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How to Watch 3D Blu-ray on Xbox One S?

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XBox One S includes an inbuilt UHD Blu-Ray player which can be used for DVD, Blu-Ray or the newer UHD discs. Moreover, in Xbox One support page, it says that Xbox One supports 3D Blu-ray discs when played on 3D TVs. But your Blu-ray settings should be set right on the dashboard and you also need to switch it into 3d mode on your display manually.

Xbox One S Disc and Blu-ray Settings

Disc and Blu-ray settings allow you to set the Xbox One console behavior for disc playback. There are three basic types of settings:

  • Disc settings
  • Blu-ray settings
  • Preferred language settings

You can get to these settings by following these steps:

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Select Disc & Blu-ray.

Disc settings

The following settings control how the console behaves when a disc is inserted:

  • Play disc automatically 
    If you select this setting, a disc begins playing automatically when you insert it.
  • Resume playback 
    If you select this setting, the player bookmarks the point at which you stopped watching the disc. When you start watching again, it resumes at the same point.

Blu-ray settings

The following advanced settings are available for the Blu-ray player:

  • Dolby Digital dynamic range control 
    This setting allows for full audio or modifies the audio to keep a consistent volume even through the loudest action scenes.
  • Enable BD Live to improve Blu-ray playback 
    This setting allows access to additional features and content through the BD Live service.
  • Persistent Storage 
    Use this setting to clear Blu-ray–specific data that’s been cached to the console.

Preferred language settings

The following preferred language settings are available for disc menus:

  • Menu 
    Sets the language used for the movie menus.
  • Audio 
    Sets the language for the audio track of the movie.
  • Subtitle 
    Sets the language for subtitles in the movie.

Note These language settings are defaults and may not be supported by all movies.

Refer to Xbox One Support page.

Adjust the display settings on Xbox One S console

Calibrate HD TV with Xbox One S

You can calibrate your 3D TV with your console by going into Settings > Display & sound and selecting Calibrate HDTV 

The calibration tool will guide you through the steps to choose the best settings for your TV. 

Enable 3D on the Xbox One S

At the end of the calibration procedure, you will be taken back to the Display & sound settings. Simply go to the Video Fidelity column and tick the Allow 3D checkbox. This setting allows you to watch 3D Blu-ray Discs on Xbox One S.

Note Your television must be 3D-capable to watch 3D content. And the Blu-ray player app only allows you to enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies available in your region through your Xbox One S console.

Each Xbox One console is manufactured for a specific Blu-ray and DVD region, following international standards. The Xbox One console can play Blu-ray discs and DVDs that are sold in the same region as the console. See the following tables for the countries in each disc region.

Supported regions

Blu-ray discs

Find the region code represented as A, B, or C on the packaging, and verify that it matches your region.


Geographic regions/countries


Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries and regions, plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, and Korea


Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries, plus Australia and New Zealand


Includes the remaining Central and South Asian countries, as well as China and Russia

Some Blu-ray discs and DVDs are not region-encoded or are coded to all regions. Region-free Blu-ray discs and DVDs will play on any Xbox One console.

Removing 3D Blu-ray Region Codes for XBox One S

Xbox One S supports to stream media from USB 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 removable drive. This gives users the chance to remove 3D Blu-ray region codes and copy 3D Blu-ray for XBox One S. Pavtube ByteCopy  ( Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac ) bypasses the region codes of your 3D Blu-ray and directly extract the main title. Besides, it allows you to convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D MP4, 3D AVI, 3D WMV easily. It also can convert 3D Blu-ray to 2D video and convert 2D Blu-ray to 3D video.

Step 1. Import 3D Blu-ray source. 

Click “Load file” button to import the inserted 3D Blu-ray disc from Blu-ray drive. After few second, it will be imported successfully and you can preview the whole movie in the preview window. 


Note: Mention to Blu-ray to computer copy, there are two ways typically – backup and copy 3D Blu-ray movie from the original Blu-ray disc, 1:1 backing up 3D Blu-ray to a folder, and copying 3D Blu-ray movie to a file with only the main movie title. Ane it is wise to choice the later one – 3D Blu-ray main title copy since it helps you get rid of all the unwanted titles in 3D Blu-ray and saves a lot of hard disc storage. 

Step 2. Choose the copy mode. 

A: Now go to “Format” menu to select “Copy” > “Directly Copy For 3D Bluray” from the “Format” menu to copy the . m2ts files only which contains the main movie on your 3D Blu-ray disc. 


For wide streaming choices, you also can choose to rip Blu-ray to 3D MP4, 3D MKV, etc. Click Format and select “MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)” under 3D Video. In general, mkv is a well-accepted file format for tv, media players or plex and keep up the video quality. Of course, 3D video in .mp4, 3D video in .avi are supported as well.   

Step 3. Start directly copying 3D Blu-ray disc for Xbox One S

Finally, click “Convert” button to start lossless 3D Blu-ray Backup for Main Movie on PC. When the copying work is done, you are able to click “Open” button to get the output .m2ts files without any other extra contents. 

Using the USB ports on your Xbox One console

There are three USB 3.0 ports on the Xbox One console for easy access: two on the rear of the console and one either on the front (Xbox One S console) or the left side (original Xbox One console).

External storage

If you have a USB 3.0 external drive that has a capacity of 256 GB or more, you can use it to store games and apps. Or, you can use the drive to store media.

