AVI's, Containers and Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Thezez, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Thezez

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    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    #1
    Hey all,
    My apologies if this question has been answered, I've been searching for a solution to my nightmare...

    I have a Mac Pro, with a separate HD solely for Movies/TV Shows. These are (mostly) AVI's.

    Using a great program called iFlicks, I have meta-tagged them and created reference containers to them so they show up in iTunes.

    What I now want to do is use my Apple TV to view those files (I have Perian installed on the Apple TV)

    So.. Apple TV>iTunes>Reference Container>Actual File

    Is this possible? Or am I going to have to suck it up and convert 1+ TB of avi to MP4?

    Cheers,
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    bohbot16

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    Mar 22, 2009
    #2
    I think what you want is to tell iFlicks to "Move Video to a compatible container". This should put your existing audio and video within the .avi container into a .mov container that the Apple TV supports. It will take some time, but it's a lot less time than re-encoding.
     
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    Chris Rogers

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    Location:
    my house
    #3
    try boxee/xbmc

    worked for me
     

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