Updating xbox 360 video codecs
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.As for audio, the console supports decoding stereo MP3 audio and stereo or multi-channel AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio inside the AVI container.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.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.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.
In the Fall of 2007, Microsoft released a media update for the Xbox 360 console to improve multimedia support.
If you did not get this update yet, but you do have Xbox Live, then before this guide is over you will most likely have updated your Media capabilities.