View Full Version : AVI's, Containers and Apple TV

Aug 25, 2009, 04:42 AM
Hey all,
My apologies if this question has been answered, I've been searching for a solution to my nightmare...

I have a Mac Pro, with a separate HD solely for Movies/TV Shows. These are (mostly) AVI's.

Using a great program called iFlicks, I have meta-tagged them and created reference containers to them so they show up in iTunes.

What I now want to do is use my Apple TV to view those files (I have Perian installed on the Apple TV)

So.. Apple TV>iTunes>Reference Container>Actual File

Is this possible? Or am I going to have to suck it up and convert 1+ TB of avi to MP4?


Aug 25, 2009, 05:02 AM
I think what you want is to tell iFlicks to "Move Video to a compatible container". This should put your existing audio and video within the .avi container into a .mov container that the Apple TV supports. It will take some time, but it's a lot less time than re-encoding.

Chris Rogers
Aug 30, 2009, 03:53 PM
try boxee/xbmc

worked for me