Apple TV: Upgrade for More Video formats?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by slughead, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68030


    Apr 28, 2004
    From the Specs page:

    OK so my question is: can we eventually upgrade (3rd party or otherwise) the Apple TV via software so we can use something other than H.264?

    I'm thinking of .VOB mpeg2 (DVD), mpeg, wmv, etc.

    There isn't a chance in hell I'm buying this thing if that's the only video it supports
  2. macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2003
    Probably not, seeing that the decoding is likely done using a specialized decoder, similar to the iPod's.

    Your choice, that is why there is competing products on the market. Remember, Apple's catch-line for the Apple TV does happen to be: If it is on iTunes, it is on TV. They aren't exactly calling this the solution for all your media, but the solution for your iTunes media. For us Handbrake users, we like this solution. :)

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