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I've just downloaded the Zune software and shared a folder containing some .avi files on my computer. I've then connected my Xbox to my computer as the Zune software made it visible.

I'm able to view my computer and its content (just the silly demo video of horses). Why can't I see the .avi files on my Xbox?

I'm able to see and go into the folder from the Xbox but it's empty there.

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migrated from Jul 12 '11 at 17:34

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This Link describes all the formats that the Xbox 360 supports for playback. Remember that AVI is just a container format and contains many codecs, some of which may not be compatible with the Xbox.

If you can't see the videos, you may need to "refresh" the folder to see if it is visible. Is there any particular reason you are using the zune software and not something more simple like Windows Media Player to share your video files? Try exploring other options to get your videos to stream.

This official article explains multiple different setup approaches.

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To answer the Main question, Xbox does not only support WMA.

You could try using tversity it might bypass the problems you are having with Zune.

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Tveristy should be the last option to try. First make sure that the Zune software's sharing folders are configured. Here is the best walkthrough for your setup

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