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Xbox One Not Read MP4 Movie File Formats, Solved!

Xbox One not read MP4 movie formats

Xbox One does not read the movie formats MP4 Can Microsoft improve this?

Why fail to load MP4 into Xbox One?

It is well known that MP4 is a digital multimedia container file format, which can store data encoded with various different video and audio codec such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, VC-1/WMV, Real Video, Theora, VP8, VP9 and MVC. However, the media player app of Xbox One supported formats are limited to:
3GP audio, 3GP video, 3GP2, AAC, ADTS, .asf, AVI DivX, DV AVI, AVI uncompressed, AVI Xvid, H.264 AVCHD, M-JPEG, .mkv, .mov, MP3, MPEG-PS, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-2 TS, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, WMA Voice, WMV, WMV HD

Play MP4 Files on Xbox One

If the MP4 files you are planning to play on Xbox One are encoded with H.265/HEVC, Theora, VP8, VP8 or MVC, Xbox One will fail to play them. To fix this codec incompatible problem, you can use a third-pary program such as Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac (best Video Converter for Mac) to convert MP4 to Xbox One playable formats listed above or directly generate Xbox One preset profile formats with all the optical playback settings.


Wish to streaming and play more media source on Xbox One, never mind, the program also has the capability to convert other incomaptible file formats such as H.265/HEVC, XAVC/XAVC S, FLV, MXF, etc for Xbox One playback. For playing region locked Blu-ray/DVD on Xbox One, you can download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac.

Step by Step to Convert and Play MP4 Files on Xbox One with Media Player App

Step 1: Add MP4 video.
Run the MP4 to Xbox One conversion program on your computer, click "Add Video" or "Add folder" button to load MP4 video into the program. This program supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple files at one time.

Step 2: Choose output file format.
Click on the drop down menu of the Format, select "Zune/Xbox 360 Device"> "Xbox 360 HD Video (*.wmv): as the target format. It fits on Xbox One as well.

Tip:Click the "Settings" beside the format bar to adjust your parameters is allow you to enjoy a better viewing quality. Plus, before go to the conversion, you can click this "Edit" to do some personal edits on your raw videos. This saves you from the troubles which you have to reload them to editors.

Step 3. Start converting MP4 to Xbox One
Click "Convert" button to start your conversion. Once you encode MP4 videos to Xbox One compatible format, you can stream MP4 files to Xbox One easily.

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