View Full Version : conversion confusion

Oct 26, 2007, 04:59 PM
after posting about the external harddrive i tried this method

"You must have missed the memo. Just open your avi files in quicktime and do a save as normally (alowing dependancies). This is basically a 1Mb shortcut file that can be added to your iTunes library. It will then play your avi files right within iTunes and AppleTV as well."

But when i open it in quicktime and saved it, it said it couldnt find the movie or something of that sort what should i do? Thank you for your help

Oct 26, 2007, 07:54 PM
that method should not work in the AppleTV. I am not sure who told you to do that, but that is wrong, unless you have hacked your apple tv to play the unsupported codecs.

Oct 26, 2007, 08:16 PM
How hard would it be to hack it...

Oct 26, 2007, 08:53 PM
A lot harder than following the lead of someone else whose put in the blood in toil...:rolleyes:

Search and you'll find a lot of great hacking info on the :apple:tv.

To get you started, you may want to see this-


If you don't want to deal with the 'nixish command line, you may not want to mess with the box.

Good luck,

Oct 26, 2007, 10:26 PM
after looking at the instructions i think that is a little too tough for me thank you though

Oct 27, 2007, 12:13 AM
go get isquint and convert. Alot easier to deal with and you wont void your warranty.

Oct 27, 2007, 03:12 AM
how long would it take me to convert AVI to MPEG with isquint

Cave Man
Oct 27, 2007, 09:25 AM
how long would it take me to convert AVI to MPEG with isquint

That question cannot be answered without further information. You need to include things like processor type and speed, bitrate, blah, blah, blah. Even if you provide it, it's unlikely anyone can answer unless they have the same setup as you do.