Movies greyed out on AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by basesloaded190, Aug 31, 2009.

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    basesloaded190

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    Ok long time Apple TV user with a quick question. Its happened before and happened again now. I have three movies that won't stream over to my ATV. When i try to sync those three, they are grayed out and it says that these movie can't be synced because the apple tv can't play these movies. I rip all my movies the same way so it's frustrating that these 3 won't move stream over like the rest of my movies do. Any Ideas why?
     
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    randy98mtu

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    In iTunes, Get Info on the movie. Under the summary tab, what are the kind, total bit rate and video dimensions. Without those things nobody will know.
     
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    basesloaded190

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    here is one of the movies that won't stream
     

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    Unverrich

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    play the movie in quicktime, and open the inspector window. what is the FPS?
     
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    basesloaded190

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    FPS Was around 36.8. The playing FPS was between 35 and 38.
     
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    There's your problem. The movie needs to be kept under 30 fps to sync with the AppleTV.
     
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    basesloaded190

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    I assume than that i have to re-rip these movies. If i do what do i need to change in HB to make them playable on my Apple TV
     
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    instead of "Same as Source" for framerate in hb, choose a constant fps of 29.967. HB will drop enough frames where need to keep you at 29.967 fps which is atv and ipod compatible.
     
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    basesloaded190

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    Thanks dyna, re-ripping them today and hopefully that does the trick :)
     

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