Abstract: This article introduces the current best AVCHD to Xbox 360 Converter to help you convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Xbox 360 for playing.
1. Does the Xbox 360 support AVCHD MTS/M2TS files?
No, the Xbox 360 does not support AVCHD (*.MTS, *.M2TS) videos; If you have a bunch of wonderful camcorder videos you would like to play them on your Xbox 360. You need to convert them into WMV, H.264 or MPEG-4 media for Xbox 360 to be playable.
2. Introduction of AVCHD MTS/M2TS and Xbox 360
MTS/M2TS format is a high-definition MPEG, AVC, H.264 transport stream video file format which commonly used by HD camcorders such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, hard to play on many popular players.
The Xbox 360 is a Microsoft-developed video game console that features a variety of multimedia capabilities. The system features high-definition video output, internal memory, USB compatibility and Internet access. These features can be used together or independently to stream various types of video. The Xbox 360 supports videos in Windows Media Video (WMV) format, as well as H.264 and MPEG-4 media. The December 2007 dashboard update added support for the playback of MPEG-4 ASP format videos.
3. How to Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Xbox 360 on Windows and Mac?
Xbox 360 can not support AVCHD MTS/M2TS video, but if you still want to watch video shot by your Sony HDR-SR5, HDR-SR12, Canon Vixia HF S10, HF S21, Panasonic HDC-SD5, HDC-TM700, JVC GZ-HM1 or GZ-HD620, etc on Xbox360. What should you do? Please follow the steps to complete.
Step1: Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Xbox 360 should use Aunsoft MTS/M2TS to Xbox 360 Converter (Mac user can use Mac MTS/M2TS to Xbox 360 Converter). So download and install the program.
Step2: Add AVCHD MTS/M2TS files, more than one is acceptable by clicking “add” button. Select the output file, in the "Format" drop-down list; choose Xbox 360 WMV as the output video format. All the target formats are shown in the dropdown list. Then select the destination folder for saving the converted files. You could change the file name in main list by double clicking the destination file.
Step3: Start converting AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos to Xbox 360 WMV on Mac. Just click "Convert" button to start the conversion. The popup frame will let you know how much will spend on converting, how much time have left and choose Shut down computer after conversion, etc. If you want to let all files into one, please check “Merge into one file” before conversion.
4. Tips----- Basic functions of converting AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Xbox 360.
(1): How to let output Xbox 360 WMV files smaller or the definition higher than before?
MTS/M2TS is just a big file with high-definition. Want to get smaller size of out output files, you should first enter “setting” then down-regulate the bitrate and framerate. Want to get higher-vision videos, up-regulate them.
(2): How to crop off the black edges and adjust the size of video play region?
By using the "Crop" function you can crop off the black edge of AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos and you can also adjust the video region to fit for your Xbox 360, you only need to drag the dashed line around the video image.
(3): How to remove interlaces from MTS/M2TS files?
When you shoot video from your TV, or in the theatre, you will find many interlaces on the video when you playback. Don’t worry, just click the “Effect”, you will see “deinterlacing”, and only need check it to deinterlace AVCHD files, then the converted file will be good without interfaces.
5. How to play converted AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos on Xbox 360?
Transfer the converted video files to a USB flash drive. You can also burn them to a CD or DVD. Plug the flash drive into either one of the USB ports on the face of the Xbox 360 and then turn on the Xbox 360 and access the "Media" tab on the main system menu. The flash drive will be recognized under the "Video" tab as a portable device. Select video you wish to watch. It will begin playing on whatever display the Xbox 360 is connected to. You can use the controller to pause, rewind or fast-forward the video.
Tip: How to watch other (TiVo, MXF, Flip Video, AVI, divx, xvid, MKV, FLV etc.) videos on the Xbox 360?
You need convert all the files to WMV which is compatible with Xbox 360. Using Aunsoft Video to Xbox 360 Converter, you can convert almost all formats of video, including TV shows, HD video, YouTube Videos, etc to Xbox 360 for enjoyment with good quality in short time, never happen out of sync.
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