ATV 2 and .avi files...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by vistokid, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi, my current setup:

    Cracked ATV 1 (40 GB), iMac - if I get an .avi file on my iMac I use cyberduck to transfer the .avi file to my ATV 1 hard drive.

    How would I watch .avi's on ATV 2?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

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    #2
    Encode them with handbrake, Jailbreak your ATV2 and play with plex, or wait for the next IOS update and stream from your ipad
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Stream from iPad still needs to be converted might as well do it once with handbrake.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

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    Good point.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting... I actually use handbrake to put content on my iPad. It takes about 45 minutes to convert a full 1 GB .avi file. But using cyberduck and my ATV 1 I can push a .avi file to my ATV 1 in about 20 minutes.

    I'm just wondering what the benefit to ATV 2 is? I was hoping I could stream .avi's on the fly, guess not. It would actually take me 25 minutes more than using my ATV 1.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Is there a full jailbreak out that supports Plex? When I was researching not too long ago there was talk about not getting the audio to stream over.. Is that not the case when jailbreaking for plex?
     

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