If you have a USB drive that doesn’t meet these requirements, you can still use it to store media.

Troubleshoot external storage detection on Xbox One

This article describes Xbox One system requirements for external storage drives and what to do if your console can’t detect a connected external drive.

Important Make sure you don’t have any important information stored on your hard drive before setting it up with your Xbox One. The Xbox One will reformat your drive.


For an external storage drive to save games and apps from Xbox One, it must meet the following requirements:

  • It uses a USB 3.0 connection. If you’re using a USB hub, the hub must also be USB 3.0 or later.
  • It has 256 GB or larger storage capacity.
  • It has a partition. Typically, drives come with a preformatted partition. For more information about partitioning an external hard drive, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Devices that don’t meet these requirements will be treated as media storage, such as for music or video. 

How to detect your external storage?

When you first connect an external storage device with your Xbox One, the console should detect the device and walk you through the process of setting it up.

If this doesn’t happen, or if you want to confirm later that your console detects the storage device, here’s how:

  1. Scroll left from Home to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All settings.
  4. Select System.
  5. Select Storage.
  6. Select Manage storage. If you see your storage device listed, your console has detected it. 

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VLC won’t play my .tivo file, how to do?

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VLC seems to be omnipotent to play HEVC, Blu-ray, DVD, MKV, etc. But it will meet its waterloo in Tivo files. VLC can’t play Tivo files:

"I just installed Stinky’s MPEG-2 Codecs, and WMP 11 plays my .tivo files just fine. 
How can I get VLC to play them as well?"

"Does anyone know if you can play TIVO files on the VideoLan VCL player?  It is ‘playing’… I can hear the sound, but the video is just all streaks.  What adjustments do I need to make?  Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me."

Tivo only work in WMP because TiVo Desktop installs a thingamajig for them. VLC doesn’t use system codecs/filters/whatnot, so the .TiVo file won’t work. But if you convert it to a plain MPEG, it should work fine. Also, you can add Tivo-VLC to play Tivo files on VLC.

Method 1: Install TiVo-VLC to play Tivo with VLC

TiVo-VLC is a set of modules for the VLC Project that provide compatability with TiVo file formats and server.

With these modules and VLC, you can:

  • Play TiVo “TY” format files from any source VLC can access including files & many types of streaming.
  • Get “Now Showing” lists and play any program from your TiVo directly in VLC.
    Note: You must have a “hacked” TiVo with vserver running on it for this to work.
  • Transcode TY files into almost any other media file format using different audio and video codecs. This includes everything VLC supports. See their webpage here for a current list.


  1. Download and install VLC. Make sure it works. Instructions and files can be found at the VLC website. Be aware that VLC will only load modules which have the exact same version as the main executable. Our pre-compiled binaries are for VLC version 0.8.1.
  2. If you can use a pre-compiled binary, download one from the project’s downloads page.
  3. If you can’t or don’t want to use a pre-compiled binary, you can get the source from the same place. Since the source for vstream hasn’t been officially released yet, you can get it from the CVS repository. Note that building the module from source requires the entire VLC source tree as well. There are further build notes within the source releases.
  4. Put the modules (.dll or .so or .dylib or whatever) into your VLC modules directory. On Unix machines, this is usually something like /usr/lib/vlc/demux for the libty module and /usr/lib/vlc/accessfor the libvstream module. On windows, this is the “plugins” directory located wherever you unzipped the VLC package.
  5. Run VLC. The modules should be loaded. You can now type things like this:
    • vlc tivo://my-tivo-address/plist and after a few seconds VLC’s playlist will be filled with all available shows on your TiVo. Double-click on an entry and it starts playing! (Requires vserver running on your TiVo.)
    • vlc tivo://my-tivo-address/12345 where 12345 is the FSID of a program on your TiVo. The FSID can be obtained through many methods, including looking at the “properties” of an entry in your VLC playlist after issuing the “plist” command above. (Requires vserver running on your TiVo.)
    • vlc some-ty-file.ty to play a TY file
    • vlc some-ty-file.ty ‘:sout=#transcode{vcodec=mp4v,vb=512,acodec=mp3,ab=192}: std{access=file,mux=ps,url=outfile.mpg}’ (all on one line) and your TY file will be transcoded into MPEG-4 video, MP3 audio, with the bitrates stated. There are dozens of combinations and other options. Check out VLC’s documentation for more.

    On Unix systems and cygwin, you can specify -vvv on the command line and when VLC starts, it will tell you which modules have been loaded.

Method 2: Convert Tivo to MP4 for VLC Playback

You also can transcode Tivo to MP4, MKV, MPEG for VLC playback with some video converters. Whenever looking for the best software program to convert TiVo to MP4, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimateshould definitely stand out as the best solution. It is the best because you will have the privilege of personalizing your video files prior to conversion. This is because it comes with a built-in editor that will give you the freedom to manipulate key aspects of the files. You can trim it down to reduce size; you can embed a watermark to brand the video or add a subtitle. If there are unwanted contents in your video, you can remove using the editor.

It can convert Tivo to VLC supported MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, MPEG, etc. It also can convert Tivo to Android, iPad, QuickTime, Game Console, Samsung. It even can convert 3D Tivo to Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, LG 3D TV, PS VR, Daydream VR, HTC Vive in 3D MP4, 3D MKV, etc.

