apple tv issues

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bellagio, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    As a new apple tv user and purchaser I have a few questions I hope some of you can ansewer

    Firstly how do I convert avi files quickly to mpg ( I have hundreds from videos I have taken) so that I can upload to itunes

    How do I upload ( or can I ) upload avi files to itunes?

    I rented my first movie on apple tv last night only to find that it wouldn't play--I received a message stating
    " an error occurred loading this content"

    I have broadband
    I have 5 star connection with latest updates
    I can view previews of movies ok

    Anyone .offer any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Handbrake will work great for all your converting needs.

    as far as the network issue, I'm not sure.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

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    +1 for Handbrake, just use it's que and load up a bunch and let it process over night.
     
  4. bellagio, Feb 13, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011

    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys but is there a way for avi files to be imported into itunes? When I choose "add to library" in file itunes and select an avi file nothing happens

    Cheers
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    No, they have to be converted. Use Handbrake to convert you avi files to the proper format m4v.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    What to use instead of .avi

    I use Aimersoft Total Media Converter: I find the best conversion is for Apple TV 5:1 Save result to your desktop or wherever, open iTunes and just slide the file over to the Films box on the left menu on iTunes. Otherwise RoadMovie (Mac App Store) is another alternative.:cool:
     

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