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How to Play MKV Files on Xbox One/Xbox 360

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One of the highlights of Xbox One and Xbox 360 was being able to stream media from your PC to them. The option basically turned your home console into a home media entertainment center. However, the Xbox has strict requirement for the input formats and only WMV, AVI, H.264 and MPEG-4 are compatible with Xbox One and Xbox 360. So it's impossible to stream MKV files to Xbox for enjoyment. If you really want to play MKV files on Xbox One/Xbox 360, you'll need to convert the MKV files to a fully compatible format with Xbox. Check out the solution here.

To convert MKV to Xbox quickly and easily, EaseFab Video Converter is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. By running it, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has the optimized preset for Xbox One and Xbox 360. With it, you can do batch conversion from MKV to Xbox friendly video files in simple clicks of mouse. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to EaseFab Video Converter for Mac (Yosemite and Mavericks included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Now download the right version and follow the tips below to finish your task.

SEE ALSO: MP4 movies on Xbox One | AVI files in Xbox One | VOB files and Xbox One

Free download MKV to Xbox Converter trial version:

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How to convert MKV to Xbox One/360 in clicks

Step 1. Load MKV files

To load a MKV file to this MKV to Xbox converter, you can either click the Add Video button in the top-left hand corner of this interface or directly drag it from your computer to this program's left pane. If you have several MKV files, batch import can save you more time.

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Step 2. Select output format

Now click the "Profile" icon to reveal output panel, then move mouse cursor to "Game Hardware" category to Select Xbox One or Xbox 360 according your Xbox model as the output format.

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Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 3. Start MKV to Xbox conversion

Press the big "Convert" button of to start encoding MKV to Xbox One conversion.

How to Stream MKV and Other Videos to Xbox One/Xbox 360 on Windows and Mac

After the conversion is done, simply click "Open Folder" button to get the converted videos instantly. It's time to steam the converted MKV file to your Xbox to enjoy it.

For Windows users: there are four ways to share the converted file to Xbox One/Xbox 360: Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server and Zune Software. Pluck just Windows Media Player 12 as an example. (Note: this method only applies to Windows Media Player 12 (Windows 7) or 11 (Windows Vista))

Click the "Stream" menu of Windows Media Player and then select "Turn on media streaming";
Click "Turn on media streaming" in the pop-up dialog;
Name your media library and click "OK".

For Mac users: you have to use a third-party streaming solution to share the converted file to Xbox One/Xbox 360.