To protect their precious Blu-ray or DVD discs get damaged due to repeated playback or physical broken, people will often copy or backup their Blu-ray or DVD disc to ISO image file. For Xbox One users, you may come the idea to stream or play BD/DVD ISO image file on Xbox One via a Plex Media Server, DLNA or USB storage device. Have no idea how to achieve that, the following article will offer a full workaround to get the job easily completed.
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Can Xbox One support ISO playback?
Unlike Xbox 360, the Xbox One use its own Xbox Media Player app for playing local video and music files from external USB drive or streamed from local network. Therefore, the file formats you are going to stream or play on Xbox One should be included in Xbox Media Player app supported formats list as below:
Music, Video, and Container Formats: 3GP audio, 3GP video, 3GP2, AAC, ADTS, .asf, AVI DivX, DV AVI, AVI uncompressed, AVI Xvid, H.264 AVCHD, M-JPEG, .mkv, .mov, MP3, MPEG-PS, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-2 TS, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, WMA Voice, WMV, WMV HD
Picture Formats: Animated GIF, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF
From above lists, we can see that ISO is not the supported file formats by Xbox One, therfore, you will need to perform a format conversion before start the video streaming process.
Transcode BD/DVD ISO to Xbox OneHere, a simple and workable solution called Pavtube BDMagic for Windows (best Blu-ray Rippers Review)/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which is recommended to you, just load ISO image files into the program, you will then be able to create any of Xbox One Media Player apps supported video, audio or container file formats listed above. The biggest merits of this program is that it enables you to directly output ISO to Xbox One optimized file formats with best profile settings.
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Step 1: Load Blu-ray/DVD ISO image file.
Run the program on your computer. Click 'File' > 'Load IFO/ISO' to import Blu-ray or DVD disc ISO image file into the program.
Step 2: Specify output file format.
Click 'Format' bar, from its drop-down option list, select one of Xbox one supported format listed above such as MPEG-2 from 'Common Video' > 'MPEG-2 Video(*.mpeg)' as the output file format. You can also choose other formats according to your own needs.
Or you can directly output Xbox One preset profile formats by following 'Zune/Xbox 360 Device' > 'Xbox 360 HD Video(*.wmv)'.
Step 3: Begin the conversion.
Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom 'Convert' button to begin the conversion from AVI to Xbox 360 supported file formats conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, click 'Open Output Folder' to pop out the folder with converted files, then you can easily transfer and play converted files on Xbox One via an external USB drive or stream the files from computer to Xbox One via Plex Media Server or DLNA.
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I love my Synology NAS, and I love Plex. I also love my Xbox One. Finally, today these three things are working together to give me a lovely unified view of my media library.
I have a Synology 1511 (the Synology 1513 is today's model). It's a 5 bay Intel-based NAS. I put four 2TB 7200 Seagate drives in it. In the few years since I've had the Synology I've had 2 drives fail and in each case the Synology emailed me, I pulled the drive and replaced them (I now keep two spares around) and rebuilt without incident.
I run Plex on this Synology as it also hosts all my family photos, family videos, and DVD backups. The Synology (since I upgraded the RAM cheaply) also runs Surveillance Station monitoring 4 IP cameras posted around my house, as well as VPN Server, *and* CrashPlan cloud backup. I used to run most of this stuff on my desktop, but I'm convinced more and more that every connected home needs a Home Server. I've even added a Git Server, iTunes Server, and a 'Cloud Station' which is basically 'Personal DropBox.' Glorious.
I use Plex extensively on my iPad and Surface Pro 3. One of the best features (there's a million) is being able to seamlessly mark a file as 'offline' and sync it to a portable device. Makes airplane travel a lot nicer.
The one missing part has always been watching Plex on my big screen. While I do have a Chromecast and we enjoy it, the Xbox Oneis our set-top box. We changed an option on the Xbox under Settings so it 'Boots to TV.' The Xbox controls our DirectTV and my wife uses a Logitech Harmony One Remote that we still love. From the Xbox we can 'Xbox Watch Netflix' or 'Xbox Watch HBO' and it just does the right thing. But switching inputs to the Chromecast, getting a tablet out, starting Plex on the tablet and throwing it to the TV requires more tech than my wife is willing to give.
Until now. Plex is out on Xbox One (and Xbox 360) and there was much rejoicing. A Plex Pass is required, but it's SO worth it, and not expensive.
What you'll need
- Plex Server running somewhere - You can run it on any decent NAS, your desktop machine, or any machine you have laying around.
- A Plex Pass - A monthly or yearly subscription. It's a fantastic value. You CAN use Plex free, but with the Pass you get the offline sync, Xbox support, Movie Trailers, Cloud Storage Sync, and Camera Upload.
One note for Synology people like me, you’ll need to install the latest Plex Pass preview release of the server (v0.9.10.3). Not a huge deal, go to Plex Downloads and get the right version for your Nas. I downloaded, then logged into Synology and did a manual install.
Now, go to the Xbox One App Store and download it and sign in. If you'd signed in before and got a warning that your Plex Server was the wrong version, you'll want to shut down the Plex app completely or reboot the Xbox to get a proper retry going.
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The app looks fantastic, supports both Kinect AND Voice and really fits in with the other apps I use like Hulu and Netflix.
Movies, TV, whatever.
Plex is epic because it's your media EVERYWHERE. Here's a picture of the devices that my family have used to talk to Plex this year.
Anyway, enough gushing. I couldn't be more thrilled. If you are already a Plex user, you're gonna love this. I'll do a full video and walkthrough of my setup soon, but Plex on Xbox One has finally turned my Xbox One into the ultimate media server. When the Media Player with DLNA support releases in a few weeks on Xbox One, it'll just be gravy.
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