Free download and install

Part 1: Transfer Tivo recordings from TiVo to PC

First, you need to transfer the TiVo recordings to PC. Make sure your TiVo and computer are in the same home network, and follow this guide to proceed TiVo file transfer:

1.On your PC, launch TiVo Desktop for PC (click to download), the freeware that transfers shows from your networked TiVo box to your computer.

2.Click “Pick Recordings to Transfer.” A window showing your TiVo box’s “Now Playing” or “My Shows” list appears.

3.Highlight any title in the list to see more information about the show. Check the box next to the title of the show (or shows) you want to transfer.

4.Click “Start Transfer.” Transfer times vary, but may take as long as the show’s duration to complete the transfer.

Part 2: Convert TiVo to MP4 for VLC

Step 1: Download and install TiVo converter (Mac version).

Step 2: Launch TiVo Converter, press “Option”icon first and enter TiVo Media Access Key to “Tivo” tab. Then hit the “Load file(s)”icon to import TiVo recorded videos to this TiVo converter. Since the app supports batch conversion so you can import more than one TiVo recordings at a time. 

Tip 1: How to find your Media Access Key on TiVo: Go to “TiVo Central” menu >> “Messages and Set Up” >> “Account and System Information”, and you will see your Media Access Key there.

Step 2:
If you plan to re-encode Tivo to VLC with more compatible format like MP4, just navigate to “Format” > “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as output file format. 


When selected MP4 as the output format for VLC, you can open “Settings” window to check the settings. If you still keep AVI format in the former step, you maybe need to reset the settings to more compatible one for VLC. 


Step 4:
After all the settings, just click “Convert” button to start to transcode Tivo to VLC supported format.

Once the conversion ends, you can locate the MP4 files in output folder. Then you can play Tivo with VLC without installing Tivo-VLC.

Related VLC Software 

Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac – If you can’t play Blu-ray/DVD disc, ISO images/DVD/Blu-ray on VLC, you can use Pavtube ByteCopy to rip Blu-ray/DVD to VLC supported digital MP4, MKV, AVI,etc videos. And to save money, you maybe interested in the software bundle: 

ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1 

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How to Setup Xbox/PS4 controller with HTC Vive?

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This page instructs you how to set up PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 controller with HTC Vive to play games and watch videos. You can watch the instructions by clicking the corresponding title below to read the relevant tutorial.

How to Set up an Xbox One controller with the HTC Vive?

If you want to setup your Xbox One controller with the HTC Vive than this tutorial will lead you how to do this in the right way. HTC Vive is a very enjoyable experience regarding playing games. Every one of us will buy a headset like this just to feel the moment to be in the world of our favorite PC game. But the experience is not complete if you don’t play it with a proper controller of your choice. Follow this steps to complete the setup for your Xbox One controller with the HTC Vive:

  1. Make sure that the game you plan to play in VR has support for the Xbox One controller, otherwise the controller will not work.
  2. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 please download the Xbox Controller drivers if you already haven’t. For more info visit this page:…
  3. Connect the controller to the PC with the micro USB cable
  4. If your controller is not working, please check if you have plugged it in correctly or try a different USB micro cable. Also check if you have the proper drivers. Otherwise the game or the app does not support this controller
  5. You are done and now you should be able to enjoy VR through HTC Vive and Xbox One controller

How to Set up an Xbox 360 controller with the HTC Vive?

Follow the steps from this tutorial so you can successfully do the setup for the Xbox 360 controller with the HTC Vive. Every one of us will buy a headset like this just to feel the moment to be in the world of our favorite PC game. But the experience is not complete if you don’t play it with a proper controller of your choice. If you are comfortable using the Xbox One controller this is the guide for you. Follow this steps to complete the set up

  1. Make sure that the game you plan to play in VR has support for the Xbox 360 controller, otherwise the controller will not work.
  2. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 please download the Xbox Controller drivers if you already haven’t. For more info visit this page:…
  3. Connect the controller to the PC with the micro USB cable
  4. If your controller is not working, please check if you have plugged it in correctly or try a different USB micro cable. Also check if you have the proper drivers. Otherwise the game or the app does not support this controller

You are done and now you should be able to enjoy VR through HTC Vive and Xbox360 controller

How to Set up a PS4 controller with the HTC Vive?

This tutorial will lead you how to setup successfully the PS4 controller with the HTC Vive. The set up for the PS4 controller for HTC Vive depends on the game you plan to play. For some games you just plug in your controller via USB and you can start to play immediately, and for others you will need to run the DS4Windows tool.These are the following steps you will need to take so you can complete the set up for your PS4 controller with the HTC Vive:

  1. PS4 controller may not be compatible with a PC out of the box, yet a Xbox 360 controller is fully compatible. We are going to make the PS4 controller functional with your PC by tricking it to think that the PS4 controller is a Xbox 360 controller. And to do that there is a simple way using the DS4Windows tool.
    Tool Link:

  2. After you download the software extract the files, use a zip converter. So you can be sure that you have the newest version of this required software you should run the updater component.
  3. You will get a guide that will explain to you every step you will need to take for the installation process to be successful by a wizard. If you have windows 8 or more than you will manage this by only following the instructions you will get, but those that are using windows 7 will have to download also the driver for an Xbox 360 controller.

When the steps above are completed you can connect your PS4 controller.

