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skinnylegs
Mar 25, 2007, 10:47 AM
I ripped a DVD (that I own) with Handbrake to MPEG 4. I imported it within iTunes and it plays back well in iTunes.

However.......

The movie does not show up on my Apple TV when I choose the streaming option and it does not export to the Apple TV HD when I choose the syncing option.

Suggestions?



jaw04005
Mar 25, 2007, 10:53 AM
I ripped a DVD (that I own) with Handbrake to MPEG 4. I imported it within iTunes and it plays back well in iTunes.

Try ripping the DVD with h.264 main profile. My ripped h.264 (main profile) content works great syncing and streaming.

MacBoobsPro
Mar 25, 2007, 11:09 AM
The BitRate could be too high. I had a movie with the bitrate above 2500kbps and it would not show up in frontrow on my MB when streaming, however it would play just fine from the HD. I dont have my AppleTV yet but i guess this may be the problem you are having?

sandman42
Mar 25, 2007, 11:44 AM
In addition to bitrate limit, other things (resolution, framerate, audio) have limits too. From: http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html, the Apple TV supports:

H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps)

iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels or 640 by 480 pixels

MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps)

localoid
Mar 25, 2007, 12:06 PM
I think you have to make a "reference movie" don't you? QT Pro will save as a reference movie, but I think this (http://developer.apple.com/quicktime/quicktimeintro/tools/datarate.html) should do the same (download dmg (ftp://ftp.apple.com/developer/Quicktime/MakeRefMovieX.dmg)). See: SomethingAwful's thread (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2391956) on this...