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Old Dec 12, 2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Why cant my Apple TV 1st Gen play MPEG-4

Question: Why can my Apple TV 1st Gen only play one film out of my library in iTunes i have TED the movie its saved as MPEG-4 just like my other films.

When i try to play anything else the ATV begins to play i get screen freeze and the speech comes out less frequent.

I own a Apple TV 3 and plays back all of my library without any hassle.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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If you ripped the movie with ATV3 preset, it won't play on the ATV1. Either rip 2 copies, one for each or rip in ATV1 format to watch on both.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's a hassle. My ATV3 will play almost anything. Even many pass through remuxed AVI files play in their new m4v containers.

ATV1 is very picky though and always needs a pretty narrow and specific profile for files to work.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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Re: Which Profile to Use for Apple TV Gen 1

Ok thanks guys for your replies but i am slightly still confused i use Handbrake & Total Video Converter i have tried in Handbrake ATV 1 but when i play back video is scrambled and audio is all over the place

Can you just let me know which profile to use so i can play back through not only my apple tv 3 but the 1st gen as well

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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Ok thanks guys for your replies but i am slightly still confused i use Handbrake & Total Video Converter i have tried in Handbrake ATV 1 but when i play back video is scrambled and audio is all over the place

Can you just let me know which profile to use so i can play back through not only my apple tv 3 but the 1st gen as well

Regards

Adam

It sounds like the movies don't have the copy protection removed when converting. Are you on a Mac or a PC?

The more details you give us, the more likely we can help.
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