x264 for xbox 360

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  1. thekorngear

    thekorngear Resident

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    They should seriously update their codecs to play media encoded with this codec. All my most recent BRRip movies and TV shows are x264 and the 360 is just as good as dumb not to find them on my storage device.
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    The 360 does play h264 (x264 encoded), just not from the MKV container sadly and with some restrictions.

    360 H.264 support:

    • File extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov, .avi
    • Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime
    • Video profiles: Baseline, main and high (up to level 4.1)
    • Video bit rate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 × 1080 at 30 fps
    • Audio profiles: AAC, 2-channel, Low Complexity
    • Audio max bit rate: No restrictions



    Personally I would get your self a Raspberry Pi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia there about £30, this can run XBMC and will play any media file you throw at them.

    Or get a media player like this for the same price Sumvision cyclone micro 3 media player - White | Ebuyer.com again will play anything you want and is SLILENT, Bonus ;)
     
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  3. RazzleDazzle

    RazzleDazzle Elite Member

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    I swear something has changed since the new/shit Dashbaord change.
    I used to be able to get .mp4 playing, now it doesnt.
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Have you re downloaded the optional media update? last time i checked i could play MP4 video.
     
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    thekorngear Resident

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    Guys,
    I have downloaded Despicable me. The video information is attached.

    The 360 refuses to play it whilst it can play most h.264 videos with xvid codec. It is not mkv. Why?
     

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    Could be because it has 6 audio channels, the 360 only supports 2 channels in H264 encoded video.
     

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