Xbox One, the successor to the Xbox 360, is the third home video game console in Xbox family developed and marketed by Microsoft. Xbox One offers better graphics, faster processing, more storage, and more advanced controllers than the Xbox 360. Xbox One even enhances the movie watching experience by adding Blu-Ray, 4K support and playback of videos using MKV container format. However, even the Xbox official website announces that MKV videos can now be played on Xbox One, many people still have problems of playing MKV on Xbox One. Many people ask “Can Xbox One play MKV?”
Can Xbox One Play MKV?
As for Xbox One MKV support, the Xbox One tries to support the MKV features, but MKV is a highly flexible format which supports multiple video and audio codecs, and can also include data that complements A/V streams, such as the title, languages of the audio streams, subtitle or caption tracks, fonts for those subtitles, images, chapter information, menus, etc.
Currently Xbox One can support MKV in video codecs of H.264 video, MPEG-2 video, MPEG-1 video, Microsoft MPEG 4 codec version 3, MPEG-4 part 2 video, and in audio codecs of Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Dolby Digital (AC-3), MPEG Audio Layer-3 (MP3), MPEG-1 audio payload, Uncompressed PCM audio. If your MKV files contains other video codecs like VP8, VP9, H.265 or other audio codes FLAC, DTS, they will not be played on Xbox One. So, Xbox One can not play MKV FLAC and MKV DTS.
How to Play MKV on Xbox One?
In order to play MKV FLAC, MKV DTS or any MKV files, you can convert MKV to Xbox One supported video formats with MKV to Xbox One Converter.
Make Preparation: Run MKV to Xbox One Converterr
Aiseesoft Total Video Converter is a smart MKV to Xbox One Converter. With it, you can convert MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, MXF, FLV, 3GP, MTS, M2TS, H.265, WebM, WebM VP9, TS, etc to customized video formats for Xbox to watch video on Xbox One.
Besides, the MKV to Xbox 360 Converter also enables you to edit, merge, trim and convert between any popular video and audio formats as well extract audio from video.
Step 1 Add files
Click “Add File” button to add MKV files or any other video files to MKV to Xbox One Converter. Or you can also drag and drop your files to the main interface of the program.
Step 2 Set output profile
Click the drop-down button on the right side of the “Profile” to choose desired video profile.
If your video is common video files with resolution lower than 720p, choose “MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” from “General Video” category.
If your video is HD video files (most MKV video is in HD) with resolution in 720p, 1080p or higher, in “Xbox” Category, choose “Xbox One HD MPEG4 Video (*.mp4)” or “Xbox One H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” or “Xbox One WMV HD Video (*.wmv)” as the output profile.
Step 3 Convert MKV to Xbox One supported format
Click “Convert” button to start and finish MKV to Xbox One conversion.
Step 4 Stream the converted MKV to Xbox One
After the conversion is finished, click on “Open Folder” button at the bottom of MKV to Xbox One converter to locate the converted MKV file. Then you can stream the converted MKV to Xbox One.