As you finish with the installation process you can start playing your favorite games, just be sure that you have configured the controller the way that will be good for you. You can enjoy your VR experience now and play the VR games with your favorite controller.

Install Custom Controller Skins For Your HTC Vive Controllers

If you want to install Custom Controller Skins for your HTC Vive Controllers than this is the right place for you. This tutorial will guide you how to successfully start and finish the process for the installation. All you need to do is follow this simple steps :

Step 1. Open SteamVR beta.

  • Steam Library > open Tools > open SteamVR > go to Properties and after you do this click on Betas tab.
  • In the dropdown menu you will find an option called beta – SteamVR Beta Update.

Step 2. You will not find menu under the name customization in the options.

  • Press the button to start Steam menu ( SteamVR ) and search down to the right you will find the update for custom controller skins.

Calibrate Your HTC Vive Controller Trackpad

If you are noticing that the track pad of your controller is oversensitive and twitchy than you will need to calibrate your controller. If you need to do this than this tutorial will guide you how to successfully do it. Follow this steps:

Step 1. Turn off your controller

  • Hold the system button so you can turn it off

Step 2. Press the system button

  • While pressing the system button hold at the same time the trigger and the menu button.

Step 3. The next step is for the controller to turn on

  • The noise you will hear needs to be different from the regular one

Step 4. You may need to re-pair the controller if the state is blinking blue

  • SteamVR > Settings > Devices > Pair Controller

Can you watch 3D Blu-ray with HTC Vive on PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360?

Sony has updated PS4 to play 3D Blu-ray movies. Version 1.75 of the PS4’s system software now matches the PlayStation 3 in being able to play 3D Blu-ray discs. And the biggest feature offered in Xbox One’s release is support for 3D Blu-ray video, too. So you can play 3D Blu-ray with HTC Vive on PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360.

Top 3D Blu-ray Movies:

  • Avatar.
  • Flying Swords of Dragon Gate.
  • Gravity.
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Resident Evil
  • Brave
  • Hugo Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction.
  • Drive Angry

Note: Each game console is manufactured for a specific Blu-ray region, following international standards. The Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S console can play Blu-ray discs that are sold in the same region as the console. See the following tables for the countries in each disc region.


Geographic regions/countries


Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries and regions, plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, and Korea


Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries, plus Australia and New Zealand


Includes the remaining Central and South Asian countries, as well as China and Russia

Some Blu-ray discs are not region-encoded or are coded to all regions. Region-free Blu-ray discs will play on any Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 Pro, PS4, Xbox One S console.

Note Game discs for the Xbox One console are not coded to regions.

When your 3D Blu-ray is region-locked and can’t be played on PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox with HTC Vive, you can decrypt Blu-ray region codes and rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D MP4 for HTC Vive playback on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 with some Blu-ray Ripping software.

Recommended 3D Blu-ray Ripper

As the world’s second-to-none SBS 3D Blu-ray Ripper software, Pavtube ByteCopy has the full capacity to rip or convert all the 3D Blu-rays to Side-by-Side 3D videos in a bevy of formats, including AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, and MOV, and what’s more, the creating SBS 3D videos could be left/right or top/bottom videos.

Have a look on the tip below and you will know how to do that quickly and easily:

3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 Converting > Step 1: Download and install the latest Pavtube ByteCopy onto your computer; (Paid version is here)

3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 Converting  > Step 2: Launch Pavtube ByteCopy, choose "File" option at the Option Interface, then load the target 3D Blu-ray;

3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 Converting > Step 3: Click the "Format" button which takes you to ByteCopy built-in profile library, and then select one profile from the “3D Video” column, according to what video format your 3D device is able to play back;

ByteCopy 3D MP4 Format


1. Click “Settings” button next to "Format" box to do corresponding settings regarding to video, audio, subtitle and adjust 3D depth.

2. Click the “Edit” button at the top right corner of Operation Window if you want to customize the resulting SBS 3D video.

3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MP4 Converting > Step 4: After you have done all settings, return to the main interface to “Convert” the converting process.

After the conversion, you can locate the generated 3D SBS MP4 video in output folder. Then you can transfer the 3D Blu-ray video to Plex or NAS server to stream on PS4, XBOX with HTC Vive.

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Xbox One/Xbox One S Supported MKV and how to play all MKV?

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Main reason for getting one Xbox One S for many people would be the attraction of a UHD disk player. For those who never really have a 4K Blu-ray before now but they many in the future perhaps whould like to play some occasional MKV. So will the Xbox One S be able to play these MKV files? Actually, MKV videos can now be played on both Xbox One S and Xbox One. But since MKV is container that can include different A/V codecs, there are many issues that "MKV can’t be played on Xbox One/Xbox One S".

"Why can’t I play mkv files on my Xbox One? They work, but only for the audio. I downloaded some movies into a hard drive to watch on my Xbox, but then only the audio is playing and not the actual movie on the screen. It’s a black screen with the audio of the movie. Anyone know how to resolve this problem?"

"hi everyone, my old Xbox one and now new Xbox one S both seem to be transcoding all my MKV’s causing them to constantly buffer and becoming unwatchable. i got a synology ds416play about a month ago and was running the new plex dvr update 2 server from it and also running the same on my MacBook. all the files play on my iPhones, iPads and MacBook but NOTHING will play on my xbox. I’ve tried analysing, optimising but nothing works."

