2 Solutions to play 4K Blu-ray movies on Xbox One S

Xbox One S is the newest video game console from Microsoft, and its release has propelled the company to the top of the console sales chart in the past months. The shining point of the new Xbox console is that the 4K Blu-ray/media content playback is available in Xbox One S 2TB console. It also comes with a 4K UHD Blu-Ray drive, a key component missing from the more advanced Sony PS4 Pro. While, a thread on Reddit claims there's a light bleed problem when playing UHD Blu-Ray on Xbox One S with HDR enabled. Any fix? Below are the 2 solutions to play 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S.

Play 4K Blu-ray on Xbox One S

Solution 1: Update Xbox One S after Unboxing

According to Xbox One S report, Microsoft Corporation has noted in a statement that "users who want to experience 4K with the Xbox One S Console will be required to download an update first to do so and the console will not recognize 4K content out of the box."

If you have got your Xbox One S 2TB console, try to download and install the update to gain the 4K functionality so as to play 4K Blu-ray disc on Xbox One S. However, some Norwegian gamers got their Xbox One S console early and were not sure as to why they could not play a 4K Blu-ray of Deadpool. According to him, his Xbox One S would not play 4K Blu-rays even after the 4.5 GB update that the console downloaded and installed. Therefore, he still have to get other ways to play 4K Blu-ray disc like using 8K Player (Blu-ray Power).

He pointed out that there was no option for 4K. They had to do about a 4.5 gig update when it first powered on and checked the display settings and it was 1080p. They later changed HDMI cables and changed HDMI ports on the TV and nothing fixed the issue. Obviously, you should note the 4K Blu-ray playback feature is only available on Xbox One S 2TB console edition. If you need to watch 4K Blu-ray (disc/folder/ISO) on Xbox One S' other editions? The second solution below would be helpful.

Solution 2. Rip 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S compatible format

In many cases it is much more preferable to rip 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S first for playback 4K Blu-ray movies further on the game console. Then you need first turn to an Xbox One S 4K Blu-ray Ripper to make a full digital copy from a 4K Blu-ray to a video file in selected format, and then save on an external storage drive that's connected to Xbox One S. For ripping 4K Blu-rays to be played on an Xbox One S or to be format-shifted, Dimo Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended.

With blazing fast ripping speed, you can rip 4K Blu-ray movies including those with region code, BD+, AACS, lastest MKB, etc. to Xbox One S playable videos with fast speed and high quality. Plus, this 4K Blu-ray ripper offers specified video formats for Xbox One S and many other game hardware like Xbox One, Xbox 360, PSP, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS4 Pro, Wii and more. So, you don't need to look further info what is the best file format for Xbox consoles and finish the 4K Blu-ray to Xbox 360/Xbox One/Xbox One S conversion in a few clicks. For Mac users, please get Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

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Simple Guide to Convert 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S

1. Load 4K Blu-ray movies

First, insert your 4K Blu-rays into 4K Blu-ray Drive, and then click "Add Blu-ray" to draw into 4K Blu-ray movies you want to convert, or video files like MKV, MP4, etc., Blu-ray folder and ISO image files are supported as well. If you only need to rip Blu-ray, choose BDMate instead.

Note: After loading source Blu-ray movies, you could select subtitles and audio tracks, play source Blu-ray movies, snap screenshots, etc.

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2. Select Xbox One S compatible formats

Click on the drop down menu of "Select Format", select "Device > Game > Xbox One S" as the target device. It fits on Xbox One S as well. Or turn to "HD Video", and choose 4K MP4 or 4K MKV as output. Since you need to convert 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S videos, 4K MP4 is suggested.

supported format for Xbox One S

Refer to Xbox One S supported format below:

Xbox One S video format


a. If you are not satisfied with the presets, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

Xbox One video settings

b. Click Edit button then you can open a Video Edit window where you can change the aspect ratio of the video, trim and crop the video, add watermark to the video, apply effects, etc.

3. Start ripping 4K Blu-ray movies

After all necessary settings, you can just click the "Start" button to start converting your 4K Blu-ray movies to Xbox One S. After the conversion, click Open to get the output files for your Xbox or even on (4K) TV. From now on, enjoy movie with your family!

Notice: We only advocates using this best 4K Blu-ray ripper to rip commercial 4K Blu-rays to Xbox under the concept of Fair Use and does not encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local 4K Blu-ray copyright law before doing it.

Transfer the Converted Video to Xbox One S

How to copy files onto the Xbox hard drive or any storage based media that's connected to Xbox One S? Theoretically, there's no way to import videos to your Xbox One S, unless you purchased it from Xbox Live. However, you can transfer/copy or stream the 4K Blu-ray movies to Xbox One S, if you:

1. Connect your Xbox One to a PC using Windows Media Center;

2. Copy the 4K Blu-ray movie media file to a USB flash drive and play it on Xbox One S.

Using any one of the methods above, you can play 4K Blu-ray videos on Xbox One S free without buying videos on Xbox Live.

Extended Knowledge: Why Need to Convert and Rip 4K Blu-ray to Xbox?

1. 4K Blu-ray is vulnerable to be scratched and even damaged due to day-after-day wear and tear. To make 4K Blu-ray ripped on Xbox protects your precious 4K Blu-rays in a safe way.

2. If you are fascinated with a 4K Blu-ray movie borrowed from a friend or rent from a 4K Blu-ray store, to rip 4K Blu-ray to Xbox can help you save the movie to Xbox hard drive to watch it anytime you want without worrying about when to return it.

3. Like a 4K Blu-ray player, Xbox One S is also under region restrictions. Only when the 4K Blu-ray region matches the region of your Xbox console can you play 4K Blu-ray on Xbox. To put it another way, you can't play a 4K Blu-ray purchased in United State on your Xbox bought in U.K. In this case, it's wise to rip 4K Blu-ray to Xbox first with a 4K Blu-ray ripper provided the software has the ability to remove region code from Blu-ray.

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