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Supported Video Formats for Streaming to Xbox 360

By Edited May 19, 2016 0 1

One of the coolest features that Microsoft's Xbox 360 comes equipped with is the ability to stream media from your PC to your Xbox 360. This opens all sorts of possibilities for building unbelievable media centers. If you have yet to setup your Xbox 360 to stream video to your pc, you can read how to stream video to your Xbox 360 here.

Once you've got it all setup, most media will be able to stream straight to your Xbox 360. Throw a wireless adaptor on your Xbox 360 and now you can stream your videos wirelessly.

The next thing to know is what video format you should use when converting your DVD's and Blue Rays to your PC. There are four standards of video that are formatted and they are outlined below. I have also listed some other key data so you can make a smart decision about the format that will best suit your needs.


Extensions: .divX .avi
Maxmimum Bitrate: 5 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: 1280x720
Containers: AVI
Audio profiles: Dolby ® Digital (2 channel and 5.1 channel), MP3


Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov, .avi
Maxmimum Bitrate: 10 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: - 1920 x 1080
Containers: MPEG-4, Quicktime
Audio profiles: AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity

Mpeg-4 Part 2

Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .avi
Maxmimum Bitrate - 5 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: 1280 x 720
Containers: MPEG-4, Quicktime
Audio profiles: AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity

WMV (VC-1)

Extensions: .wmv
Maxmimum Bitrate: 15 Mbps
Maximum Resolution: 1920x1080
Containers: ASF
Audio profiles: WMA7/8, WMA9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA Lossless


Feb 4, 2009 1:22pm
so im guessing mp4 containers with x264 and mp3 audio will not work? and is it still at level 4.1 for video?
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