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Xbox One/Xbox One S Supported MKV | Convert MKV to Xbox One | Play MKV on Xbox One

As the aforementioned, MKV is a container and it can contain many types of video files. Xbox One/Xbox One S can read MKV but only some types of MKV files. If you can’t play some of your MKV files on Xbox One/Xbox One S, you can check if the MKV A/V codec is supported by Xbox. Below are Xbox One/Xbox One S supported MKV codec and features.

MKV container feature support in Xbox One/Xbox One S

MKV container features are supported on Xbox One/Xbox One S in the following ways:

  • If one or more video tracks are present, the first track will be played.
  • If one or more audio tracks are present, the first track will be played.
  • If one or more captions tracks are present, the captions will not render, but the file will load and play.
  • If one or more fonts or images are present, captions and images will not render, although the file will load and play.
  • Menu information is not supported and will not be displayed, but the file will load and play.
  • Chapter information is not supported, but the file will load and play.
  • If files with chapters refer to supplemental files, the supplemental files will not play.
  • Thumbnail images are available when browsing for files on USB drives using the file browser.

This set of features should allow playback of most MKV files if they contain supported codecs.

Xbox One/Xbox One S Supported MKV codec

MKV files that contain video and audio tracks encoded with the following codecs are expected to play on Xbox One/Xbox One S:

Matroska Id MSFT Media Foundation MF_MT_SUBTYPE Description FourCC or WAV identifiers
V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC MFVideoFormat_H264 H.264 video H264
V_MPEG2 MFVideoFormat_MPEG2 MPEG-2 video  
V_MPEG1 MFVideoFormat_MPG1 MPEG-1 video MPG1
V_MPEG4/MS/V3 MFVideoFormat_MP43 Microsoft MPEG 4 codec version 3 MP43
V_MPEG4/ISO/ASP MFVideoFormat_MP4V MPEG-4 part 2 video MP4V
V_MS/VFW/FOURCC   Maps to several codecs usually supported in the AVI format that are available on the console.  
A_AAC MFAudioFormat_AAC Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) WAVE_FORMAT_MPEG_HEAAC
A_AC3 MFAudioFormat_Dolby_AC3 Dolby Digital (AC-3)  
A_MPEG/L1 MFAudioFormat_MPEG MPEG-1 audio payload WAVE_FORMAT_MPEG
A_PCM/INT/BIG MFAudioFormat_PCM Uncompressed PCM audio WAVE_FORMAT_PCM
A_PCM/INT/LIT MFAudioFormat_PCM Uncompressed PCM audio WAVE_FORMAT_PCM
A_PCM/FLOAT/IEEE MFAudioFormat_Float Uncompressed IEEE floating-point audio WAVE_FORMAT_IEEE_FLOAT

Make All MKV Files Watchable on Xbox One/Xbox One S

So when your MKV has some Xbox unsupported A/V codec, you need to re-encode the incompatible MKV to Xbox One/Xbox One S with the friendly codec or audio with MKV Video Converter. The software recommended here is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. Apart from MKV, you also can use it to convert MP4, AVI, WMV, H.265, even Blu-ray and DVD to Xbox One/Xbox One S supported video formats. Plus, the best Pavtube MKV Video Converter is also a functional video editor, which you can easily merge, trim, crop, add watermark and create 3D/VR effects on MKV videos with Xbox One/Xbox One S and convert MKV to 180+ video codecs for playing on various platforms, incl. iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android phone and tablet, TiVo, Chromecast, Roku, Seagate, HD Media Player, smart TVs, VR Headsets, PPT, even all Non-linear editing softwares, etc.

Recently, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate has upgraded to version with supporting the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users 30x video transcoding speed than before. So you can save lots of time to convert MKV to Xbox One/Xbox One S with it.

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Steps to Convert MKV to Xbox One/Xbox One S Playable One

Step 1 Import source MKV video files

On the main interface of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, click “File” button to load your source MKV video files. After loading, you could activate the build-in Player to preview MKV video files. In addition, Xbox Media Player does not currently support the use of subtitles in movies so if you want captions shown, you can choose the subtitle streaming in "Subtitle" at the bottom of the chapter list and then this subtitle tracks will be hard burnt to output video in graphic, in which case your Xbox One/Xbox One S doesn’t need to read subtitle file when playing MKV files.

load MKV files

Step 2 Select Xbox One S as format

You can either choose one of Xbox One/Xbox One S supported file fomrats listed below or direct output Xbox 360 preset profile formats which can also apply to Xbox One S. 

Xbox One/Xbox One S supported file formats

Video formats: 3GP video, 3GP2, AVI DivX, DV AVI, AVI uncompressed, asf, AVI Xvid, H.264 AVCHD, M-JPEG, .mkv, .mov, MPEG-PS, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-2 TS, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, WMV, WMV HD 
Audio formats: 3GP audio, AAC, ADTS, MP3, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, WMA Voice

Output Xbox One S preset profile formats

Note: No matter you chose WMV, MP4 or Xbox 360 preset, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder to H.264 and audio encoder to “AAC‘ or “AC3“, along with frame rate, resolution, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc if you want. If you want to remove the video black bar, please go to “Edit” > “Adjust” >”Keep Aspect” to adjust their aspect ratio of 16:9 or 4:3.

