Monday, December 9, 2013

Converting HD-DVD (.evo) files to NAS for streaming to Xbox 360

This article will help you to convert HD-DVD .evo videos to NAS server compatible files so you can stream them from NAS for watching on your Xbox 360 easily.

Question: Hi - obviously it's possible to play .ts files through an xbox 360 connected to a media center pc...but anyone know if it's possible to play .evo files (movies ripped from my HD-DVD collection) through the same setup?

As the .evo files didn't work with Xbox 360, you need to convert HD-DVD (.evo) movie files into H.264 MP4 before streaming from NAS to Xbox360.

To accomplish this goal, you are highly suggested to try this Pavtube Video Converter, a professional tool to help you quick convert various video formats including .evo videos ripped from HD-DVD collection to Xbox compatible MP4 format with best video quality and simplest workflow.

Below is a user's Review:

Having tried Cuda Video Converter Advanced Verision, but I think Pavtube will be a winner, as for its best UI, best Features, easy-to-Use workflow and reasonable Price. I like its Cuda acceleration, the User Interface is nice too. It not also has the ability to convert HD-DVD (.evo) files, but also support all my input and output video formats. Oh, what I like best is its batch mode. 

FYI: You can reach the Mac version here: Pavtube VideoConverter for Mac.

How to watch BHD-DVD (.evo) files on Xbox 360??

Step 1. Run Best EVO Converter and import .evo videos.

Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" icon to load  to choose import individual videos or the entire folder. Drag-and-drop is also supported.

Step 2. Choose Format.

Click"Format" drop-down list and choose "Common video>H.264 Video(*.mp4)"; it'sthe most widely used format which will be supported by your TV.

Step 3. Adjustvideo specs or change aspect ratio (Optional)

If you are not satisfied with default specs, then click "Settings" to enter Profiles Settings windows; here you can customize video frame rate, bitrate,size and other settings freely.

If you want to trim, crop, edit audio/subtitles or adjust aspect ratio, click the pencil-like icon and switch to "Crop" tab. Choose Advanced mode, lock the "Keep Ratio" and you can free change aspect ratio.Usually it will be set to "Original"; it would be ok to playback on Xbox 360, or you can change it to 16:9.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Clickthe big red "Convert" to start converting your HD-DVD EVO files to H.264 MP4. After the conversion, click "Open output folder" to quick locate converted files; now stream the converted EVO movie in MP4 to your NAS and stream to Xbox 360. Now freely enjoy your HD-DVD evo movies with family!

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