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A Quick and Convenient Approach to Solve the Xbox 360 MKV Files Playback Issue

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Updated on Dec 18, 2020

When you play MKV files on Xbox 360, you must have faced the situation, where Xbox 360 cannot play MKV files correctly. What is the reason? How to solve the Xbox 360 MKV playback issue? I will explain to you and tell you the solution today.

Xbox 360 is a home video game console, as the second generation console in the Xbox series, which competed with PS3 and Nintendo's Wii. Many families have this generation console. They usually like playing media files from local PCs on this console and play video or audio files downloaded or transferred from USB. However, when they play MKV on Xbox 360, they have met the similar issues that Xbox 360 cannot recognize MKV files. Why?

First of all, Xbox 360 has strict standard for input formats and only supports WMV,AVI, H.264 and MPEG-4, but MKV cannot meet this requirement and cannot compatible with Xbox 360. Therefore, when people play MKV files on Xbox 360 directly, they always encounter Xbox 360 MKV playback issues. Therefore, you need to convert MKV to Xbox 360 supported video formats with a perfect video converter.

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How to Play MKV on Xbox 360?

We have known that the MKV files cannot be played on Xbox 360 directly. In order to resolve the Xbox 360 MKV playback issues, I provide a powerful video converter with you- WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to convert any audio/video to files supported by Xbox 360. This converter offers many digital formats and devices for you. You can convert MKV files to MP4, WMV, AVI and other formats or devices you want with this software. In addition to helping play MKV on Xbox 360, this software can help you solve the similar issues caused by incompatible formats on other devices, such as watching MP4 files on Samsung TV, playing MPEG on iPhone, etc.

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The Tutorial of Helping You Solve the Xbox 360 MKV Playback Issue

Import the MKV File

Before converting the MKV file, please free downloadfree download and install the software on computer.

Step 1. Import the MKV File

Double-click the converter shortcut and hit the Converter option, a new conversion window will pop up. Then, you need to click the Add Files button to input your MKV files or drag and drop the file into the conversion window.

Choose MP4 Format

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the Output Format

After inputting the MKV file into conversion window, hit the Output Format button on the right of the window, then choose MP4 as the output format under the Video tab.

Tips: You can add subtitles to MKV files if no subtitles in the file and set parameters like turning on/off volume, changing audio channels, adjusting the resolution/bit rate and so forth.

Start to Convert MKV Files

Step 3. Start to Convert Xbox 360 MKV Files

MP4 has been chosen, now you can begin to convert MKV file. First, confirm the save path by hitting the inverted triangle icon to select for your target file. Last, click the RUN button to convert the MKV file.

Tips: The video converter features high-speed conversion and Lightening mode. Only if when the default codecs of input and output formats are the same, Lightening mode can be activated.


By converting MKV to MP4, you can watch MKV on Xbox 360. If you want to watch videos of other formats on other devices, but fail to be played due to the incompatible format, you can also apply this converter with the same way.

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