Step 3: Convert MKV to Xbox One/Xbox One S

Click the big green “Convert” button to start to convert MKV to Xbox video immediately. When the conversion completes, you can find the output video file under the directory you just set.

How to Play MKV Files on Xbox One/Xbox One S?

There are some ways to stream your MKV files and other media on Xbox One/Xbox One S. You can click the tab to learn the each method below.

If you have a USB flash drive or external drive, you can use it to play videos on the Xbox One. The Xbox One S supports USB 1, USB 2, and USB 3 drives. The drive must be formatted in FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, or NTFS. If you have a Windows PC, your USB drive will work on your Xbox One S as long as your Windows PC can read it. If you have a Mac, be sure to format the drive as exFAT and not with a Mac-only file system like HFS+.

Connect the drive to your computer and copy your video, music, or picture files onto it. Eject it from your computer and connect it to one of the USB ports on your Xbox One. There Xbox One has three USB ports you can use: Two on the back of the console, and one on the side. 
Open the Media Player app and you’ll see your connected drive as an option. Select the drive and you can browse all the media files on it and play them, controlling the playback with your Xbox One S controller.

Play video on Xbox One S via USB drive

You could also use a network attached storage (NAS) device as a DLNA media server if you have one.

To do this, you’ll need to set up a DLNA server on your PC or Mac first. Microsoft recommends -and officially supports -Windows Media Player as a DLNA server. If you use a Mac, you’ll need to find a third-party DLNA server like Plex.

To activate the DLNA server included with Windows, open the Control Panel, search for “media,” and click the “Media streaming options” link under Network & Sharing Center. Click the “Turn on media streaming” button here. This makes the files available in your Music, Pictures, and Videos libraries available for streaming. (So if your video file isn’t in your Videos folder already, you’ll want to put it there now.)

Choose media streaming options

Once you have a DLNA server set up, it will appear in your Xbox One S’ Media Player app as an option alongside any connected USB drives, allowing you to browse and stream media files stored in your media libraries.

Avaiable streaming media on Xbox One S

You can also use the “Play To” feature to play music from your computer to your Xbox One. This feature is now called “Cast to Device” on Windows 10, but it’s still called “Play To” on the Xbox One S. It also relies on DLNA in the background. However, you don’t have to set up a DLNA server. You just browse to the media files on your computer and tell Windows to play them on your Xbox One S.

This feature was introduced in Windows 7, and it still works on Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.

To do this, ensure the appropriate option is enabled on your Xbox One S. Head to Settings > All Settings > Preferences > Game DVR & Streaming and ensure the “Allow Play To Streaming” option is enabled.

Enable play to streaming option

To play music or video files on your Xbox One S, just right-click them in File Explorer or Windows Explorer and use the “Cast to Device” or “Play To” menu to select your Xbox One S.

Use cast to device select xbox one s

A small Windows Media Player window will appear, and you can use to to manage your playlist and control playback from your computer. You can also control playback on the console itself with your Xbox One S controller.

Windows Media Player windows

If you haven’t yet installed the Movies & TV app on your Xbox One S, you’ll be prompted to do so. The page for the app on the Xbox Store will open -just select “Install” to install it. You’ll have to install the app before the “Play To” or “Cast to Device” streaming will work.

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Blu-ray Region Hack for JVC XVNA70BK player

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All Blu-ray Players have a common disadvantage that they only can play Blu-ray and DVD discs with some certain region codes. That’s because each Blu-ray Player is designed for only one region. But it is lucky that we can make our Blu-ray discs region free for our Blu-ray players. Below is just a question from videohelp that needs to hack Blu-ray to region free for JVC XVNA70BK player:

"I love this old JVC XVNA70BK player that I bought at Vanns back in 2004. Its remote is loads more functional and comfortable to use than the unbelievably clunky one for my Cambridge 650BD player. Even the JVC’s analog output sound quality is better. The 650BD region free. The XVNA70BK plays PAL but won’t play Region 2 and 4 discs. Is there a fix for this? "

To play region 2 and 4 discs on JVC XVNA70BK player or some other JVC Blu-ray and DVD Player, you only need a Blu-ray Ripper to remove the region codes from Blu-ray discs. Here, Here, Pavtube ByteCopy is strongly recommended. The program can do you a great favor to remove all region codes from both Blu-ray disc and DVD discs so that you will have no limitation to watch Blu-ray/DVD disc on JVC XVNA70BK player.

It can convert Blu-ray to MP4, AVI, MKV, etc for JVC XVNA70BK player to play. It can keep the original video quality while ripping Blu-ray to JVC XVNA70BK player in lossless MKV. It is easy to use. With just three clicks, you can get JVC XVNA70BK player playable digital file from Blu-ray movies. And you can adjust A/V codec, bitrate, resolution, etc and display aspect ratio.

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How to Rip Region locked Blu-ray to JVC XVNA70BK player?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies

Launch this Blu-ray to Blu-ray Player converter on PC, and click “File” and “Load from disc” to import Blu-ray movie. To Blu-ray disc collectors, an external or internal Blu-ray drive is required to recognize your Blu-ray disc.

If you are a Mac use, please use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.

Step 2: Choose output video for JVC XVNA70BK player

Normally, a Blu-ray Player can play MKV files. So you can choose to rip Blu-ray to lossless MKV for JVC XVNA70BK player here. But if you are not sure if your JVC XVNA70BK player supports MKV, you should check user manual to get JVC XVNA70BK player supported video. Then you can choose the right format form "Common Video" and "HD Video".

