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Can Xbox 360 Play DVDs? How to Play DVDs on Xbox 360

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Updated on March 12, 2021

 Can Xbox 360 play DVDs? In most cases, you’re able to play DVDs on Xbox 360 directly without the help of any auxiliary tools. But some people may have the experience that Xbox 360 won’t play DVDs. Based on this situation, this article gives the detailed steps of how to play DVD on Xbox 360 successfully. It’s also recommended to install the Xbox 360 DVD ripper to play DVD movies:

Can Xbox 360 Play DVDs?

Although home game console products are updated quickly, Xbox 360, a home video game console developed by Microsoft, still has its place in the market. Besides being a game console, Xbox 360 also allows you to play DVD movies. The process is quite simple.

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Play DVD on Xbox 360 in Simple Steps

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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. The feature can’t be turned off.

Xbox 360 Won't Play DVDs? How to Fix it?

Can Xbox 360 play DVDs? After reading the first half part, you must have got the answer. However, sometimes Xbox 360 doesn’t recognize the DVD disc we insert into. The most likely cause is the DVD disc region code isn’t supported by Xbox 360. Put it simply, each game console is manufactured for a specific DVD and game region, if your Xbox 360 console supports region 1, yet the DVD disc you purchase is in another region, such as region 2, the Xbox 360 console doesn’t support and play the DVDs. To fix this problem, you can use an Xbox 360 DVD ripper to remove the region code and convert the DVD to digital file supported by Xbox 360. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a simple yet powerful DVD ripping software. It can help you to complete the task easily and quickly. The following tutorial teaches you how to rip DVD to Xbox 360 with the tool.

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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.

Rip a DVD Movie for Playing on Xbox 360

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Step 1. Select a DVD Source

Click on the DVD Disc button, select the needed drive letter and click on Ok to import the DVD source into the Xbox 360 DVD ripper. The software will quickly detect, analyze, decrypt the DVD, and even choose the main movie automatically.

Choose Xbox 360 under Microsoft

Step 2. Convert DVD to Xbox 360

Click on the Output Format button on the right side of the main interface, go to Microsoft, and choose Xbox 360 to solve problems like Can Xbox 360 Play DVDs or Can You Play DVDs on Xbox 360.

Tips. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro supports over 300 digital formats and popular devices. You can use it to convert DVD to iPhone X, DVD to Huawei Phone, DVD to Samsung TV and other devices you want to play DVD movies on.

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Step 3. Start the DVD to Xbox 360 Conversion Process

Click on the three-dots icon on the bottom of the window to choose an output folder for saving the converted movie file. Now, click on Run to start the process.

Extended Reading: Can Xbox 360 Replace a DVD Player

Since Xbox 360 can play DVDs directly, many people want to know whether it’s feasible to use Xbox 360 as a primary DVD player to play their DVD collection. Actually, Xbox 360 doesn’t offer many features and promise good image and sound quality as a dedicated DVD player does. Although there are some suggestions of using an Xbox 360 HD DVD player for the better visual experience, the accessory for Xbox 360 console has been discontinued for a long time. Moreover, instead of using an Xbox 360 HD DVD player with Xbox 360, a DVD player is obviously more convenient. Generally, Xbox 360 is a contingency plan, but a dedicated DVD player is the better choice to play DVDs.

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.

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