VLC HowTo/Play on Xbox

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This page describes how to make your Video Files playable on a XBox. Other "how to" pages

To play on XBox and XBox360 the file you copy to it needs to be of the correct format. This format is summarized below:

Codec Information

Video Codec WMV2

Audio Codec WMA

Container ASF


Batch file

The batch file can look like that on Windows

c:\vlc\vlc -vvv %1 :sout=#transcode{vcodec=WMV2,vb=1500,scale=1,acodec=wma,ab=96,channels=2}:duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=asf,dst=%1.wmv}}

"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -vvv %1 --sout-ffmpeg-qscale 1 :sout=#transcode{vcodec=WMV2,scale=1,acodec=wma,ab=96,channels=2}:duplicate{dst=std{access=file,mux=asf,dst=%1.wmv}}


If you have your computer connected at the same time, you can use VLC360 to play directly your Computer files on your Xbox 360.

VLC360 forum Screenshots