Commonly, if you don’t have special need, Pavtube ByteCopy gives you excellent default parameters. But if needed, you can click “Settings” on the main interface to adjust video and audio codec, size, bitrate, frame rate and channel. 

Step 3: Start to make Blu-ray region free

Go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom convert button to unlock region code from Blu-ray.

After the conversion, you can get Blu-ray rips without region codes, then you can transfer the video files to USB stick and play them on your JVC XVNA70BK player.

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Which the Best Blu-ray Ripper, ByteCopy or BDMagic?

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Only if you have some Blu-ray Disc or DVD collection, you may need a Blu-ray/DVD Ripping & Copying program to help you rip Blu-ray and DVD to mobile phone for watching on the go or stream Blu-ray and DVD movies with Plex on HD TV, PS4 Pro with needing Blu-ray Player. Pavtube, as the leader in Blu-ray/DVD ripping software, have two excellent Blu-ray Rippers that can rip both Blu-ray and DVD. Here, let’s compare the two most popular and hottest tools- BDMagic and ByteCopy from the aspects below, hope it can help you more or less and you can make a much easier choice.

Pavtube ByteCopy and Pavtube BDMagic

The difference between Pavtube ByteCopy and Pavtube BDMagic

  Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube BDMagic
Price $42 $39.2
Overview Pavtube ByteCopy helps users backup Blu-ray/DVD movies to MKV format without any quality loss. It is able to put multiple audio tracks, subtitles streams, and chapter information in the source BD/DVD movie into a single MKV file for your different end uses. Pavtube BDMagic is a professional and powerful all-in-one Blu-ray/DVD disc handling tool, integrating DVD/Blu-ray Ripping, Conversion, and Backup. With it, you can rip Blu-ray and DVD to play on versatile PMP devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, PS3, Android. Windows tablets and phones, etc)
Free Trial Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube BDMagic
Input Commercial BD Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Folder, BD ISO File Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Folder, BD ISO File
Commercial DVD DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, DVD ISO Image File DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, DVD ISO Image File
Output MKV container (Lossless outputwith all audio streams and subtitles preserved /Encode file with multiple language tracks)
Multi-track MP4, Multi-track MOV, Multi-track AVI
SRT Subtitle
Output files for almost all popular media players, portable devices, and video editing software, such as WD TV Media Player, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Galaxy Tab, Apple TV, PS3, Xbox 360, Android smartphones(like Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Kindle Fire HDX, Nook HD/HD+, Samsung Galaxy S, etc.s), Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, and more.
Preserve multiple audio tracks and subtitles YES(preserve all audio streams and subtitles, as well as remove unwanted tracks and subs) No(Unless using “Full Disk Copy” function)
Remain BD and DVD original structures YES(By using “Full Disk Copy” Function) YES(By using “Full Disk Copy” Function)
Preserve HD audios YES(Lossless output DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD Audio) NO(Unless using “Full Disk Copy” function)
5.1 Channel Output DTS 5.1 channels, AC3 5.1 channels, AAC 6 channels, and PCM 6 channels AAC 5.1, AC3 5.1, WMAV 5.1
Encode with multiple languages Support retaining more than one audio tracks and subs in different languages. Only support preserving one audio track and subtitle while encoding.
CUDA Acceleration Yes Yes
System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
  • DirectX Version: 9.0 or above
  • Memory: 64MB at least
  • Processor: 500MHz Intel or 500MHz AMD CPU
  • Hard Disc Space: 512MB or above
  • Optical Drive: DVD drive(BD drive is required for ripping Blu-ray disc)
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual core CPU, 1.6 MHz at least
  • Operating System: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
  • Memory: 512MB or above
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or above
  • Optical Drive: DVD drive/ BD drive(BD drive is required for ripping Blu-ray disc)
Mac version ByteCopy for Mac BDMagic for Mac

Pavtube is an excellent tool for ripping and converting and edit your Blu-ray movies. The quality of the copy is second to none, and the interface is accessible to almost all users. If you only need a Blu-ray ripper and copier, choose BDMagic, if you also wanna a Blu-ray ripping tool to preserve multiple audio tracks, get ByteCopy to give you a hand. Read more comparison review here.


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Convert AVI to Play with QuickTime

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There might be some old files in AVI container in your local movie library cause AVI was very popular a long time ago. And if you want to play some non-DVD video on DVD Player, AVI is also a good choice. Facing with so many AVI video, how can you do if you want to play these AVI files with QuickTime? After all, almost every Mac user know that QuickTime only can play .mp4 .mov . m4v video.

To play AVI video in QuickTime, there are two ways:

Method 1: You can install a QuickTime AVI plugin for a smooth playback on the player. Perian is a free QuickTime component that can let you play various popular video formats (including AVI) not natively supported by QuickTime. However, it’s pity that Perian for QuickTime has no longer been maintained and updated.

Method 2: You also can convert AVI to MP4/MOV/M4V for QuickTime with some video converter.Then you can watch AVI videos on QuickTime. Actually, with video transcoder, you can play various video in QuickTime.

Best AVI to QuickTime Converter – Pavtube iMedia Converter For Mac

avi to movPavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one video converter that can copy Blu-ray and DVD and convert video to another format according to your needs. So with it, you never need to worry about video compatibility issue on QuickTime and other media players.


