Xbox supports 4K movie streaming, but not all 4K files are compatible. If you want to play all 4K video on Xbox 360/One (S), read this guide to learn how.
The ultimate games and 4K entertainment system let Xbox One S become one of the hottest console in the market. With its built-in media player app, you can play video and music files by USB drive or DLNA server easily. However, when play 4K on Xbox One (S), there are many users meet issues- "Xbox One (S) can not read 4K movies"... In this article, we just aim to solve the 4K to Xbox One (S) playback issue for you.
As a matter of fact, it is officially claimed that Xbox One (S), Xbox 360 support 4K format. The point here is, only a part of 4K formats like 4K MP4, 4K MKV are supported and the supported codec are also limited. Currently, 4K content could presumably use either H.264 or H.265 for encoding, while Xbox probably won't support H.265.
Moreover, even if it supports H.264, the video format problem remains: today, most of 4K movies are recorded in MXF/MTS/MOV/XAVC/XAVC-S format which the Xbox 360/One (S) does not support. Even if Xbox supports 4K MP4 , there're not many 4K MP4 video source available for you. Consequently, for native importation of 4K Movies and Videos to Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S, it is highly advisable to first convert 4K Movies and Videos with appropriate codec and format for Xbox playback.
Actually, it's easy to get the job done as long as you get Dimo Video Converter Ultimate. This video converter has been proven to be an outstanding 4K to Xbox One (S) converter. With it, you can convert different 4K videos to Xbox One S/Xbox 360 compatible H.264 MP4 effortlessly. In addition to 4K files, this program also allows you to convert all SD/HD videos in AVI, MP4, MPG, VOB, TiVo, MOV, etc to a decent format as you want.
What's more, with the built-in editor, you can trim, crop, add watermark, adjust special effect to your source video, so that you get the very part and effects at your will. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac (OS Sierra, OS X El Capitan included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Just get the right version according to your computer's OS and follow the step-by-step guide below to ensure smooth playback of 4K files on Xbox One (S) without any limits.
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How to convert and play 4K files on Xbox One (S)
Step 1: Add 4K files
Download the 4K video converter on your computer, install and run the program, add 4K videos by dragging and dropping or clicking "Add File".
Step 2: Select Xbox One (S) compatible formats
Click on the drop down menu of the Select Format, select "Games" > "Xbox One S", "Xbox One" or "Xbox 360" as the target device.
Tip: If the default video/parameters can't meet your needs, just click Settings icon to adjust the video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get a decent video as you want. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size. (See how to compress 4K to 1080p video for Xbox.)
Step 3: Start 4K to Xbox One (S) conversion
After all necessary settings, you can hit the "Start" to start converting 4K to Xbox One (S) with best video settings. Once the conversion finished, click "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video. Then, you can stream the converted 4K movies to Xbox One (S) via DLNA or USB freely.
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