Play All Video Files on Xbox 360 with Mac

Xbox 360 with Mac

This is a step by step guide on how to play any video file on your Xbox 360 from your Apple Mac computer.

How to play any video file on your Xbox 360 with your Mac – Xbox Converter for Mac can clear up all your problem.

Here Is What You Will Need:

Xbox 360

Apple Computer - iMac, MacBook Pro, Apple Air, etc.

Xbox Converter for Mac

Part 1. Convert videos to mp4 format that compatible with Xbox 360

Choose a small video to test for you first video, as encoding and conversion times can be lengthy if you choose a full movie. Try downloading a trailer for a movie in your favorite format that the Xbox 360 can't read. Like: AVI, and a lot of other weird formats.

Open up Xbox Converter for Mac. Xbox Converter for Mac is a phenomenal video conversion tool, it can convert video formats from one to another with perfect output quality and high conversion speed for Mac OS X users. It supports all popular video formats including flv, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, M2TS, MPEG TS/TP (for HD Video), M4V, etc.

Add Video File

At the bottom of Xbox Converter for Mac, it shows the format we can convert to. Choose MP4, which is the best for Xbox.

Choose output folder such as "Open Folder".

Output Settings

At the bottom right, click on the "Convert" button. Then wait... , And the conversion speed is out of your surprise.

Part 2. connect your Mac and Xbox 360

Before you start configuring, open up Terminal (in Applications -> Utilities) and type "ifconfig en0" (zero, not a capital-o). You're looking for the bit that says "inet". In my case, the number I get here is Second, note down the IP address of your wireless router, which in my case is

On your Mac

  • 1. Connect your Mac to your wireless internet connection
  • 2. Connect your Xbox 360 to your Mac via Ethernet
  • 3. In System Preferences -> Sharing, enable Internet Sharing between your Airport and Ethernet connection

On your Xbox 360

  • 1. Start up your Xbox and navigate to the Network settings menu
  • 2. Under IP address, enter the number you got from the "ifconfig en0" command earlier on, but with the final number one place higher. In my case, I take the, and input in the IP address box on my Xbox 360.
  • 3. Under subnet, input
  • 4. Under router/gateway, enter the number you got earlier from the "ifconfig en0" command. In my case, that's ""
  • 5. Move onto DNS. Enter the IP address of your wireless router (in my case, "") in both the primary and secondary IP address fields
  • 6. Leave PPPoE and advanced settings blank (i.e. OFF and Automatic)
  • 7. You should now be able to connect to Xbox Live via your internet sharing Mac

Part 3. Play Video File on Xbox 360:

First, on your Mac, open up your new file in VLC and in QuickTime. Make sure it can play in both (Not necessarily at the same time). If you have done that, now it is time to move to your 360. Follow these instructions:

Turn on your Xbox 360

Turn on Xbox 360

Navigate over to the "Media Tab", and select the "Videos" option.

Media Tab

Note: Since the Xbox 360 Dashboard update of about 6 months ago, once you click on"Videos" it will just show you all of the videos on your Xbox 360 hard drive. So presses "X" to change the current source. Then browse down to your Apple / Mac computer. Mine is an iMac.

Click on the "Movies Folder". That is where you should have saved the file there earlier.

Now browse through your video files and select your sweet, newly converted video file, and play it!

Converted Video File

All the operations is just like pie. So you can watch any your favorite video on your Xbox 36o from your Mac easily Now. Watch and Enjoy it!

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December 30, 2016 10:47 / Posted by to Video, Mac
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