The Xbox is not only a good game console, but also a great media player. For it has a DVD drive, every Xbox 360 can play DVD movies right out of the box, with no any special software or hardware necessary.
Does Xbox 360 Play Blu-ray?
With the rising popularity of Blu-ray, you may have a large collection of Blu-ray Discs and want to use your Xbox console to play it. However, you found it impossible because it doesn’t have a built-in Blu-ray drive. So, is there any ways to play Blu-ray movies on the Xbox 360(By the way, the latest Xbox One has a Blu-ray drive). Yes, there is. We can convert the Blu-ray disc to the hard drive, then play it on the Xbox. And this article will show you the way to convert Blu-ray movies and play it with Xbox 360.
Before we start, we need
- Of course Xbox 360 and a Blu-ray Drive.
- We should know the Xbox 360 support 720P and 1080P resolution in AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, etc. video formats.
- We need a Blu-ray Ripper software to convert the Blu-ray movies to those Xbox 360 compatible video formats. Blu-ray Rippers on the market are all shareware, but you can try MakeMKV, which can let you rip Blu-ray discs to MKV(MKV is also not supported by Xbox 360) for free as along as 30 days. Then you need to pay.
How to rip Blu-ray movies for Xbox 360
Step 1:Import the Blu-ray movies
Insert the Blu-ray movie disc into the drive, then download and install the software above. Run the software and click “Load Disc” button on the top left. You can choose load BD disc and BD folder, even IFO files. Then import the Blu-ray movies you want to the program. You will see a interface like this below. (click to enlarge the image)
Step 2: Select output profile for Xbox 360
Click “Profile” frame and choose a format for Xbox 360 in the following drop-down-list. Here we choose “Xbox 360 H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”. This profile is optimized for the Xbox 360 already. Its default resolution is 1280 x 720, you can easily change it to 1920 x 1080 by click the “settings” button on the right of “profile”. Other video parameters can also be edited. For example, video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, 3d settings, etc.
Step 3: Start ripping Blu-ray movies to Xbox 360
With all settings down, click the biggest “Convert” button to start the process of ripping Blu-ray movies to MP4 format. When the conversion completes, put the videos to the Xbox 360 and play it. Now enjoy.