This topic is designed to help you get a MKV into a better compatible format your Xbox 360 can playback natively in Windows Media Center and Mediabrowser.
You will need a couple pieces of software for this guide.
Also to be considered was this guide was completed with only these codecs / additional programs installed. Divx 7, Haali Media Splitter, AC3Filter. Not saying any of these are necessary but if you run into problems might be something to look at. The ToDVRMS section of this guide is optional and experimental and does require installing the Haali Media Splitter.
The name of this app can be misleading as we are going to use this tool to take care of several things none of them being converting the file to VOB ;). Setup your configuration tab as seen in screenshot 1 below and this app will take care of these things automatically for you.
Downsampling AC3 5.1 tracks that are above 448kbps, Repairing AC3 tracks, Downsampling DTS to AC3 5.1 448, Muxing Uncompressed video track and audio into a single .m2ts 360 compatible file.
Technically you should now be set. This completed .m2ts file will playback in media center/media browser on your 360 with no problems. Please make sure you have added .m2ts to your list of accepted formats.
This last step is used to get true fast forward/rewind and skipping. Including the live preview on the time line of where you are in the video. If you are interested in these features then follow the instructions below.
Once you have converted your .mkv or .m2ts file into .wtv there is no way to convert your .wtv file to anything else at this time as far as we know.
- Run the registertodvrmsfilters.cmd file this only needs run the very first time unless you experience problems later, then I recommend running this again.
- Run the todvrmsgui.exe
- Check the verbose and wtv options
Here is some screenshots once again to help you along.
That’s it, once again make sure .WTV is listed as one of your valid extensions in mediabrowser.
Please suggest improvements if needed.
- On the MakeMKV step, if I am pointing to a video_TS folder. It doesn’t show the audio at that point. How do I add the audio in there? mbrook over 2 years ago
- Never mind. Newb here didn’t click the expand arrow. mbrook over 2 years ago
- Useful guide. It works fine with tv episode length MKV files but anything longer it just doesn’t work. Any ideas? vileboy over 2 years ago
- Go ahead and open a question topic and I'll try to help you little busy with Draco testing. All I can say is I use steps 2 and 3 for almost every movie I backup and work’s perfect everytime. BAS over 2 years ago
- Thanks BAS. I'll try it again in case its just that file. vileboy over 2 years ago
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