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Old Feb 22, 2008, 03:03 PM   #1
mrklaw
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is there a quick way to test if videos will play on appleTV before syncing/converting

? - just ran out of space before the question mark


so, as the question says really. I have a folder full of videos - about 55GB worth which - if I have to - I'll convert to appleTV compatible formats. But they are a mix of different formats, some .avi, some .mp4, some .wmv. They all play in VLC.

Is there any way to test which ones will sync/play directly on appleTV? I know I'll have to convert some of them, but I'd like to reduce that list down as much as possible.
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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I don't know, but if you use Visualhub to convert them, then you select the 'AppleTV' preset to ensure it'll work on the AppleTV

Visualhub works perfectly and so far for me its done it everytime.
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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Select one of each file type and add it to your iTunes library and see if they play on the Apple TV. Use the preference to copy files to library preserving the original in its original location.
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