The Xbox One S is the only console that lets you stream 4K content on Netflix and Amazon Video, and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray movies in stunning visual fidelity with High Dynamic Range. However, a lot of in-depth review revealed that the Xbox One S isn't quite the 4K Blu-ray player we are waiting for. Ultra HD Blu-ray is all about ultimate picture and video performance, and sadly you don't quite get that here. Another thread on Reddit shows that the Xbox One S 4K Blu-ray and HDR movie playback suffers from light bleed problems.
Will Xbox One S update to play 4K Blu-ray better ?
It not certain that when Microsoft will release an update to fix the 4K Blu-ray playback light bleed issues. What's more, you will have to wait for Microsoft's next-gen console, codenamed Scorpio, which is due to be launched in time for Christmas 2017, to deliver the best of 4K gaming and 4K video.
Alternative way to enjoy 4K Blu-ray on Xbox One S
Play 4K Blu-ray on Xbox One S from USB drive
For those people who insist on playing 4K Blu-ray on Xbox One S with great quality, you can use a 4K Blu-ray Ripper such as Pavtube BDMagic to Rip commercial 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S supported 4K file formats such as 4K AVI, 4K WMV, 4K MOV, 4K MKV, 4K MP4, 4K H.264. You can then transfer the converted 4K video to an external USB 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 removable drive whch has been formatted to FAT16, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS and then plug the USB drive into your Xbox One S's USB port for viewing the 4K videos with Xbox One S's built-in Media Player app.
To get better playback effect, you can adjust the output profile parameters such as video code, bitrate, resolution, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc in the program's "Profile Settings" window.
How to Rip 4K Blu-ray to 4K Video for Xbox One S Playback?
Step 1: Load 4K Blu-ray disc.
Insert 4K Blu-ray disc into an internal or external 4K Blu-ray drive, start the program on your computer, click "File"> "Load from disc""to load 4K Blu-ray into the program, apart from 4K Blu-ray disc, you can also use the program to load 4K Blu-ray folder or ISO image file.
Step 2: Output PS4 Pro supported 4K file formats.
Click "Format", from its drop-down option, choose Xbox One S playable 4K video format such as "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" under "Common Video" main category.
Tips:"You can adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to get the best playback settings for Xbox One S in the program's "Profile Settings""window.
Step 3: Begin the conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S supported 4K 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 S via an external USB drive.