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Q: Video format on xbox 360 ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Video format on xbox 360
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: levvv-ga
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Posted: 26 Jul 2006 08:27 PDT
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Question ID: 749733
What is the video format of the videos downloaded from xbox live marketplace?
Subject: Re: Video format on xbox 360
Answered By: gregaw-ga on 26 Jul 2006 10:57 PDT
I am going to use this trailer for NCAA Football 07 as my example.

ASX is not a video format.  If you look in the properties of Windows
Media play while a video is playing on your PC from the xbox live
marketplace it will show something like this:

An asx file isn't actually a media file.  It does not contain the
video itself.  It is simply a redirector for the streaming of video
from the web.
Read this for more info as ASX files.

This is the contents of the above mentioned file (vidgttvncaafootball07001hi.asx):

  <Title>GTTV: NCAA Football 07</Title>
  <Copyright>(c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation</Copyright>
    <Title>GTTV: NCAA Football 07</Title>
    <ref href="mms://"

As you can see the actual file being played is a .wmv file.

If you require any further information please post a request for clarification.

Clarification of Answer by gregaw-ga on 26 Jul 2006 11:01 PDT
I forgot I wanted to add this link:

It contains information on what file types the Xbox 360 itself is
capable of playing:

The following types of media are supported when using Windows Media
Center with the Xbox 360 console:


Windows Media Video (WMV) 7, WMV 8, and WMV 9 
Maximum resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p) 
Windows Media Audio Standard or Windows Media Audio Pro audio
WMV content may be Windows Media DRM-protected 
MPEG-1 with MPEG-1 layer I or II audio 
Maximum resolution of 1920x1080 (1080i)
AC-3 or MPEG-1 layer I or II audio 
WMV Image 1 (Photo Story 1 & 2), and WMV Image 2 (Photo Story 3)
Subject: Re: Video format on xbox 360
From: eion-ga on 26 Jul 2006 09:08 PDT
asx format

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