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

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Updated on Sep 08, 2023

When you play MKV files on Xbox 360, you're likely to run into issues that Xbox 360 won't play MKV files correctly. Generally, the Xbox 360 MKV playback issue is caused by incompatible video and audio codecs. So the most efficient way to stream MKV to Xbox 360 is to try an easy-to-use video transcoder to help convert MKV to Xbox 360-supported video formats.
Download the Xbox 360 MKV converter in advance now, and follow the instructions below to learn how to play MKV files on Xbox 360 perfectly:

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 obviously, not every MKV file can meet this requirement. Therefore, when people play MKV files on Xbox 360 directly, they always encounter Xbox 360 MKV playback issues. To fix this, 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?

In order to resolve the Xbox 360 MKV playback issues, I highly recommend you use the 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 output. 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 similar issues caused by incompatible formats on other devices, such as watching MP4 files on Samsung TV, playing MPEG on iPhone, etc. Other practical video & audio processing features, like editing, compressing, recording, downloading, and so forth, are also available to use.

Free downloadFree download this handy Xbox 360 MKV converter and follow the simple steps below, then you can play MKV files on Xbox 360 smoothly.

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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 Files

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 MKV files into the conversion window.

Choose Xbox 360 Profile

Step 2. Choose Xbox 360 as the Output Format

After inputting the MKV files into conversion window, hit the Output Format button on the right of the window, then choose Xbox 360 profile as the output format under the Microsoft category.

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.

Fix Xbox 360 MKV Playback Issue

Step 3. Start to Fix Xbox 360 MKV Playback Issue

Confirm the save path by hitting the inverted triangle icon. Last, click the Run button to convert the MKV files to Xbox 360 supported video format.

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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