n00b Apple TV ?'s

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Javit, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2010
    I'm not a current Apple TV owner so I'm hoping someone could help me out and tell me if my logic is flawed here...

    I own a MBP. I have a small-ish collection of movies and shows mostly in .avi formats which all run perfectly on it. In Quicktime, if I file>save as and save them as a .mov, I can get them to organize and run in my iTunes library. Will I then be able to stream them via the new Apple TV to my big screen?

    As far as audio goes, I'm assuming that anything I'm streaming fro my computer will run through the ATV to my home TV via the optical cable and come out whatever speakers I have connected to the TV?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I don't think that will work.. At least not very well.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    I think that would work, at least reasonably well.

    You would need to use the appletv preset to ensure the result would play on the appletv. It may well be worth seeing if new presets come when the new hardware is launched.

    I hear handbrake may well squeeze a bit of extra quality out of these cross encodes for you.

Share This Page