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Updating codecs on xbox 360
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With great power comes great responsibility, and with added codec support comes a crapload of new questions.
That's why Microsoft's Xbox team has released a FAQ detailing what you may or may not want to know about the newly supported codecs. Xbox 360 supports the following for H.264:· File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov· Containers: MPEG-4, Quick Time· Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.· Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps.
Among the more interesting answers (as if knowing what setting to choose when re-encoding content for your Xbox 360 wasn't interesting enough) is the "No" to "Do you support Div X", the "No" to whether they support MPEG-2, and the fact that you can now play back some 1080 content at 30fps. See question number 6 for more information.· Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)· Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for MPEG-4 Part 2?
Xbox 360 supports the following for MPEG-4:· File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov· Containers: MPEG-4, Quick Time· Video Profiles: Simple (including Simple profile content mislabeled as Advanced Simple)· Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.
See question number 6 for more information.· Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)· Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for WMV (VC-1)? You can create this content on one of many 3rd-party applications. What are the different ways to play video content on Xbox 360?
Xbox 360 supports the following for WMV:· File Extensions: .wmv· Container: asf· Video Profiles: WMV7 (WMV1), WMV8 (WMV2), WMV9 (WMV3), VC-1 (WVC1 or WMVA) in simple, main, and advanced up to Level 3· Video Bitrate: 15 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. You can play video from a USB 2.0 FAT32 removable drive, optical media, and by streaming from the Zune software or Windows Media Player 11.6.
See question number 6 for more information.· Audio Profiles: WMA7/8, WMA 9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA lossless· Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. What is the "real" max bit rate, resolution, and frames per second that you support for all the different formats? Xbox 360 Media Center Extender does support MPEG-2, but you can't play this content in the Xbox 360 video player .11.
Xbox 360 does not specifically block video from playing based on a maximum bit rate, resolution, or frames per second. Does Xbox 360 Media Center Extender support MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264? You must play these videos in the Xbox Dashboard.12.
The maximums listed above for each codec are what we have tested for various video playback sources. Does Xbox 360 display embedded artwork for MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264 files? You can embed your artwork that is less than 400KB in the video files and they will be shown in the Xbox 360 video area when streaming from the Zune software.13. There are 5 display modes: auto, letterbox, fullscreen, stretch, and native.