  • Convert AVI to QuickTime MOV, MP4, M4V standard/HD video formats.
  • Convert MP4, MKV, Tivo, MPEG, H.265/HEVC, VOB, etc to QuickTime.
  • Transcode Dji Phantom/Sony/Canon/GoPro AVCHD, XAVC, MTS, MXF.
  • Rip Blu-ray, DVD and ISO image to MOV/MP4/M4V for QuickTime playing.
  • Additional video editor enables you to personalize AVI videos before conversion.
  • Process AVI to MOV conversion in amazingly quick speed.
  • Fully compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain, etc.

Read top 5 reasons to choose Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

How to Convert AVI to MOV for QuickTime?

Step 1: Load AVI files

After installation, just open this app to enter into its default interface. Then, in the top left hand corner of this app’s interface, click the “Files” button to import the AVI files you want from the computer. Or, directly open the folder to find your favorite AVI files, and then drag these target files to this program. This video converter supports batch conversion so you can add multiple AVI files and batch convert them to QuickTime.

load AVI files

Step 2: Choose output format

Select and custom output format. Click “Common Video” > “MOV – QuickTime (*.MOV)” to get the optimized output file for AVI to QuickTime conversion on Mac El Capitan.

Tip: You can also check the “Settings” box, and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your QuickTime player.

Note: The AVI to MOV Converter Mac additionally offers you some useful edit functions for making your videos more enjoyable. You can split, crop, add cool effects to your media files or capture your favorite scene of the video.

Step 3. Start to convert AVI to MOV on Mac

Hit the “Convert” button and let this smart Mac AVI to MOV Video Converter do the rest for you! This video converter was specifically designed for Mac OS users. It performs greatly on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air either with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X Lion or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

When the conversion is done, you can play the output MOV videos in QuickTime and you also can edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or put them on your iPad Air 3, iPad Pro, iPhone 7 for playback whenever you like. It is cool, right? Have a nice media experience then!

They Also Downloading – Pavtube ByteCopy

– Decrypt Blu-ray encoded VC-1 and AVC to QuickTime video.

– Convert DVD video to MOV/MP4/M4V by removing copy protection.

– Rip BD/DVD to multi-track MP4/MOV with multiple subtitle/audio.


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Guide: Play BD-R aka BDMV on Xbox One

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Does Xbox One support BD-R aka BDMV? How to play Blu-ray rips, main movie as BDMV folder only, in Xbox One? Do you also have the same question? If so, just read on please. You will find the reason that why Xbox One can’t play BD-R aka BDMV and the solution to play BD-R aka BDMV on Xbox One.

Hot search: Blu-ray  ISO to Xbox One | Make Xbox One Play Blu-ray in Region A, B, C

The so-called BDMV file aka BD-R contains the information of an associated Blu-ray disc such as the name of the Blu-ray movie, the audio data, the movie object, etc. But it has a big difference from physical Blu-ray disc. That is Blu-ray discs can be played on Xbox One when its region code is the same as the Xbox One’s. But BDMV folder/BD-R won’t be played on Xbox One like Blu-ray ISO image.

To play BD-R aka BDMV on Xbox One, you need to convert the BDMV folder to Xbox One supported AVI, H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov), and WMV with Blu-ray Ripper. (Learn the difference between Blu-ray Ripper and Blu-ray Copier). 

Here, Pavtube BDMagic (Mac version) <review> is strong recommended. This Blu-ray Ripper can rip and convert Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray ISO, Blu-ray BDMV folder to Xbox One supported digital file with original video quality. With Pavtube BDMagic, you don’t worry about the Blu-ray region codes issue since it can unlockable region-locked Blu-rays to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Wii U and other game console. 

When converting BDMV folder to Xbox One, you can adjust video/audio codec, size, channel, frame rate and display aspect ratio. You even can crop the black are in Blu-ray movies and add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to Blu-ray movies for Xbox One playback. For Windows version, it supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7, etc while you can transform BDMV folder to Xbox One on Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, etc. 

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How to convert BD-R aka BDMV folder to Xbox One?

Step 1: Load BDMV folder

Click “File” > “Load from folder” to load Blu-ray BDMV folder to the software. DVD, DVD ISO/IFO, DVD folder are also supported. You can preview your Blu-ray movie on the right window. And at the bottom of the chapter list, you can select wanted subtitle/audio track. 

If you want forced subtitle to show the subtitle on screen only when the characters speak a foreign or alien language, or there is a sign, location, or other text, just tick “Forced Subtitle”.

Step 2: Choose Xbox One supported format

Pavtube BDMagic offers optimized preset for Xbox. Click the format bar to follow “Zune/Xbox 360 Device” > “Xbox 360 HD Video (*.wmv).” as the target format which is also suitable for Xbox One.

Tip. If you want to do some change on A/V codec, soze, bitrate, etc, just click “Settings” then a new window will pop up. Here, you can adjust A/V parameters and preview the output video size in the chart.

Step 3: Start to convert BDMV/BD-R to Xbox One

Click “Convert” button on the main interface to start transcoding BDMV/BD-R to MP4 for Xbox One. After the conversion, just open the output folder to locate the generated MP4 files for Xbox One playing.

Then you can put the BDMV converted files to USB HDD, then play the BDMV converted files on Xbox One via USB.

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