Is it possible to hack Apple TV to play outside iTunes?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by plunar, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502

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    While spending $300 to eliminate 2 cable hook ups everytime my wife wants to watch her japanese tv shows is more decadent than paying for porn, i must say i am slowly being lured in.

    the only obstacle holding me back is that it seems apple is deciding if i don't buy it off itunes, i can't play it. is this really the case? i notice i am not at all able to even move my wife's avi files into itunes, even though i can get them showing up nicely in front row with some trite file management.
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    The only thing I can think of is to convert them to mp4 with iSquint or MPEG Streamclip, and import them then.
     
  3. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the source of your Wife's AVI files? If you are ripping them from DVD's, you can easily convert them to MP4, which will play in itunes, at very high quality.
     
  4. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i don't know.... she downloads them from torrents.

    how can i check?
     
  5. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    torrents are most likely Xvid or Divx formats
     
  6. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Understand that p2p File sharing copyrighted material is NOT LEGAL! But to convert formats that are not ipod friendly you can use FFMpex to convert.
     
  8. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Last i checked the closest thing to japanese broadcast in new york are the dozen or so chinese/korean channels.

    sorry, i don't buy the argument, whatever it is, in this case. she misses the japanese versions of desparate housewives or whatever, and that's how she can get them. if her parents were mailing nhk tape recordings to her would they be considered contraband?
     
  9. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    That's what I was thinking, once they're in MP4 iTunes will be able to use them easily.
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    seriously?

    Use iSquint. It will solve all your problems.
     

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