How to Play Blu-ray/DVD ISO on Xbox One via Kodi?
Questions are floating on various Xbox One and Blu-ray/DVD relevant forum and bulletin about Blu-ray/DVD ISO playback on Xbox One via Kodi:
“Does anyone know if its possible to play DVD ISO’s back when accessing Kodi via the Xbox One media app? I can access my Kodi Library but when I click on the ISO it says “Format Unsupported”. Is there any way around this like transcoding on the fly or have I just done something wrong?”
“I am thinking about converting my DVD and BluRay discs to ISO files and storing away the discs. Anyone know if it is possible for the Xbox One to play the ISO files with Kodi and all through either DLNA server on a NAS (preferred) or locally connected to a USB hard drive?”
To deeply analyze and solve “Can’t play Blu-ray/DVD ISO on Xbox One via Kodi” issue, this guide will be divided into the following four parts to help you understand why the issue exists clearly and how to solve the issue easily.
Reason 1: You can play Blu-ray/DVD discs on Xbox One. But each Xbox One console is manufactured for a specific Blu-ray and DVD region, following international standards. The Xbox One console only can play Blu-ray discs and DVDs that are sold in the same region as the console. So when you got Blu-ray/DVD discs that belongs to an area in which your Xbox One was not made, you perhaps will rip Blu-ray/DVD to ISO, originally aiming to making the Blu-ray/DVD region-free for Xbox One.
Reason 2: Both Blu-ray discs and DVD discs are easy to scratched, destroyed, damaged. There are many situations that you can hurt your precious silver discs, dropping them on the ground, water damaged by your naughty boy, changing them into flying saucer, etc. So from time to time, people choose to backup Blu-ray/DVD ISO to play on Xbox One via Kodi for protecting their expensive discs.
Xbox One can play physical discs in right region codes. But as for digital version files, it has strict limitation. Below is Xbox One supported video and audio format chart.
|File extensions||Containers||Video profiles||Video bit rate|
|AVI support||.avi, .divx||AVI||MPEG-4 Part 2 (Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile)||5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 × 720 at 30 fps|
|H.264 support||.mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov, .avi||MPEG-4, QuickTime||Baseline, main and high (up to level 4.1)||10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 × 1080 at 30 fps|
|MPEG-4 Part 2 support||.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov, .avi||MPEG-4, QuickTime||MPEG-4 Part 2 (Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile)||5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 × 720 at 30 fps|
|WMV (VC-1) support||.wmv||ASF||WMV7 (WMV1), WMV8 (WMV2), WMV9 (WMV3), VC-1 (WVC1 or WMVA) in simple, main and advanced up to level 3||Video bit rate: 15 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 × 1080 at 30 fps|
From the chart above, you can know that even though Xbox One can play Blu-ray/DVD discs, it doesn’t mean that Xbox One can play Blu-ray/DVD ISO using Kodi. So to protect your discs and want to play your Blu-ray/DVD movies, you only can re-rip Blu-ray/DVD to Xbox One supported video format or re-encode Blu-ray/DVD ISO to MP4, AVI, etc for playing on Xbox One with Kodi using ISO Converter.
Pavtube ByteCopy can be treated as the best ISO to Xbox One converter. It can rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD discs, Blu-ray/DVD folder, Blu-ray/DVD ISO to Xbox One playable MP4, MOV, AVI, etc for playing on Kodi with original video quality. It can rip Blu-ray/DVD in any region codes. So you don’t worry that your Blu-ray/DVD discs come from a different place. To get better video playback on Xbox One with Kodi and Plex, Pavtube ByteCopy offers users the optimized preset for Xbox one.
During the Blu-ray/DVD ISO to Xbox One for Kodi conversion, you can adjust video/audio codec, size, bitrate, frame rate, channel and display aspect ratio. Batch conversion and deinterlacing video are also supported. You even can do some simple video processing before outputting Blu-ray/DVD ISO to MP4/AVI for Xbox One, like trimming/cropping video, adding/extracting subtitle to/from Blu-ray/DVD movies, merging/splitting video, etc.
Step 1: Load Blu-ray/DVD ISO image
Launch Pavtube ByteCopy on computer (Mac version). Click “File” to load Blu-ray/DVD ISO image to the software. You can preview your Blu-ray/DVD ISO image on the right window. And at the bottom of the chapter list, you can select wanted subtitle/audio track. If you want forced subtitle, just tick “Forced Subtitle”.
Tip: What is Forced Subtitle?
Forced subtitle is the subtitle appearing on screen when the characters speak a foreign or alien language, or there is a sign, location, or other text in a scene which needs to be explained but cannot be translated in the localization or dubbing.
Step 2: Choose format for Xbox One
According to Xbox One specifications, video formats supported by Xbox One are AVI, H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov), and WMV. 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: Before converting Blu-ray/DVD ISO to Xbox One for playback on Kodi , you’re allowed to adjust parameters for your output video to get better enjoyment. Click “Settings” to “Profile Settings” interface where you’re allowed to change parameters like video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, channels, etc. Here 720P is just enough for you. If you want to create 1080P video for your Xbox One, click “Size” dropdown list under “Video” item to choose “1920*1080”.
Step 3: Start to convert Blu-ray/DVD ISO to Xbox One
Click “Convert” button on the main interface to start transcoding Blu-ray/DVD ISO to MP4 for Xbox One. After the conversion, just open the output folder to locate the generated MP4 files for Xbox One playing on Kodi.
Finally, copy the ripped Blu-ray/DVD ISO image to USB flash drive then plug it into the USB port on Xbox One. Then you can use Kodi to enjoy your Blu-ray/DVD ISO image on Xbox One.
In addition, if you have some MKV, VOB, H.265 MP4, FLV, 3GP. WMV and other Xbox One unsupported video and you want to play these unsupported video on Xbox One via Kodi and Plex, you can use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It is an all-in-one media solution that can convert any video to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PSP, Wii U. And there is a bundle software promotion to help you save money:
ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1