What happens when you put a Blu-ray disc into Xbox 360? Nothing happens. It will just show "Open Tray". Xbox 360 can play DVD disc, watch streaming video, but it does not support playing Blu-ray disc. In spite of that, do not give up your desire to watch high-quality Blu-ray movie on Xbox 360, you still have another possible solution to solve it. Good news that this post will show you the most useful and reliable method to play Blu-ray movie on Xbox 360. Now just follow the guide below.
Import Blu-ray movie From Desktop to Xbox 360 via USB
Xbox 360 has a similar release time to PS3, but PS3 can Play Blu-ray disc and Xbox 360 cannot. To play Blu-ray on Xbox 360, you will need to rip Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray digital video and import the Blu-ray movie into Xbox 360.
Several things need to be prepared as below:
1. Blu-ray disc.
2. A Windows or Mac computer.
3. A Blu-ray drive to load the Blu-ray disc on a computer.
4. A simple and powerful Blu-ray ripper.
5. A USB flash drive to place the Blu-ray movie.
Let's jump right into the operation steps.
Step 1. Choose an Extremely Simple Blu-ray Ripper
An extremely simple Blu-ray Ripper must have these features: has an easy-to-understand user interface, support directly ripping Blu-ray to Xbox 360 supported format, and maintain the quality of Blu-ray movies after ripping. VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper has all three features above. Click the button to download the free trial for your Windows/Mac computer.
Step 2. Format your USB in Xbox 360 (Important!)
If it is the first time using this USB flash drive on Xbox 360, this is an important step. You need to plug the USB into Xbox 360, and then use your Xbox 360 console to choose "Storage Devices-USB Storage Device", click on it and wait a while to format the USB in Xbox 360. In this step, all the movies, songs, image, etc. in your USB drive will be deleted. View the Xbox 360 USB flash drive FAQ if encounter problems.
Tips: Make sure your USB flash drive has enough gigabytes for a Blu-ray movie before following the below steps. In general, 32G USB is required for 1080P Blu-ray storage.
Step 3. Load Blu-ray Disc into Computer with the Blu-ray Ripper
Put your Blu-ray disc into the external Blu-ray drive, then plug the Blu-ray drive into your computer (Remember: internal disc drive on computer general does not support Blu-ray disc, so you will need the external Blu-ray drive). Now, launch VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper and click "Load Disc".
Step 4. Directly Choose One of the Xbox 360 Profile
Click the drop-down list of "Profile" and locate on Xbox. Here you can see several profiles name "Xbox 360". I suggest choosing "Xbox 360 H.264 HD video (*.mp4)". In theory, H.264 encode is great in balancing the file size and Blu-ray movie quality. Then click on "Settings" to make sure the resolution is in 1080P.
Step 5. Rip the Blu-ray Disc and Copy it into USB
Click the "Convert" button. There may take some time for ripping Blu-ray disc, please be patient. After done, copy the Blu-ray movie into USB.
Step 6. Play Blu-ray Movie on the Player of Xbox 360
Wow, we are going to succeed. Now plug your USB into Xbox 360, then use Xbox 360 console to "Select Source-Portable Device". Now you can play Blu-ray movie on Xbox 360.
It is simple enough to rip Blu-ray with VideoSolo BD-DVD Ripper. In use, you may find so many profiles, which will meet your need besides Xbox 360. It can rip DVD or Blu-ray to nearly 300 formats with different personalized settings. It offers a free trial for both Windows and Mac desktop, welcome to explore it.
More Option: Directly Play Blu-ray Disc on Computer
For people who do not have enough-gigabytes USB to play Blu-ray on Xbox 360, and already have a Blu-ray drive, play Blu-ray on the computer may be more convenient. VideoSolo Blu-ray Player enables you to play both commercial and homemade Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO file as well as DVD files/folder/ISO. More than that, it is also a multimedia player, which allows you to play common videos and music files.
Here are the detailed tutorials for Windows and Mac:
In conclusion, to play Blu-ray on Xbox 360, you just need to format the USB on Xbox 360, rip the Blu-ray movie into USB, then play Blu-ray movie in USB on your Xbox 360. Now that you have learned how to play Blu-ray movies on Xbox 360 as well as on your computer, just enjoy your Blu-ray movies now!