This article discusses how you can get the multimedia content in your AVI files to play on an Xbox 360 console.It will provide several different methods based on the multimedia support of the Xbox 360 console and may be updated regularly with Xbox 360 updates.Through tests we performed at After Dawn, we find however, that subtitle support is evasive right now, but we are confident that Microsoft will fix this major problem soon.The Xbox 360 console supports AVI files with Div X video or Xvi D video directly (that is, you can play them without any special processes in between from DVD, USB, Wi Fi etc.) including High-Definition material.As for audio, the console supports decoding stereo MP3 audio and stereo or multi-channel AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio inside the AVI container.If you do not have Xbox Live or the media update then most hope of playing AVI files Files that have a .
So generally, Yes, the Xbox 360 console does support the playback of AVI files.The Fall 2007 multimedia update for the Xbox 360 console added support for Div X and Xvi D video.When playing an AVI file, you need a video player that can "split" the multimedia container (the AVI itself) and then codecs that can decode the video and audio data inside the files (the word codec is an abbreviation of Coder / Decoder). If you wish to find out more about AVI files before continuing to read this article, there is no better than After Dawn's AVI playback article, which has all the information you will need to never have a problem with AVI files again.For subtitle support, AVI files rely on external subtitle formats stored not in the container itself, but completely separate files. As we saw in the previous paragraph, the AVI itself is a multimedia container which stores video and audio content that was created by a codec and must also be decoded (played) with a codec.
It is used in most cases for MPEG-4 ASP video content with MP3 or AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio.
Examples of video codecs used to create the vast majority of the video you will find online are Div X and Xvi D, both which provide DVD-rivaling quality at much smaller file sizes, making them popular for video sharing.