognized as a mixed media disc on xbox but it wouldnt play...i checked the WM faqs and they said that they will not support making video files playable on dvd players...i also tried using Nero express but didnt have any luck....I know there has to be a way...or a file converter of some sorts...but how???