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3 Easy Ways to Play DVDs on Xbox 360

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Updated on Jan 4, 2024

You can directly watch DVDs on Xbox 360, but sometimes, you may encounter issues without an auxiliary playback tool. So, this post shows you how to play DVD on Xbox 360. One of the effective ways is to rip your DVD to Xbox 360 and play it via a USB. Get the powerful DVD-ripping software here:

Can Xbox 360 Play DVDs?

Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft. According to the Xbox official, it can also play DVDs manufactured in the same region as the console. For example, USA users can play Region 1 DVD on an Xbox 360 console. The next part will show you how to play DVDs on Xbox 360 without special software or hardware.

If your console and DVD are not in the same region, you will fail to play it. In this situation, you can rip the DVD to digital videos with a powerful DVD region code removal tool. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is highly recommended:

Part 1. How to Play DVD Movies on Xbox 360 Directly?

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Does Xbox 360 play DVDs? Yes. Here is how to:

Step 1. Insert a DVD movie disc into the disc drive of your Xbox 360 console.

Step 2. Switch on the Xbox 360 console.

Step 3. It will automatically start to play the DVD movie.

Step 4. You can use an Xbox controller to play the movie with ease. Press Start to play or pause the playback, Press LB or A, then select skip back to skip back one chapter, press RB (right button) or A, then select Skip Forward to skip forward one chapter. Press RT to fast forward to the part you like, press LT for rewinding, etc.

Xbox 360 has a Bookmark feature that enables you to play from the point where you stopped last time, even if you ejected the disc. And this feature can’t be turned off.

Part 2. How to Rip DVD to Digital for Playback on Xbox 360?

Sometimes, Xbox 360 doesn’t recognize the disc you insert. The most likely cause is that the DVD region code isn’t supported by Xbox 360. Each game console is manufactured for a specific DVD and game region. If your Xbox 360 console supports Region 1, yet the DVD you purchase is in another region, such as Region 2, it cannot support and play the DVD. To fix the problem, you can use an Xbox 360 DVD ripper to remove the region code and convert the DVD to digital files supported by Xbox 360. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a simple yet efficient DVD ripping program, which is perfect to help you complete the task. Quickly install the software and see how to rip DVD to Xbox 360 below.

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Step 1. Load DVD source

Launch the software and click “DVD Disc”. Select the drive letter and press “OK” to load the DVD source. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro will quickly analyze the content and choose the main movie.

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Step 2. Convert DVD to Xbox 360

Click the Output Format button on the right side, go to “Microsoft”, and select “Xbox 360”.

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Step 3. Start Conversion

Click the three-dot icon at the bottom to specify an output path. Then, press “Run” to start the conversion.

Step 4. Play DVD on Xbox 360

Once the process is done, you can find the ripped DVD movie on your computer and transfer it to your Xbox 360 console for playback.

WonderFox doesn’t advocate any illegal duplication and distribution. The laws vary in different countries on whether it's legal to rip movies from DVD for backup and personal use, even if you have purchased and owned it. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before ripping a copy-protected DVD.

Part 3. How to Play DVDs with Xbox 360 HD DVD Player (Hardware)?

Microsoft has released Xbox 360 HD DVD Player as an accessory for the Xbox 360 console. With it, the video resolution could upscale to 720p or 1080p. Here is how you can play HD DVD on Xbox 360:

Step 1. Connect Xbox 360 HD DVD Player to your Xbox 360 console via a USB cable.

Step 2. Insert the HD DVD disc into Xbox 360 HD DVD Player hardware (instead of the game console).

Step 3. Now, you can watch the HD DVD movies.

Though the Xbox 360 HD DVD player provides a better visual experience, it has been discontinued for a long time. Moreover, compared with Xbox 360 HD DVD player, a DVD player is more convenient.

Final Words:

If you still need to play movies on Xbox 360, you might as well convert DVD to a digital file supported by Xbox 360 console using WonderFox DVD Ripper. It can bypass DVD copy protection, and play movies in high quality. Download the program to have a try!

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