How to Burn AVI Files to Play on the Xbox 360

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How to Burn AVI Files to Play on the Xbox 360
A recordable DVD will let you burn AVI files to play on your Xbox 360. (dvd image by dinostock from

The "Audio Video Interleave" (AVI) file format is a commonly used video format in Microsoft Windows. The Xbox 360 video game system is capable of playing files in the AVI format. You can burn an AVI file to a DVD using your computer, then play that DVD on your Xbox 360. You can complete the burning process using Windows Explorer.

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Things you need

  • Recordable DVD

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  1. 1

    Insert the recordable DVD into the disc drive on your computer.

  2. 2

    Click "Burn Files to Disc" on the auto-play dialogue box that appears.

  3. 3

    Enter a name for the disc into the "Disc Title" dialogue box.

  4. 4

    Click "Like a USB flash drive," then click "Next." The disc will be formatted by the computer, and a separate window will appear showing the disc contents.

  5. 5

    Click the "Start" button on the taskbar, then type the name of the AVI file you want to burn into the "Search" dialogue box. The file will appear in the "Start" menu.

  6. 6

    Right-click the AVI file, hover your mouse over "Send To," then click the disc drive that contains the recordable DVD. The computer will burn the file to the recordable DVD.

  7. 7

    Click "Computer" in the "Start" menu.

  8. 8

    Click the disc drive that contains the recordable DVD, then click "Close Session" in the taskbar.

  9. 9

    Remove the recordable DVD from the computer and insert it into a Xbox 360 disc drive.

  10. 10

    Highlight the disc in the "Xbox Dashboard" interface, and press "A" on the game controller.

  11. 11

    Highlight the AVI file that you want to play, and then press "A" on the game controller to play it on the Xbox 360.

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